I was got an ARC of this book from the lovely Jen from Rayment's Readings, Rants & Ramblings
and I am so glad that I did. Getting the ARC actually pushed me to read book one in the Infernal Devices Series, Clockwork Angel
. After reading book one and enjoying it, I immediately picked up the ARC of Clockwork Prince
and dived right in. Seriously, I have no idea how I am supposed to wait for book three now.
All of the things that I loved in Clockwork Ange
l were brought right back and doubled in Clockwork Prince
. The setting, the characters, the history and story were just developed so beautifully and at such a great pace. The story just unfolds effortlessly and hooks you right from the very first page. Clockwork Prince
is definitely one of my favourite books of 2011.
Remember how in my review
of Clockwork Angel
I said that I didn't like Will? Well let me revise that statement to say that I didn't like Will in that book, but loved him in Clockwork Prince
. I found that learning there there was a motivation and reason behind his behaviour made him much more likable. In fact, by the end of the book you actually begin to see him for what he really is; a seventeen year old boy trying to make the best of a bad situation to the best of his ability.
Tessa still annoyed me, but it was nice to see her experience some personal growth. Jess still made me want to light myself on fire every time she appeared. There really is no other character, that comes to mind, that has ever made me giddily anticipate the moment they finally get what is coming to them quite like Jess does. Jem finally showed some grit and determination. There was some steel i his spine and fire in his eyes and it really made me like him that much more. And of course Magus Bane is still made of awesome and win. Clockwork Prince
is a fabulous follow up in the Infernal Devices Series. If Cassandra Clare keeps writing like this she will continue to cement her place in the hearts and imaginations of readers everywhere.