2019 is the year I finally started reading the books by Cassandra Clare. I read them in recommended order, so I read the first three books of The mortal instruments and then I dove into The infernal devices. I just finished the second book in this series.Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Series: The Infernal Devices #2
Genres: Young Adult
Published by Simon & Schuster on December 6, 2011
Also by this author: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, De IJzeren Engel, Clockwork Princess
Also in this series: De IJzeren Engel, All American Boys, Clockwork Princess
In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street—and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.
With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them.
Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, but her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will—the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?
As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.
Clockwork prince starts right where Clockwork angel left off. This makes it easier to get back into the story. This book contains a lot of Jem, yay! We see some familiar names in this book, because the Lightwood and the Wheeland families make an appearance. However, I think I enjoy The mortal instruments more so far, because that series seems more fast-paced. After reading some disappointing books it felt good to get to Clockwork prince, despite it’s flaws – because let’s face it not all books are perfect – it’s a solid five star read for me.