Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Book 2 in the Infernal Devices series
Genre: YA historical fantasy
Clockwork Prince was so amazing, I don’t even know where to start. There was great character and plot development, a big plot twist, a few sad parts, and a lot of cute/sweet scenes and humor. Oh, and there was also a lot of fangirling. 😍
Tessa, Jem, and Will make up the best love triangle I’ve ever read. They’re so different but they’re parabatai, and they both have strong feelings for Tessa. Jem is quiet, reasonable, and sweet, but unfortunately has a disease that will almost surely cut his life short. Will is moody, passionate, and reckless, and he has a curse that he’s been living with for five years. Tessa has feelings for both of them, and is so torn. There are a few different ways Cassandra could’ve taken this, and I love the way she chose. It was drawn out enough to be realistic and make you wonder, but it wasn’t boringly slow. And she wrote all of the cute romantic scenes so well! ❤️
Jem tells Tessa he loves her in Chinese during a carriage ride, and she has no idea. They spend some time together, and then he pours his heart out in the sweetest proposal I’ve ever read. 😍
Will tells Tessa his biggest secret and confesses his love for her, hoping she’ll return them and not wanting to believe she won’t. Then Tessa has to tell him the truth and his reaction was so heartbreaking. He wants to break it off, but he just can’t do that to Jem. 😭
So many feels! I’m happy for Tessa and Jem and heartbroken for Will and proud of Will for handling it well and desperate for Clockwork Princess. Although I’ve heard that the ending is heartbreaking and kind of makes me not want to read it because I just want everybody to have a happy ending, I need to know.
So now that I’ve rambled for four paragraphs about the romance and cuteness and feels, I want to say that I also loved the humor. It’s just so perfectly incorporated and it cracks me up. I find Will and Henry especially amusing. 😂
There was a big betrayal and I totally didn’t see that coming. I was starting to like that character and then they gave a bunch of information to the enemy, and o was shocked. I felt a little bit bad for them, but I mostly don’t. They did it to themselves!
I could honestly go on and on about how much I loved this book (and all of Cassandra’s other books), but I don’t want to be boring and I have other books I need to start. 😍☺️
So, until next time– Olivia ❤️ (my Twitter)