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Clockwork Prince (2011)

by Cassandra Clare

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Series: The Shadowhunter Chronicles (1878-2), The Infernal Devices (2)

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As the Council attempts to strip Charlotte of her power, sixteen-year-old orphaned shapechanger Tessa Gray works with the London Shadowhunters to find the Magister and destroy his clockwork army, learning the secret of her own identity while investigating his past.
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    City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (ConciseReviews)
    ConciseReviews: The mortal instruments, which Infernal Devices is a Prequel to.
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    The Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen (ConciseReviews)
    ConciseReviews: great series, with Epic love story, in the supernatural world

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I loved the character development. I love this series and can't wait to begin the next/final book to complete the series! ( )
  wallace2012 | Nov 4, 2023 |
In Victorian London, Tessa Gray has finally found safety with the Shadowhunters, but there are plots afoot to replace the head of the Institute where she has found her refuge, and the corruption is miles deep. While I’m enjoying the plot, I find myself getting somewhat frustrated with the story because it focuses far too much on romance and far too little on plot; the romance is supposed to be a side-plot, not THE plot. Argh. That said, I spent the last several hours cursing at this book because it’s just… I realize timing like this is only possible in books, and I find it utterly frustrating when it happens. ( )
  lyrrael | Aug 3, 2023 |
Ah, Will. ( )
  aeryn0 | Jul 23, 2023 |
Clockwork Angel was a drag, I gave it four stars as I thought it may have been slow due to being a first instalment. Apparently not. I was thinking that unlike the Clockwork Angel the second one would be more shape shifting, demon hunting, boom bang bing! and interesting. I was expecting characters to be strongly thought out and plots to be gripping and exciting.

These expectations hit rock bottom. (sob, I did reeeealy want to like it.)

I got over 250 pages into this brick of a book and put it down. Instead to my surprise I was more engrossed in the 11th?? instalment of the House of Night series. (which is saying something as I'd just about gave up on that series until I began this book.)

I cant seem to figure out what the appeal is to this series is, yes the covers are pretty, yeah okay it's the same author as The Mortal Instrument (which I haven't yet and probably will not ever read). But seriously there is nothing interesting about this story. It seems to focus a ridiculous amount of nothingness in Tessa, Will and Jem's possible love triangle, only you cant really call it that as Tessa and Will don't like each other (wink wink).

Ask me what the story is about, go on! ooooh okay I'll tell you!!!
.....errrmm....Oh yeah, Jem is ill and needs help, tessa isnt a fighter and needs to learn to stop being such a dependant on everyone, errrmm, Tessa likes Will and Jem, At her teen years she seems to be embarrassingly stupid to the point she cant tell that she likes someone eg. not knowing why she blushes when Jem or Will smile her way or say something nice to her. I think there was another point to the story....but I completely forgot what it was.

Will our main guy is just a pri*k to anyone and everyone with not even a strong enough reason as to why.

Tessa is a bland and forgetful character with no reason for a story other than her ability to shape shift....which I think might have happened once in the 200 pages of this book

Jem is nice enough but he too is a bore let alone naive to the BLATENT SIGNS that Tessa likes Will and she is only with him as a second best option.

Who are the other characters....eermmm.... pfft, I don't remember, but they were amazeballs just like the rest. trust me, you must absolutely spend your money on this series and read to find out (fake cheesy smiles all around.)

I will admit that for the first book I held back on the negative review as I was willing to give the series a chance to improve. But I feel I wasted enough time with what I have read that I must rant my annoyance in a petty review =]

NOTE TO SELF: Do not read more of this authors work

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  Enchanten | Mar 12, 2023 |
emotional roller coaster ;3; ( )
  Maeyuka | Feb 14, 2023 |
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As the Council attempts to strip Charlotte of her power, sixteen-year-old orphaned shapechanger Tessa Gray works with the London Shadowhunters to find the Magister and destroy his clockwork army, learning the secret of her own identity while investigating his past.

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