Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy
Page Count: 502 pages
Publication Date: December 2011
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.
I’m loving this series so much! ♥
If you’ve read my review for Clockwork Angel (link here) you might remember how confused I was about Will’s behaviour and why everyone liked him so much… My oh my! NOW everything makes sense and I feel so sorry for Will! That poor guy ♥
I’m not the biggest fan of love triangles in general, and the one we find in this book is just so tragic it breaks my heart. I’ve just finished the second book in the trilogy and I still don’t know if I’m team Jem or team Will! Aaargh! The feels at the end of this book!
Clockwork Prince was so emotionally intense for me that I needed a break from the shadowhunter world before picking up the last book in the trilogy.
Oh, and guess what… the author is STILL reminding us that Will’s eyes are blue! We get it already!!!