Djævelske Mekanismer #2 Urværks-prinsen
Title: Clockwork Prince
Series: The Infernal Devices #2
Author: Cassandra Clare
Published in English: 2011
Dansk titel: Urværks-prinsen
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2016
Finished Reading: October 2018
Genre: Fantasy & Young Adult
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
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 like how Cassandra Clare can mess with my head especially. One moment you detest one of the main characters and then in the next chapter it changes. I wish I had been without some if the information I got in this book because now all I feel is sadness. Now it’s more important than ever to find out how it ends.
The book is filled with twists and turns I was so unprepared for the development in the plot. It was unpredictable and truly exciting. In a way, it was much better than the first.
Language wise it stayed true to the first one, I love how she writes. It’s beautiful and very describing, without taking focus away from the actual story. Such a balanced out book and I was never bored.
The individual development of our main characters are starting to show. Especially Will had me jaw dropping at times.
I wouldn’t be surprised if this series is somehow in the top 10 of all YA books. It got the full package; love, war, fight between good and evil, excitement, friendship and heart.
In addition, WOW that cover – to be honest these three are the best-looking covers of any book I own, and that’s a lot!
Read it, you won’t regret starting the series!