Monday, April 16, 2012
Book Review: Cassandra Clare's 'Clockwork Prince'
The Cover: Unlike many novels, the salient image clearly indicates the character whom is being given the spotlight within the text. A personal favourite of mine, this series is on my favourite shelf for its combination of a beautiful cover that matches an equally beautiful and dangerous story.
The Characters: Overall, the characters depicted are very well thought out and consistent. Tessa is strong and brave but she is not perfect or Mary-Sue; she has her difficulties and conflicts. We see in this book a more thorough depiction of Jem and his feelings, and we gain a larger understanding of Will's life and how he has come to be the way he is. Cassandra should be very proud of her characters.
The Plot: The very thing that I love most about Cassandra's novels is her ability to be consistent in every facet. Her plots are always spellbinding and have the ability to make a reader wanting more. Of course, with every novel there are flaws but that is entirely dependent on the reader's perspective in this case. As Tessa's heart is torn between Jem and Will, Tessa's situation leaves the readers with the opportunity to swoon over their favourites: Team Jem or Team Will. It's difficult to choose which but I'd have to say Team Will with Team Jem a close second. ;)
Overall Comments: If you love Clockwork Angel, you're sure to fall for Clockwork Prince!