Here is the summary of the book:
First time I feel at a loss to form coherent thoughts about a book. So much is going on in there…..okay now before I start ranting I’ll try and write how good this book was without giving away any spoilers.
Clockwork Prince begins shortly after the first book Clockwork Angel ended. Mortmain is still at large. Tessa is still longing after Will, who is as obnoxious as ever and is rude enough for Tessa to know that he doesn’t want her in the Institute after that horrid balcony scene which really broke my heart. Jem is still sick but he and Tessa are growing closer than ever. Day by day Jem and Tessa’s friendship grows; he takes her around London showing her all the famous and noted spot of the country. If this is not enough Tessa is now developing feeling for Jem. For Tessa, Jem is perfection. He is good and kind and beautiful and the great friend anyone can hope to have.
Through in the midst Nephilim politics, Lightwood senior wants to be the head of the London Institute but that can’t happen when Henry and Charlotte Branwell are running it so he challenges them to find Mortmain or hand over the institute to the Lightwoods and in the meantime train Tessa and the maid Sophie to fight and enter Gabriel and Gideon Lightwood.
As far as Will’s tangent is considered, something plagues him. We see his past, we see his true nature. In other words we see the big secret. He is rude, he is obnoxious, he is disrespectful but underneath all, under all these layers is a broken boy who had too much heartbreak in life. He loves Tessa but knows that he can’t be with her. The walls that he had built around himself are seen slowly cracking here…..okay not going to say more or I’ll cry a river and end up spoiling the story for those who haven’t read it yet.
Secret are revealed, treason abound, twist and turns in every nook and cranny of the book, Cassandra Clare really knows how to play us readers. Strong characters, emotions running high, shock at every turns Clockwork Prince was a marvelous read. From the Mortal Instruments' modern speech to the Infernal Devices' Victorian era dialect, the author sure knows how to captivate her readers or rather break our hearts in two. The bittersweet ending is sure to keep readers in agony for fear that Clockwork Princess would not fare well on our health. I definitely do not want to say goodbye to Will, Jem and Tessa and surely you all will agree.
"Clockwork Prince is an emotional roller coaster; Cassie Clare you broke my heart"