Clockwork Prince Review

Warning: Possible spoilers for Clockwork Angel


Can we just take a moment to appreciate the cover? I love TID’s covers so much.

Genre: Ya | fantasy | steampunk
Series: The Infernal Devices #2
Goodreads rating: 4.48
My rating: ★★★★★


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 (Goodreads).


It’s been almost a week since I finished it- I just didn’t have the time to write this review!  It’s already a miracle I am writing a post during this weekend with the testweek starting on Monday. I’ve studied to the point of exhaustion, but now I suddenly have an a adrenaline rush so I decided to write this up. After all, I don’t want to forget anything important!

I enjoyed Clockwork Prince just as much as Clockwork Angel. I’m still not sure what I ship- why can’t they all be happy? Why not a threesome? Just kidding. Sort of. I really want them all to be happy okay.

In this book we learn more about the Magister and about Will. I didn’t care much for the Magister’s past- but finally we learn about Will! I hated Clockwork Angel’s cliffhanger. We have a saying in The Netherlands ‘wie A zegt moet B zeggen’, which roughly translates to ‘if you say A you have to say B’. When you start to say something you have to finish or explain it. It just took Will another book to say B. I’m not going to say much about it except ‘poor Will’ and leave you guessing.

Just like in Clockwork Angel I loved the friendship between Will and Jem. Tessa and Jem have also grown closer and have such a great relationship. I loved reading their scenes together- but like I said, I really don’t know what I ship yet! I love both, but the downside is that someone gets hurt. I guess I really do ship Wessam (WillxTessaxJem), haha. Brother husbands instead of sister wives. Why not?

Oh god guys, I’m already at a loss. If only I could have written this sooner! It also doesn’t help that my mom keeps complaining about Facebook in the background, haha. I think I’m going to leave it at this. I enjoyed it, devoured it, loved it, it gave me all the feels, great relationships between the characters, character developments, great plot…do I have to go on? (Note: I just had a minor heart attack. I don’t know what I did, but all of a sudden my browser said ‘do you want to leave or stay on this page?’). I just loved it okay and if you loved Clockwork Angel and TMI, I’m sure you’ll love it too.

– The Writing Hufflepuff


7 thoughts on “Clockwork Prince Review

  1. I like Jem better for myself, but I don’t mind if Tessa winds up with Will. I love that saying! I hate cliffhangers too. The characters from these books are just so good! (I’ve done that too, you must’ve clicked to leave the page) Your review was fine, sometimes coherence is hard with such a great book. I couldn’t even review this series. Good luck with your tests!

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