Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Clockwork Prince

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by the awesome Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: 

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
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.

(summary taken from Goodreads)
Release Date: December 6, 2011

There are just too many reasons why I want to read this book, but I'll give you three:
  1. I love all of Cassie Clare's books, including The Mortal Instruments series, because they're always pure awesomeness!
  2. This series is set in Victorian London need I say more? ;)
  3. Will. Will and Jem. Jem and Will. I just love both of these amazing guys so much!
I adored the first book, Clockwork Angel (read my review here), so I just can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Clockwork Prince! :)



  1. I do love Cassandra Clare - her books got me back into reading YA, which kind of broke my reading slump. I want to re-read Clockwork Angel though, I read it during a crazy time and didn't enjoy it as much as I think I would have if life hadn't been so nutty.

    Megan @ Read It, See It

  2. I've never read any Cassandra Clare but I've that her books are addictive, fast-paced reads so I can see why you want to read this next book in the series.

  3. I feel like the only person who hasn't read this series yet, haha. I love the cover though. Hope you enjoy it when it comes out :D

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  4. Yes!!!!! I'm so excited for this book too!!!! Great pick :)

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  5. I need to read some Cassandra Clare, I've heard such great reviews.

    Hope you enjoy it :)
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  6. Clockwork Prince! Jem! Cassandra Clare! Too bad this book isn't coming out for AGES still.

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  7. I still need to read the first book in this series, but I loved the Mortal Instruments series, so I'm sure I'll love this as well.

  8. I haven't finished TMI series yet, so I will check the Infernal Devices books out after that! Good choice! Feel free to check out my WoW here.

    Rumana @ Relook the Book

  9. I am sooo behind.... I need to read Clockwork Angel still! BUT I can't wait for more in this series!

  10. CP is going to be awesome. Are you Team Will or Team Jem? You have to pick ONE!!

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  11. I haven't read this series yet, but I do have books 1-3 in the Mortal Instruments. Just haven't made it to them yet! Too many books to read lol. :D

  12. *sigh* Is there really anything more to say?

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  13. Fabulous pick! I'm looking forward to this one a lot :D


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