Reviewed by Amanda Loutzenhiser
The title of this book is Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. The publisher is New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2011. Genre of this book is Fiction. Clockwork Prince takes place in London, the 19th century. A young girl by the name of Charlotte is threatened to lose her place at the head institute if she does not work with her comrades to find the Magister and destroy his army of clockwork mutants.
William Herondale is my favorite character because he is a sassy male. He is somewhat difficult to get along with, for he holds everyone at arm's length. William may be difficult but he has a major soft side. He hides this side of him to protect the ones he loves from a childhood curse.
The central conflict of this novel is finding the whereabouts of the main villain. If they don’t get a lead in a week, then the head of the institute will be removed and replaced with someone capable of finding the villain. This conflict is resolved when the main characters blackmail the challenger into revoking his challenge.
The theme of this novel is sacrifice, meaning that each character gives up something that they truly care about to protect themselves or someone else. “Charlotte just looked at him, open mouthed. It sounded so much like a good-bye, she could not bear to reply.”(pg. 242) This quote was chosen because Charlotte cares very deeply for William, and William is leaving to find a way to break a foul curse put upon him.
I give this novel a 5 out of 5 stars. It has intense action, suspense, and a bit of romance. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes action and fantasy novels. If you liked this book, check out Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. Thank you for reading my opinion on this amazing book. I hope you enjoy it!
Cassandra, Clare. Clockwork Prince. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2011. Print.