I cannot believe what I just read! Whoa; I'm still shaking! Now, calm down, please.
In case you do not know; Clockwork Prince is the sequel to the Clockwork Angel in The Infernal Devices series, by Cassandra Clare. And I tell you; if you have not read Clare's books yet you are missing out!
In Clare's usual riveting way her writing had me sitting as if spellbound while reading this book. I am absolutely dazed by how believable and alive someone can make one's characters be. While reading the continued story of Tessa, Will, Jem and the others I felt my heart contract, skip beats, swell out of my chest and run a long at rapid speed at intervals. I must take my hat of for Cassandra Clare; her characters are simply gut-wrenchingly beautiful and lovable.
I could keep on going about the characters to no end, but I fear I will start spoiling all of you who have not yet read this. Plus my hands are shaking so much just thinking about those characters that I have to focus my thoughts on something else.
So, the writing; flowing, graceful and captivating. The story; well let me just say; no housework has been done, no homework either, and I was embarrassingly absent-minded at work because I simply could not wait till I got home to continue reading!
Yet now I find that I'm afraid of reading the last book. I'm terrified at where this will end up. Clare's uncanny ability to make me care for all her characters simply must mean that there is no way this can end up perfectly for everybody, right? How can this possibly end up where I want it - need it to end up?? Like I said; I'm shaking!
This is one of the very best and most painful books I've ever read (which is meant as the highest of compliments)!