Thursday, April 4, 2013

Swoon Thursday # 33 Clockwork Prince



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My swoon for this week comes from
Clockwork Prince
- Book 2 from The Infernal Devises series by Cassandra Clare.
First - The Blurb:

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, though 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.

Second - My Thoughts:
I am barely half-way through this book so my thoughts on this one are limited.
All I can say at this stage, is that I am continuing to enjoy the series and look forward to seeing how it all resolves itself.
Third - My Swoon:
He curled his fingers around her hand where it lay on his arm. His own scorched her skin, as hot as fire. And then he turned her and drew her toward him.
They stood face-to-face, chest to chest. His breath stirred her hair. She felt the fever rising off him like mist off the Thames; sensed the pounding of the blood through his skin; saw with a strange clarity the pulse at his throat, the light on the pale curls of his hair where they lay against his paler neck. Prickles of heat ran up and down her skin, bewildering her. This was Jem---her friend, as steady and reliable as a heartbeat. Jem did not set her skin on fire or make the blood rush fast inside her veins until she was dizzy.
"Tessa," he said. She looked up at him. There was nothing steady or reliable about his expression. His eyes were dark, his cheeks flushed. As she raised her face, he brought his down, his mouth slanting across hers, and even as she froze in surprise, they were kissing. Jem. She was kissing Jem. Where Will's kisses were all fire, Jem's were like pure air after a long time of being closed up in the airless dark. His mouth was soft and firm; one of his hands circled the back of her neck gently, guiding her mouth to his. With his other hand he cupped her face, running his thumb gently across her cheekbone. His lips tasted of burned sugar; the sweetness of the drug, she guessed. His touch, his lips, were tentative, and she knew why. Unlike Will, he would mind that this was the height of impropriety, that he should not be touching her, kissing her, that she should be pulling away.
But she did not want to pull away.

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Okay, so what do you think?
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  1. I must read this series!! Argh!! Great swoon!!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  2. Oh my~ who to cheer for? Tessa and Jem or Tessa and Will? Which do you like better?

    My Swoon

  3. This book was so good! I have yet to read Clockwork Princess, because I've seen several things already (by accident of the people who revealed them), and, well, I know how to put two and two together. I knew I would hate the ending, but goodness. I might check the book out of the library and read JUST the ending. ANYWAY! Great swoon choice :D

    Here is my swoon post!

  4. Great swoon. Loved this book. I am totally team Will though...just saying 8) Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I hope you check out Damaged soon. Soo amazing

  5. I came to love Jem in Clockwork Princess but I'm still team Will. Nice swoon.


  6. Loving her writing voice. look forward to this series. great swoon.

    My Swoon