7 Reasons why Clockwork Prince is the best Shadowhunter novel.

Maybe a week and a half of lockdown has sent me crazy. Or maybe I just really love this book but either way I plan on listing a selection of valid reasons why Clockwork Prince, book 2 of The Infernal Devices trilogy, is the best book of the whole Shadowhunter lot.

Mild spoilers may lay ahead. 

The Banter24885507._SY475_

Not to romanticise the Victorian era or anything because as great a time as it might have been for a select few of the privileged it was a time steeped in hypocrisy and child labour and colonization, but the banter between these characters in their posh/proper old time speak hits different.

I’ve always said Cassandra Clare is amazingly talented at writing dialogue and sarcasm between her characters but it’s so good.

•Demon Pox Song

“Demon pox, oh demon pox
Just how is it acquired?
One must go down to the bad part of town
Until one is very tired.
Demon pox, oh demon pox, I had it all along—
Not the pox, you foolish blocks,
I mean this very song—
For I was right, and you were wrong!”

A Masterpiece.

•Sophie & Gideon (but mostly Sophie)

Sophie Collins is possible the most underrated character in the entire goddamn Shadowhunter universe and I won’t stand for it. Mild spoilers but: she slapped Gabriel. She whacked Jessie over the head with a mirror. I love her.

•That romance though!

Love triangle who? I only a triangle of people all equally and irrevocably in love with each other.

•They go to Yorkshire!

I mean … the way Cassie Clare wrote the Yorkshire accent could be seen as offensive but maybe thats me being on the offensive because I know we really do speak like that. (God you should hear me every time I go back. You can take the girl out of East Yorshire but you can’t take East Yorkshire out of the girl). •Jem Carstairs

I love him. Yes that’s a valid reason for me to think this book is one of the best.

•Tessa vs Nate >> Clary vs Sebastian

I said what I said and I am right.

•It’s lowkey tragic

Ok but seriously though. Wills cure. Jems illness. Tessa’s pain for her brothers betrayal.  For me the added pain of having read not only this trilogy in it’s entirety before but all the other million of books too and knowing how everything ends up.

I cried. And then I cried some more.


Literally, in my opinion, the only thing that could possibly bring this book down is it’s complete lack of Raphael Santiago content who is my favourite Shadowhunter character but I’m willing to look past that as I recognize that in the book he’s not even born yet. 

I’d love to know in the comments if you agree with me and if not I’d love to know what your favourite Shadowhunter book is.

Its 1:30 am right now and this post was a wierd one but I’m finally tired enough to attempt sleep. Thanks for reading.

Elli xx

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