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Review: The Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy

Tessa Gray should be happy - aren't all brides happy?
Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute.
A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart, will do anything to save her.

My Thoughts
This is less a review and more my random rumblings about how much I loved this book and series.

I must admit as much as I love mortal instruments I do prefer infernal devices just that little bit more. I think it appeals to the history geek inside of me and I love the characters at the centre of the story. I raced through book one and two the moment I got them and have been waiting desperately for this book to make its way into my grubby little hands.

While the series as a whole has been fast paced and action packed I felt this instalment slowed down. This isn't to say it was a bad thing because being less action packed meant it was replaced with all the feelings and my word there were some feelings. I spent most of this book with a lump in my throat and ended it as a complete emotional wreck. I won't go into any details but quite honestly I loved the way it turned out and loved how it kept me guessing.

For me the best the about this book was the relationship between Will and Jem. I've never been able to pick between the two of them and I love them together and seeing how their bond is bigger than anything else in their world. I also loved Charlotte and Henry in this book as I have done so far before and loved Magnus and cicely. In fact scrap that I loved them all. I don't think there is a character in this book I don't love to pieces.

A fab series and a world I love to explore. I loved the family tree at the end and I can't wait for more books set in the world are released. 


Anonymous said…
I'm enjoying The Infernal Devices more than The Mortal Instruments too, because I'm a bit of a steampunk geek :D Glad you loved this, (and great review by the way), this is on my bookshelf and I can't wait to start it!
Susan Mann said…
I need to read this x