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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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Review: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

The Infernal Devices #3
Author: Cassandra Clare
Released Date: March 19, 2013
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

The Infernal Devices will never stop coming.

Tessa Gray should be happy – aren't all brides happy? Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net shadows begins to tighten around the London Institute. A new demon appears, one linked to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. And he needs only one last item to complete his plan: Tessa.

The Shadowhunters are desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her as ever. But their small group cannot stand alone, and the powerful Consul doubts Mortmain's advance. The Shadowhunters find themselves trapped when Mortmain seizes the medicine that keeps Jem alive; now it is up to Will to risk everything to save the girl he and Jem both love. But Tessa is discovering her own powerful true nature. Can a lone girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?

The Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.

     Yippee! I'm done with a series! (without abandoning it) And let me just say it was an emotional roller coaster ride to read the finale to The Infernal Devices. Even worse that could have happened? Me reading both Clockwork Princess and Allegiant at the same time because in my humble opinion, it is a bad combo. A very bad combo unless you want to waste boxes of tissues (and I mean more than one).
     Actually, any last book plus last book isn't always a great idea... I think you know what I mean. All the emotional and tears (happy, sad, etc...) that may happen.
     Essentially I was rushing to finish the last few chapters before I snagged a copy of Allegiant from the school library. (Goal achieved).
     My thoughts in a very listwise fashion... (because it's finals month! >_<)
  • Remember in my reviews for Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince I said I really disliked Will Herondale? Yeah, it was pretty obvious I was Team Jem. But... Will Herondale is not a bad person after all. In fact, I'm just like Sophie in feeling sympathetic towards him now... which brings me back to square one. *sigh...*
  • On the other hand, Tatiana Blackthorn/Lightwood is a nuisance. At least Will was entertaining.
  • Does Jem remind you of Kierran from The Iron Fey series spin off??? The silver hair is eerily alike. :p Jem just needs some fairy magic, but no thanks on him being a Downworlder.
  • Clockwork Princess is the first book ever (well, as I remember) that nearly got me into tears. Especially in a particular in which I mustn't say without spilling the beans.... I know, you must be thinking, "What?!" Maybe I really have been living under a rock after all.
     Random End Thought: I think I just got a teeny spoiler on what might happen in the finale to The Mortal Instruments series. I shall return in a few months later with a review for the first book, after taking a Cassandra Clare break.
     (I'm also holding out so I don't have to wait for City of Heavenly Fire, lol.)

Rating: 5 out of 5 Owls

~Happy Reading!


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