Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra

Clockwork Princess

The Infernal Devices 3

Author: Cassandra Clare
Pages: 570 pgs
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Release Date: March 19th 2013
Review Source: Purchase

A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray.

Charlotte Branwell, head of the London Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. But when Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her as ever.

As those who love Tessa rally to rescue her from Mortmain’s clutches, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?

Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled threads of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.

Anyone who's read this blog for any length of time will know how much I've loved this particular series. I had no idea how to feel about the first book, but from the moment I started reading it I fell in love and anxiously waited for the rest of the trilogy to be released.

My sister and I even had a pretty good talk about what we liked and didn't like once she'd read it as well. There's so much that Cassandra puts into this Shadowhunter world that you have to have time to let it all sink in, at least that's the case for me.

First, I absolutely love the Victorian setting. Nice suits, fancy dresses, and carriages, all within a world of Shadowhunter's and downworlders. It's great and so flawlessly done, Cassandra did such an incredible job of incorporating everything.

This series also has some of my favorite characters including: Henry and Charlotte, Will, and even a few new ones introduced in this last one. I hated to their stories to come to an end, but again I loved how Cassandra did it, weaving things together to show how our beloved favorites are related down the line.

I can say without a doubt and without giving anything away that I was actually quite satisfied with how this particular story ended. I wasn't sure where things were headed as things progressed, but I think in the end each character had their happiness.

I will say that does leave me somewhat concerned about City of Heavenly Fire, but we'll just have to wait and see *crosses fingers*.

And, before I go, can I just how much I love this cover! It's absolutely gorgeous and mystical which I think suits Tessa to a "T".

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