Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Also by this author: Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince
Series: The Infernal Devices #3
Also in this series: Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince
Published by Walker
Genres: Historical, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
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Danger and betrayal, love and loss, secrets and enchantment are woven together in the breathtaking finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices Trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
THE INFERNAL DEVICES WILL NEVER STOP COMING
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.
I am not a huge Clare fan but I heard that the Infernal Devices series is better. I liked the first book, really enjoyed the second book, and with this book I feel like it was a nice end to the series but a little rushed.
I feel like this is a journey book more than anything else. Most of the time in fantasy series the second book is the journey book where the characters are on trips to one destination or another to solve some piece of the puzzle. I feel like the characters are very divided in this book and I did not love that. I liked when all the characters were together in the second book. I liked this series for the emotions between Will, Jem and Tessa and I feel like that was lacking here.
The gang just feels disconnected in this one and everyone is somewhere else worried about something else. I feel like there was some moments that made sense here for the shadowhunter history but I just wasn’t a fan of the way everything worked out in the end.
Overall, I do not want to spoil the ending of this book. I still think it worked as an ending but I have conflicting feelings on this one. I feel like Tessa got to experience two lives in a rushed way and I’m just not really ok with how that all worked in the end. So many people say this is a crying book and the ending is crushing but I didn’t feel any of that. Ultimately I know I’m rambling but I was disconnected in this book. The second book will continue to be my favorite.