Author: Cassandra Clare (Blog, Twitter, Facebook)
Series: The Infernal Devices #3
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Steampunk, YA
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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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. Summary from Dust Jacket
I’ve waited for Clockwork Princess since I read Clockwork Angel. I wanted to read it sooner when it first came out, but I had to reread the first two first. I wanted to remember everything that happened before I read the end. I’m glad I did because there were details I had forgotten.
After I finished Clockwork Prince, there were certain events I wanted to happen in Clockwork Princess. The main one being that whoever Tessa ended up with, I wanted Will and Jem to remain friends. Sure, I wanted one of them to win out over the other, but I was more worried about their friendship than anything. The relationship between Will and Jem was intense in this book; I cried many times.
I couldn’t imagine how this would end. The story could’ve gone so many ways. And, I’m so happy it went the way it did. It was perfect. It fit with the characters. It fit with the story. It didn’t feel contrived. I adored it and felt so much emotion while reading it–sadness, longing, anger, happiness, elation, etc.
Now that I’m done, the only problem is that it’s over. I’m sad because I’ll never see all these characters together again. I love these characters. I loved being part of their story. I’m glad I took the time to reread the first two books and to savor the story. Clockwork Princess was definitely worth the wait.