Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare
Goodreads Summary: 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.
My Review: I am greatly disappointed in this book because I had hoped that this would be the best book in the series and that I would not want to put it down until I read the final page but alas, that did not happen. In fact, I felt it quite a struggle to push myself through those last 100 pages.
The book was pretty good up until the end. The plot was fast paced for the first half and there was this army being created and everything was being done to try to stop it and there were multiple subplots that I won’t even bother talking about except to say that I did enjoy reading them and I’m glad Clare spent so much time developing them. The minor characters were really interesting and I don’t usually find myself caring about them so I’m glad that carried throughout the series. More romance was involved in this book with the minor characters and I liked reading about it.
I decided I love Will. I also love Jem but I choose Will. Will is my attractive badass with a hidden vulnerability and that is my type of book crush. That is all I have to say about them because I will share spoilers otherwise.
Tessa is a good main character and I was really interested in finding out what she was and I would definitely read more about her even though the series is over. She was a girl who learned to be a strong fighter and who would sacrifice herself for those she loved but she wasn’t a stupid martyr like some book characters.
There was a battle scene but there was an entire series leading up to this one huge event and I feel like it ended far too quickly, it was almost anticlimactic how everything ended. It was very disappointing. It would have been less upsetting if the book then ended because the story was essentially over, but she continued on for another 100 pages of endless useless epilogue type story with no plot and it bored me. I forced myself to get through it because I wanted to see how the story ended for the characters but it was completely unnecessary and kind of annoyed me that this epic series ended with me wishing it could be over. I am not sure whether or not I am happy with the ending, I’m content I guess.
I was hoping for a better review of the conclusion to a good series, but there you have it. I would definitely still recommend it, though you could probably skim the end.
You can buy Clockwork Princess here.