Thursday, April 14, 2016

Clockwork Princess by Cassandar Clare

Title:  Clockwork Princess
Series:  Infernal Devices /3
Author:  Cassandra Clare
Publication Date:  September 5/13 by Walker Books (1st published March 19/13)
Length:  567pgs
Genre:  YA fantasy
Shelf:  borrowed
Rating: ★★★★
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Back Cover Blurb:

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.


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:

The intrigue was compelling, the treachery chilling, and the friendship all encompassing. The life of a Shadowhunter really shines through during the entire story. I really enjoyed getting a deeper look at being a Shadowhunter while reading this novel. Their customs and beliefs become apparent while the changes to the order start to take effect. The male/female dynamic was hilarious. The changing times of the era shine through in unexpected ways. At the same time, the action and suspense that we’ve come to know and love from the London Institute are there in abundance.

Clare brings readers up close and personal with the characters, their secrets, and their hopes throughout this novel. And OMG! The consul was awful. How in the world did he ever get into a place of power? Yet at the same time, he managed to accidentally highlighted Charlotte’s many strengths, showing just how smart and strong she was at a time when women weren’t expected to be such.

Clare has created a fantastically captivating, adrenaline pumping finale to her Infernal Devices series. I enjoyed every second of it. And the sneaky cross into the Mortal Instruments? Yeah, that was awesome too.

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