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Review: Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) – Cassandra Clare


Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) – Cassandra Clare

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Title: Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3)

Author: Cassandra Clare

Release Date: March 19, 2013

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 656

Source: Book store

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, Will and Jem, will do anything to save her. 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?

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.


5 out of 5 stars

This book was beautiful, and everything I had hoped it would be. I loved every second of this book, and I wish that I could read this trilogy again for the first time. Tessa and Jem were great together, but Tessa and Will were absolutely perfect. I have loved every part of this entire trilogy, and I can’t wait to read her future books. The premise behind this story revolved around Mortmain and his Clockwork Creatures. Mortmain was obsessed with Tessa in an odd way that was protective, but very obsessive. Will confessed his love to Tessa, but she couldn’t act on her feelings because she was engaged to Jem. The love story in this series was perfect for it’s imperfections, and the writing was gorgeous. Cassandra Clare is one of my favorite authors of all time, and her writing style is unlike anything I’ve read before. It felt like I was actually there with the family living through them; it’s hard to find something that special.

The relationships between Will, Tessa, and Jem was perfectly intertwined. After reading this, I do think it is possible to love more than one person at the same time for different reasons. Tessa wanted to protect Jem, but she wanted the fire that burned inside Will. Every single one of the characters was completely original and uniquely their own, and that is one of my favorite things about Cassandra Clare’s writing. Magnus is still my favorite from Cassie’s books, though. He’s perfect. *heart*

I would love to be Tessa, because she got the privilege to love and be loved by the true loves of her life. There isn’t a single thing I would have changed about this whole series.

Series:

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1)

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2)

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Review: Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) – Cassandra Clare


Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) – Cassandra Clare

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Title: Clockwork Prince

Author: Cassandra Clare

Release Date: December 6, 2011

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 498

Source: Bestie

In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street—and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.

With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them.

Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, but her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will—the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?

As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.

5 out of 5 stars

Plot:

Charlotte’s position as the leader of the London Institute has been challenged by the family who wants to take it over: The Lightwoods. In order to keep the Institute run by Charlotte and Henry, the residents of the London Institute must find the Magister. They have one fortnight to find out who he is, why he wants to hurt everyone, and catch him. Jem, Tessa, and Will head out in search of answers and find Will’s family. They’re in danger of the clockwork beasts the Magister has created; all of them need to get more information quickly so no one else is put in danger. Meanwhile, Jem has started to fall for Tessa, and Will is just pushing her further away. Tessa doesn’t know who to choose. She loves them both, but for different reasons. Tessa continues following and helping the Shadowhunter clan because she needs to find out what she is. If she’s a warlock, why doesn’t she have warlock marks? She needs to know, and the only person who actually knows is the Magister.

No. No. This book is not okay. I love this series and Cassandra Clare and everything in these books. This is probably the best book I’ve read this year and everyone needs to read The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. Gah! Jem and Tessa. Will and Tessa. Charlotte and Henry. I love this book so much. The setting is beautiful. The characters are perfectly flawed. The whole concept is just mind-blowing. Thank you, Cassandra Clare for gifting our Mundane world with your beautiful writing.

Characters:

I love them all. Every single one. Especially Jem and Will. I just want them both to be with Tessa because they’d both make amazing husbands for her. I’m kind of partial to the whole Herondale family, though. Oh my gosh. The scene where Will is talking to Tessa in the study room. Oh man. So many feels. But the way Jem talks to her is just perfect. I jut want to marry him. Okay, not for real, but he’s so sweet. The characters you’re supposed to hate are really easy to hate and the characters that you love just pull at the heartstrings. Really though, Magnus Bane is still one of my all time favorite characters. He’s so sassy and perfect. Much love.

Who Would I Be?:

Tessa. Tessa. Tessa. Who wouldn’t want two beautiful boys swooning over you? Well, actually I don’t think I’d be able to break one of their hearts. I just love them both. She loves them both. It’s destined to be. I don’t know how I would cope with the immortality thing, but I’d probably just go and be besties with Magnus.

Series:

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1)

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3)

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Review: Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) – Cassandra Clare


Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) – Cassandra Clare

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Title: Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1)

Author: Cassandra Clare

Release Date: September 6, 2009

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 479

Source: Book Store

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Friendless and hunted, Tessa seeks refuge with the Shadowhunters, a band of warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons. Drawn ever deeper into their world, she finds herself fascinated by — and torn between — two best friends and quickly realizes that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

5 out of 5 stars

Plot:

Tessa Gray gets letters sent to her home in New York telling her to visit her older brother, Nate, in London. Nate sends her a ticket to go, and Tessa finds herself in the beautifully-gloomy Victorian England. When she steps off the boat she’s greeted by a man in a Pandemonium Club carriage, not her brother. Although it’s odd, she decides that everything will be fine, and goes with the man in the carriage. She is taken to a place that’s unknown to her, and meets two women. These women train her, and sometimes torture, her. Why? Tess has Downworld powers. She can change into anyone she chooses if she has held something of theirs. Tessa is held captive by these two women, when suddenly a boy named William Herondale comes and saves her. Will is accompanied by James, also known as Jem, Carstairs. The two boys bring her to the Shadowhunter’s London Institute. She finds out she’s very valuable to a man that goes by the name of The Magister, but nobody understands why. What does The Magister want with Tessa? Why hasn’t her brother shown up yet? Who are these powerful Shadowhunters and why has she been taken in by them?

Oh gosh. Really, Cassandra Clare, really? Cassandra Clare is perfect. Will Herondale is perfect. Jem Carstairs is perfect. I just… those Herondale boys. Mm. I love Shadowhunters and really should have read this book sooner. I have missed the world Cassandra Clare has created so much. I can tell that these three books will be just as good, if not better than, the Mortal Instruments. I love reading things by Cassandra Clare, and Victorian London is so perfect. England and Shadowhunters. There isn’t that much better than that combination.

Characters:

William. Herondale. Your hatred of ducks makes me love you more. The Herondale family is just too sassy for their own good, and it makes me so extremely happy. It is so weird to see Magnus Bane loving up on girls. Just stop. Wait for Alec, just hold your glitter and calm down. Jem is so sweet, he’s adorable and sassy and kind of besties with Tessa. I am so emotionally attached to these characters already and I have only read the first book. I want to see Tessa be with Will, but I also wouldn’t hate to see her with Jem. Will is my favorite, but…. Wessa or Tem? Ugh. DO NOT make me choose.

Who Would I Be?:

Definitely going with Tessa here. She gets to hang out with Will and Jem. Emphasis on the word “and.” You can’t really win more than that. I mean, I get that the whole Changing process is difficult, but I think it’d be really awesome to change shape.

Series:

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2)

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3)

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