Friday, May 17, 2013
Clockwork Princess - Review
Author: Cassandra Clare
Source: Library (but buying series)
Tessa Gray should be happy - aren't all brides happy?
Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute.
A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart, will do anything to save her.
I love this series. I read this book until the wee hours of the morning, and I cried my way through most of the ending. I immediately ran to the living room where my husband was watching a movie (we are night owls) and told him he needed to read the book ASAP. Like I wanted him to start right that very second. He instead promised me it would be the next book he read, which is very good but I am still impatiently waiting for that moment.
This book, the third in the series, ties up all the loose ends. ALL of them. I was more wrapped up in who will Tessa would end up with, and with Will and Jem, than I was with the central story of The Infernal Devices. I felt like I was twelve again, but oh well, I loved it. I am a Team Jem girl, I admit it. (if my husband were forced to pick, he is Team Will. ) There were a few huge surprises, including the answers to a big secret around Tessa, the question of her parentage and the full nature of her power.
I enjoyed this series more than the Mortal Instruments series. Clare did a wonderful job writing this book - I think it is her best ever. The end was so beautifully written, and could touch the hearts of any person, young, old, or middle aged. And the big question, Will or Jem, is finally answered.