Book Review

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

6131164Title: Clockwork Princess

Author: Cassandra Clare

Pages:570

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

Synopsis: Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy. 

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. (Goodreads)

Review:  starsstarsstarsstars/5  

If you have read my January wrap- up you may have gotten a glimpse at how I feel about this book. I simply loved it. It was so good. I loved listening to it, on audible. The characters came to life. This book gave all the feels. I loved the relationship that was between Jem and Tessa, it was beautiful. I really valued Jem’s maturity through out the book, and his acceptance of his fate. The battle between Mortmain and the shadow hunters was EPIC. It was action packed and suspenseful. I really enjoyed how the events lead to the end of the book, I  felt it tied the “Immortal Instruments,” series in together really well. I recently started listening to “City of Heavenly Fire”, and the transition was so smooth.  There are characters that come from relationships that occurred in “Clockwork Princess”. I think that reading this book before “City of Heavenly Fire”, really clears things up. It was so good, the beginning was very slow, but it was so beautifully written. Once I got about 1/4 of the way in I couldn’t stop listening to it. This book was breath taking, the emotions of the characters could truly be felt by the reader. I honestly, didn’t mind that this book was filled with more romance then action. I think that it made the book extremely enjoyable and edge of your seat exciting. I loved the romance between Jem and Tessa. The love triangle between, Will, Tessa and Jem was a little stretched out for me.  But, I was team Jem from day one. I really wanted Tessa to just chose one of the boys. It frustrated me, that she kept analyzing her feelings for both of them, and then settling on the fact that she loved them the same. I adored the relationship between Charlotte and Henry. It was beautiful and pure. They both cared so much for each other and were willing to do anything ignored to save the institute. Charlotte supported Henry through every, and that was very symbolic and powerful to me. Even at his worst, Charlotte was able to love him as if he was at his best. There was only on major fight scene between the shadow hunters and Mortmain, but it was truly written so the reader could visualize what was happening. Yes, I recommend you to check out this series. It was fantastic.

 

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