Monday, April 29, 2013

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Title: Clockwork Princess
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: March 19, 2013
Reviewer: Bethany (15)
Rating: 5 cheeseburgers

“Clockwork Princess” is the final installment in the Infernal Devices trilogy. I reviewed the first book, “Clockwork Angel,” in April of last year, so as it’s now April again I thought I would write a review of the closing. May contain slight spoilers.

The series takes place in 1878 London, England. Tessa Gray, an American shape-shifter, is being protected at the London Institute by the shadowhunters, a special race of people bred to kill demons. It’s been two months since the close of “Clockwork Prince,” and Tessa is still stuck in a love triangle between her English fiancĂ©, James Carstairs, and his best friend William Herondale. The race to find Mortmain, the man who created Tessa, comes to a head when she’s kidnapped from the Institute. Now William must rescue her before Mortmain can use her powers for evil.

If there’s a better series out there than the Infernal Devices, I haven’t read it yet. At first, I was apprehensive to read “Clockwork Princess,” as I didn’t want the story to end, but I found that the ending was one of the best closings I have ever read. It’s such a wonderful story, as well as the Mortal Instruments, Cassandra Clare’s other shadowhunter series, which hasn’t ended yet. I can’t really articulate how much I love her writing, and how much I love her stories. I said it in my review of “Clock Angel,” and I’ll say it again: the Infernal Devices is my favorite book series to date. It broke my heart. Beautiful read, five whole cheeseburgers.

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