Friday, 8 July 2016

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

Summary (from Goodreads)
Title: Clockwork Princess

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publication Date: 19th March 2013

Publisher: Simon & Shuster, Margaret, K. McElderry Books

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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 Thoughts:

Are we ready for the final instalment of the Infernal Devices series? If not, please refer to my previous reviews: Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince. But if you have been following my reviews or reading the books, let’s recap where left Tessa, Jem, Will and many other of our favourite characters. As you should already know Jem proposed to Tessa, she accepted; Will finally understood that there is no curse on him, but he was a bit late with the revelation to Tessa. The Barnwell’s finally understood that they both love each other and there’s a baby on the way. Jessamine is kept in the city of bines, Nate is dead, Mortmain is nowhere to be found… am I missing anything? Oh, sorry the Demon Pox exists and guess who has it? You might be wondering why is she even asking that question? She literally spoiled Clockwork Prince with everything above. Don’t worry, I’ll be spoiling this too… *snickers.

So, let’s get back to today’s book. the subject that I want to discuss the most is the ending, and I remember mentioning it when I was reviewing City ofHeavenly Fire. But before I start discussing that let me remind you, that this is the 2nd time I’m reading this book and it again sucked me into t without any problem. It’s true it’s the largest of the three, but then again here was a lot to be told, and a lot of secrets to unravel and a number of villains to kill. Are you ready for this adventure? Are you to face Mortmain’s clockwork army, which I might say is quite deadly. Are you ready to take a journey into Tessa’s past and unravel the secret of her birth? You will see how vengeance drives some mad and you’ll see how power corrupts. There’s a war coming and not everyone is prepared for it. You’ll have to question your loyalties a number of times, and be ready for anything unexpected to happen.

And lastly, let e address the major issue. A small disclaimer if you haven’t read the book yet, you can stop reading the review now as I’ll be spoiling the major event. i.e. the ending. If you are already familiar with it, please stick with me and let’s have a small discussion. First of all, don’t get me wrong I love happy ending, especially in such books, but I also love the idea that is the key of all love-triangles – someone is left heart broken or doesn’t get the girl or the boy. However, here in the epilogue Clare does something contradicting it. If Tessa did stay with Will at the end of the book, as Jem got turned into a silent brother, in the epilogue i.e. 130 years later Jem gets his “normal” life back and they go into the sunset together. I remember the first time I read it, I was happy, but once I closed the book I was a  bit pissed. It’s like the author didn’t want to leave anyone unhappy, so she made that, it’s similar how at the end of City of Heavenly Fire Sebastian says sorry everything he has done… pathetic… so, once again when I finished the book I was happy for Tessa, because she got t be with both of them. If you about it, I believe Clare was hinting that she’ll keep Jem and Tessa together at some point. Do you remember that moment when Woosley Scott tells Tessa that she’s lucky to have 2 loves in her life?

But let me finish it for today. If you have similar ideas or would to share yours with me I’m always open for a good debate! Enjoy reading or rereading the book ad don’t forget to share your thoughts below! Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promos and don’t miss your next favourite book or manga! Happy reading!




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