Review: Clockwork Princess

Title: Clockwork Princess

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Pages: 567

Source: Amazon

In the final installment of The Infernal Devices trilogy, the Shadowhunters find themselves in danger from Mortmain. He has created an army of Infernal Devices and all he needs to complete them is Tessa Grey.

Under threat from forces both outside and in, Charlotte Bramwell tries to convince an ever intransigent Consul of the danger. When Tessa is kidnapped, the situation becomes desperate. With Jem dying, Will must go after the woman they both love. And Tessa, at the mercy of Mortmain, must find a strength inside her she never knew she had.

I finally got to read this book! I don’t think I’ve ever had as much trouble getting a book as I have this one. It was insane. That all said, it was totally worth the trouble.

I really like how the love triangle was resolved. This triangle wasn’t as frustrating to me as some others have been just because of how much all the parties loved each other. All they wanted was for the others to be happy and that made it easier to bear. I’m glad it ended as it did. It met my expectations, and then exceeded them, if that makes sense. It was all very satisfactory.

I also liked how the defeat of the villain happened. It was excited and I didn’t see it coming, although maybe I should have. It was very well set up, but not something I’d considered happening.

I also found the relationships to be satisfying. There was one relationship that screamed “pair the spares” to me, but I liked it so much, I didn’t care. Besides, I like it when everyone gets a happily ever after, even when the pairings are unexpected.

So, yeah, I liked this book a lot, although maybe not as much as the other two. I don’t know if it’s because I expected too much or what, but as much as I liked it, I felt the others were more substantial. This one felt a little thinner somehow,and I’m not sure why. But, overall, I’m happy, I’m satisfied, and I am sort of interested in reading more of the world. I’d like to learn more about Magnus, but I’m not sure if I want to read the Mortal Instruments books; I tried when they first came out and couldn’t get into them. I liked this because it was historical. So, I don’t know. Maybe I’ll read more. We’ll see.