Monday, 18 September 2017

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

Hey guys, this is Abi here,
And its the last review of the trio!

Title: Clockwork Princess
Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: Fantasy
Release date: 19th March, 2013
Status: 3/3 in trilogy (Infernal Devices)
Pages: 569
Blurb: "As Tessa Gray prepares for her wedding, a net of
shadows begin to tighten around the Shadowhunters
of the London institute. Mortmain needs one last item
to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. Jem and Will,
the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart,
will do anything to save her."

As this is a very different difficult book to review without even some spoilers, maybe expect some.
And if you decide to read this having not finished it, you've been warned.

My Thoughts
As much as I wanted to see what would happen to the characters that were now a part of me, I almost didn't want to pick up Clockwork Princess, because I just didn't want the trilogy to end.
But, I have to say, this book just blew me not just away, but it shattered the windows.
Like, it had quite a different direction to Clockwork Prince, which I loved, because the main focus became the focus, but I was totally fine with that.

My heart was totally all over the place with this book. I was laughing, then shock, and then I couldn't contain my emotions any longer and I was crying. All in the space of a page.
Cassie, why do you do this to me?

But then, I forgot about Magnus. Sassy, laughable, wise Magnus. And his comebacks that had me grinning from ear to ear.

And a totally random battle with a worm.
And a character we find out more about, that we got to meet at the end of the second book. And how I related to them, because they feel like a little sibling. And the relationship with their sibling that just makes you want to laugh out loud.
Because truthfully, I loved every second of this book.

I've said it before and I'll say it now. Cassie Clare is the QUEEN of wrapping up series. I actually think I was anticipating/dreading the end to this trilogy more so than TMI, just because 1) the trilogy is shorter, and 2) more is packed into this trilogy than TMI. But I hope that there are elements of both series' within Lady Midnight, just so I get to be with the characters just a little bit longer!

Also, the love triangle has been a part of the books since Clockwork Angel, and they brought it home in this book. They are now aware of it, and it's made them stronger, instead of creating the conflict that it would for most trios. Which, going into this book, nobody doubted would happen anyway. In fact it made them stronger as a whole, knowing where everyone was at.
And it was so much better than I thought it could be! The fact that they were this unbreakable unit that could not be penetrated just brought tears to my eyes!

Now, that ending. I am aware that a couple of people may have had a few problems with it, but I'm with the majority. It may not have gone where I thought, but I'm satisfied. It was all truly wrapped up, and I'm happy with the way it went.

Now, that is my review of Clockwork Princess, the third and final book in the unforgettable Infernal Devices trilogy! I thoroughly enjoyed it and it will definitely be making my TOP BOOKS FOR 2017 LIST!

So that is all that I have for you today! I hope you have a wonderful day and I will see you all on Wednesday!

-Abi xxxxxx