Sunday, August 25, 2013

JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare


The Story
Tessa Gray should be happy - aren't all brides happy? Yet as she prepares for her wedding to Jem Carstairs, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. A new demon appears, one liked by blood and secrecy to the Magister, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan of destruction.

He needs Tessa.

Tessa knows Axel Mortmain, the Magister, is coming for her, but not where or when he will strike. Charlotte Branwell, the head of the London Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain first. And the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, and Will knows he should force himself to find someone else to care for, he is as much in love with her as ever.

In the last words of a dying Shadowhunter reside the clue that might lead Tessa and her friends to Mortmain. But the Shadowhunters of the London Institute cannot stand alone, and in their homeland of Idris, the ruling body of the Clave doubt their claims that Mortmain is coming. Deserted by those who should be their allies and with their enemies closing in, the Shadowhunters find themselves trapped when Mortmain seizes the medicine which is all that is keeping Jem alive. With his best friend at death's door it is up to Will to risk everything to save the woman they both love.

To buy Will time, the warlock Magnus Bane joins with Henry Branwell to create a device that could help them to defeat the Magister. As those who love Tessa work to save her, and the future of the Shadowhunters that resides with her, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself - for in the discovery of her own true nature, Tessa begins to learn that she is more powerful than she ever dreamed possible. 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.

The Infernal Devices trilogy is available now at:
Barnes & Noble
Mysterious Galaxy
Simon & Schuster

NOTE: This review has no spoilers

My Thoughts
Yes! I have finally read the conclusion to The Infernal Devices trilogy! Being a Mom and a blogger is very busy and exhausting...haha! Anyways, I finally got to reading Book 3 of The Infernal Devices, Clockwork Princess; and I have to say, this had a lot of suspense, drama, action and, even , romance. Cassandra Clare has written another book series that will leave any reader breathless for more. When I read each book, I had a difficult time putting it down for, with each turn of the page, I was hungry for more...With every twist and turn of the story, I caught myself about suspense!

The mystery of Tessa Gray's origin still eluded us through the entire trilogy until the end! And...I just was like "WOW!" The twist in each of the characters', not just Tessa, was magnificently well written. Cassandra Clare's characters are well written to the minute details such as each unique mannerisms and characteristics which them unique and easy to fall in love with. I love the wittiness of each of the characters as they interact throughout the story. Moreover, in this conclusion of The Infernal Devices, many secrets were revealed and many other revelations also came to light. 

I also enjoyed how Cassandra Clare concluded this trilogy by having the story "come full circle." No matter how many obstacles these characters had to overcome, love still made its way back. With that, I just have to say that this conclusion definitely made me cry. Throughout the book, it had it's moments, but there is the final moment that REALLY "tugged" at my heart.

What more can I say, without spoiling the read for anyone else who hasn't read the book!?! 

Well, being one that have read Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments series and, now, The Infernal Devices trilogy, she has created a world of light and dark filled with suspense, drama and intrigue...all intertwined within each of the character's histories; and, in turn, links them to each other. 

Although these books are categorized under YA lit, I have found that novels like these would also appeal to the adult reader who favors like genres.  

All in all, Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter world is filled with action, intrigue, suspense, drama...and, even, love which spans generations. This is a world that I have enjoyed losing myself in. 

Here's the Clockwork Princess book trailer:

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