Review Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare


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

Synopsis: Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment in
the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.

Tessa Gray should be happy – aren’t all brides happy?

Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around
the Shadowhunters of the London Institute.

A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who
plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy
the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He
needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa’s heart,
will do anything to save her.

Rating: 6/5 Stars

Must have! Must read!
Must buy! Must love!


Genres: Young Adult, Steampunk, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal


books in the series:




Oh, hell.
My thoughts, huh? Well… It was… Ahem.
Pretty much like…


Arghh, who am I
There’s nothing to compare this epic finale to.
Actually, I don’t think you want that rubbish web of swirling emotions,
conflicting feelings that I felt reading this book. So I’ll try to give you a
normal opinion, but I can’t promise there won’t be LOTS of fangirling over
Will. And over Jem. And over the most amazing author – Cassandra Clare.


“You know
that feeling,” she said, “when you are reading a book, and you know that it is
going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net
drawing tight around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you
are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage and you cannot let
go or turn the course aside.”


Yes, Tessa. I
know the feeling. Clockwork Princess reminds
me of it.


I picked Clockwork
up on its release day and devoured it in two school days. Don’t look at me funny, because it’s down-right
looong. Almost 600 freaking pages. And I also had homework. And, unfortunately,
a boring life to atend too. Am I a weirdo if I say… if I say that I wanted
more? *eyes watering*

By the angel,
don’t cry, self! Keep it together!

Possibly a whole other series with those chracters?? In
that fascinating world??

And here comes the

Cause I’m
pretty sure… *sob* that…

*totally crying
right now*



Okay, I’m done. I promise.


Let me ramble a bit about the characters. CP2 centers
on the characters more than the actual plot, which takes a step back and lets
us savor our last aventure with these Shadowhunters. It’s all about
relationships: romance, friendship, bromance… All these characters – the good
ones of course – became a second family to me. No, the whole Shadowhunter
family became that and I cannot express in words how much I love them all.


“You don’t
think I can fight.” Tessa said, drawing back and matching his silvery gaze
with her own. “Because I’m a girl.”
“I don’t think you can fight because you’re wearing a wedding dress”,
said Jem. “For what it’s worth, I don’t think Will could fight in that
dress either.”

“Perhaps not,” said Will, who had ears like a bat’s. “But I
would make a radiant bride.”


Will & Tessa
& Jem.
The most beautiful, heart-breaking, gut-wrenching and
superb love triangle ever made in young adult literature. They’re the essence
of the story. I want to mention that I was
Team Will. And no, I didn’t change teams going to Team Jem or even Team Tessa. There’s
no such thing. I wanted everyone to get their ‘happily ever after’ because I
became so emotionally attached to them. Tessa
was such a strong character and I ended up admiring her, but I’d never want
to be in her position being torn between two amazing people, two parabatai, two
brothers. Basically two halfs of the same soul.


“And maybe
you should stop pitying yourself,” he said. “Most people are lucky to have even
one great love in their life. You have found two.”


Jem. Oh, sweet,
gentle, caring Jem. How could anyone hate him? I just wanted to hug and rock
him like a little baby, but I couldn’t. And I felt so helpless and my heart was
literally being crushed at some point because of his fate. I adore that boy.

“Jem touched
the parabatai rune on his shoulder, through the thin material of his
nightshirt. “I am not alone,” he said. “Wherever we are, we are
as one.”


Will. What’s
more to say about him? Drop-dead gorgeous, beautiful inside and out, freaking
hilarious and dedicated. He won my heart since Clockwork Angel and he never let go ever since. He’s impulsive, but
passionate. Driven. Loving. Stubborn. Swoon-worthy. Love you always, Will.


“You hear
that, James Carstairs? We are bound, you and I, over the divide of death, down
through whatever generations may come.


The Infernal Devices explores the story of equal love
and let me say: it does an outstanding job. It’s the love between Jem & Tessa that has you wiping happy
tears away and it’s the love between Will
& Tessa
that has you hyperventilating. But it’s that deep love that
runs between Will & Jem that has
you gaping in awe. That eternal thrust, that pure understanting and that
never-wavering loyalty. It’s the best bromance I’ve ever had the chance to read
about and it’s pure perfection.


“If Jem
dies, I cannot be with Tessa,” said Will. “Because it will be as if I were
waiting for him to die, or took some joy in his death, if it let me have her.
And I will not be that person. I will not profit from his death. So he must


Cecily. God,
this girl was fun! She is hands-down Will’s female version. And since I love
Will with all my heart, I couldn’t help loving Cecily too. From her witty
replies, to her brave personality. From her curiosity, to her great knowledge.
From her beauty and lady-like manners, to her passion about Shadowhunters. I
loved her to pieces. Oh, and her relationship with Will was adorable!


“Do you even
care where I’m going?” he said. “What if I were going to hell?”
“I’ve always wanted to see hell,” Cecily said. “Doesn’t everyone?”

“Most of us spend our time trying to stay out of it, Cecily. I’m going to an
ifrit den, if you must know, to purchase drugs from vile, dissolute criminals.
They may clap eyes on you, and decide to sell you.”

you stop them?”
“I suppose it would depend on whether they cut me a part of the profit.”


Gideon and
Gabriel Lightwood.
Those two are amazing. There was a big character
development, especially on Gabriel’s part. I admit I wanted to choke the hell
outta him several times, but in the end all was forgiven.

Sophie. May I
dipped in awesomesauce, clearly. I adored her loyalty to Charlotte, her fiery personality
and her dedication. And in the end I was so damn proud of her!


Charlotte &
They are perfect for each other. Charlotte has earned
so much respect from me and Henry is the epithome of geeky cuteness!


Magnus Bane. The
most swoon-worthy warlock-sensation of all time. The spark in the darkness. The
ancient creature that loves blue-eyed and dark-haired boys. ‘Nuff said.


“A very
magnanimous statement, Gideon,” said Magnus.
“I’m Gabriel.”

Magnus waved a hand. “All Lightwoods look the same to me.”


Ah, I love it
when he’s wrong, LOL. Just wait and see, Magnus.


Mortmain and Consul
Damn, they have to be related. I just loved to hate
them. True villains. And Mortmain’s plan about Tessa? Ewww!

The plot was amazingly well done. Action, twists and
turns. Revelations. Battles. Politics. It had a drop of everything. But holy
mamma. There was a point in the middle of the book where I closed the book and
said: no more. no more. no more. Shocking info was dropping everywhere
and all I could do was stare at the walls with my mouth hanging open. You know,
just taking it all in. Absorbing it. Trying not to become depressed. Same
hardcore stuff.


“It’s all
heartbreak, death and unrequited love.”

The pace was perfect and Clare’s writing sucked you
right in. It has POVs from several characters which give you wonderful insight
on our characters’ way of thinking, judging and experiencing powerful emotions.
Plus, the classic literature references, TID being a loose retelling of A Tale
of Two Cities,
were incredibly done. The atmosphere has that same
otherwordly vibe which I’ve grown to love and it has you at the edge of the
seat constantly.

What’s the greatest thing about this book? It answered
ALL my questions. Who is Tessa — the main mystery this last book had to
unravel – who she ends up with, what are the infernal devices, what’s up with
her angel necklace, how did the Lightwoods ended up having blue eyes and dark
hair, the connections between TMI & TID and, of course, the explanation
behind Magnus’ glitter obsession, which was definitely the most important one


All in all, I was frightened to start the book
thinking there’s no way I will be left completely satisfied. But I should have
never doubted Cassandra Clare. She is a genius and I didn’t see that end
coming, neither that epilogue. It felt like someone broke my heart with a baseball
bat, cut the remaining pieces and burned them just to be sure I’m dead. But
like a masochist, I enjoyed it. I’m happy it ended that way. I cried when I
finished it. I actually cried! With big-bawling-my-eyes-out kind of tears. And
I never ever cry at books. My eyes
were puffy, red and sad. Totally unattractive. So brilliant job, Cassie. Just
effing brilliant.


So in a few words how would I describe Clockwork Princess?


A Stunning Finale.


A Bittersweet Conclusion.


Heartbreaking Perfection.


The Best Ending To A Trilogy Ever.


You’ll be overwhelmed with feelings that make you cry,
get all tearry-eyed and in the end, smile. It will be worth this rollercoaster
story. So goodbye for now, The Infernal
. It was an honor to read you and you’ll be forever in my heart.


“At last, the wheel comes full circle”


P.S.: THANK YOU, CASSIE, for: the
originality, the Shadowhunter world and for showing me the beauty of love. And
for the duck references – must be a Herondale thing 😉





One Comment Add yours

  1. Bitten( fanforever)1992 says:

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