Author: Cassandra Clare
Title: The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Princess
Publisher: Walker Books
Number of pages: 568
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.
Another victory of Cassie! Finally I have ended the series of The Infernal Devices and I have to say I am thrilled with the result. This has been a magical journey through the shadowhunting world and I somehow feel sort of empty now.
Among the good aspects, the story of this last book deals about the imminent attack of Mortmain over the London Institute, so we finally found out who Tessa really is and why she is so special and unique. That piece of news was shocking for me but at the same time a great relief because I was getting a bit tired with the whole mistery thing. I absolutely love when action happens and that is exactly what Cassie has given me with this last work. Also the way she connects the end of this novel with the one of the Mortal Instruments which is not released yet is perfectly evil.
If I have to highlight some negative aspect it would be in relation to the end of Jem’s character. SPOILER ALERT! His decision to become a silent brother didn’t make sense at all to me! Jem kept saying throughout the book that he prefers to live a happy short life with the love of his life rather than make the agony longer by taking more Yin Fen. Then, what the hell he decided to join the brothers and watch the love of his life run into the arms of someone else? And please, do not misunderstand me, I love Will and Tessa together and I am totally happy with that.