Clockwork Princess – Cassandra Clare

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Author: Cassandra Clare

Rating: 5/5

Synopsis

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.

READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. IN THE IMMORTAL WORDS OF RIVER SONG, “SPOILERS!”

*weeps loudly and awkwardly, clutching book to her bosom*

THE INFERNAL DEVICES ARE WITHOUT PITY.
THE INFERNAL DEVICES ARE WITHOUT REGRET.
THE INFERNAL DEVICES ARE WITHOUT NUMBER.
THE INFERNAL DEVICES WILL NEVER STOP COMING.

The final battle begins…

And ends, as I sob relentlessly. Gah. *shakes fist at Cassandra Clare* WHY.

I’m overwhelmed, ignore my psycho banter. Really. I haven’t finished a series in years, and I’m terribly heartbroken. I’ve come to love and adore these characters, who might just be words on a page, but they all hold a special place in my heart.

I just got my hard copy in the post today, but I have already read the eBook, since I could not wait. I did my waiting! Twelve years of it! In Azkaban! And I shall wait no longer!

There is no wrong that can be put against Clockwork Princess. It was wonderfully wrote and is a very well wrote ending to the trilogy, but I felt the Mortmain bit was rushed. Clare spent this entire trilogy building up this fantastical villain… first, leading us to think it was de Quincey, and having simple Mortmain be the true villain in the background. Mortmain and his clockwork army, perfected at last… and -SPOILER ALERT- Tessa just shifts into Ithuriel and crushes him like a gnat. All that building for that? I felt that could’ve gone on longer. By the time that was done, there was still like 20 percent left to the story, working out all the love and couples who ended up together and whatnot. I’m glad of the resolution of tiny things that have popped up in the TMI series, such as the Herondale scar.

Tessa has grown, as a woman and as who she is. We finally find out where she comes from and her purpose in it all. Jem, oh Jem. My poor Jem. This has got to be the ONE series in which I rooted for both sides in a love triangle. Mostly Will, though, but Jem is so fragile and strong and loving that you can’t help but to have your heart broken by him.

Everyone gets their own happy ending. Sophie and Gideon, Cecily and Gabriel, Charlotte and Henry and their Charles Buford Fairchild.

I’m hoping Jem and Tessa pop up in Clary or Jace’s life again (I saw you, Tessa, in City of Glass. You can’t hide from me.) or Jem’s ancestor, Emma in The Dark Artifices.

The epilogue, oh my. That killed me. Tessa, living through the century, untouched by age, forever young while Will grew old… and their children had children and grew old. Everyone you love, just a tiny blimp of time before their gone. I don’t know how Tessa did it. Or Magnus, whose done it so many times. Jem and Tessa still alive in 2008, and Will being dead for over seventy years now, so heartbreaking, I’m tearing up again just thinking of it. Now Jem will grow old now that he’s human again, and she’ll suffer heartbreak all over again. There should be a small novella, or some entrance to them in the future Shadowhunter books, where Tessa finds a cure to her immortality and somehow be with them all again – Will, Jem, Charlotte and Henry, Cecily and the Lightwoods, even Jessamine.

I’m just mindblown.

Go, read the book. Read the series, first, if you haven’t. You won’t be disappointed, but warning: your mental health may deteriorate.

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