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

Clockwork Princess  - Cassandra Clare

This whole series was amazing. The love triangle never brought tears to my eyes, but the love between Jem and Will most certainly did.


I finished this book a few days ago. That night, I laid awake for hours trying to fall asleep but my brain would not stop thinking about the book. So much happened and the epilogue covered many years after the last chapter, but it was still not enough for me. I didn't want these characters' stories to end. They're all so well developed and likeable and the ties that bind them together are so solid.


One tip to the reader: pay attention! There were lots of little details that tie in later in the story, if you remember them. I had to look up one little detail once I finished the book because it drove me crazy that I couldn't figure out its significance. Then I felt really stupid once I figured out what I had missed.


I really cannot say much about this book with spoiling it for those who haven't read it, so the rest of my review will be in a spoiler tag. Please do not reveal it unless you've read the book because it will ruin everything for you if you haven't. Seriously.




Favorite scene of the book: Will saying goodbye to Jem before he rides off to find Tessa. I have never read about such a beautiful friendship. I truly think the romantic love in this series pales in comparison to the love between Will and Jem.

Because that was my favorite scene in the book, I wasn't a huge fan of the plot twist where we find out Jem's still alive. Things had ended (I thought) perfectly between Jem and Will and I think Jem should have died so Will could meet him in another life. It was a beautiful thought. However, I have not read the Mortal Instruments series yet, so if Jem needed to become a silent brother so he could appear in that series, I'll be ok with that.

Don't get me wrong, I did like the ending, but there's just one more complaint I have about it. I never got the feeling that Tessa loved Jem as much as she loved Will, even though she said her love for them was equal on many occasions. I never believed her. So, the book ending with them going off to take on the world together didn't feel entirely right to me. It didn't feel entirely wrong, either, so I'm still left with a feeling of wonderment about this series and its sensational characters.

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