Clockwork Princess – book review


Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare is the third (and sadly, last) book in the Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare.

Tessa has finally unravelled her heart and decided who she really loves, or has she? After accepting Jem’s proposal of marriage late in Clockwork Prince, Tessa believes her heart has finally settled down. Tessa chooses her beautiful wedding dress, Charlotte is running the Institute (for now) and Will’s sister Cecily has come to the Institute to become a Shadowhunter. But things aren’t as simple as they seem…

The Shadowhunters from the Institute, along with Tessa in her golden wedding dress, travel to the Lightwood’s home in Chiswick after hearing that something has happened to Gabriel and Gideon’s father. Upon arrival at the Lightwood’s home, they find themselves greeted by a gigantic worm. This leads Will to call the Lightwoods ‘Lightworms’ for the rest of the book.

The last words of a dying Shadowhunter provide a clue to where Mortmain might to hiding. But the powerful Consul doubts Mortmain is coming, so the small group of Shadowhunters must face evil alone. By Mortmain taking all the medicine that Jem needs to keep him alive and kidnapping their Shadowhunters friend, Will and the other Shadowhunters have to choice but to seek out Mortmain and stop him before he can let Jem die and take control of the world with his now more powerful clockwork creatures.

It becomes clear that the fate of all Shadowhunters is in Tessa’s hands. But can just one girl alone defeat all evil and save her friends?

Clockwork Princess was unbelievably, heartbreakingly emotional. One minute I was laughing at Will’s jokes, the next I was crying and thinking ‘But, why? Why would he do that? No, Tessa! But Will! But Jem!’. There were deaths, loss and destruction, all of which made me read into the early hours of the morning. Although I was a bit disappointed that Tessa wasn’t with Will or Jem for most of the book, I read on… I longed for them to be together again. There were twists in the plot and I was hoping that things were going well for the characters, but then bam! Suddenly something else changes and leads me to believe something different or regard the characters differently. This book kept me interested right to the end of the Epilogue and I was devastated to see the wonderful tales of Tessa, Will and Jem end after three fantastic books. I loved this book, and I’d give Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare a score of 9 out of 10. I’ll miss you Tessa, Will and Jem!

Clockwork Prince – book review


Betrayal, secrecy and heartache… Clockwork Prince is the second book in the amazing Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare.

In the supernatural world of Victorian London, Tessa Gray is finally safe with her Shadowhunter friends. But when the Clave plan to replace Charlotte as the head of the London Institute, Tessa becomes in danger of being thrown out onto the streets and becoming easy prey for the Magister who wants to use Tessa’s powers for evil.

Tessa realises that the Magister’s plans to rid the world of Shadowhunters is deeply personal, his hatred a result of long ago tragedy. When Tessa, Will and Jem venture into the Yorkshire countryside in hope of unravelling secrets to the Magister’s past, they discover that the he has been watching their every move. One of their own trusted friends has betrayed them.

Along with all the peril, Tessa is still drawn between Will and Jem, and is unsure of where her heart lies. But when Tessa finds out the truth about one of them, is it too late? Will and Jem, both as close as brothers, both yearn for Tessa to love them and what Tessa chooses will break one of their hearts.

This was another amazing read for me. This series is one of my favourites… it’s so addictive and I didn’t want to put it down! In Clockwork Prince, I became closer with all the characters and I thought I knew who I wanted Tessa to end up with, but my opinion was completely changed at the end of the book. I found many twists in this book yet again, and these shocks made me want to read on. I absolutely loved Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare and I’d give it a score of 9 out of 10.