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Clockwork Princess: Infernal Devices, Book Three

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Clockwork Princess: Infernal Devices, Book Three

In this epic and thrilling final installment in Cassandra Clare’s bestselling series The Infernal Devices, Tessa Gray is forced to make decisions that will not only affect her, but all the Shadowhunters for decades to come.

Tessa Gray had never imagined she’d be engaged at the age of 17. Yet there she was, a bride to be. Everything should be perfect. She should be happy. But Tessa finds that marriage won’t solve her problems.

"Cassandra Clare wrapped up The Infernal Devices perfectly in CLOCKWORK PRINCESS. She manages to raise the stakes impossibly high, yet still gives the characters hope for the future."

As Mortmain and his automatons slowly close in on Tessa’s future happiness, the inhabitants of the London Institute discover that Mortmain isn’t the only one threatening their safety. No matter what happens, the Shadowhunters’ world will never be the same. Filled with romance, sorrow and heartbreak, CLOCKWORK PRINCESS will leave you breathless.

Cassandra Clare wrapped up The Infernal Devices perfectly in CLOCKWORK PRINCESS. She manages to raise the stakes impossibly high, yet still gives the characters hope for the future. We still get the wit and humor. We still get hilarious scenes. But all the characters can tell that the dangers they have faced are creeping in on them.

Tessa seemed more jaded in CLOCKWORK PRINCESS. She wants to sacrifice herself and her well being in order to protect the ones she loves. As hard as Will and Jem try to keep her out of harm’s way, Tessa has reached a point where she knows that she alone holds the power to stop Mortmain. I loved watching Tessa slowly develop this awareness, and what she does for love is truly inspiring. Not only Tessa, but all the characters find that they must make sacrifices; whether it’s for love, redemption or the Clave.

What I loved most about CLOCKWORK PRINCESS, though, was the way Cassandra Clare ended her novel. Many would expect the adventure to be over, for all the ties to be knotted. But Cassandra Clare still manages to leave some things unknown. All these little questions can be expected to be answered in her other series, The Mortal Instruments. Rest assured, if you can’t bear for this series to end, that The Infernal Devices series is not entirely over. Fans can expect more romance and adventure for years to come.

Reviewed by Kate F. on April 12, 2013

Clockwork Princess: Infernal Devices, Book Three
by Cassandra Clare