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Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Posted by Caitie F on May 8, 2013

Title: Clockwork Princess6131164
Author: Cassandra Clare
Hardcover: 592 pages
Pub Date:  March 19, 2013
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Rating: ++++

Summary from pub:

A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray.

Charlotte Branwell, head of the London Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. But when Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her as ever.

As those who love Tessa rally to rescue her from Mortmain’s clutches, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?


I have often said that I like The Infernal Devices series more than The Mortal Instruments. Now that I have finished this book, that opinion is completely solidified. Jace and Co. are great, but they are nothing compared to their ancestors.

Tessa is still a little frustrating at times, but she is bright and caring. She is everything you would want in a leading lady. Will has grown the most of all of them and it makes him so likable and funny. Jem is just the best – the bravest, the most kind, and the most loving. He is one of my favorite characters, period. All the other characters shine also. The bad guys are perfectly villainous and evil, the other young people are brave and head strong, and the adults are true leaders.

Just like all the books in this series there are twists and turns throughout. It is so exciting and so hard to put down. Reading just one chapter isn’t possible, especially with all the crazy things happening.

If you haven’t picked up this series yet, you really should. It is a fun read and.I love the feminism in the series, especially in Charlotte. This is a great conclusion, even though there were a couple things I found strange.

What series have you finished this year?


3 Responses to “Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare”

  1. Never been much of a fan of steampunk, which this book seems to be, but I’ll send a sample to my kindle and see what it’s about. Thanks.

    Oh. Love you the cover design.

  2. Great review. I loved Clockwork Princess and this series I am a huge fan. Even though I really enjoy the MI Series, I prefer this series for I connected better with all the characters.

  3. covertocoverchick said

    Almost finished and loving this book!

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