Book Review: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

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Clockwork Princess is the final in The Infernal Devices trilogy, so there will probably be spoilers of books 1 and 2… and it also contains spoilers for Clockwork Princess because everything I want to talk about has spoilers! This has been a really anticipated read for me, and I was terrified about finishing the series (moving onto The Mortal Instruments soon though). It didn’t disappoint.

Although sometimes I can’t see the chemistry between Tessa and Will and Tessa and Jem, I loved them all together. Will and Jem were great, and I loved Will’s up and coming relationship with his sister Cecily (who I didn’t realise was 15 until she had already kissed Gabriel? HOW OLD IS GABRIEL?!). I have no character qualms. I am not ashamed to say I really liked the character of Woolsey Scott, even if he can be a bit scary (casually checked over my shoulder there). I really liked that Tessa felt badass and ohmygosh that thing with Jem? THAT WAS SO HEARTBREAKING! AND THEN THE EPILOGUE?! I JUST – YES.


I also have no plot qualms. The bit with Tessa and her angel was glorious and I loved how they both connected. The defeat of the Infernal Devices felt really quick, but then I realised there were still 100 pages and lots of angst still to go through. Although sometimes the book seemed solely focussed on the romances, I guess that’s a) kinda what life is like and b) they’re big parts to the plot so it makes sense. And also they’re super cute.

Basically: this book and this series were amazing. I’ll be doing a big, rambling discussion on my YouTube channel if you’d like to check that out in the future. I can’t wait to go and read The Mortal Instruments although Tessa, Jem and Will will always be my first loves. (And Charlotte, and Henry, and Sophie, and Cyril, and Gabriel, and Gideon, and-)

TITLE: Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3)
AUTHOR: Cassandra Clare
GENRE: YA/steampunk/fantasy
ISBN: 9781406321340
PERSONAL SOURCE: Bought in paperback
RATING: 5(00)/5!

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