Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow! all I can say is this one was unbelievable. This is the third installment in Clare's Infernal Devices series. The Prequel to The Mortal Instruments series.
summary: 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?
Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled threads of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.
A friend from work got me into the Mortal instruments series but after I read City of Bones she said I should read this series first. Of course since I was already into one book of the Mortal Instruments I ignored her and finished that trilogy first. It actually took me more than a year to come back and start this series. First off I should say she was correct. I wish I had read this trilogy first.
Also I wish I had not looked at the inside of the cover before I finished the book, talk about spoilers. That aside I still thought the series was amazing. I flew through this last book in a day, and was left weeping like a small child through the last few chapters.
I loved the ending, which I will not spoil for you, it was just amazing. Leaving you both sad and completely happy all at once. This has made me even more pumped for the City of Bones Movie! If you have read the Mortal Instruments than you should consider this series required reading. I guess the novel was a little Steam Punk as well so even if your not into Shadowhunters and Demons all of the steampunk stuff is very cool.