Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Series: The Infernal Devices #3
Release Date: Mar 19 / 2013
Publisher: Margarent K. McElderry Books
Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy. Tessa Gray should be happy - aren't all brides happy? Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart, will do anything to save her.
*cries in the corner* That ending completely broke me (in a good way)! Like, I am in shock after I read the last page. Not because of what happened in the end but because of the book general awesome-ness. I absolutely loved EVERYTHING about this book and I'm so sad to see this series go (exactly why I was crying a corner).
I loved everything about the Clockwork Princess though I want to point out a few things that I feel I should point out. I really liked the relationship between Jem and Will. Even though they are in a love triange with Tessa (which they don't even realize until later in the book), they have a brotherly love that makes them strong. It's not just because they were parabatai but because of their love towards each other.
I also really liked Tessa. She's one of my favorite characters and she's strong heroine. I felt like she grew as a character and found exactly who and what she was. She really figured out her life.
There was something that bothered me but later I grew to like it. That is the switching of perspectives. I absolutely LOATHE switching perspectives, but when done right, I adore them :) I think the switching point of views shine a light on things other than Tessa, Will and Jem. That gives us a view on other character's lives and ties everything together in the end.
I also really liked the fact that this book wasn't entirely focused on the romance. it had a lot of battling scenes and training and other stuff like that. It included a lot of things (besdies the romance) like, doing something about Mortmain and his threats, curing Jem's sickness, and other character's lives. There was a few plot twists I definitely did not see coming and I was really happy about them! (Like a HELL YEAH! moment)
The ending completely broke me. The epilogue was AWESOME and made me cry and sob like a baby. (I used to think I can't cry with books..) The ending was satisfying but it was a win-win? (Can't elaborate on that, sorry).
I feel really sad to see this series go but it was EXACTLY the type of conclusion I wanted. Something that ended with a BANG but leaves us with our own thinking space and give us that satisfaction. I'm not good at explaining but I'm trying my best. Now I'm all like, What do I do with my life?