Book- Clockwork Princess (Book #3 of The Infernal Devices)
Author- Cassandra Clare
Publisher- Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date- September 5th 2013
GUESS WHO’S BACK GUYS. DID YA MISS ME?? DID YA??? DID YA?!?!?! I MISSED YOU ALL SO MUCH. NOT BLOGGING FOR EIGHT DAYS?! IT SEEMS LIKE IT’S BEEN ETERNITY. I’M SO NOT USED TO ELECTRONIC DEVICES RIGHT NOW IT’S TAKING ME AGES TO GET USED TO TYPING AGAIN.
For those who don’t know where I had disappeared, I’d gone camping with my school to Thailand for a week! AND OH GOD IT WAS AMAZING. I was considering writing an entire post about my week and the travel and adventures, but I didn’t want to bore you guys so I decided not to. But coming back to the blogging world- I wanted to celebrate my coming back with a review on my most favouritestestest book ever. Behold the beauty of-
The Clockwork Princess. *harmonious screaming begins. Angels can be heard singing in heaven. Mothers weep at the sight of the book. Lights from heaven fall on the book and make it shine in its eternal glory*
What you can expect and should brace yourself for in this review- excessive fangirling every two words. Screaming about every little thing possible. Tons and tons of gifs. A constant screaming and fangirling over my husband Will Herondale. Rivers of uncontrollable tears and strings of incoherent sentences which are filled with hicupping sobs and praises of the beauty of the book. BECAUSE DEAR LORD THIS BOOK DESERVES EVERY ONE OF THESE THINGS IN INFINITE QUANTITIES. I WILL GO ON RAVING ABOUT THIS BOOK FOREVER. THE EMOTIONS THIS BOOK FILLS ME WITH.
Okay, I’m calm now. For a few seconds. Lemme start with the review.
The Infernal Devices are without pity.
The Infernal Devices are without regret.
The Infernal Devices are without number.
The Infernal Devices will never stop coming.
Shadows and monsters are steadily surrounding the London Institute, and it’s up to the shadowhunters and Tessa to stop them. Mortmain is gathering his dark forces, and every second wasted brings his plan to destroy shadowhunters closer to reality. The one last thing he needs to fulfill his plans? Tessa Gray. The London Institute shadowhunters are desperate to find Mortmain before he finds Tessa, but when the Consul of the Clave turns on them, they’re left helpless. And moreover, things at the Institute ate getting worse for the shadowhunters. Jem’s worsening condition leave Tessa and Jem racing against the clock of his life to get married, but at the same time, Tessa’s deep bond with Will refuses to fade, leaving Tessa impossibly torn. But when Mortmain abducts Tessa, Will and Jem, the two boys with equal claim on Tessa’s heart, will do anything to save her. Trapped in the evil clutches of Mortmain and his automatons, Tessa realises that only one person can save her- Tessa herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army? Dangers and sacrifice, loss and betrayal, and secrets and enchantments intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to their limits in the breathtaking conclusion to the trilogy.
What I liked:
Y’all know I love everything about this book. You know I could talk about it for hours and days and still not have talked about it enough. Lets start with the plot. THE PLOT. DEAR LORD THE PLOT. This was definitely the best book in the series. Event after event, action, suspense, big dramatic revelations, tidal waves of coursing emotion- this book was overwhelmingly beautifully beautiful. Honestly every time I think of this book, I kinda go mentally unstable- writing this review was SO FREAKIN HARD BECAUSE MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK ARE BASICALLY LOTS OF SCREAMING AND BLUBBERING AND SOBS. Clare packed this book with action and wit and humor and sass, and through the book, I was screaming, laughing, screeching, crying my eyes out, awwww’ing, bawling, sniffling, throwing things, etc etc. The writing was beautiful. SO BLOODY BEAUTIFUL. The way relationships, bonds, and emotions were written about in this book were so heartfelt and touching. Just no. No I cannot. OHMIGOSH JUST READ THE BOOK TO UNDERSTAND MY UN-UNDERSTANDABLE FEELINGS.
The characters. Tessa. WOW. Her development from the first book to now is un-freakin-believable. She started off as an intelligent but slightly dull character. Now? She’s an amazingly mature, intelligent, witty, and strong AF character who is one of my favourites ever. Some people don’t like her for the fact that she fell for two guys and was still obviously in love with SPOILER Will even when she was engaged to Jem SPOILER OVER, but I feel like the love triangle was written in a way which still managed to preserve the beauty in both the relationships without ruining either. Tessa is really a wonderful character and one who I really enjoyed reading about in this series.
Will. Oh Will. Every time I think of the series: WillWillWillWillWillWillWillWillWillWillWillWillWill chant starts infinitely in my head. Oh my sweet, tortured, cursed, snarky, innocent little dumpling who deserves all the love in the world. I FELT SO BAD FOR HIM THE ENTIRE TIME CUZ OF DUN DUN DUN. HE NEEDS MY LOVE I JUST WANT TO GIVE HIM A BONE CRUSHING HUG AND THEN MARRY HIM AND SHOWER HIM WITH AFFECTION FOREVER.
AND WHY IS HE SO GORGEOUS AND ATTRACTIVE. THOSE MESMERIZING BLUE EYES. I COULD DROWN IN THEM BLACK HAIR. SNARKY SMILE. DEEP RAW PAIN. DEAR LORD I AM DYING. I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF THIS GUY. KILL ME NOW.
AND HE’S JUST SUCH AN AMAZING PERSON. SACRIFICING, GENUINELY GOOD, FUNNY, AND HE LOVES WITH ALL HIS HEART AND OH I JUST- JUST-
I’ll talk about the other characters briefly cuz I love all of them and if I had to talk about everyone I’d have to write a separate book. I adore Jem. His condition was breaking my heart into pieces. I was slowly crumbling and dying inside. Why is he such a good human? WHY? The problem with loving both the guys so much is that you know you’re gonna get loads of heartbreak. Jem is an absolute pure angel who has to be protected from all things in the world because that’s how pure he is. I loved the
Lightworms Lightwoods. They were hilarious and funny and Gabriel’s and Will’s arguments ended with me laughing till my sides ached. Charlotte and Henry are OTP and I ship them so so much. Sophie and Cecily are two badass females who could rule the world if they wanted to. I LOVE ALL THE CHARACTERS IN THIS BOOK DAMMIT.
The parabatai bond. It’s so touching. Sure, I’m the world’s biggest Wessa shipper. But I ship Jem and Will’s friendship even more. SO BEAUTIFUL. The love between the two boys is something Tessa could never come in between, and there were SO MANY scenes in which I was bawling my heart out and had oceans of tears streaming down my face. It’s unbreakable and just something so bright and strong. There was one Will and Jem part which really cleaved my heart. It was so so painful to read about and my heart was really aching when I finished it. Oh god I love them so much. The romance between Wessa. The number of times I’ve used heartache in this review is insane but I’ve just run out of other words. It’s just so agonizingly beautiful and perfect. Exactly the same for Jem and Tessa. Whoever you ship, it doesn’t matter. You’re gonna cry no matter what.The love triangle ended in a way that was just so perfect and unique. It ended in a way that left everyone satisfied and was just so perfect you know? It preserved everyone’s honour and was written with so much respect and kindness. Basically:
If you’re a Jill shipper, you’ll cry.
If you’re a Jessa shipper, you’ll cry.
If you’re a Wessa shipper, you’ll cry.
If you’re a Herongraystairs shipper, you will definitely cry.
Either way, you’re f*cked.
The ending. I don’t think I’ve ever cried this much at the end of a book. The heart-wrenchingly perfect last 80 pages of the book mingled with the fact that the series is over was enough to keep me crying for days after I finished the book. This is something which will stay with you much much MUCH after you finish the series- the book is unforgettable in all the best ways possible. BUT SWEET JESUS I CRIED SO MUCH AT THE END. I WAS WAILING AND SCREAMING AND SCREECHING AND SHOUTING AND DIDN’T RECOVER FOR AGES. FOR DAYS AFTER THE BOOK, I WENT AROUND LIKE A ZOMBIE.
Just read the book. Just do it. It will be the best decision of your life. JUST PLS GO READ IT NOW. RIGHT. NOW.
What I didn’t like:
A million on five stars. I’ve said it a million times in the review: JUST GO READ THE BOOK.
Have you read this series? What did you think? How much did you cry? Let’s chat!
Thanks for reading guys!!