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“I recall what you said to me once,” Will went on. “That words have the power to change us. You words have changed me, Tess; they have made me a better man than I would have been otherwise. Life is a book, and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read. I would read them together with you, as many as I can, before I die-”
Series: The Infernal Devices
Published: 2015, by Walker.
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical, Historical Fiction
Contains: Death, Murder, Violence, Blood/Gore, Anger, Mutilation
‘Clockwork Princess’ continues the story of Tessa, Will and Jem, as 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,
This book has been on my To Be Read pile since last year when I initially read The Infernal Devices series, and I couldn’t wait to finally conclude the story that I have come to love so much. Needless to say, it was everything I could have wanted.
Tessa made for an incredible protagonist, being strong-willed and daring from beginning to end and I absolutely adored her character, along with all the other female characters in this series. There isn’t a weak character, however, there’s such a strength that comes with Tessa that you don’t see often; she’s uniquely brave and powerful.
Will was a sheer delight in this book, his character developing beautifully to the point where you can’t help but admire his strength and bravery. His humour shines through the pages, however, there’s a huge amount of tragedy that comes in this novel that you can’t help but sympathise with his character.
However, my favourite character still remains to be Jem, who continues to shine through the pages and through the hearts of Will and Tessa. His devotion to the happiness of others was beautifully inspiring, and continued to be a beacon of hope for the readers from beginning to end of the novel. His presence in the story was beautiful, and I didn’t expect to love a character as much as I loved him.
The novel itself is wonderfully written, being classic Cassandra Clare and being capable of tearing readers hearts in two and stitching them back together by the end of the story. The writing style is simplistic and concise, being beautifully written and admirable.
Overall, I deeply enjoyed this novel, it being one of my all time favourites by Clare, and I cannot wait to discover more about the world in future works.