The Clockwork Princess

Finished The Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare.

Summary (from Goodreads):

“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.”

I mostly loved this story and its trilogy.  My only complaint is with the ending, which I thought was a bit of a cop-out.

Most people who read this story will be either Team Jem (me) or Team Will (probably most people, including my friends Steph and Kathy).  So who will she pick?  Ending. Was. A. COP-OUT.

Note: this is not to say that I hated the ending.  It made me happy.  But still. Cop-out.

Even so, I absolutely loved this series and am so sad to see it end.  If you haven’t read it, it’s definitely worth the read.  Highly recommended.


1 thought on “The Clockwork Princess

  1. I haven’t read this series, but I do know about the ending, and I have to agree. Total cop out. I’m glad that you still enjoyed the trilogy and that it didn’t ruin things for you, though.

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