3/24/13

Clockwork Princess


Author: Cassandra Clare 
Pages: 568 
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry 
Format: Hardcover 
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Summary (from Goodreads): 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.



Wow. Just... wow. I haven't been so impressed with an author (or a book) in a long time. Cassandra Clare managed to grab me from the first page and kept me hooked throughout. There were absolutely no dull points or times the story dragged. I couldn't put it down for the life of me. 

I was so afraid that this was going to be the one book in the trilogy I didn't like as much - isn't that usually the case when it comes to the conclusion of an amazing series? - but I found myself  more in love with this one than I'd been with the first two. Cassie's ability to show the strength of relationships made this book shine: scenes with Jem and Will brought me to tears. Lots and lots and lots of tears (and no, Google, I don't care that this wasn't a proper sentence. Take your green squiggles and go).

If you're a fan of Cassandra Clare's writing, I definitely recommend you go out and get yourself a copy of Clockwork Princess (that is if you haven't already). If you've never encountered Cassie's writing before, I recommend you pick up both Clockwork Angel and City of Bones and see where it takes you. 

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