The Clockwork Princess is the final book in The Infernal Devices trilogy which was written as a prequel series to Mortal Instruments series.
For those who have not read The Infernal Devices trilogy, let me give you a brief overview. The books are set in Victorian England and the story starts with Tessa Grey heading to London from America to search for her missing brother. She soon finds herself part of a world that she did not know existed – a world full of Nephilim, warlocks, werewolves, demons, automatons, etc. As she stays at the Institute, the home for Shadowhunters, Nephilim who fight demons in order to protect us mere humans, she searches for the truth of her own identity, battles demons, and falls in love – of course there’s a love triangle – isn’t there always? I thoroughly enjoyed this book in spite of becoming tired of love triangles (this one does have a uniqueness), and the books are filled with so much more – adventure, battles, death, triumph, magic, technology, demons, warlocks, politics, family feuds, … making the series fast and fun – a great way to kill a rainy weekend.
For those who have read the first two books and are eagerly awaiting a chance to read the final piece of the story, the final book does not disappoint. Maybe things are a little too tidily wrapped up, but hey –this is fiction – why not? There are epic battles, lives will be ended and changed, new loves will be found, and hearts will be broken. Will or James? I’m not telling! 😉
Title: Clockwork Princess
Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Publication: Margaret K. McElderry Books, March 2013