read Clockwork Angel back in the spring/summer of 2011 and loved it. When I read the sequel, Clockwork Prince, it made my favorites list of 2012. Why it took me so long to read Clockwork Princess, especially considering it has been sitting on my shelf since it was released a year ago, is a complete mystery to me. Maybe it is because I knew the end was coming to this trilogy, and I simply did not want to face it. Maybe I was worried that the final book would not live up to the rest of the series. Maybe I just wanted to avoid it altogether. Whatever the reason, it no longer matters. I finally picked it up and can now chalk up another series being completed.
Clockwork Princess, the final installment of The Infernal Devices trilogy, follows the fight between the Shadowhunters and Mortmain. We get to enter the ultimate showdown between good and evil. We learn more about Tessa and get to stand next to her as she prepares for her wedding day. We get to experience the power of love and the connection of family, whether it may be by blood or something more. We feel the pain of loss, the triumph of success, and the hope that keeps us going even in the darkest of times.
There are so many trilogies or series that have left me with mixed emotions. Clockwork Princess took me on lots of highs and lows, but it left me satisfied in the end. I would even venture to say it ended with perfection. All that waiting apparently paid off.
Have you dove into The Infernal Devices trilogy? Did you love it as much as I did?
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
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It's always so nice when a series ends well. I hate being disappointed on the last in the trilogy after loving the first 2 books! I haven't read these yet.ReplyDelete
Becca Lostinbooks ... I definitely recommend this series! It is just so much fun!!Delete
I need to get on board with these!ReplyDelete
Suey ... Yes you do!! I really enjoyed this trilogy!Delete
This was definitely a good ending. It wasn't perfect but I don't think there would have been a way to realistically make it work out in a more satisfying way. You just wish things could have been different, knowing they couldn't. But oh, that one farewell scene had me literally sobbing. I haven't cried like that while reading in a long time.ReplyDelete
Have you read the Mortal Instruments books? I am still debating picking them up. I chose to start with this series because I like the Victorian setting more but then there's the movie of the other series. I don't know what to do. ;)
Kristen M. ... I had tears in more than one place in this book, but if I'm thinking about the same scene as you ... yes!!! My goodness!!Delete
I have read the first Mortal Instruments book, but I did not love it like I did Clockwork Angel. I also like the Victorian setting in this one. I will likely try to go back and read the Mortal Instruments, though I will probably need to re-read the first one again.
I love Cassandra Clare. I was a huge fan of the mortal instruments series so I read the infernal devices as I was waiting for the next book to come out, and ended up obsessed with them as well. Clockwork Princess was a great book, all of the feels, but I was really upset by the ending, and only because I love Jem so much. such a fangirl haha :pReplyDelete
Toni ... Without being too spoiler-ish, I'm curious what upset you about the ending. Maybe we can even chat via email?!? Feel free to email me at tiftalksbooks (at) gmail (dot) com!Delete