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?