Book Review: Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices: Manga, #3) by Cassandra Clare


Synopsis from Goodreads:

A prequel to Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, The Infernal Devices is the story of Tessa Gray, a sixteen-year-old American girl traveling alone to Victorian London who runs afoul of the city’s sordid supernatural underworld. Rescued by the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, Tessa quickly finds herself caught up in an intrigue that may very well destroy her new friends – including the two enigmatic young men, Jem and Will, who have taken her under their wing.

My mini-review:

“It has been the privilege and the honor of my life to know you.”

Even in manga form, the ending made me shatter into a million little FEELS. Will, Jem and Tessa are probably my all-time favourite love triangle.

Once again, I highly recommend this to any fan of the Shadowhunter world.

★★★★ (4.5 stars) because it’s close, but it doesn’t have all the magic that the original book does.

Book Review: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Synopsis 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.

My mini-review:

“Sometimes one must choose whether to be kind or honorable,” he said. “Sometimes one cannot be both.”

I have nothing else to say other than it has been an absolute pleasure reading this trilogy. I almost wish I would have read slower so as to prolong my experience in the world of Shadowhunters.

★★★★ (4.5 stars) for truly placing me in another world.