This was the best book I have ever read. I laughed, I cried, and I gasped. The ending was brilliant and made my heart melt. Cassandra is brilliant! The narrator was also very good. He pronounced everything clearly and his accents were spot on!
I have bought all of the mortal instruments, and the infernal devices books, and this was by FAR the best. After listening to 100s of audio books, this was one of the best narrators I've ever heard. And Cassandra Claire is of course amazing. Absolutely worth every penny.
In short... I recommend this series. All three books were very enjoyable. And, you get the supreme pleasure of a happy ending. That allows me to walk away from this series fully satisfied. And that's pretty rare. You usually end up lamenting about one character or another, wanting more or different. But not with this series. Just enjoyable listening, an interesting story, intriguing and likable characters and an awesome ending. Ahhhhhh. :)
It's among my favorites, for sure.
When Will finds Tessa in Mortmain's lair. I was laughing and crying at the same time. Phenomenal.
That would be a toss up between Tessa, Will and Magnus. I adore all of them, though. It was brilliantly done.
I laughed, I cried, I gasped, I held my breath, it was amazing.
Clockwork Princess is the third and final installment in The Infernal Devices trilogy by the incomparable Cassandra Clare. I was terrified to read this book, I won't lie. I bought it the moment it released and then started it and put it down, so very afraid of what was going to happen to my beloved Tessa, Will and Jem. I wanted to know what happened- yes- but I didn't want it to be over. I did not want to say goodbye. So I shelved it. I'm a wimp, I own it. However, after my recent visit to Oblong Books & Music where I got to hear Cassie speak & get a picture with her and Holly Black (yay!), I found I was unable to put it off any longer. I put on my big girl panties and started the book again.
The story picks up not long after Clockwork Prince ended and dives right back into the action. I have to say, I was so happy that this book was so long. My hardcover copy was over 500 pages-I LOVE big books. Love them. And I felt Clare really tied all the necessary threads off to satisfactorily wind up her trilogy. I honestly don't know how to review this book without gushing and screaming in both happiness and heartbreak. There is just so much to scream about. And we don't do spoilers here and I would never want to be responsible for ruining someone else's reading experience.
I will say this-all of you authors attempting to write love triangles, you should all be taking notes from Cassandra Clare. Here, finally, we have a TRUE triangle. Three people who all truly love one another-not in a weird, kinky way- but real, deep, abiding, lasting, timeless love. Both romantic love and the love between friends and/or brothers, it leaps off the pages. Who should Tessa choose? No matter what happens, someone's heart will be broken, they could all potentially wind up alone and shattered inside.
Reading this book was a bit of a traumatic experience if I'm being honest. I couldn't stop once I'd started again. I had to know what would happen and how things would fall in the end. It was beautiful and brilliant and I know I'm gushing, I'm sorry but I am sincere in saying that I don't think I will ever love a series or the characters therein as much as I have these ones. They have left their marks on my soul and I see many re-reads in my future.