Friday, April 26, 2013

The End of the Devices

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
I feel like every time I read one of Clare's books, I say this one is now my favorite. Except this time, seriously, this is my favorite and I don't think any book of hers can top this. (Although it does at least leave some clues and get me excited for both the last Mortal Instrument book and her new series The Dark Artifices.)

As I wrote in my last review of this series, it really is an amazing love trilogy. I will actually go as far as saying this is the best love triangle I can ever remember reading. You care about every character so much, and could legitimately argue for Tessa to end up with either one.

This will sound a little cliche, but there's no better way to describe the ending except that's it's beautiful. I don't ever remember crying reading one of Clare's books, but this one brought me to tears several times. (Even when I read while waiting at the DMV!)

I am still mildly upset about the spoilers in the family tree on the cover (although now that I've finished the book, love that it's there!). But on top of that after a big revelation, I google-d a character to see how they fit into the Mortal Instruments books, and basically ruined the epilogue. But even with the spoilers, I still loved the book, I just wish I had been a bit more surprised. (Although even with the spoilers I still was!)

I am a little, or maybe a lot, disappointed to see this series end. Although once she has all of the books published, I'd love to go back and read them all over. After all, I read the first in June 2010, almost 3 years ago, and know there's details I've forgotten. But first I guess I'll have to wait for Clare to finish writing all the shadowhunter books (and I guess see the movie while I'm waiting!).


Today I'm linking up with Blonde Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday!


  1. Your review makes me even more excited to read it! It's waiting for me at the library right now.

    I'll have to remember not to look at the family tree but I don't know if I'll be able to help myself. :)

    1. You should definitely try to avoid it, although it's hard while it's right there. But even so, I still loved the book even though I had an idea of what to expect.

  2. Hi there! Stopping by from Kelly's Korner. I don't blog but like to read them :) I am kind of obsessed with Baton Rouge, so I was drawn in by your blog name. I'll look forward to reading!

  3. I'd really like to start this series. Maybe later this year. Great review. Wish I was reading it now!

  4. Thanks for stopping by!!! Love your wedding pics:)