Book: Clockwork Princess

Author: Cassandra Clare

Rating: 4.5/5

Clockwork Princess-Cassandra Clare

Mortmain’s plan to use the infernal devices, his merciless automatons is missing one thing. Tessa. This is the time when the shadow hunters need to find the location of the Magister. The leader of the London Institute, Charlotte Branwell, is determined to find him before he follows through with his plan. After a fight on the footsteps of the institute with Mortmain’s evil minions, Tessa is abducted. Her fiancé is getting worse and can't go on the chase to find her, but there is Will. His love for Tessa hasn't stopped since Jem and Tess announced their engagement so he decides to be the one to try and save her. As more of her loved ones come and fight to retrieve her from Mortmain’s grasp. Until she realizes only one person can save her, herself.

Social/Historical context:

This is set back in the 1800s where women wore long dresses and weren’t commonly leaders. This is a different side to what we see, this is a different world. We can’t see them or what they are doing but they are preventing the underworld to take over ours. Reading this is quite intriguing; you get to watch the characters who are from the human world react to the differences in the shadow hunters rights and actions. There are also a variety of classes shown in the story, for the maids live and talk much differently to the house owners then humans would expect them to.

Writing Style:

The third person omniscient point of view. This book is told through the view of multiple characters, including Will, Charlotte, Tessa, and Jem. I think this was a good choice by Cassandra Clare because with all the action written in the plot which didn’t include all of the characters this way made it much less confusing. Now, we could hear in more detail what was happening in the scene which made it easier to go along with the plot. Also, she used this style very well as she made it quite clear when she was switching so as I was reading it I always knew who was thinking what.

My Thoughts:

I loved this book, there were many twists which I didn’t expect and a lot of action. New characters joined the series which created new story lines which I enjoyed. The author also filled in many holes which she didn’t complete in the ending of the last book. I thought that she did an amazing job at tying all the characters, and storylines together making the story flow easier. Although, there were parts which were quite slow, and boring but I didn’t really notice because the rest of the story was just so gripping! I think that this was an amazing finale to this series and I’m sad to see it end.

Book Reviewed by Summer Bacon

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