Book Reviews: Clockwork Prince & Clockwork Princess

Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Set in late 1870's, the Shadowhunters of the London Institute have helped Tessa find safety from the Magister. Guarded fiercely by cursed Will and loyal Jem, Tessa journeys to learn more about her mysterious parentage. When someone close betrays them, armies of vicious automatons attempt to end the Shadowhunter race. Tessa's powers, Mortmain's secrets, Will and Jem's devotion, and the fighters of the Institute may all tip the balance between good and evil, peace and carnage.

I have to admit, after finishing this trilogy (The Infernal Devices), I may have enjoyed it more than Clare's sister-series The Mortal Instruments. The characters felt more developed, making connections to them that much more deep and heart-wrenching. Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess both have numerous unexpected, shocking, and tear-jerking moments, and who doesn't love those? It says a lot about a story (and the author) when emotions are felt that strongly just from reading words on a page. The Infernal Devices is an easy to read, easy to get attached to, fabulous trilogy for YA lovers and reluctant readers. 

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