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Grand Finale - Clockwork Princess

Posted by Lee A. Farruga on April 14, 2013 at 7:40 AM

I have been excited about this series since before it was even written. When I met Cassandra Clare at a book signing in 2010 she had just begun work on The Infernal Devices. She was very excited about the series and steampunk. Her excitement was contagious.

If you have not had the pleasure of reading this series yet, I have linked my reviews of the first two books Clockwork Angel (it can be found on pg 9 of this issue of The Dominion Dispatch) and Clockwork Prince to give you an introduction.  Now onward to my review of Clockwork Princess...

The title above for the review of this last book in the series is entirely true. The finale found within the pages of Clockwork Princess is indeed grand. It's quite spectacular!

Author Cassandra Clare has done a fine job of tying up loose ends, solving the biggest mysteries and giving a number of tantalizing snippets of the past ... and present.... of The Mortal Instruments series.

My favourite part of this series has always been the ladies. I have loved head of the institute, Charlotte Branwell, from the very beginning - small, strong and a fabulous warrior mother figure.  Main character Tessa, and even Will's little sister Cecily are strong young ladies. But Sophie Collins is probably the best of them all in this book. I was really pleased with the way the author wrapped up her particular story.

I am also very pleased to say that Magnus has a much bigger role in Clockwork Princess. Fans of Magnus will be thrilled with the developments and backstory found here.

All 568 pages of this book kept me entertained and intrigued to the very end, but sadly it is truly the end. Unlike my girls, I have not read any of the books in The Mortal Instruments series, but now that I have finished its prequel and enjoyed it so much, I really want to continue the story of the Shadowhunters. 

Thank you Cassandra Clare for not only a great series, but a great steampunk series as well. Cheers!

You can find out more about Clockwork Princess and Cassandra Clare at publisher Simon & Schuster Canada

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