The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare consists of Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess. It’s a gripping and wonderful historical urban fantasy following Tessa Gray as she descends into the supernatural underworld of Victorian London in the search of her brother. It’s also one of my favorite Shadowhunter series, and my absolute favorite love triangle in any books!
I love Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, and this one was just as good, if not even better! The world building with the touches of historical England was amazing, and I loved getting a background to the Shadowhunter world. As in all Cassandra Clare’s books, there were non-stop action and epic battles between good and evil, old family secrets and vengeances, a world full of magical beings, vampires, demons and warlocks living right among humans, as well as a secret organization set out to rule the British Empire with the help of its magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures.
But the best part was definitely the enchanting characters. Tessa was such a strong and intelligent female lead that I immediately rooted for, and I was so happy and relieved when she found safety and allies at the Shadowhunter Institute, and becoming friends (or more…) with Will and Jem. I took Jem to my heart from the very start, loving him for his kindness and sweetness. As for Will, I was a bit frustrated with him at first, but he worked his magic on me along the way, so in the end I felt that he and Tessa would be the perfect match. I must say though, that Cassandra Clare’s way of solving the issue with the love triangle is so clever! I think it’s the best love triangle solution I’ve encountered in any book, how she let both boys have very separate but beautiful ties to Tessa and how the three of them had such a respectful and mature understanding. Despite both of them loving Tessa, the parabatai bond between Will and Jem were always build upon trust, respect and affection. And the ending of this trilogy just made my heart melt! I’m so happy how it all came full circle, giving everyone a happy ending of sort!
All in all, this trilogy is a historical fantasy masterpiece full of danger and betrayal, love and loss, secrets and enchantment, woven together into a breathtaking and gripping magical tale, that also serves as a prequel to The Mortal Instruments and the whole Shadowhunter world.
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