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4 Stars: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare Audiobook

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare is the thrilling final book of the Infernal Devices trilogy, so spoilers abound for the first two! If you’ve made it this far in the trilogy, you already have made up your mind about which boy you like better I’m sure, and hopefully you don’t mind love triangles since this is probably the longest lasting one I’ve ever read about…. Clockwork Princess promised to be epic since Mortmain has to be faced eventually right? No more putting it off! Clockwork Princess definitely delivers on the epic battles and epic love scenes, don’t you worry ;-).

Note: I received Clockwork Princess from Simon and Schuster Audio for an honest review. Thank you!!

4 Stars: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare Audiobook

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (The Infernal Devices #3)
Published by Simon and Schuster Audio on March 19th, 2013
Genres: Steampunk, YA
Length: 568 pages
How I got my copy: Publisher
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Tessa Gray should be happy - aren't all brides happy?
Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute.
A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart, will do anything to save her.

4 Stars

Strengths:

  • While it’s a strange place to start, I honestly loved the epilogue of Clockwork Princess. If you’re getting close to the end and you’re unhappy, hold on (though it seems unlikely you would stop when you were that close, haha). Generally I find epilogues to be rather meh, but this one helped me deal with the end of this trilogy much better than I thought I was going to.
  • There have been some ups and downs in the narration of this trilogy for me, but I’m happy to say that I enjoyed the narrator for Clockwork Princess. Fortunately they went back to only one, and he was surprisingly good and British and American accents, as well as female voices. Quite an accomplishment in my opinion!
  • Oh my god, epic battle is epic. I can’t say more, but it is, so many feels.
  • In Clockwork Princess we finally get to find out a bit more about those other people in Shadowhunter society: the Silent Brothers >.>.

Weaknesses:

  •  New rule: no kissing when you should be escaping. It leads to you getting to your friends later than you could have and you never know if they’ll need you. This seriously drove me nuts. Who gets all oo-la-la when an enemy could pop up and stab you at any moment??? Bad plan!
  • While I overall loved the narration, apparently the combination of an American accent and a female character was a stretch for this British male narrator, since Tessa’s voice just didn’t quite do it for me.
  • Love triangles never end soon enough for me!
  • While we found out a little more about Shadowhunter society, I want more answers about The Silent City, these Iron Maidens that are briefly mentioned, and all the other cities. I want all the knowledge! (Yes, this means I have to read The Mortal Instruments next ;-). )

Summary:

I’ll be honest that Clockwork Princess mightily frustrated me in parts, but the epilogue completely saved it. I was so moved, but I couldn’t cry while driving, that’s a bad plan too ;-). The narration was vastly improved fortunately and we finally got to find out so much about Tessa, yey! If you don’t mind love triangles, finish the trilogy, you’ll love it. If you do mind love triangles, think it through a bit and then read Clockwork Princess because who can stand leaving a trilogy unfinished D: .

4 Stars
Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings - Anya

 

 Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

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Comments

  1. I was totally annoyed by the epilogue and felt it was a cop out. I pretend it doesn’t exist. I feel like it was done to make everyone happy. I’m confused as to why you call it a Male British narrator. Perhaps I’m just lost but I don’t recall that anywhere.

    • Aw that’s too bad, to each their own ;-) For the audiobook I was listening to, the narrator seemed to be british, though I could be wrong on that (not great with accents) did you listen to a different version?

  2. Okay, I’m still listening to Clockwork Prince, so I kinda skimmed this review. But it’s good to learn that you liked the narration for this last one! Is it the same guy as from Clockwork Prince? I hope not, because that guy really drives me up the wall (he also narrated some of the Mortal Instruments books, so I was unhappy to hear him returning in CP).

  3. I loved the epilogue! And I’m completely team Will ;) I was the whole time but still really enjoyed the end. I’m hoping they pop up in TMI series somewhere, I’m thinking they might in the last book (since they obviously couldn’t before )? IDK though.

    I’m glad the narration was better this time, always a good thing. Now start TMI!! It’s good and you have to read City of Bones if you’re planning on watching the movie ;)

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