I have officially finished The Infernal Devices. I have to say that I am sad it ended. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare, was the final book in the series and it plucked at every heartstring like Jem plucking the strings of his violin. All the good books do. The ones that you disappear into it’s pages and their laughter echo’s in the chambers of my book lovers heart. I laughed, I cried, gasped in horror, even muttered ” I knew it.”
I hate spoilers, as you all very well know by now, but I just have to talk about this book. I won’t spill any spoilers. Promise. 😉 Though for those of you who have read and loved these characters, you’ll know what I am talking about.
First off, wow. Second, Jem and Will. Most of the lumps in my throat, and the tears welling up in my eyes were from the interactions between the two of them. Especially in their moments when they talked about their bond to each other and their bond with Tessa. Jem is a sweet and gentle character and the way he loves is so deep and genuine.
With that being said, I am going to talk about Will for a moment. We really got to see the real Will in this book. He still quoted books and still had his sarcastic sense of humor. I know everybody loves Will Herondale. To be honest so do I. I thought that I would remain unbiased, because I honestly love both Jem and Will and was not going to pit them against the other by shipping Wessa or Jessa. The thing about Will, is that despite falling in love everyday with Tessa, and knowing in his heart that there would be no other for him, he loved seeing her happy despite her being happy in the arms of his best friend. He loved both of them that much. He kept a respectful distance. Then when he left Jem’s side to find their girl… The feels…
Jem… just as much as my heart ached for Will, my heart just as much ached for Jem. He did the most selfless act and I love him for it.
I am really glad that we get to see the conflicting feelings Tessa was sifting through. I mean how confusing is it be in love with two guys at the same time. She was devoted to both of them, loved both of them deeply. Yet I also saw the difference in the two romances. Now we also know where the Herondale scar that Jace has comes from.. 😉
The scene with Starkweather…. I was not a fan of him but now seeing him stand up for Charlotte and offering Tessa a precious gift in the form of accepting her as she is.. Again more feelings!!!
The Lightwoods… they totally grew on me.
The end……….. 😥
I loved this series. I may go as far as to say that I think I enjoyed them a little more then The Mortal Instruments. As much as loved them, I loved the storyline and the plots that The Infernal Devices had in store. I mentioned in my first review that I loved seeing little glimpses of traits that will eventually be inherited by Alec, Isabelle, Jace and Clary. I am excited to reread The Mortal Instruments now. I feel like after reading The Infernal Devices, I understand the bigger picture. In fact if you have never read any of the books, I recommend reading The Infernal Devices first and then The Mortal Instruments.
If you have not read the book, Go!
If you have what are feelings towards Jem and Will?
Till my next review!