I know it’s been a while, but I wanted to make a package review on The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare, rather three separate reviews on each book.
So, The Infernal Devices series is composed of three novels: Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess. This is the prequel of The Mortal Instruments series. I find that you can read either series first, if you read TMI first you’ll find nice references in TID; if you read TID first you won’t be spoiled at all on TMI.
On TID itself, it was excellent! I couldn’t put the books down. They were real page-turners. The series is jaw-dropping, heartbreaking, as well as funny, witty with true moral lessons. It is very well written, the characters stick to you, it’s fast-paced, enjoyable, insightful. AWESOME!
So this is the story of Tessa Grey who’s come from New York to London at the request of her brother after the death of her aunt who raised them. It is a story in the 19th century of self-discovery, love, friendship, faith, forgiveness. All the characters are inextricably linked for one reason or another and it is all very well brought to page.
I freaking loved the whole series, though the second and third novel improved on the first.
The Shadowhunter world is, as always, well detailled and welcoming; meaning I want to step into it even knowing the dangers. Who wouldn’t love to kick asses on a daily basis?
The triangle Tessa-Will-Jem is well woven and it is NOT the traditional love triangle of meaningless hate-love. I won’t say much more for I fear to spoil you. I can only do one last thing, it’s to warmly recommend the series to you. It’s one of my faves!
I rated it 5*/5 (no surprise here!)