by Cassandra Clare
(possible series spoilers, but nothing for this book~~~)
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
Now that exams are finished I figured its prime time to re-open the wounds this book left me with.
First off can I just talk about the cover?????? Because its absolutely gorgeous. And the inside of the jacket has a Shadowhunter family tree, which I would not recommend looking at until you've finished reading because it would spoil a few things, but its so pretty and I am in love.
Anyway, the book itself is the third and final instalment of the Infernal Devices series, which is the prequel series to the Mortal Instruments, and there are even more Shadowhunter books on the way. If you're new to the series and wondering where to start, I would suggest reading City Of Bones and going in order of publication from there, as many things intertwine in the second half of the Mortal Instruments and the Infernal Devices series.
I read this book in about two days, most of it in one, coming home one day from class and thinking to myself "I'm finishing that tonight", I sat my ass down and read for 11 hours. The second half of this book wrecked my heart in every possible way, so basically I was sobbing from 7pm - 2am that day. My main cause for tears was simply Jem and Will's friendship, and Jem's sickness and it was all terrible. I felt bad for Tessa too, sick fiance, awkward love triangle between parabatai, but honestly I don't think any character ever has made me feel more emotions than Will Herondale. Everything is just so tragic for him, his parabatai is sick and dying, his sister randomly shows up in attempt to bring him home, he loves Tessa, he had that whole "curse" thing, the whole thing just makes me burn with rage and tears. He is just so dedicated throughout everything that comes his way, its really wonderful how he even manages to go on after about the half way point in this novel. Poor baby :(
The demon killing action in this novel was wonderful, I only wish that the final battle had been a bit more grand in itself, however the clockwork things are way creepier than I ever found the demons themselves to be. The ending of this fight was brilliant, it was just so cool, you go girl!
The end of the whole thing is my only slight complaint, like, it was perfect and there is no way to be upset with it AT ALL. Perhaps too good? hmm.
Either way demons, sex, love triangles, cold blooded killing, what more could you want?