Reading Challenge: The Infernal Devices

The third and final book in this series, Clockwork Princess, came out this week so in preparation (and as part of my reading challenge for the year) I re-read Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince. I love this series, it's a wonderful fantasy to escape into along the same kind of fantasic universe as Harry Potter and is one of my new all-time favorites, I'll re-read this series over and over again.

A kind of prequil, The Infernal Devices books are filled with some of the surnames to the characters that we've come to know so well through The Mortal Instruments. In this final intallments the inside of the cover/jacket includes a detaitled lineage of the Carstairs, Herondale, and Lightwood families, making it easy to see how the characters of each series are connected.

If you haven't read either The Infernal Devices or The Mortal Instruments books, I would recommend starting with this series (although I wouldn't look at the family tree as it does give some things away for both series). It's a great introduction in to the world of Shadowhunters, Warlocks and other Downworlders. Additionally, Cassandra Clare has a knack for writing great love stories that twist and turn and leave you in moments of complete heartbreak and others of total joy. In these books, set in the late 1800's in London the prose are like reading such classics as Pride and Predjudice and the language is so beautiful and romantic.

The love story of Tessa, Will and Jem is at times heartwrenching, each of the characters is written so thoughtfully that Clare makes the reader fall in love with each of them absolutely. The end wraps up so perfectly, it is the ending that fans have longed for since the beginning of the series.

With this series I was able to complete 2 re-reads and 1 new book toward my reading challenge for the year!

Reading challenge 10-12/50

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