I have another book review for you and this week it is about The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare! If you have been reading for a while now then you will know that I absolutely adore Cassandra’s books and these were certainly no exception. I first read the Mortal Instruments a couple of years ago and ever since I have been trying to get hold of all the rest of her books – of which there are a lot! I currently only have them in e-book form, but I hope to buy the paper copy soon. I suppose you all want to hear what I though of it though so here we go…
Long story short is I absolutely LOVED them! It took me approximately 1 chapter to fall in love with Tessa and her story. She is so brave and went through so much. I think one of my favourite things about all of Cassandra’s books is that she writes the characters so well. They are all very real to the point that I feel like I really know them. I felt the loss and the pain and I laughed along with them throughout the whole trilogy. I loved Tessa, Will and Jem especially though. I feel like Cassandra Clare has truly mastered writing a love triangle without making is soppy or pointless. It really added a whole other depth to her story, characters and their lives.
I don’t want to tell you all too much of what happens, but I will tell you that there is a lot of drama. Just when you think Tessa is safe for a while something else comes out of no where and pulls you back in. This is something that I think Casandra Clare did very well. She balances her stories well between action and down time while that characters are figuring things out. There is also changes of view, so we don’t always see the story from Tessa’s point of view. Sometimes this can be risky and not go so well, but she has done all of the point of view switches in just the perfect place and at just the right time. The switch of view gives you more perspective of Tessa and her relationships and what is going on as well. I think it also allowed me to connect with the other characters who aren’t always centre stage.
Over all I loved this trilogy to pieces as you can probably tell from my glowing report. I recommend all of Cassandra Clare’s books to everyone out there. They are so amazing and there are so many of them that all link together perfectly. At this point I think I know more about Cassandra’s fictional universe than the real world! Have any of you every read a book by Cassandra Clare?
Goodbye for now!
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