Published March 19th 2013by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Cassandra Clare is one of the few writers out there who can really make a love triangle work. I'm still reeling from the abundance of emotions depicted in this book. One moment I'm rooting for Jem and Tessa to get married and the next I'm hoping for Will to steal her away. Seriously, this is why I think The Infernal Devices successfully captured my heart compared to the more popular The Mortal Instruments series.
And yes Jem is the one constant character that I truly like in the series. He is the epitome of the tragic (and dying) second hero who is doomed to never get the girl despite all his efforts and sacrifices. The mystery and magical aspects are somewhat secondary to all the romantic entanglements between the three leads and as much as I was intrigued to find out the real reason behind Mortmain's obsession with Tessa, all I wondered about is who will she ended up with? I'm glad to say that the ending will definitely satisfy fans of both Will and Jem.
Verdict: 5 stars.
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