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Series: The infernal devices #3
Publication: march 2013
Goodreads: "Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.
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."
“There are some things worst than death.
Not to be loved or not to be able to love.”
My heart has never felt this way after finishing a series... Is it was possible to feel such tempered happiness as well as such overwhelming grief for everyone involved?
THIS is how a love triangle should be written, in a way that preserves the honor of everyone involved. There isn't another series out there that has ever managed to handle one with such love and kindness and respect.
This is truly one of the most beautiful love stories I have ever witnessed. All negative thoughts about love triangles are thrown out the window with THIS story! It does not describe two men fighting over one woman, but three people loving each other equally; friendship is just as important as passion. The bonds of brotherhood hold just as much weight as the importance of desire. Selfishness holds no power, Sacrifice no reward. For when one is hurting, everyone is hurting.
We finally wrap everything up. All the mysteries, the secrets, mortmain plans, the origins of Tessa and what more she can do.
Tessa is an unique character, strong and determined, but also shows her vulnerable side and love most times. Jem struggles with his illness so that he won't leave Will and Tessa, as well as discovering his parabatai unconditional love for his fiancee. Will shows his real soft and caring side through out the book which makes him even braver and alluring, he feels torn between his heart and his oath, and will have tough decision to make.
An incredible and unforgettable emotional roller coaster, without a doubt.
And that epilogue...
I didn't think I was going to cry like that, but it happened. I was sobbing my way through those pages non-stop. I was happy with the epilogue. The way everything came full circle was perfect. I'm team Will and shall always be but i felt her lowliness without him andI am very much glad that one can live to people equally and differently at the same time.
It was still shocking to me how the h ole Jem changing back happen but it all turned out amazingly put together and It drove the point home of how everybody and everything in this story was intertwined.
"I knew you thought there to be some corruptive force about you that would break me. I meant to show you that I would not break, that love was not so fragile."
Sometimes a soul-mate is not a lover, but instead a friend who is closer than a brother.
The author chose an ending which worked on so many levels without feeling like a copout.
Certainly one of my favorite trilogies!