By: Cassandra Clare
This review covers the three books in The Infernal Devices Trilogy: Clockwork Angel (Book 1), Clockwork Prince (Book 2), and Clockwork Princess (Book Three).
The Infernal Devices is an intriguing and fast-paced read full of action, romance, and a good bit of creepy. Haters of love triangles should beware this story, but all lovers of young adult paranormal will doubtless fall head over heels for this historical London filled with shadowhunters, vampires, werewolves, demons, warlocks and more.
Content of Series as a whole
The following content is a culmination of the two published books.
Not all of the content listed below appears in each book. Click on the book covers to see a review for a specific book.
- touching (all over in a rather sensual manner)
- making out in a bed (clothing removal)
- Implied sex between minors (outside of marriage) and nudity afterwards
- Implied pornographic images
- references to brothels and wayward behavior
Violence or Gruesome
- surgical follow up to injuries
- gruesome trophies from fallen foes
- references to gruesome & horrific things
- Limited language
- drug use and addiction
- references to drinking
Should The Infernal Devices be read Before or After the Mortal Instruments?
The Infernal Devices Trilogy is a prequel to the Mortal Instruments. The plots and characters are separated from each other to such a degree that I feel you can read and enjoy them in whatever order you wish to. There is some cross over that fans of either series will enjoy, but nothing crucial to understanding the plots and nothing that would really spoil your enjoyment of either series.
Christianity and The Infernal Devices (For my Christian Readers)
The Infernal Devices books in order
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