Tuesday marks the release of Cassandra Clare’s “Clockwork Princess,” the final installment in The Infernal Devices series. Popular fan site, TMI Source rounded up top bloggers and reporters to discuss their favorite scenes from The Infernal Devices in a two-part series.
My top five favorite scenes are:
1.Jem and Tessa's moment at Blackfriers bridge and the clockwork creatures that chase them. (CA)
2. Tessa and Will's ball balcony experience. (CP)
3. When Tessa meets Jem playing the violin. (CA)
4. Tessa burns her hand, torn between the boys. (CP)
5. Will’s demon pox dance!(CP)
Here’s what I had to say about my first and second favorite scenes over at TMI Source.
Tessa and Jem at Blackfriars Bridge (Clockwork Angel, Chapter 14: Blackfriars Bridge)
Though it’s hard to label any of Cassandra Clare’s scenes as being my “favorite,” if I had to choose then it would be when Tessa and Jem are at the Blackfriars Bridge in ‘Clockwork Angel.’ I’ve always loved how Clare weaves real settings into her beautifully develop world of the Nephilim. To me this scene is wonderful because of three reasons.
I love the tender and comfortable chemistry between Tessa and Jem. Often times people think of chemistry as being scenes such as Tessa and Jem in his room (Clockwork Prince.) As steamy as that scene was this scene showed me the believable chemistry that was developing between these two.
Jem’s compassion in this scene truly made me love his character. I’m typically a fan the sarcastic boys like Will and Jace but Jem is a completely amazing character. I love how he defends and talks about Will. You can really see the “bromance” here. Also, I love how he replies to Tessa when she says, “But you know you’re human.” He replies, “As are you. In all that matters.” I just love this line and the comfort he can give her when she is so lost.
Finally, the action. Who doesn’t love a good clockwork creature encounter? For me, this moment pulled together all that I love in The Infernal Devices. Now just sprinkle in some of Will’s wit!
Dirty Sexy Balcony Scene (Clockwork Prince, Chapter 12: Masquerade)
Oh how the fandom has had fun with the, “Dirty Sexy _____ Scenes” and the balcony scene between Will and Tessa did not disappoint. In fact, it is one of my favorite examples of sexual tension. When will started taking down Jessamine’s pins from Tessa’s hair and removing her gloves….wow. Not to downplay the sexiness of their kiss but THAT was sexy and somehow sweet at the same time. After reading it several times, I see that Will is showing her that he really “sees” her despite his big front and act that he plays with everyone. Anyone that reads The Infernal Devices can see early on that Will is covering for some horrible thing from his past. Of course, he don’t know what but in this scene we see a glimpse at the true Will, a Will who had not had any fizzy lemonade!
Read about more favorite scenes discussed by Alyssa (TMI Source,) Megan (TMI Source,) Cat (TMI Source,) Amber (TMI Institute,) and Tita (TMI News en Español) in this part 1 and part 2 TMI Source series.
What are your favorite scenes from Cassandra Clare’s Infernal Devices series?
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