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Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2)

4.48 of 5 stars 4.48  ·  rating details  ·  176,500 ratings  ·  11,850 reviews
In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street—and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa’s...more
Hardcover, Collector's First Edition, 502 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by Simon & Schuster, Margaret K. McElderry
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Saniya(Will Herondale is mine)
One tiny request.
Will, can you please write a love letter to me too? So that I hold it in my hand all the time and daydream. Just imagine. Will in real life. *Sigh*
Boy you are one good heck of a writer. No wonder Tessa is all messed up.
I just LOVED it! 4.5/5 stars.
(-0.5 for the fact that, that letter was meant for me and also that Will is mine. xD)

Merged review:

Good news, I got almost all my pics back! :'D

*Desperation scene*
My heart... where is it...?
Ah, I can see it on the floor, broken int...more
Liked Clockwork Angel better than the Mortal Instruments,
that's why I am eagerly awaiting the next installment in the Infernal Devices=]
December 2011 is too far away!!
Can't we just read it now?

It seems people are already choosing sides...
So, in that case, I'll admit that I am...
hahaha, so predictable of me, but I can't help it!


WOW. Wow, wow, wow. Amazing... review to come! :)
Wendy Darling
Have you ever pictured yourself wandering among the tombs at Westminster Abbey, marveling at the sheer wonder of being among the greatest literary figures in history? Sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray is taken to Poets' Corner by someone who understands exactly what such an experience will mean to her, and this lovely little moment in the sequel to Clockwork Angel perfectly encapsulates everything I love about the Infernal Devices series. Tessa is a shapeshifting Shadowhunter who is becoming accustome...more
” Zhe shi jie shang, wo shi zui ai ni de.”

” In this world, I love you the most.”

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Holy Carstairs! This book was perfection!

The hunt for the Magister continues. Although he never shows up in this book. Tessa still tries to help in the hunt for Mortmain by using her power to Change. She feels guilty over her brother, who is still incredibly evil and using someone close to her to spy on them. This book is as full of danger and excitement as the first. Tessa is trying to stay away from brooding Will...more
I might actually die if people are choosing 'teams' like this is the Twilight Saga or something. The "team Gale' 'team Peeta' thing already came close to ruining the Hunger Games for me and after reading this and the MI trilogy I think these might be my favorite books now. If they go down like the twilight books did, with everybody either loving them and being obnoxious and choosing retarded "sides" then sensible people who think this side nonsense is a bunch of BS and that teenagers only like t...more
Steph Sinclair

**Don't click the spoilers if you haven't read the book.**

I think it's time to admit to myself that The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series are just not for me. I suppose it's not a secret I'm not a huge fan of Cassandra Clare's work, but I won't deny that there were some things I did enjoy with each series. However, this was a disappointing read for me. I originally liked the premise of the first book in the Infernal Devices series, but this installment seemed to focus more on the ch...more


Clockwork Angel, why couldn't you be as awesome as Clockwork Prince? Oh, yeah. Tessa and Jem didn't have a romantic relationship. Clockwork Prince was worth the wait, so worth it. I have no regrets, and I love this book.

I managed to love and hate Clockwork Prince at the same time, simply because the love triangle continues to rip out out my heart and splatter it all over the floor. It's *sobs* so *sobs* unfair.

I'm going to try to not, you know, fangirl over Jem. It's so hard for me, bu...more
Nov 17, 2010 Mariama marked it as to-read
I simply can't wait!

I don't understand why everyone is taking sides. She's so obviously going to choose Will. Why? because she's stupid, just like most girls in books like this. Anyone with a half a brain would choose Jem. Sweet, funny beautiful Jem. I know I would. But hey what can you do?
Real rating is 3.5 stars. Meh. Bleh. Blargh. Gah. Eugh.

Okay, so I have to admit that this review is probably going to come off and/or sound more like me complaining about something that I, personally, didn't like rather than something that was really wrong with the book itself. but I don't complain much so this is going to be okay, right? So, basically, what I'm trying to say is take this review with a grain of salt; unless you're a total Will fan like me you will probably love this book to...more
Marcy Jo
Readers have come to expect certain things from any book written by Cassandra Clare:

*Prose that packs a punch, flowing from the gorgeously poetic to the viscerally gritty and back again so seamlessly that you forget you’re reading at all as scenes bleed from the page into your mind’s eye.

*Dialogue that is so riotously hilarious that you will quote lines at your friends for ages, as well as dialogue that feels so profoundly personal you want to tattoo it onto your body.

*Characters that we genuin...more
Feb 09, 2012 kari rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
Five hundred pages in which very little occurs other than (say it with me) the love triangle. This whole book is a love triangle in search of a story.
Do they find Mortmain? No.
Do they even find out where he might be? No.
Do they find out why Mortmain wants Tessa? No.
Do they find out what exactly Tessa is? No.
Do Tessa and Jem get up close and personal? Yes.
Do Tessa and Will get up close and personal? Yes.
Do you get my point? I hope so.
I don't like this.
There is nothing that happens here that moves...more
Beautiful, compelling, and heart-breaking.

The wait for this book had been an agonizing one. After falling in love with the characters and their enthralling stories in Clockwork Angel, all I wanted this year was to delve into this book and have all my questions answered. And answered, they were – in the most horrifying and heart-wrenching of ways. It was almost with fear that I ploughed on through this book. I had heard the rumours beforehand. I knew something would take place that would leave me...more
Aug 13, 2011 Joyzi marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Fans of TMI trilogy
Recommended to Joyzi by: Cassandra Clare
Holy cheesecakes! This will come out on December 6?!! Why oh why are you doing this to me Cassie?

Can't wait, can't wait!

Go Team Jem!
Rachel ♥Reads Ravenously♥
5 stars

“If no one cares for you at all, do you even really exist?”

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This series just keeps getting better and better!

Clockwork Prince continues from where Clockwork Angel left off. The Shadowhunters are looking for the Magister, Charlotte has been given 2 weeks to find him under threat of losing leadership of the Institute. Tessa and Jem have grown closer since Will spurned Tessa (not that Jem knows this). There are spies in the halls of the Institute, and Will, Tessa and Jem must find ou...more
I know why I love Will so much, and so irritated with Jem, and awed by Tessa's choice. It's because I am so attached to this book. Awesome series! I really love how the story is written although I am still devastated of Will's fate. I cried at the end of the story.
So I can say that I love and hate this book.

Clockwork Prince reveals why Will was so broken and tried his best to push people away, to raise their hatred all the times. It was because Will didn't want anyone to die for caring about him...more
Team Will?

I think the asshole-pretty boy shouldn't win for once... (though I love Jace, this Will character is a pain)


I'm impressed by Cassandra Clare... she really learned how to make a strong love triangle. In Mortal Instruments, I think around 95% of the people were team Jace instead of Simon. Here, it seems pretty equal. :)

EDIT: 12/20/11

Oh dear. I am halfway through reading this book, and I can already feel myself changing sides. Team Will...? He now has an explanation...more
A problem I didn't note in my Clockwork Angel review, but was made rather clear by reading Clockwork Prince, was that the characters do not feel Victorian in the least. They feel like the smirking, hip teenage demon hunters of Clare's The Mortal Instruments. There's just far too much sarcasm used. Oscar Wilde was indeed known for his dry wit, but it wasn't really common for Victorians to be outwardly sarcastic with each other. They did things with style and subtlety. Even if my history of Victor...more
I hated this book (60%), then I liked it (30%), and then I loved it (10%).

The Black:

The most dreadful part of this series is the love triangle (which is, ironically, the most loved as well). I have an honest question, and I geniunely want to know the answer as well: Why do YA authors feel the need to include a love triangle? Why?

Back to Clockwork Prince; the Will-Tessa-Jem love triangle is quite possibly the worst I have ever had the misfortune of coming across.

There are several ways to make a...more
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Before reading:

OH MAH GAWSH. The cover ... is so beautiful. Jem! 8D Squee.

And whoa whoa whoa ... DECEMBER 6TH? ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING? I thought this was coming out in the fall! WTF, man?! Dude. This sucks.

Update: WHOA DECEMBER 6TH? For some reason I was convinced it was coming out on the 12th. I have no idea why. But anyway. HOORAAYYY. IT'S LIKE CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY. Of course, it doesn't really matter since I don't really have a way to buy it at the moment. (Mostly the no-money problem.) Also...more
Feb 08, 2012 Kira marked it as no-frakkin-way
Shelves: angels-and-demons, ya
Nope. No. I will not do it. I am ecstatic for the next installment in the Mortal Instruments, and I love the NY Shadowhunter crew, but this prequel series is insufferable. I couldn't even finish Clockwork Angel. It bored me to death. It bored me so much I contemplated eating all the pages just to amuse myself.

Unfortunately, ink is not the most digestible of materials.

So I'm done here. No, I will not cave. I am unendingly excited for City of Lost Souls (mostly because I'm wishing on all the shoes...more
Rating after finished the book: 0.5 star. Hell, it's even worse than Clockwork Angel...

Clockwork Angel Review:

Before I pen the actual review, I want to express my feeling toward Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Prince, it can be summarized with the two photos below...



I'm seriously NOT AMUSED! In fact for most of the time I had difficulty suppressing my disbelief!

Dec 28, 2011 MISS VAIN rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: You! Yes, you!!!
"Demon Pox, Oh, Demon Pox,
Just how is it acquired?
One must go down to the bad part of town,
Until one is very tired.
Demon Pox, Oh, Demon Pox
I had it all along--
No, not the pox, you foolish blocks,
I mean this very song--
For I was right and you were wrong!"

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that Clockwork Prince is the best Cassandra Clare book thus far. Is book was dark, gritty, fun, exciting, bittersweet, hilarious, scary and managed to bring me to my knees in heartache. I laughed, cried...more
Before I begin writing about the book, let me make one thing crystal clear: Jem is mine.

"'Just some dust in my throat,' Jem reassured them. He looked not ill but very tired, though his exhaustion only served to point up the delicacy of his features. His beauty did not blaze like Will's did in fierce colors and repressed fire, but it had its own muted perfection, the loveliness of snow falling against a silver-gray sky."

I love Cassandra Clare and yet I dislike her. I thought Alec from TMI was per...more
This book has turned me into an immature manic mess. I want to stomp around and demand the next book right NOW. I am also simultaneously patting myself on the book for finally getting around to reading it, and kicking myself in the shins for not having enough patience to wait for Clockwork Princess so I wouldn't be putting myself through this torture! It's a bit of a sweet torture, but torture nonetheless. Oh why do you do this to me Cassandra Clare? Anyways enough about my temper tantrum and on...more
This has brought me back to tears again. This just sounds so sad and heart breaking. Oh Will. :((

Merged review:

5 of 5 stars


Everything just freaking hurts.

I was compelled, awed, confused and utterly heart-broken. This book was a whirlwind of emotion. It was just too emotional that I am seriously having a hard time thinking what to say in here. The last part left me completely torn that I didn't know what emotion I should feel first. I just wanna lie on my bed, stare at the ce...more
Yue [Wonder of living]
Jun 23, 2012 Yue [Wonder of living] rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: For fans of Cassandra Clare
Shelves: can-t-wait-2011

I can't wait for this book!


End of story.<3



DECEMBEEEEER. I can't wait. I can't wait. I can't wait. I can't wait.<3

Three words:

Guys I have issues putting reviews into words. Sorry for the incoherent nonsense, and I'll put my foot down and I'll actually write a legitimate one.

It's been almost half a year sin...more
Annie Brewer
OH. My God. Can I please have like 5 boxes of tissues?! Holy shit! That was UH-MAZING!!!! All of it. I've been a basketcase but that last chapter or 3 did me in. I need time to sort through my emotions and mushy brain before I write a proper review.

But let me just say, this is the best little fictional family I've ever had the pleasure to know. Will, Tessa, Jem, Henry, Charlotte, Magnus, Sophie, Gideon....I fucking love you all! Omg I don't want it to be the last book. I hate that there's only...more
Part One.



Finally. My copy has arrived from America.

This will be me in 2 minutes...


Part Two.

Full Review coming soon. :D

Merged review:

Part One.



Finally. My copy has arrived from America.

This will be me in 2 minutes...


Part Two.

Full review coming soon guys. :D
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Wow! My faith has been restored!!

I have to hand it to Cassandra Clare. She is such a brilliant writer. It's not a secret that I'm a mega-fan of TMI books but when it came time to read these Victorian era reads I admit I struggled with the first one, so it's very rare indeed that I happened to fall head over heels in love with the second book in the series!

Clockwork Prince has a lot of golden moments that lead up to some really fascinating stuff. I feel like I've finally connected with these char...more
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"Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilo...more
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“Ah,” said a voice from the doorway, “having your annual ‘everyone thinks Will is a lunatic’ meeting, are you?
“It’s biannual,” said Jem. “And no, this is not that meeting.”
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