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Printul mecanic (The Infernal Devices #2)

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În lumea magică a Londrei Victoriene, Tessa Gray şi-a şăsit În Sfârşit Locul, Alături de vânătorii de umbre. Dar liniştea se dovedeşte a fi trecătoare când forţe întunecate din Conclav plănuiesc s-o înlăture pe Charlotte, protectoarea ei, de la conducerea Institutului. Dacă se va întâmpla acest lucru, Tessa va ajunge pe străzi, pradă uşoară pentru misteriosul Magistru, car ...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published March 2012 by Leda (first published December 6th 2011)
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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
my video review/discussion can be found here:

So many things were revealed in this book and I just can't get over everything that went down. MADNESS.

Oct 24, 2012 Saniya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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! :)

“Tess, Tess, Tessa.

Was there ever a more beautiful sound than your name? To speak it aloud makes my heart ring like a bell. Strange to imagine that, isn’t it – a heart ringing – but when you touch me that is what it is like: as if my heart is ringing in my chest and the sound shivers down my veins and splinters my bones with joy.

Why have I written these words in this book? Because of you. You taught me to love this book where I had scorned it. When I
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
Dec 21, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, signed
” 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
Dec 10, 2011 Kaitlin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, steampunk, ya
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
Jul 05, 2015 Bangadybangz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good God, this book has created quite the set-up for Clockwork Princess! It has all the makings of a brilliantly crafted tragic love story, and I CANNOT WAIT to find out what happens next! I don't even care that the main villain didn't even make an appearance, this love triangle has me so enthralled XD
Bring on the feels!!!
Ava Oceana


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
Apr 08, 2016 Maureen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So much love and heartbreak and just EVERYTHING.
I love everyone so much and I love this world and I love reading about these characters.
There were a few times while listening this that I had to pause or because I was getting stressed by happenings and just FEELING THINGS SO DEEPLY.
I love Tessa and Will and Jem so MUCH.
Needless to say this audiobook was waaaaay better than the Clockwork Angel audiobook and I can't wait to listen to Clockwork Princess!
Mar 20, 2016 Maxwell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, audiobook, 2016
Compelling plot-line:
Superfluous mention of characters' eye colors:
Demon pox:
Romantic relationships galore:
Character development:
Nov 17, 2010 Mariama marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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?
Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
This series makes me want to cry because of how absolutely fantastic it is. I was worried that Clockwork Prince wouldn't live up to the greatness that Clockwork Angel was but it turned out to be just as great, or even better than the first book. This series really never fails to amaze me!

I can't even begin to count how many times my heart broke and put itself back together again while reading Clockwork Prince. Especially for Will. Poor, William Herondale. All those wasted years, and what it'
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
Feb 09, 2012 kari rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Melissa Martin
Dear Sweet Book!

I am so loving this trilogy. I am only hoping good things happen in the last book. Dear God, I will have to Hulk Smash many things if it doesn't!


As we know in the first one Tessa's brother Nate got away and he is working with the enemy. That enemy would be Mortmain. He makes automatons and makes them kill people and he gets the werewolves hooked on a drug that kills them. He's just a really cheerful villain. He is trying to g
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
This is the first one of Cassandra Clare's books that I've ever given 5 out of 5 stars to. THIS WAS AMAZING. So many fantastic moments with my boo Jem. But now I'm also like WILLLLLL and I don't even know what to do with myself tbh UGH SO GOOD
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!

Rachel Reads Ravenously (AKA The Wildcard Reader)
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
Joel (Throne of books)
*I will keep this brief, I am watching The 100 and i don't really know how to review this because my feelings were all over the place*
That's it. I need no further convincing. I am in love with The Infernal Devices.
This was SOO good. I can't believe I'm saying this about a Cassandra clare novel. But plot twist Joel is now a fan. At least of the infernal devices. TMI is a lost cause... Now moving on to the discussion, actually first I want to say, me and jessamine are no longer friends. That tra
did cassandra clare major in breaking hearts?
Jan 11, 2015 Vanessa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, fiction
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
Dec 25, 2011 Kaela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 20, 2016 Monica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My mind tells to to ship one ship, but my heart refuses to listen.

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

I am knee deep into this series right now. Utterly consumed! Initially I thought I was going to come on GR and post a status update and retreat back into my reading cave with the final book, but then I got a little chickenshit to start the last one so soon.

I'm not ready for the series to end yet. I'm just...not.

So I decided to calm my nerves by popping up my Photoshop, doodle around with a graphic and here I am writing this i
Aug 13, 2011 Joyzi marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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!
Kate ♡
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

holy moly, I'm done, omg that only took me 5 months

Both Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince took me 5 months each to read, that's not weird and annoying at all... hahaha, only because I kept picking them up and putting them down again

I really enjoyed this book, and towards the end, completely felt and fell in-love with the characters, the whole Jem/Tessa/Will thing, I now completely understand... can Tessa just have both please?

I'm so scared to read Clockwork
Mar 30, 2016 Christina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Originally Read: November 2012
Re-read: March 2016

4.5 stars!

"Tessa looked down at her hands. They were a paler white than they had been when she lived in New York, but they were her hands, familiar, the index finger slightly longer than the middle one, the half-moons of her nails pronounced. I could change them, she thought. I could become anything, anyone. She had never felt more mutable, more fluid, or more lost."

**Spoilers ahead for anyone who hasn't read the first of this series, Clockwork A
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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
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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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