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message 1: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling I think you mean he's beautiful. :) A little different from how I pictured, but the cover is still gorgeous all the same.

I tried to post this earlier, but it just took up too much space. Apparently CC plays a Twitter game in which she answers questions in character, so I found a transcript and edited out just Infernal Devices ones. There are some pretty interesting (and hilarious) answers. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L...

Sample: "Will: Do you miss Cecily?" Every day.

message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Is it how you pictured him Wendy?

That link is fun to read I only had time to read a few. Does CC do that on twitter all the time, or was it for something special?

message 3: by Lora (new)

Lora *openly gawks at the cover*

message 4: by Wendy Darling (last edited May 25, 2011 12:18PM) (new)

Wendy Darling I pictured Jem's face a little more like this Asian truffle, as Cillian calls him:

but I'm happy with where they went. I love the staff (and witchlight?) on the cover in particular. I did think of Jem as being more frail, though. And I would liked to have had his hair more silver than grey...and maybe not so curly.

I think CC does the Q & A now and again--I'm not sure how often, though! Fun times. :)

message 5: by [deleted user] (last edited May 25, 2011 11:59AM) (new)

That was my first thought too, that this model on the cover isn't thin enough. But they could have done a lot worse. i feel satisfied. I'm pleased they went to the effort of making sure he looks only half asian, like Jem.

message 6: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling Yeah, I'm sure there were lots of meetings to make sure that the half-Asian, half-caucasian heritage was accurately depicted. *cough* Bloomsbury.
I'm really happy with the cover--and it looks like you are too, Lora! Yay.

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What is South Carolina a euphemism for? I'm sorry I have to ask. I should probably know.

message 8: by Alexa (last edited May 25, 2011 12:58PM) (new)

Alexa Sex.
Virgina is virginity.
This all started when someone asked her about "SC." She had no idea what that person was talking about. Some followers suggested a few things, which included the S standing for sex (I think maybe it was the way the person stated the question, so that's probably why a couple ppl suggested it), and then she said that she thought it was South Carolina. So it became a joke after that. And she said that she would add the South Carolina reference in City of Fallen Angels, which I'm pretty sure she did.

message 9: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling I enjoy the "in-character" nature of those answers. A lot of them do support your theories, Ace!

message 10: by [deleted user] (last edited May 25, 2011 02:03PM) (new)

thanks Alexa, I figured it was something like that, but I didn't know the story behind it

message 11: by In This Place (new)

In This Place Of Ours Wow, He's so much hotter here, then he is in my head! =]

message 12: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling Ssssssssss! Super hot. This is Jem's book in more ways than one, I think.

message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

Wendy I thought you were team Will? No?

message 14: by Wendy Darling (last edited May 25, 2011 02:36PM) (new)

Wendy Darling I am totally Team Will, Kate, and I think Tessa will end up with him in Book Three. Doesn't mean I can't enjoy the eye candy in the meantime, though! I really love Jem's character and what he brings out in Tessa. And I think he's going to get some serious face time with her in this book.

message 15: by Milly (new)

Milly So lucky! So lucky! How did you get so soon? So lucky!

message 16: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling As crazy as I might appear over this particular series, I haven't actually hunted down CC and forced her to hand over a copy of this book, Milly. (view spoiler) We're just generally chatting about the series right now! :)

message 17: by Jml2 (new)

Jml2 wow I love the covers for this series.
I thought Jem had white hair?
But the Will cover is still my favourite. :)
Can't wait to read what happens next!

message 18: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling The artwork is great, Jml2! I can't decide which cover I like better. I think Jem's hair is described as silvery (and maybe silvery white somewhere).

Either way, the color is a little off in this image, I think. But I'm still okay with it. As Kate says, they could have done much worse. (I wasn't a fan of the COFA cover. Clary looks like a scary fembot.)

message 19: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling Ohhh, good one Ace! Would Will (view spoiler)

I've also been wondering if Jem (view spoiler) I need to go back through and find it.

message 20: by Wendy Darling (last edited May 28, 2011 11:24PM) (new)

Wendy Darling Lots more CP teasers, plus nearly all the chapter titles. Apparently there is "hot kissing!"


It did not help that Jem had not been there. She had wanted so badly to speak to him today.


“Jem is nothing but goodness. That he struck you last night only shows how capable you are of driving even saints to madness.” — Tessa


Knowing Jem would arrive next, Tessa stepped away from Will hastily, though nothing improper had transpired between them at all.


From CC: So below is a list of the titles of the chapters in Clockwork Prince. The chapters, the titles of them, the source of the title if it’s from a poem, and even a few lines and spoilers. Since I’m away most of June, this will be the June Clockwork Prince teaser!

Prologue: The Outcast Dead
Will visits the Cross Bones Graveyard in London.

Chapter One: The Council Chamber
Pretty literal — the Council meets to discuss whether Charlotte is fit to run the Institute; we see a bit more of the Lightwoods, not to mention the Waylands and some other familiar families.

Chapter Two: Reparations
“Mr. Bane has been awaiting your arrival, sir,” said the footman, and stepped aside to let Will enter.

Chapter Three: Unjustifiable Death
The term, under the Accords, for a Shadowhunter killing a Downworlder without provocation.

“This was the first time she had been alone with Will in weeks.”

Chapter Four: A Journey
Tessa, Will and Jem leave the Institute and in fact, London entirely.

“Gabriel Lightwood strode across the room to meet them. He really was quite tall, Tessa thought, craning her neck to look up at him. As a tall girl herself, she didn’t often find herself bending her head back to look up at men.”

Chapter Five: Shades of the Past
This one is a pun that will probably only make sense upon actual reading. Althpugh one of the themes of the book is how the past affects the present.

Chapter Six: In Silence Sealed
Again the theme is hidden secrets. The title comes from a Charlotte Bronte poem. “In secret kept, in silence sealed.” Tessa begins to uncover the secrets of her own origins.

Chapter Seven: I had to redact the title of this chapter. It’s a spoiler.

“When Will truly wants something,” said Jem, quietly, “when he feels something — he can break your heart.”

Chapter Eight: The Purposes of Wrath
The title here comes from Thomas de Quncey’s (yes de Quincey!) Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. The paragraph is about addiction, and both the pleasures and the pains of opium, and the chapter is not dissimilar. Also, we meet Ragnor Fell.

Chapter Nine: Fierce Midnight
This chapter ends the night begun in the previous chapter. And has some pretty hot kissing. Titled after a Swinburne poem.

Chapter Ten: The Virtue of Angels
The virtue of angels is that they cannot deteriorate; their flaw is that they cannot improve. Man’s flaw is that he can deteriorate; and his virtue is that he can improve. —The Talmud

Someone rather unexpected hits Gabriel — who, really, was asking for it.

Chapter Eleven: Wild Unrest
This chapter title comes from the poem “City of Dreadful Night” by James Thompson. It’s really about taking on the suffering of someone you love. Will wanders about London at night. “He had reached Fleet Street. Temple Bar was visible through the mist in the distance” — Temple Bar is the structure Jem is standing in front of, on the cover of the book.

Chapter Twelve: The Ball
This is somewhat self-explanatory. There is a masquerade ball. And a balcony. And Magnus.

Chapter Thirteen: The Mortal Sword
We finally see the Mortal Sword put to its actual use: extracting the truth from reluctant Shadowhunters. And it is not pretty.

Chapter Fourteen: The Silent City
“Ah,” said a voice from the doorway, “having your annual ‘everyone thinks Will is a lunatic’ meeting, are you?”

Chapter Fifteen: Thousands More
From a poem by Charlotte Mew: There are thousands more; you do not miss a rose.

“Will has always been the brighter burning star, the one to catch attention — but Jem is a steady flame, unwavering and honest. He could make you happy.”

Chapter Sixteen: Mortal Rage
In which there are automatons and vengeance and explosions. The title comes from Shakespeare: “And brass eternal slave to mortal rage.”

Chapter Seventeen: In Dreams
There is the famous “in dreams begin responsibilities” but this title is actually from a poem by Matthew Arnold. The chapter from which this deleted scene was taken.

Chapter Eighteen: Until I Die
This chapter title has really freaked people out. So I will be nice and say that it is from a poem by Christopher Brennan (no relation to Sarah Rees):

Then seek not, sweet, the “If” and “Why”
I love you now until I die.

Chapter Nineteen: If Treason Doth Prosper
Betrayals and misunderstandings come thick and fast. And Magnus may have a new boyfriend. The title is from a poem attributed to Sir John Harrington:

“Treason doth never prosper: what’s the reason?
Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.”

Chapter Twenty: The Last Dream
This is the chapter that made me cry! I rarely cry so I felt good about that. The chapter title comes from A Tale of Two Cities.

Chapter Twenty-One: Coals of Fire
I guess if you’re paying a lot of attention you’ll recognize this as part of something Jace quotes in City of Fallen Angels. Endings, beginnings, new characters, and, I promise, not too bad of a cliffhanger.

message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

I think the "hot kissing" chapter is connected to the other teaser she released earlier. The one where "someone" is touching Tessa's face.

In all fairness...I think it's a kiss between Will and Tessa, though I'd much rather see something hot going on between Jem and Tessa.

message 22: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling It's all torturous. I look at these and I can't wait for December, but I know we'll have to wait another year for the next one, so... :(

And you know the answer to your question about why CC does this, Ace! Unless you're looking for an answer other than "Because she's trying to kill us."

message 23: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling I know. I normally never post a rating before I've read a book, but after seeing all these teasers and reading the chapter titles, I went ahead and did it for this one! Because I know I will love it.

message 24: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling I was looking for that Dickens quote for the chapter that made CC cry, and here it is in full. Sydney Carton is speaking to Lucie Manette, describing how his love for her has made him strive to be a better man.


"I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul. In my degradation I have not been so degraded but that the sight of you with your father, and of this home made such a home by you, has stirred old shadows that I thought had died out of me. Since I knew you, I have been troubled by a remorse that I thought would never reproach me again, and have heard whispers from old voices impelling me upward, that I thought were silent for ever. I have had unformed ideas of striving afresh, beginning anew, shaking off sloth and sensuality, and fighting out the abandoned fight. A dream, all a dream, that ends in nothing, and leaves the sleeper where he lay down, but I wish you to know that you inspired it."


This makes me so terribly sad. And it makes me fear for Will.

message 25: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling Clockwork Prince jacket copy:

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 powers for his own dark ends.

With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them.

Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, but her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will—the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?

As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.

message 26: by Jml2 (new)

Jml2 ah very interesting (the jacket copy).
I wonder if Tessa is related to the fairies (enchanted ballroom).
It makes me sad that Tessa is immortal and we see her in modern times but Will isn't. (as far as I know)

message 27: by Wendy Darling (last edited Jun 11, 2011 09:10PM) (new)

Wendy Darling NO! No. I refuse to believe that! (re: Ace's new theory)

message 28: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling I like your fairy idea though, JML. It may be that or angels.

The immortality thing is sad, yes. I hope this is all settled in a way that will be emotionally satisfying.

message 29: by Jml2 (new)

Jml2 Ace,
I think I know what you mean, (view spoiler)

message 30: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling Ahhhhh! That would be awful to me if this theory pans out. I like him so much! But I can see how that might work.

message 31: by Jml2 (new)

Jml2 Clever, Ace!

message 32: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling No, no....this is all very interesting. And now that you've mentioned Tessa's necklace, this actually starts to click for me. It would be very clever if this is true, as it's fairly subtle. Can't trust anybody. :/

By the by...apparently a letter from Will to his parents was included in the Italian edition of Clockwork Angel. I can't believe no one has translated and posted it yet! CC can't yet until she has permission from the Italian publisher. But supposedly his sister's name is "Emma," so "Cecily" is still a mystery woman.

message 33: by Jml2 (new)

Jml2 I can see Clare doing that definitely.
Does anyone else always see Arthur Weasley as Henry when they read the book? lol

message 34: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling After you've finished with the super secret portion, just put in except omitting the "x."

My impressions of Henry are a little less...red. And my mind actually went to Jem when I read the description about "purest heart," Ace, though it's hard to imagine him turning in any way.

message 35: by Jean Pearl (new)

Jean Pearl You have read this one (way too early) too?! Gawd.. You really are something... And now I'm getting antsier to read this!! December's still ages to wait! grr..

message 36: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 08, 2011 07:01PM) (new)

You're not going to get an ARC of this are you? I've worried about this lately. I'm sorry but I want you to have to wait and read it with me.

message 37: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling Hah hah. You would wish me bad luck in getting the book I've been looking forward to most all year long?? I thought we were friends, Kate!

message 38: by [deleted user] (new)

I said I was sorry for wishing it. But it's true, I don't usually mind friends reading books before I get them, but for this one I do. :(

message 39: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling Talia, I am over the moon because (view spoiler) I shrieked so loudly when it came that our cats flipped out and went tearing out of the room.

And I'm sorry, Kate...you know I'll be right there stalking your updates when you read this! And as Talia says, I'm only getting it two weeks early anyway.

message 40: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling I'll likely still be buying the B&N edition for the spiffy special letter, too, and to match my lovely Angel hardback. I am crazy over this series, so I just can't control myself!

I look forward to your review, Talia. :) I've read CA three times this year, it's a testament to my raging love for it.

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message 42: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling Dearest Kate, my fellow Will-Tessa-Jem lover who's been with me through so many months of agonizing...I'm going to read this tonight/tomorrow. I'll be happy to loan it to you if you like? By the time it gets to you, I think you'd still be reading it a week early...you can just ship it back to me when you're done!

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message 44: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling Hah, send me your address! You know I love you. :)

message 45: by Larissa (new)

Larissa :o How do you get all of these amazing books early!? I will forever be jealous of this one aha.

message 46: by Shauna (new)

Shauna Jealous.

message 47: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling Aw, it'll be out in just a couple of weeks, ladies! Then we can all swoon. :D

message 48: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Haha (: Gonna keep chanting that in my head xD I'm pretty sure swooning is guaranteed. Are you more of a Will or Jem girl? I can never decide! Which makes me like Tessa I guess. Though I must say I like Will more if I must decide xD

message 49: by Wendy Darling (new)

Wendy Darling I really do love both boys, and I truly believe Tessa could be happy with either. But my heart belongs to Will. :)

message 50: by [deleted user] (new)

Wendy Darling wrote: "I really do love both boys, and I truly believe Tessa could be happy with either. But my heart belongs to Will. :)"

Wait until you read Prince, Wendy!
*fans self*
It's hot and...very unpredictable =)

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