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Clockwork Prince

(The Infernal Devices #2)

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4.43  ·  Rating details ·  457,710 ratings  ·  23,931 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, 498 pages
Published December 6th 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Emma Giordano
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this reread SO SO SO MUCH!!! I can't believe I was ever petty enough to *vehemently dislike* this novel. Like almost every reread of The Infernal Devices I struggled to fall into the story in the beginning. Alas, I read the second half of the book in one sitting because I REFUSED to put it down. I'm so pleased that I can enjoy these books as an adult much much more than I did as a teen. ...more
Jesse (JesseTheReader)
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
my video review/discussion can be found here: https://youtu.be/xL85QtJjUqE


SO MANY FEELINGS. ALL OF THE FEELINGS.
So many things were revealed in this book and I just can't get over everything that went down. MADNESS.

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Saniya
Dec 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
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NReads
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

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You can find the full review and more about this book on my blog!

Clockwork Angel Review!
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“We live and breathe words. .... It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrote, how you were lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way you saw the world, its colors and textures and sounds, I felt--I felt the way you thought, hoped, felt, d
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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
kayla**
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?



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

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WOW. Wow, wow, wow. Amazing... review to come! :)
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Beth
I think by now, we all know how much I love and enjoy anything Shadowhunter related, but I can honestly say I don't think I will never not give The Infernal Devices series anything less than 5 stars!

It is just so beautiful. These books make me feel things only one or two other books have made me feel. My heart actually hurts for Will and Tessa.

"It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrot
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Melanie
1.) City of Bones ★★★
2.) City of Ashes ★★
3.) City of Glass ★★★
1.) Clockwork Angel ★★★
4.) City of Fallen Angels

“You are a Shadowhunter. You serve a greater cause. Your life is not yours to throw away.”

Friends, this is the highest four star rating. Like, I almost want to give this book five stars because I enjoyed the last 25% so damn much. This is easily my favorite Cassie Clare book yet, and I truly had such a wonderful time reading.

This is the second installment in this history p
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Elle (ellexamines)
actual footage of me thinking about the fact that I Cried Reading This Stupid Book:
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I really could just leave my prereview here as a review, so like, here's the review: *sips from an open bottle of vodka* any ending that doesn't involve all three of them dating is not valid. it's just not

Okay, just to get the honesty out of the way: these get moments of being Too Trashy. You can only fit in around 50 literary allusions before it starts being kind of annoying. [WE GET THE TALE OF TWO CITIES THING
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Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
”It is always better to live the truth than to live a lie.”

I love this quote because it sums up everything that happens in this book. There are many truths that come to the light of day and there are even more lies that are revealed and cause some damage. The difference between “Clockwork Angel” and “Clockwork Prince” always kind of astonishes me. While the first book is pretty slow and character driven this second book is all those things as well but it still feels so very different than “Clock
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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
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The Burning Rose (Jess)
This book did it. This precious book. It broke my long reading slump. I can’t believe I can finally read again. Thank you Cassandra Claire.
I hope I can write a review for this book. I miss the feeling that writing my long reviews gives me. :(
Jennifer
Aug 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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 bro
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jessica
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
oh, cassandra. you cruel woman. i feel as if i have been emotionally manipulated into liking and caring for will herondale. i mean, i demanded answers after ‘clockwork angel’ and now i have them, so i guess i shouldnt complain. but this!? this is impossibly tragic. my poor sweet will.

but where i have come to adore will, ive found myself not really invested in tessa. i mean, this is supposed to be her story - CC calls it ‘tessas london’ - and yet, everyone else effortlessly outshines her. even s
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She-who-must-not-be-named
Apr 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, romance, owned
It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.

There are not enough words in my vocabulary to go about reviewing this book. This book is one of those books that will make you stay up until 2am and you don't want to put it down because you are immersed in the tale and the characters. I felt myself attracted to the book like iron fillings to a magnet.

Tessa finds her home among the Shadowhunters in the Institute of Londo
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Katerina
Oct 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Actual footage of me after I read Chapter 20



“But now, you are twain,
you are cloven apart
Flesh of his flesh,
but heart of my heart”

I miss you, William Herondale.
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Shiloh
Dec 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, ya, steampunk
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
Hamad
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Actual rating: 3.75 stars

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


I have seen people raving about this series since I joined GR and I wanted to read it ever since. I can see why it is a beloved series but up to this point, I don’t know if things changed in the last 10 years when this was released but I am convinced it is highly over-rated (Just check the book’s rating on GR).

I don’t know if there is much to say about the
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MischaS_
Even though it was better than the first book, I still feel like something is missing from this story.
I miss the action because they're talking all the time and comparing everything' every single action with some book. Which is pretty annoying. I just find it hard to stay focused on thy story or even interested in it.
(view spoiler)
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Irina
Feb 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
re-read 11.01.2020

I know this is a hard question but I just have to ask: Jem or Will?

Even though I love Will with all my heart, Jem was, is and will be my number one.
Bangadybangz
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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!!!
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Ava
4.5

*sighs*

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
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kari
Jan 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
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Maxwell
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, ya
Compelling plot-line: ✓
Superfluous mention of characters' eye colors: ✓
Demon pox: ✓
Romantic relationships galore: ✓
Character development: ✓✓✓✓✓
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Sana
So I've thought about it and I'm probably never picking this back up so it's a permanent DNF. Cassandra Clare's books just aren't for me. 💩

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He said it's better than the first one so here I am 💩
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Mikee (ReadWithMikee)
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
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Samantha
3.75 stars!

About halfway through this book I started liking it considerably more than the first one. I'm excited for the finale and all the angst. Video to come on my channel, as always.
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Mariama
Nov 17, 2010 marked it as abandoned
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?
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emma
everyone: the infernal devices is the best. even if you don't like shadowhunters you'll love clockwork prince

me: so what i'm hearing is, now that this was meh for me, i can confirm i will never like cassie clare books.

anyway. will herondale is just another noah shaw 2012 YA fantasy he's-an-asshole-but-he's-damaged love interest, but y'all aren't ready for that conversation.

but in spite of the fact that this apparently took me a week to get through when i read it in 2015, this was fine.

(this is p
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Chelsea Humphrey
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea by: Sol ~ TheBookishKing
Shelves: library
I think it's a safe bet (even though I still have the last book in the series to read) that I love TID more than TMI. I'm not sure why I've taken to them more precisely; maybe it's that I really enjoy the historical setting, the darker, more oppressive atmosphere, and I think my dislike of Jace and indifference to Clary in TMI makes it that much easier to love Tessa, Jem, and even Will. <--- How's that for a cringeworthy run-on sentence? A lot happened in this book, and just in case I am in fact ...more
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