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Il principe

(The Infernal Devices #2)

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In una Londra vittoriana fosca e inquietante, e nel suo magico mondo nascosto, Tessa Gray crede di avere finalmente trovato tranquillità e sIcurezza con gli Shadowhunters, i cacciatori di demoni, che proteggono lei e il suo terribile potere dalle mire del perfido Mortmain. Ma con lui e il suo esercito di automi ancora in azione, il Consiglio vuole spodestare Charlotte Fair ...more
Hardcover, Shout, 500 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Mondadori (first published December 6th 2011)
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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
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.

Emma Giordano
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Saniya
Dec 19, 2010 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
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Lola
And I thought things couldn’t get more complicated.

They can. And they have.

It should scare me to think that Cassandra Clare is not done messing with our emotions, that there will be more heart-breaking scenes in Clockwork Princess, but part of me must be a masochist.

Because I am looking more than forward to having my heart broken for the millionth time.

These characters have become so dear to me. I almost feel as if I have known them for ever. Tessa and Will and Jem are the most intense trio ther
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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! :)
Nick
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“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
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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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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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Elise (TheBookishActress)
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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Jennifer
Aug 25, 2011 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
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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 prequel s
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Shiloh
Dec 23, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Katerina
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.
Bangadybangz
Jul 01, 2015 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
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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Maxwell
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, audiobook, ya
Compelling plot-line: ✓
Superfluous mention of characters' eye colors: ✓
Demon pox: ✓
Romantic relationships galore: ✓
Character development: ✓✓✓✓✓
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 💩
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'
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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.
Mariama
Nov 17, 2010 marked it as abandoned  ·  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?
kari
Jan 12, 2012 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
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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 f ...more
Cait
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
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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
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Cait • A Page with a View
3.5 stars. I kind of wish I had read these books before TMI because they're way more interesting.

I absolutely love this time period! I was a little annoyed in Clockwork Angel because Jessamine irritated me and Will reminded me so much of Jace, but all of that was pretty much cleared up here. BUT Will still did that whole "I love you but I have to act like a jerk and push you away because of reasons" thing that gets super old.

I'm not the biggest fan of the writing, though, and thought the book d
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ 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!

*MILD SPOILERS FOR THOSE FEW THAT HAVEN'T READ IT YET*

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
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Sepani
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews-on-books
It's very hard to stop loving the world of Shadowhunters and this as usual, stole my heart.
In this book it explains why Will is behaving in such a indecent manner, and I really felt sad about how he suffered throughout this time after he was tricked by the demon.
I'm also surprised about the way Will thought about his parabatai's love towards Tessa.
Though Will confessed his love for Tessa he won't allow himself to hassle with Jem and Tessa after he learns their relationship.
Even after all his suf
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Emma Giordano
Sep 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't believe I reread this entire book in one sitting! It's amazing to see how much my feelings have changed since I read it the first time. I absolutely love this series and am so unbelievably happy I decided to give it a second chance.
destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
#1 Clockwork Angel ★★★☆☆
#2 Clockwork Prince ★★★★☆
#3 Clockwork Princess ★★★★★

If you’ve read my Clockwork Angel review, you already know that this series didn’t start out on the right foot with me. After how much I have been loving The Mortal Instruments as a series, I was so hyped to start this trilogy that I never imagined it might be anything less than amazing. Unfortunately, the first half of this middle book suffered the same problems as the entirety of the first book: I couldn’t connect to
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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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“It’s biannual,” said Jem. “And no, this is not that meeting.”
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