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Clockwork Princess

(The Infernal Devices #3)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  304,361 ratings  ·  27,279 reviews
Danger and betrayal, love and loss, secrets and enchantment are woven together in the breathtaking finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices Trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.


A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain
Paperback, 567 pages
Published September 5th 2013 by Walker Books Ltd (first published March 19th 2013)
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Rita Margarita You should read The Bane Chronicles [], a series of 10 short stories centering around Magnus's adventures!
You should read The Bane Chronicles [], a series of 10 short stories centering around Magnus's adventures!
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Jace Omg!! I know! In the mortal instruments the inquisitor recognizes jace, as a herondale, i guess because he has a star shaped birthmark( cuz Tessas…moreOmg!! I know! In the mortal instruments the inquisitor recognizes jace, as a herondale, i guess because he has a star shaped birthmark( cuz Tessas necklace burned will herondale) on him as did jace father and the herondales before him, that's why it was mentioned!
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Aug 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: signed
Cassandra Clare's extra Jem & Tessa story!!!!!!!!!!!!
After the Bridge: The Full Story (Jem/Tessa)

Okay so I'm pretty sure anything I say will be a spoiler since everyone knows how hardcore I ship Jem & Tessa so my reading thoughts will be in the spoiler tag.


Also warning that the comments of this post now have spoilers.
I'm also going to start posting spoiler fan art there
Team Will? Team Jem? Who cares.


This book was undeniably flawed, but you will definitely get what you came for:


There's so much love that sometimes you're like:


What I liked:
- circular ending. It ends the same way it began.
- the description of Tessa and (view spoiler) life together, and his eventual death.
-"Those of you who are mortal, you burn so fiercely."
-“Well, then, since you say there will be another life for me, let us both pray I do not make as
Wendy Darling
My poor heart has never felt this way after finishing a series; I had no idea it was possible to feel such tempered happiness as well as such overwhelming grief for everyone involved. Many of the things I thought might happen, did--and yet it doesn't change my fierce love and admiration for the way everything unfolded.

THIS is how a love triangle should be written, in a way that preserves the honor of everyone involved. There isn't another series out there that has ever managed to handle one
Jesse (JesseTheReader)
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
MY MIND IS BLOWN. I could've never possibly predicted that ending. Even when I thought I knew what might happen, I had no idea. I'm so overly impressed by this trilogy. Full review/discussion video to come soon! AHH. SO MANY THINGS TO TALK ABOUT.


video review/discussion here:
Dec 26, 2011 marked it as on-hold  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mar-2013
...To be continued when I can read in one sitting.

From the synopsis:
...can Tessa choose between the two boys she loves — even if it means never seeing the other one again?


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


“Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read.”





Clockwork Angel Review!
Clockwork Prince Review!

I have finished this book for about 3 hours ago and I still can't believe the series is over.This pure perfection,this amazing thrilling story,this everything.I have been so caught up with this

"Most people never find one great love in their life. You are lucky enough to have found two."

By the Angel! I'm an emotional wreck, I'll add to the bottom of the review when I you know STOP CRYING! I will never ever stop loving this series. My poor heart. That epilogue, just everything.

Oh. My. I remember this book being good. BUT the second time it was just wonderful. I can honestly say a book has never ever made me feel like this has. Another 5 Stars!

Completely spoiler free!

For the final book
This review is also on Living for the Books

I can't believe it's over. This series has been one of my favorites for the past couple years and it's always been in the back of my mind. So now that it's over I'm not sure what to do with myself. Guess I'll just have to read some more books.

I'm going to try to make this as spoiler free as possible.

"You know that feeling," she said, "when you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming,

1.) City of Bones
2.) City of Ashes
3.) City of Glass
1.) Clockwork Angel
4.) City of Fallen Angels
2.) Clockwork Prince
5.) City of Lost Souls

“I can tell you that the end of a life is the sum of the love that was lived in it…”

Friends, you were all right; not only was the ending of this trilogy not predictable, but it was also perfection. I actually think the epilogue in this book is now my favorite of all time. All time. Out of any book I’ve ever read. Like, that is some praise, friends.
Elise (TheBookishActress)
here’s a song called I’m ready to die *strums guitar*

In my reviews of Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince, I talked a lot about of the things I loved so much within this series. But you know what? I cannot wait to do it all again. This series took an annoyingly large emotional tole on me and my fragile emotions, and it was kind of trashy, but also it made me cry, like, a lot, and I qualify that as a quality piece of media.

I’m registering my honest opinion that fun trash is fantastic if you can
Dec 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: angels
I officially died and went to heaven when I finally got this book in my hands.

And it was freaking amazing. Everything about this book was perfect, and it ended absolutely perfectly.

And it was SO. SAD.

OH DEAR JESUS. I couldn't handle the level of sadness.

Even so, still perfection.
So I have read the book.

Now, I'd feel really bad if I had to deleted the whole what-the-fuck-is-gonna-happen conjectures I'd written in this 'review' before reading it, so I'll just put everything into spoiler. (So if you haven't read the book yet, you can open the spoiler as it's not actually a spoiler but only a list of my thoughts BEFORE reading the book.)

(view spoiler)
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars


well that was a rollercoaster of emotions.

of course, a review and discussion will be on my channel :)
Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)

Words truly cannot express the greatness of this art and perfection. The Infernal Devices certainly became one of my favorite series of ALL TIME. I can't believe it's actually over. And that epilogue. Cassandra Clare can seriously write one heck of an epilogue no matter how painful they could be!

The Infernal Devices has been one wild ride right from the very first page of Clockwork Angel. I binge read all three books and I have
Sasha Alsberg
Oct 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
beautiful, stunning, heartbreaking and purely a life changing book. READ READ READ <3 ave atque vale The Infernal Devices. Will, Jem, and Tessa... it was an honor..:)
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
wow. i wouldnt have originally considered myself whole-heartedly invested in this series, but then the epilogue happened and quite nearly destroyed me. my goodness, my emotional reaction to that was completely unexpected and now im tempted to bump this up to 5 stars because of it.

looking back across my reading experience of this series, its easy to say that there are things that i really quite enjoyed and other things not so much. but i cant deny that my attention was consistently held
I finished the book in one breathe and Jem Jem are my greatest Sin..mhan you have no right to steal my heart like that. A review must come


Clockwork Princess Snippet: Jem and Tessa …

(view spoiler)
***UPDATE! 03/30/13***
Please scroll down to read my review! :D

OH MY FREAKIN GOD! It's released! AND I HAVE THE COPY! OH MY GOD!!!!!!!! I can't wait to read it!

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I'm tired of waiting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so FREAKIN pissed!

HEY WAIT! *Scrolled down. Saw the other reviews. Read a few. Counted 1 to 10... Scrolled back up. Saw my review...*

WHOA! 102 LIKES!? Seriously!? That's SSSOOOOO cool! That's the most number of
Christine Riccio
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Spectacular end to a fantastic series! My full booktalk/discussion is up on youtube:
“For this I would be damned forever. For this I would have given up everything.”

“The world is a wheel...when we rise or fall, we do it together.”

"My heart is my own. It is beyond you to control it. It has been beyond me to control it."

"Faith has brought us this far; it will bring us a little farther. The Angel watches over us, and we shall win out."

Oh god. Oh god.

This was the most achingly beautiful and exquisitely painful thing I have ever read. But it had the perfect ending.

Review to come if I can figure out what is up with my heart.


Glitter Words

Oh how I love Jem… Tessa had better choose Jem!! Or I may not read another Cassandra Clare book again. (Okay, that is a lie. And I admit it. I will always read Ms. Clare's books, no matter what.) Has anyone noticed how Tessa and Will would be too similar to Clary and Jace? If Tessa's with Will, I might
Feb 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
re-read. 24.01.2020

i'm a mess. that epilogue broke me. i just love these characters and this story so much and i'm glad i had the chance to re-read these books before the release of "Chain of Gold" which I'm so excited about.
Victoria ♡
BOOK REVIEW March 30 2013

Just give me a second to collect myself.

So I can't decide whether I'm happy with the way it ended (because I am) or sad (because I am that too)


(view spoiler)
Sep 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“There are some things worst than death.
Not to be loved or not to be able to love.”

True love cannot die.

Is there a chance for him to be happy?

Every heart has its own melody.










In this book Tessa is about to get married with (view spoiler)
but she is kidnapped by Mortmain.
Jem is unable to go and find her due to the fact that he is out of yin fen (his drug so his is very ill) so Will searches for her.
Tessa as Mortmain's captor learns many things about her life and what
Chelsea Humphrey
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea by: Sol ~ TheBookishKing
Shelves: favorites
Well, I can honestly say that I did not see that epilogue coming. Insert jaw drop here. Also, I feel like I need to immediately reread this to catch all the details I missed in my hurried frenzy the first go around? And could I possibly cry any more tears over this book? This is my most favorite Cassie Clare novel to date, and I finally see why you all hold it so close to your heart.
Jul 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Dec 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


(NOTE: read this letter in a dramatic British accent. It'll be more funnier than I intended it to be.)

Dear Cassandra Clare,

I am begging you to please release this earlier. If the world will end this year, then I will not have the chance to read this amazing book, and I will die very, very sad. Not only I will die this way, but also many other fans will die very, very sad. Now, you don't want your fans to be very, very sad, do you?

Raeleen Lemay
Jan 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, young-adult
AHHHHH. I FINISHED READING IT. FREAKING AMAZING GUYS. I also love the family tree on the inside of the dust jacket... So cool to see how the characters from the Mortal Instruments are literally direct descendants from the characters in this trilogy... LIKE WHOA.


Okay, so it's only July 11th, and here are my current emotions towards this book:

and the cover...

yeah, I went there... sexy Josh Hutcherson gifs were the only way to sum up my excitement.

Oh man, the release
C.G. Drews
So the first thing you need to know is I AM A GARGANTUANLY ENTHUSIASTIC CASSANDRA CLARE FAN. I am! I didn't love Clockwork Princess as much as I wanted to but, zomg, I still love the Shadowhunter world an astronomical amount. But all in all? The conclusion to this trilogy was a liiiiittle anti-climatic for me. BUT I HAVE BROKEN IT INTO LIST FORMAT FOR YOU. Because I'm kind like that.


+ The love-triangle. I ain't convinced, folks. How can Tessa possibly love two guys
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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

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