Clockwork Princess

Clockwork Princess

Book - 2013
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When seventeen-year-old orphaned shapechanger Tessa Gray is kidnapped by the villainous Mortmain in his final bid for power, the London Institute rallies to save her, but is beset by danger and betrayal at every turn.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781416975908
141697590X
Characteristics: 570 p. : geneal. tables ; 24 cm

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NikkiHessami
Jul 31, 2017

This book made my emotions go up and down. I really liked how Cassandra Clare built up the tension in this book and how she could write in a way that would make you feel like you were that character and you were going through those emotions. I kind of wish there was a bit more of a connection to the mortal Instruments series in the epilogue but other than that this book was amazing. I would recommend this book to people who like romance, violence and fantasy.

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SolitudeOfThorns
Jul 27, 2017

Cassandra Clare can write love like an arrow to your heart.

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janelllim
Sep 02, 2016

This ending was SO good and SO heartbreaking at the same time. I cried so many times I lost count, especially at the epilogue. In a way, Tessa ends up with both of them. It sounds confusing, but when you read it, it's like the perfect ending except when it fast forwards to the present time of the Mortal Instruments. There were a bit too many poetic lines and soul confessions for me, but I still loved it. I felt so sorry for both Jem and Will.

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mightyminnie
Aug 22, 2016

Loved this series more then the mortal instruments!! Great book, follow up with lady midnight and you won't be disappointed :)

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 11, 2016

By far, this book is one of the best written by our favourite author, Cassandra Clare. Although I found some parts a bit scattered apart, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this book! We as readers can delve deeper into the stories behind Tessa, Will and Those of the London Institute. But beware, for secrets about our protagonist's past and the reason for her powers will be revealed. However, I felt the ending turned a bit unrealistically. How could they (those above Charlotte in power) all have been blind to the threat of Mortmain and his automatons? But I honestly loved Tessa's final stand, and the way everything worked out. The epilogue was really touching to read as well. 5/5 - @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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BookNerdoftheWorld
Feb 12, 2016

Final book of the series!!!☺😢feeling mixed emotions.....HOLY CRAP!!!! This book was sooo good and the ending was phenom. Will...Jem...Tessa overall Clare is brilliant. Tying it so they ALL have good endings. Magnus and Woolsey....love them and of course Cecily and Will tie for first. I wonder if Tessa is in the Mortal Instruments...would not be surprised. Mortal Instruments here I come!!!😆

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BigJon_number1
Dec 23, 2015

It got sad for me there at the end, but overall a good book.

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staue
Sep 08, 2015

I CAN'T EVEN EXPLAIN HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!! This was the perfect (yet bittersweet) conclusion to the Infernal Devices. The characters were all developed really well (TESSA IS BADASS) and I love how much it ties in to the Mortal Instruments and all the characters of that series. I cried and freaked out so many times (in public areas) and I'm pretty sure all of my relatives think I'm insane now BUT IT WAS ALL WORTH IT BECAUSE THIS BOOK WAS PURE INCREDIBLENESS!!!!! See? I even made up a word because this book was so good it deserved it. ('Incredibleness')

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Laleh2000
Aug 22, 2015

So good. Loved how Cassandra Clare tied in the Mortal Instruments with this series.

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red_bear_1855
Aug 04, 2015

I couldn't put this book down. It has action and a love triangle. I really recommend you to read it as well as the other two books. Welcome to the shadow hunter world!!!!

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_thisisnotnina_
Oct 01, 2016

"i want you to be the will, the will i know"
Tessa Gray
Clockwork Princess
Cassandra Clare

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e_jmckay
Aug 06, 2016

"With tears running down her face, Cecily had reminded him of the moment at her wedding to Gabriel when he had delivered a beautiful speech praising the groom, at the end of which he had announced, “Dear God, I thought she was marrying Gideon. I take it all back,”" Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

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brbimreading
Jul 09, 2015

Our hearts, they need a mirror, Tessa. We see our better selves in the eyes of those who love us.

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brbimreading
Jul 09, 2015

I take your hand, brother, so that you may go in peace.

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brbimreading
Jul 09, 2015

At last, the wheel comes full circle.

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brbimreading
Jul 09, 2015

There is more to living than not dying.

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brbimreading
Jul 09, 2015

There are so many things worse than death. Not to be loved or not to be able to love: that is worse.

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brbimreading
Jul 09, 2015

No one can say that death in me a willing comrade, or that I went easily.

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brbimreading
Jul 09, 2015

Do not seek revenge and call it justice.

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brbimreading
Jul 09, 2015

It has been the privilege and the honor of my life to know you.

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black_pony_62
Dec 31, 2016

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_thisisnotnina_
Sep 29, 2016

_thisisnotnina_ thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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staue
Sep 08, 2015

staue thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Aug 15, 2015

ecarr1212 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Jul 02, 2014

weepingangels thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Jul 27, 2013

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Jul 24, 2013

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Jul 13, 2013

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Apr 12, 2013

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brbimreading
Jul 09, 2015

Spoiler alert!!

After his father becomes a demon, Gabriel Lightwood fled to the institute and seeks help. Will, Jem, Gideon, Gabriel, Henry, Cecily, and Tessa go over to the Lightwood's home and kill the demon.

The next day, Will discovers that Mortmain has bought all the yin fen, putting Jem's life at great risk.

Consul Wayland is against Charlotte Branwell. He blackmails the Lightwood brothers into spying on Charlotte. However, the Lightwood brothers decide not to betray Charlotte.

Mortmain's automatons attack the institute and successfully kidnap Tessa. Meanwhile, Jessamine's last words help the Shadowhunters realize that Mortmain's location is at a mountain near Will's home.

Jem overhears Magnus and Will talking. Jem finds out that Will is in love with Tessa, and tells him to go rescue her.

On his way to Wales, Will realizes his parabatai, Jem, has died.

Will finds Tessa, but gets trapped in the room with her. The next day, the others (members of the institute, and a few Silent Brothers) teleport to the mountain using the portal that Henry and Magnus created. They save Tessa and Will, and altogether, they fight the automatons. Not far into the battle, it is discovered that one of the Silent Brothers was Jem, and that, in fact, he did not die. While captured, Tessa uses her power and changes into the angel inside her necklace, and defeats Mortmain. After changing back to herself, she becomes unconscious, and does not recover until she talks to Jem.

Tessa and Will get engaged, they go to visit Will's parents, along with Cecily and Gabriel.

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Draw
Jul 27, 2013

A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray.

Charlotte Branwell, head of the London Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. But when Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her as ever.

As those who love Tessa rally to rescue her from Mortmain’s clutches, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?

Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled threads of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.

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_thisisnotnina_
Oct 01, 2016

Sexual Content: On page 414 there is a small amount f sexual content. not in depth but still some. i would say but that would be a spoiler...

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weepingangels
Jul 02, 2014

Sexual Content: There is one small part about half way through the book. I cannot specify because it would involve countless spoilers.

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