Monday, April 1, 2013

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Release Date: Out now!

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Pages: 592pgs

The Story

Danger intensifies for the Shadowhunters as the New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy comes to a close.

If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it?

The clock is ticking. Everyone must choose.

Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment.

Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the final installment of the bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy.

The Review

Wait . . . wait . . . wait . . . did that just happen? At the end? Did that just happen? With her and - yes! Oh my god. It did happen after all. It happened, it happen, it happened! Look you guys, don't mind me right now because I have absolutely no idea what to say in this exact moment here (I'm so ecstatic and utterly speechless) but honestly CLOCKWORK PRINCESS is the best freaking book Cassandra Clare has ever written (she should be SO proud to be the one who'd written it) and I want to personally congratulate her - and thank her profusely - for writing such a mind-blowing, epic masterpiece and it's no wonder why it was one of my most anticipated book of 2013. Talk about . . . whoa. Again, did that just happen? Yes. It did.

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Okay, never have I cried so much in a book before, nor laughed so much nor have I ever felt my heart break so much as well, especially when it comes to one book alone. But what's done is done and while what happened in the book turned out exactly like I expected it too (just not in the order it went in) but it was needless to say such a surprising book and I'm so glad my theories were correct. Well, most of them anyway. First this and that happened, then that and that and that happened . . . yeah . . . all I can say is that you will be crying, laughing, violent thrashing and loving what's about to come in this book and whether you're a Will or Jem fan - or heck even a Gabriel or Gideon Lightwood fan - you're going to fall helplessly in love with this book because it read like a Wuthering Heights and A Tale of Two Cities book. It just had everything I could possibly want in a book. Absolutely everything! It doesn't get any better than this ladies and gentleman!

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Now let's talk about the characters! These characters are so close to my heart - they're almost like loved ones to me even best friends that I haven't seen in quite a long time - and it's so hard (incredibly hard) to let them go into their own little world and say goodbye to them forever. But . . . they will live in my memories and whenever I think about evil ducks, classic books, violin music, the London streets and madmen on the loose with killing machines . . . I will always think back to this amazing series and the characters within those books. So instead of me retelling over and over again just how amazing each and every character really is, I just want to say thank them personally and very quickly too if I can.

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I want to say thank you to Tessa for being who she really is - both innocent, kind, true and never meaning to hurt anyone she holds dear to her heart. You're such a kind soul Tessa. You always care about people and while we don't always agree on everything you do nor with the choices you make (especially when it comes to your boys Will and Jem), but I'm going to miss you terribly. You and Will. You and Jem. You and everybody else!

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To my Will, you and I have always been at our wits end when it comes to you and your feelings for Tess, but I want to thank you personally for being true to yourself in the end - a Will whose humor has always hit a high note for me, whose love of books is always appreciated, whose nickname for Gabriel 'Lightworm' was created by none other than you and mostly importantly whose love of Tessa never fades in its blazing glory. Thank you for being just . . . our Will and the Will who never forgets about being betrayed by a duck. I hope someday you will forgive ducks and they will forgive you because you really broke my heart in this book. In a good way of course (and a bad way too hehe)!

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Now to Charlotte, to Henry, to Sophie, to Gideon, to Gabriel, to Magnus - and to pretty much every other character who is both bad and good - I want to THANK YOU ALL for being the soul and whole core of this entire book series and for always making me smile no matter what. You guys are amazing! One of my favourite casts of characters as well!

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And last but not least, to my dear, dear Jem. Out of everyone, I want to thank YOU! Jem, I've been on your team right from the very beginning and you have grown up so much in this series! Never once have you changed yourself nor disappointed me in any way, shape or form. You are who you are and I love you for being . . . just Jem to me. Always a selfless and kind soul. And not to mention your never-ending love for Tessa and Will, which is something we always dream of having (this special kind of love and friendship) for those special people in our lives and when your weaknesses become your strengths . . . you are what I love about this series and I'm going to miss you like no other character before. Thank you for fighting until the very end and for making those die-hard Will fans have a tough battle with me when I talk about you forever and ever! And of course, I would like to thank you Cassandra Clare for bringing my Jem to life! You made this world a better place with Jem around! Hehe.

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Overall, after everything we've been through in The Infernal Devices series, I have to say CLOCKWORK PRINCESS has shown us what an amazing author Cassandra Clare can truly be and that she really needs to pay for our therapy very soon, especially after reading this book. I literally just placed down the book after finishing it and smiled and cried and right now I can't just stop thinking about that GLORIOUS ending the author delivered to me - both sad and yet beautiful and yet true each and every way possible! I just loved it all and my heart is still breaking over it all! Tessa . . . Will . . . Jem . . . gosh I'm going to miss you like no other character before!

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The Rating
5/5 stars


  1. Awesome review! I love those gifs - awesome reviews contain gifs ;) I definitely agree that Cassandra Clare's writing is beautiful. I have only read Clockwork Angel but I am hoping to read Clockwork Prince soon.

    Thanks for sharing :D

  2. Thrilled to see your 5 stars, Erin. I won't read this until I've read CP. I refuse to read one review before. I'm terrified to pick it up but I plan on reading it in the next week. :)

    1. This book will most definitely NOT disappoint. That's all I'll say. :)

  3. Heh! This review is a lot of fun, Erin! I'm glad you loved this so much!

    I read book 1, was given book 2 (but never read it), and now all these reviews are making me wonder if I should give this series another go!

    1. Thanks! I had a lot of fun writing it. Definitely give this series another go . . . this last book is SO worth it!

  4. Clockwork Princess was splendid! Had a strong feeling when someone's certain death came that it was too early in the game and the something that would happen was the something that happened. Just knew it. But I was totally surprised with the way it ended, with that prologue. Pretty sure we're going to see Tessa in City of Heavenly Fire.

    Dynamics between Tessa, Will and Jem were beautiful to the finest detail. Came together so wonderfully. Nice review Erin.

    1. It was splendid indeed. Most of my predictions came true and I wasn't so surprised by the ending . . . but I was still very, very happy with it. It was kind of an everybody-wins situation. I hope we see Tessa in CoHF. I have a feeling she'll turn up sometime then or in a future series.

      Yeah . . . the whole relationship between Tessa, Will and Jem is one of the most beautiful things in fiction. Was never disappointed with those three. It just WORKED, you know! Thanks Braiden! :)

  5. This book was just absolutely amazing!!!! A perfect ending to a wonderful series. :D
    Though it didn't end the way i expected it to, it still left me so incredibly happy, yet upset at the same time.
    I have loved being a part of Jem, Tessa and Will's world, and it is sad to see the series end :(

    monique of Auto Body Seattle

    1. It was amazing indeed. I'm going to miss these characters. :/


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