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Friday, October 11, 2013

[REVIEW] Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Princess

Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: YA Fantasy, Paranormal, Steampunk
Published: March 13th 2013 by Walker Books Ltd
Series: Book 3, The Infernal Devices
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Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy

Tessa Gray should be happy - aren't all brides happy?
Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute.
A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart, will do anything to save her.

Beautiful. Heartbreaking. Amazing. CLOCKWORK PRINCESS did not break my heart. It shattered it into a million bleeding pieces. This is probably the most fucked-up review – if you could even call this a review – that I’ve written so far because I just can’t write a proper one for this book. I don’t think my words will ever be enough to express how much I love CLOCKWORK PRINCESS and how it moved me. I don’t think words can give justice to this book. Everything’s perfect. And the feels! Ohmygods I’m going to stop now before I drown in my own tears.

“Sometimes one must choose whether to be kind or honorable. Sometimes one cannot be both.” 
– Will

“You know that feeling 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, see the net drawing close around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage, and you cannot let go or turn the course aside.” – Tessa

“Our hearts, they need a mirror, Tessa. We see our better selves in the eyes of those who love us. And there is a beauty that brevity alone provides.” – Jem

“I think that any good impulse can be twisted into something evil. . . I think when we make choices—for each choice is individual of the choices we have made before—we must examine not only our reasons for making them but what result they will have, and whether good people will be hurt by our decisions.” – Cecily

“I told you before, Jem, that you would not leave me. And you are still with me. When I breathe, I will think of you, for without you I would have been dead years ago. When I wake up and when I sleep, when I lift up my hands to defend myself or when I lie down to die, you will be with me. You say we are born and born again. I say there is a river that divides the dead and the living. What I do know is that if we are born again, I will meet you in another life, and if there is a river, you will wait on the shores for me to come to you, so that we can cross together. You hear that, James Carstairs? We are bound, you and I, over the divide of death, down through whatever generations may come. Forever.” – Will

“Life was an uncertain thing, and there were some moments one wished to remember, to imprint upon one’s mind that the memory might be taken out later, like a flower pressed between the pages of a book, and admired and recollected anew.”

“Some secrets were better told; some were better left the burden of the carrier, that they might not cause pain to others.” – Tessa

“Change is not loss, Will. Not always.” – Jem

“Listen to me. I am leaving, but I am living. I will not be gone from you entirely, Will. When you fight now, I will be still by you. When you walk in the world, I will be the light at your side, the ground steady under your feet, the force that drives the sword in your hand. We are bound, beyond the oath. The Marks did not change that. The oath did not change that. It merely gave words to something that existed already.” – Jem

“Every meeting led to a parting, and so it would, as long as life was mortal. In every meeting there was some of the sorrow of parting, but in every parting there was some of the joy of meeting as well.”

“There are things no magic can destroy, for they are magic in themselves.” – Tessa

“When two people are at one in their inmost hearts, they shatter even the strength of iron or bronze.”

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Julie @ Books and Insomnia

Julie is a Filipina blogger who pretends she has insomnia so she can stay up late reading. When she's not buried in books, she can be found watching anime, drinking chocolate-flavored instant coffee, lurking on the internet, daydreaming and talking about herself in third person. She loves purple and anything sweet!


  1. oh my gods this book!! i had a month book hangover because of this :(( AND THE QUOTES OMG THE FEELS ARE BACK!!!!!!!! JFBGJDFNJNFKHDF;H;FG


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