Review "Clockwork Princess"
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare.
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
By the Angel...
I can't believe this is the end...
Starting this book, I was so emoitonal I wanted to cry, but I got through it! After finishing it I just wanted to pick up the first book and start all over with the series. It's so sad when a good series come to an end even though you know it will happen. Especially this series... It's one of my favorites! I love all the characthers in it, the drama, the love triangle.. everything!
Let me tell you...
I have never cried, or not only cried but I was sobbing over the end of it. Not because it was bad.. It was just sad.
*SPOILERS* Will dying.. all the beautiful things happening on the day he died like Jem showing up and he got to die with Tessa and him by his side. Beautiful. Well done Cassandra Clare, well done.
The book was AMAZING! There were twists and turns, drama, action, stuff that would make you clutch the book out of fear and just wow. So many amazing things. So we finally find out exactly what Tessa is! And her angel. It was so awesome in the end when she changed into the angel! Thé angel in her necklace!
It will be fun now after the end to read The mortal instruments again and to really notice all of these connections like the fact that Henry invented Portals! I thought it was so cute with him and Magnus. Magnus was really into all of his inventions and everything, not something Henry got a lot, but he's such a great guy!
Then there's Will and Jem..*sigh* still bromance there and I feel so bad for Will the way he was so conflicted about his emotions, loving Tessa but not wanting to hurt Jem. Ever. And when Jem gets worse you just know it's coming like this is it. He's gonna die.
Imagine the shock when he shows up a silent brother.
And then another shock when you realize that he was in City of Lost Souls! Mind blown!
Brother Zachariah in City of Lost Souls:
“Alec shook his head, dropping his hands. ‘No. If it’s any consolation, there were a lot of people at the meeting speaking out angrily on behalf of keeping the search for Jace up at full strength. Magnus, obviously, Luke, Consul Penhallow, even Brother Zachariah.’”
“Unexpected events call for unextpectd measures. Brother Zachariah’s voice floated out, touching the inside of Clary’s head; she knew from the expressions on the faces of the others that they could hear him too.I wll say nothing to the Clave or Council of anything that transpires tonight. If the chance comes before me to save the last of the Herondale bloodline, I consider that of higher importance than the fealty I render the Clave.”
[to Maryse] “Brother Enoch? He is senior to me, but I thought perhaps that your call might have something to do with the disappearance of your adoptive son. I have a particular interest in his well-being.”See! It's Jem! So now we have both Tessa and Jem showing up in the mortal instruments.
“I was once a Shadowhunter like you. I lived like you do. And like you, there were those I loved enough to put their welfar before anything else— any oath, any debt.
‘Did you…’ Maryse hesitated. ‘Did you ever have children?’
No. No children.
Don’t be. And try not to let your fear for Jace devour you. He is a Herondale, and they are survivors.”
“‘Jonathan’ is a fine old Shadowhunter name, the first of names. The Herondales have always kept names in the family—
‘He wasn’t named by a Herondale,’ Clary pointed out. ‘Though he has a dagger of his father’s. It says S.W.H. on the blade.’
Stephen William Herondale.
Clary took another step closer toward the doors, and toward Zachariah. ‘You know a lot about the Herondales,’ she said. ‘And of all the Silent Brothers, you seem the most human. Most of them never show any emotion. They’re like statues. But you seem to feel things. You remember your life.’
Being a Silent Brother is life, Clary Fray. But if you mean I remember my life before the Brotherhood, I do.
Clary took a deep breath. ‘Were you ever in love? Before the Brotherhood? Was there ever anyone you would have died for?’
There was a long silence. Then:
Two people,said Brother Zachariah.There are memories that time does not erase, Clarissa. Ask your friend Magnus Bane, if you do not believe me. Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable.”
And Will is kind of there, in Jace ;)
After this book I just love Magnus even more! What he has done for Will and what he did for Henry, oh my god he is just so amazing! Magnus <3 nbsp="" p="">I was lucky enough to get the collectors edition of the book with the family tree. I loved seeing how they all were connected to the characters in the mortal instruments.
Clockwork Princess Quotes that I loved (and yeah, there's a lot :P):
“Tessa craned her head back to look at Will. “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, see the net drawing tight 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.” His blue eyes were dark with understanding — of course Will would understand — and she hurried on. “I feel now as if the same is happening, only not to characters on a page but to my own beloved friends and companions. I do not want to sit by while tragedy comes for us. I would turn it aside, only I struggle to discover how that might be done.”“You fear for Jem,” Will said.“Yes,” she said. “And I fear for you, too.”“No,” Will said, hoarsely. “Don’t waste that on me, Tess.”
“Will rose slowly to his feet. He could not believe he was doing what he was doing, but it was clear that he was, clear as the silver rim around the black of Jem’s eyes. “If there is a life after this one,” he said, “let me meet you in it, James Carstairs.”
“There will be other lives.” Jem held his hand out, and for a moment, they clasped hands, as they had done during their parabatai ritual, reaching across twin rings of fire to interlace their fingers with each other. “The world is a wheel,” he said. “When we rise or fall, we do it together.”
Will tightened his grip on Jem’s hand, which felt thin as twigs in his. “Well, then,” he said, through a tight throat, “since you say there will be another life for me, let us both pray I do not make as colossal a mess of it as I have this one.”
“You endure what is unbearable, and you bear it. That is all.”
“Gabriel’s green eyes sought Will. “It was demon pox, wasn’t it? You know all about it, don’t you? Aren’t you some sort of expert?”“Well, you needn’t act as if I invented it,” said Will.”
“Jem told me what Ragnor Fell said about my father,” Will said. “That for my father, there was only ever one woman he loved, and it was her for him, or nothing. You are that for me. I love you, and I will only ever love you until I die —”
“I'm afraid to answer that. I've heard that when I speak, it makes American women wish to strike me with umbrellas.” -Will
"For what it's worth, I don't think Will could fight in that dress either. "Perhaps not," said Will, who had ears like a bat's. "But I would make a radiant bride.”
“THE INFERNAL DEVICES ARE WITHOUT PITY.THE INFERNAL DEVICES ARE WITHOUT REGRET.THE INFERNAL DEVICES ARE WITHOUT NUMBER.THE INFERNAL DEVICES WILL NEVER STOP COMING.”
“Life is a book, and there are a thousand pages I have not read. I would read them together with you, as many as I can, before I die -"She put her hand against his chest, just over his heart, and felt its beat against her palm, a unique time signature that was all its own. "I only wish you would not speak of dying," she said. "But even for that, yes, I know how you are with your words, and, Will- I love all of them. Every word you say. The silly ones, the mad ones, the beautiful ones, and the ones that are only for me. I love them, and I love you.”
“Miss Cecily," she gasped, and then her eyes went to Will. She clapped a hand over her mouth, turned, and bolted back into the house. "Oh, dear," said Tessa."I have that effect on women," Will said.”
“Tessa touched his wrist lightly with her hand. "Be brave," she said. "It's not a duck, is it?”
“I thought perhaps that when you told me you did not love me that my own feelings would fall away and atrophy, but they have not. They have grown every day. I love you now more desperately, this moment, than I have ever loved you before, and in an hour I will love you more than that”
“Of course you can have a true Shadowhunter name," Will said. "You can have mine."Tessa stared at him, all black and white against the black-and-white snow and stone. "Your name?"Will took a step toward her, till they stood face-to-face. Then he reached to take her hand and slid off her glove, which he put into his pocket. He held her bare hand in his, his fingers curved around hers. His hand was warm and callused, and his touch made her shiver. His eyes were steady and blue; they were everything that Will was: true and tender, sharp and witty, loving and kind. "Marry me," he said. "Marry me, Tess. Marry me and be called Tessa Herondale. Or be Tessa Gray, or be whatever you wish to call yourself, but marry me and stay with me and never leave me, for I cannot bear another day of my life to go by that does not have you in it.”
“Their oldest child, James, had spoken laughingly about Will's unrelenting fear of ducks and his continual battle to keep them out of the pond at the family home in Yorkshire.”
“Their grandchildren had reminded Will of the song about demon pox he had taught them- when they were much too young, Tessa had always thought- and that they had all memorized. They sang it all together and out of tune, scandalizing Sophie.”
“A forty-foot worm?" Will muttered to Jem as they moved through the Italian garden, their boots - thanks to a pair of Soundless runes - making no noise on the gravel. "Think of the size of the fish we could catch." Jem's lips twitched. "It's not funny, you know." "It is a bit.”
“You want this?" His voice was hoarse. "Yes," she said. "Do you?" His finger traced the outline of her mouth. "For this I would have been damned forever. For this I would have given up everything."She felt the burn behind her eyes, the pressure of tears, and blinked wet eyelashes. "Will ...""Dw i'n dy garu di am byth," he said. "I love you. Always." And he moved to cover her body with his own.”
“I was just thinking of bundling up Cecily and feeding her to the ducks at Hyde Park," said Will, pushing his wet hair back and favoring Jem with a rare smile. "I could use your assistance." "Unfortunately, you may have to delay your plans for suicide a bit longer. Gabriel Lightwood is downstairs, and I have two words for you. Two of your favorite words, at least when you put them together.""'Utter simpleton'?" inquired Will. "'Worthless upstart'?"Jem grinned. "'Demon pox,'" he said.”
“If I had not been a Shadowhunter, I would have had a future on the stage. I have no doubt I would have been greeted with acclaim.”
“Wo men shi jie bai xiong di-we are more than brothers, Will.”
“Eventually I fell asleep in the Rabies and Lycanthropy section. Woolsey bites on occasion, and I'm concerned.' - Magnus Bane”
“By the Angel, it just crushed Sophocles," noted Will. "Has no one respect for the classics these days?”
“We see our better selves in the eyes of those who love us.”
I believe that is it :P Yet another amazing book from Cassandra Clare ^^