Showing posts with label Clockwork Princess. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Clockwork Princess. Show all posts

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Represent the MORTAL INSTRUMENTS and INFERNAL DEVICES Fandom by Voting in The Book Shimmy Awards

Epic Reads is hosting their annual Book Shimmy Awards! Brace yourselves because there is a lot of competition out there; try not have a break down while trying to vote for a book.

Of course, Clockwork Princess and City of Bones are included in this years round of nominees. In fact, Clockwork Princess is included in 3 different categories: Couple of the Year Award (Will and Tessa), The Pagemaster, and the Best of Shelves. While, City of Bones is included in 2 categories: Best Book Fandom, and Best YA-Adapted Movie or TV Show.

To help out with the voting, join us and other fansites for a twitter trending of #VoteShadowhunter on:
Monday (Dec 16), Wednesday (Dec 18), and Friday (Dec20) at 5pm EST

Thursday, November 7, 2013

CLOCKWORK PRINCESS Named #1 on Young Adult Magazine's Top Ten YA Books 2013

Young Adult Magazine has named Clockwork Princess as the number one YA books of 2013. A lot of great books were in the running, including: Julia Kegawa's The Eternity Cure, Marissa Meyer's Scarlet, so a congrats to Cassandra Clare! Here's what YA Magazine had to say:
It's been a wild and crazy ride for the YA world in 2013. There have been amazing, wonderful new books--new friends to love, worlds to explore, and battles to fight.
Here at YA Mag, we've prepared a fond farewell to YA 2013 with our Top 10 Biggest and Best YA Novels. These are the most talked about and/or well-received... and you should totally check them out!
Check out all the other contenders and make sure you vote Clockwork Princess for Goodreads' Best YA Fiction & Fantasy 2013 too!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Vote CLOCKWORK PRINCESS for Goodreads' Best YA Fantasy & Science Fiction

Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Princess is nominated for Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction in Goodreads Choice Awards. Although there are a lot of amazing books running, just remember, Clockwork Princess is the last book in The Infernal Devices, it deserves to win!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Cut Scene From Clockwork Princess *spoilers*

Cassandra Clare explains a cut scene from Clockwork Princess 
I decided to post a rewritten scene from CP2 under the spoiler tag. It is the scene that begins around page 468, with Will in Henry’s room. If you put the scenes side by side you can see the differences — the timing of when Charlotte learns a certain piece of information, where Will is when a certain thing happens, the players who are present, and Jem and Will’s attitude toward each other.
Here's the cut scene
“Tessa is awake!” Charlotte announced happily, darting through the door of her and Henry’s bedroom like an excited hummingbird.
Will, who had been sitting in the chair by Henry’s bedside, leaped immediately to his feet, the book he had been reading sliding from his lap. “Tess — Tessa’s awake?” he stammered. “And is she —”
“Yes, talking, and Brother Enoch has pronounced her quite well, if exhausted.”

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Clockwork Princess on Bestseller's lists

A congratulations to Cassandra Clare is in need.

Clockwork Princess is #1 on Publishers Weekly Bestsellers List

(The Mortal Instruments is also on this list, moving from spot number 6 to spot 7)
Cassie received news from her publisher that not only Clockwork Princess the best-selling children's book

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cassandra Clare's Q&A at Chapters Indigo in Vancouver

To wrap up Cassie's Clockwork Princess March tour, Cassie visits Vancouver, Canada.
Check out the live stream bellow:

The chat starts at 26:11

Sunday, March 24, 2013

@cassieclare's Q&A in Portland for Clockwork Princess Tour

As you may know, Cassie is currently on her Clockwork Princess March tour. Portland, Oregon is her third last stop for the March tour! NovelNovice was nice enough to keep us up to date on Cassie's Q&A!

About The Mortal Instruments:

About The Infernal Devices:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cassandra Clare talks about wrapping up The Infernal Devices

Today is the day!! Clockwork Princess is officially released! I know, we're all just dying to get a copy of that book. It's super exciting because we want to know everything but, at the same time it's really sad because we won't get anymore new Jem and Will quotes! *tear*

Here is Cassie talking about the end of The Infernal Devices:

Monday, March 18, 2013

Interesting photo's from @cassieclare

If you want a copy of Clockwork Princess signed, visit ChangingHands.

Which Shadowhunter do you think it is? Alec (Kevin Zegers) or Jace (Jamie Campbell Bower)?

Are you ready? Have you ordered your copy of Clockwork Princess?

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Join the End-of-The-Infernal-Devices project

TMICanada has joined a few TMI-sites (TMI_Columbia, ShadowhunterAR, CDSVzla, and TMI_Institute) to create a end-of-The-Infernal-Devices project.

Shadowhunter, the end of The Infernal Devices is coming, and we have a lot of feels: Angry, Excited, Sad and -to some people- happy. But the point is we all are in this fandom and we have to say good bye in some way. So here is your chance:
Tell us by writing one word on a poster: what do you feel about the Infernal Devices end? We want to know! So take a picture with the poster and send it to this e-mail ( or and when the day comes we're gonna do something really special with that photo. Entries must be submitted by Monday, March, 18th at 12:00 pm EST.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Collection of Teasers from the Clockwork Princess Blog Tour

In honor of 1 week until Clockwork Princess, Simon & Schuster started a Clockwork Princess teaser blog tour. At each stop, a teaser with Cassandra Jeans illistration was released. In addition to the teaser, one lucky Shadowhunter would win a limited edition Infernal Devices book mark and a copy of Clockwork Princess. (US only)

Day 1: Mundie Moms

Will urged the horse toward the stable doors and, bending his head against the wind, galloped out into the night.
Woolsey threw himself into a flower-patterned armchair while Magnus moved toward the fireplace and leaned against the mantel, the very picture of a young gentleman at leisure.

Day 2: Novel Novice

Tessa, glancing quickly from side to side to check for traffic, dashed across Blackfriars Bridge.
(Check out Tessa wearing modern day clothes)
He tasted like snowflakes and wine, like winter and Will and London.

 Day 3: Good Choice Reading

I am not good with words, so I wrote how I felt about you in music,’ said Jem.

Gabriel Lightwood leaned against the wall inside the Institute doors, his jacket gone, his shirt and trousers drenched in blood.

Day 4: Katie's Book Blog

"So you lied?" Seizing up her fallen cap, Sophie rose to her feet. "Do you have any idea how much work I have to do, Mr. Lightwood?"
"I’ll train with you," Will said.

Day 5: The Story Siren

Cecily held her blazing seraph blade out in front of her; she looked absolutely fearless.
Jem brought his hand up and cupped her cheek. She could see the hope in his expression, slowly dawning.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

City of Bones Cast at WonderCon Saturday, March 30

Earlier this week, Lily Collins invited all the Shadowhunters to WonderCon. As promised, Cassie posted (on tumblr) details about WonderCon, the movie, and her Clockwork Princess tour.

About Clockwork Princess book signing:

  • I always try to sign everyone’s books at a signing. The only few times I haven’t managed it have been when the bookstore wound up closing and tossing me out. But the whole idea of a book signing is, you know, you get your books signed. :)
  • By me, yes. By Lily, probably not — she is around for the Q and A part of the signings and some photos, but she won’t be signing book.

About WonderCon:
  • Some of The Mortal Instruments : City of Bones cast will be at WonderCon on Saturday, March, 30 at 2:30 pm PDT
  • Lily Collins, Kevin Zegers, and Jamie Campbell Bower will be there along with the director, Harald Zwart and Cassandra Clare
  • There will be a new City of Bones trailer released at WonderCon
WonderCon is set at the Anaheim Convention Center, California. For more info visit ComicCon/

About City of Bones posters:
  • I am pretty sure the new poster is just for movie theaters. Usually when they start selling movie posters it is through bookstores, comic stores, Hot Topics, etc. and it’s closer to the film’s release.
Reasons why some people have received Clockwork Princess early:
  • Because embargoes are always broken. People got the last Harry Potter book early. Despite the fact that bookstores have strict instructions not to sell the book, there are always employees who forget/don’t care etc. The fault is not with the people who bought the book, keep that in mind. And, if you really don’t want to be spoiled:
  • 1) Avoid the tags
  • 2) Use Savior or something else like it to blacklist topics like Clockwork Princess and Will Herondale
  • 3) Consider staying off tumblr entirely.
  • And when you do get the book, don’t read the family tree first. You’ll be sorry if you do!
  • It would be nice if you could trust other people to protect you from spoilers but you CAN’T. You have to protect yourself.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

USA Todays review for 'Clockwork Princess'

USA Today and Entertainment Weekly got an early look at Clockwork Princess, check out USA Today's review on Clockwork Princess. (For Entertainment Weekly's review click here)
 "There's no magic formula," author Cassandra Clare says, but many factors play into the popularity of fantasy novels.
'Clockwork Princess,' the third in Clare's Infernal Devices trilogy, to be released Tuesday
Her first movie adaptation, 'City of Bones,' is due in August, with more optioned for big screen
Clare plans another series for middle school readers, written with 'Spiderwick Chronicles' co-author Holly Black
With more than 22 millioncopies in print worldwide of her two fantasy series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices,author Cassandra Clare might be considered an expert on fiction that appeals to teens.
Clare, 39, whose final book in the Devices trilogy,Clockwork Princess, will be released Tuesday, says "there's no magic formula."
But what she's doing — imagining a secret society of young demon hunters, known as Shadowhunters, in a world of vampires, werewolves and warlocks — is working like magic both in bookstores and Hollywood.
The film adaptation of the first book in Clare's first series, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, starring Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower, will hit theaters Aug. 23.
Cassandra Clare has written multiple series and is working on film projects.(Photo: Theo Black)
Her second series, The Infernal Devices, a prequel to the first, also has been optioned for a possible series of films. (The title refers to an army of automatons out to destroy the Shadowhunters.)
And if that's not enough, Clare and Holly Black (co-author of The Spiderwick Chronicles) are collaborating on another series, Magisterium, aimed at middle schoolers and set in a world of dark magicians where child apprentices train to be warriors. The Iron Trail, the first of five books, is to be released in September 2014. It too has been optioned, and Clare has been signed to write her first screenplay.
Clare, a former writer for The Hollywood Reporter who lives in Amherst, Mass., says there's no simple explanation for her popularity, but she suggests that it has to do with her characters, often strong females, "whom my readers can relate to."
She says that "readers may suspend their disbelief when it comes to the fantasy and the magic, but they need to believe in the characters — teenagers who have some of the same concerns that they do."
Romance is a big part of both series. The first is set in contemporary New York; the second is set mostly in Victorian England.
She likes to mix "the real and the unreal, the famous and the forgotten" in her fiction. For example, in Clockwork Princess, an aesthetic werewolf named WoolseyScott lives in London at No. 16 Cheyne Walk, which, in real life, was once shared by writer Algernon Charles Swinburne and poet/painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
Like Scott, she notes, Swinburne and Rossetti were members of "the aesthetic movement," which valued aesthetics in arts over political or social themes, but they were not werewolves — or, as she puts it, "proved not to be werewolves.".
Clare cites several factors that explain why fantasy fiction aimed at teens has become so popular on page and screen:
- In a technological age "filled with computers and gadgets, readers yearn for some magic."
- As a genre, young-adult fiction is "genre-busting." Adult fiction, she says, tends to be labeled "either romance or sci-fi or historical fiction or literature. They're in different sections of bookstores. But YA novels, whether it's Twilight or The Hunger Games, combine all or most of those elements." Clare says her own series are a "combination of urban fantasy, adventure and romance."
- The generation of readers who grew up on Harry Potter, "the first big teen sensation, feel connected by what they read. They want to share their experiences, usually online …. I think you find a big overlap between kids who are into fantasy and sci-fi and kids who build their own online communities."
Clare isn't revealing much about Clockwork Princess but promises to resolve the series' love triangle involving heroine Tessa Gray, who's engaged to one boy but drawn to another, in "a way that no one has predicted yet."
As for her Instruments series' sixth and final book, City of Heavenly Fire, to be released a year from now, she says to expect "a hard-fought battle and a lot of epic romance."

Clockwork Princess book review by EW

Check out EntertainmentWeekly's review of Clockwork Princess

It's unsurprising that Cassandra Clare's name has become synonymous with the YA fantasy genre. Her first series, The Mortal Instruments, is wildly popular, and a movie based on its first book, City of Bones, hits theaters this August.The Infernal Devices, a prequel series, hasn't had the same buzz, but it's as addictive as — and dare we say better than? — Clare's original franchise. Set in Victorian England, Devices centers on Tessa Gray, a teenager who gets sucked into the world of Shadowhunters, a secret society of demon chasers, at their safe house, the London Institute.
In Clockwork Princess, the third and final installment, Tessa leads the fight against Mortmain (a.k.a. the Magister) and his army of clockwork automatons that threaten to wipe out the Shadowhunter race. Oh, and the automatons are fully functional because they've been reanimated with demon souls. We'll pause so you can roll your eyes at the admittedly far-fetched premise. But if you're willing to suspend disbelief, you can focus on the real heart of the story: Tessa's tangled relationships with her fiancé, Jem Carstairs, who has a terminal demon-related illness, and Jem's blood brother, Will Herondale, who's also in love with her. No part of their triangle can be split without heartbreak.
Princess is laced with nods to The Mortal Instruments, providing answers to questions you didn't even know you had (as well as fodder for endless message-board arguments). Fans will appreciate Clare's attention to detail, for it's the details that make Princess so compelling and believable, clockwork automatons and all. And it won't matter whether you're Team Will or Team Jem. Princess offers a payoff so satisfying that, by the Angel, it may be Clare's best undertaking to date. A-
Memorable Line:
''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.''

Saturday, March 9, 2013

'Clockwork Princess' Chapter Titles Released

Only 10 Days until Clockwork Princess and now here's another reason to get super excited; Cassie provides us with the Chapter Titles! The Prologue can be read on the Shadowhunter App, and the first chapter can be read online. Check out the titles bellow:


1) A Dreadful Row

2) The Conqueror Worm

3) To the Last Hour

4) To Be Wise and Love

5) A Heart Divided

6) Let Darkness

7) Dare to Wish

8) That Fire of Fire

9) Graven in Metal

10) Like Water Upon Sand

11) Fearful of the Night

12) Ghosts on the Road

13) The Mind Has Mountains

14) Parabatai

15) Stars, Hide Your Fires*

16) Only Noble to be Good

17) To Lie and Burn

18) The Infernal Devices

19) Burning Gold

20) Thunder in the Trumpet

21) Than Any Evil

22) The Measure of Love

Epilogue: Present Day

*A lot of people think this is a Mumford and Sons reference, but they’re actually referencing Macbeth: “Stars, hide your fires/let not light see my black and deep desires.”

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Lily Collins will be at the Clockwork Princess LA tour stop

The release of Clockwork Princess is drawing near; there's less than 2 more weeks left. Cassandra Clare will be on tour and stopping at Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Mission Viejo, Menlo Park (San Francisco), Seattle, and Vancouver (Canada). Some lucky fans will get to meet Lily Collins at the Los Angeles stop.

Cassie tells us:
I also have some exciting information for those coming to the LA signing: we’re going to have a special guest — Lily Collins.

She’ll be at the store to take pictures with fans and also to answer questions about playing Clary in the film.

And who knows? Maybe some other cast members will pop by too. ;)
Lily is incredibly sweet and I’m so glad she’ll be there!
For more information about the Clockwork Princess tour visit Cassie's website.

Will you be going to any of the tour stops? Let us know!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Win a copy of CLOCKWORK PRINCESS from Goodreads

Only 18 days until Clockwork Princess is released, and if you haven't gotten a chance to buy a copy, here's your chance. Simon Schuster is giving away 20 copies of Clockwork Princess on Goodreads. However this give away is to Canada only. Contest closes on March, 19.

Go enter here for a chance to win.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Excerpt of the CLOCKWORK PRINCESS Audio Book from MTV

Daniel Sharman finished recording the Clockwork Princess audio book a few weeks ago. Now, has an excerpt of the recording. Unfortunately, this video is only available for US residents, but don't worry, it's just the reading of the first chapter (which you can read here). The only thing you'll be missing is Daniel Sharman's British accent reading to you.

Check out the preview on MTV.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Shadowhunters Working Hard to Reveal the First Chapter of CLOCKWORK PRINCESS

Yesterday (Feb. 26) was an exciting day. First we got more exclusive footage of Magnus's party (City of Bones movie) from MTV and an interview with Godfrey Gao. Then, starting from 3 pm EST, Shadowhunters continuously tweeted #ClockworkPrincess for the reveal of the first chapter of Clockwork Princess. For approximately every 100 tweets, 1 word would be summoned. There are 5464 word in the first chapter so of course this took us a while (over 500 000 tweets), but we made it!

"December is a fortuitous time for a marriage,"said the seamstress, speaking around her mouthful of pins with the ease of years of practice. "As they say, 'When December snows fall fast, marry, and true love will last.'" She placed a final pin in the gown and took a step back. "There. What do you think? It is modeled after one of Worth's own designs."
Tessa looked at her reflection in the pier glass in her bedroom. The dress was a deep gold silk, as was the custom for Shadowhunters, who believed white to be the color of mourning, and would not marry in it, despite Queen Victoria herself having set the fashion for doing just that. Duchesse lace edged the tightly fitted bodice and dripped from the sleeves.

Check out all of the first chapter at If you haven't already, check out the prologue on the Shadowhunter App (available for Apple and Android users).

We happen to notice the background on, isn't it nice?

What do you think so far?

Friday, February 22, 2013

How to: Reveal the 1st chapter of CLOCKWORK PRINCESS

Instructions from Simon and Schuster:
"You’re only a few weeks away from reading Clockwork Princess, the thrilling conclusion to The Infernal Devices trilogy. The cover has been revealed thanks to your help, you’ve watched the trailer, you’ve read the Prologue available in the Shadowhunters App, but still you want more! Well, you’re in luck, and once again, you have the power! Will, Jem, Tessa, and Charlotte – their story continues in the first chapter of Clockwork Princess, but the text will only reveal itself for those who believe…and those who tweet! Every time you send a tweet with the hashtag #ClockworkPrincess, the chapter will make its way into our realm and one by one, the words will be revealed. Are you up for the challenge?"
The #ClockworkPrincess challenge will commence on Tuesday, February, 24th! So, set your calenders,  tell your friends and family to tweet at 2 pm EST/ 11 am PST on Tuesday!