Thursday, 12 July 2012

Clockwork Princess Cover

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) Official Cover!

There were no words to describe my reaction upon seeing this cover. I was speechless for once. This cover is so amazingly gorgerous and elegant that I can't think of a prettier cover for this book. I LOVE THIS COVER!!

Please, my fellow bloggers and readers, may I present to you the official book cover of Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare. (But maybe some of you had already seen this?) It was released a few days ago (maybe two?) so for once, I'm not totally behind.

Only the morning two days ago did I vote for my favourite fan-made cover of Clockwork Princess on The Infernal Devices Group on Goodreads, then yesterday I saw this! The covers of Cassandra Clare's books are really one better than the one before. This depiction of Tess seemed quite perfect to me (although it's not how I pictured Tessa to be). She took up a good space on the cover, holding a seemingly magical book full of light and even the Clockwork angel around her neck shone. I loved all of it, the figure, the lights, the book and the background. Can't wait to February 2013!! 

I will share with you here the synopsis of this book. If you haven't read The Infernal Devices or The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, you should. Cassandra Clare is one of my favourite YA authors (though the last two books of The Mortal Instruments were a bit of a disappointment to me). So if you haven't read Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) or Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2), Skip the next part and scroll down to see where I have put up the cover and synopsis for these first two books further down the post. 

Synopsis of Clockwork Princess
In Clockwork Princess, Tessa and her companions travel all over the world as they race to stop the clockwork army before it’s too late. As Jem’s health worsens alarmingly and his friends search desperately for a cure, can Tessa choose between the two boys she loves—even if it means never seeing the other one again? 

Synopsis of Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1)
Magic is dangerous--but love is more dangerous still.
When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos. 

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own. 
Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by--and torn between--two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world...and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.  

Synopsis of Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2)
In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa's powers for his own dark ends.
With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister's war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move and that one of their own has betrayed them.
Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will; the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?
As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart. 

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