Thursday, June 9, 2011

Clockwork Prince Chapter Sampler

One of those lovely surprise moments for me at the BEA was when I grabbed a chapter sampler of Clockwork Prince.  It's no surprise that the cover reveal of Clockwork Prince, at the Simon and Schuster booth, was one of the Mega events of the week.  I headed straight there upon arrival because, like everyone else, I wanted to see it.  So I was kind of taken aback when I discovered, in the less than five minutes the doors were open, there was already and enormous snaking line up.  I asked someone who was already eagerly waiting in the line if it was just for the cover reveal, only to find out there were going to be T-Shirts and Chapter samplers given out as well.

I had no desperate need for a Tshirt, and as cool as the chapter sampler sounded I wasn't getting in the line for it, not when there were some pretty exciting book line ups to get into (as in, complete books. Lisel and Po, Crossed and Daughter of Smoke and Bone were already forming lines).  So I buggered off with a shrug of my shoulder, alas me and Clockwork Prince teasers would have to be online buddies instead.

When an hour or so later I passed through the booth to see the cover, now the crowd had dispersed, I was totally shocked to see a pile of about 10 or so chapter samplers left.  I wandered over to the publicist to see if I could snag one, and ask why they weren't all gone.  Turns out the line wasn't really a reading one (weird right? this was the BOOK expo of America after all), they were largely after the Tshirts, and sadder yet, a good many of them were there just because there was a line and didn't know what Clockwork Prince was!

Wednesday really was my lucky day, because I curled up to read the sampler last night and it made my night.  57 pages of super Cassie goodness, of which I desperately wish I could quote you some of.  Suffice it to say I was jonesing for the rest by the end.

It looks like Jem is going to be a big part of this story, and as Cassie's teasers seem to hint, there's going to be some love triangulating.  It also looks like we'll get a closer look at some of the peripheral shadowhunters from Clockwork Angel, the Lightwoods and Consul Wayland. Not to mention there was a wicked scene with Magnus which hinted a tiny bit about Will's issues.  In true Cassie style, she covered a lot of ground in the three chapters given out.

I'm so smitten I might just wish away my summer in anticipation of  Clockwork Prince's December 6th release.


  1. You should post it !!! Please!!! They took down the website or whatever it was so now we cant read it!! So you should be our hero and post it for us!! Pretty Please!!
    I don't know you but if you do that YOU will be my blogger buddy lol!
    Thanks :)

  2. Also what book store did you go to?

  3. It was at the BEA (Book Expo of America) in may that I got it Hannah. I wish I could post it for you! But alas that would be a copyright infringement I'm sure, and I want the Simon and Schuster people to like me! hahahah

    The good news for both of us is its only about three weeks out till we can eat the whole thing up like candy! Yay!

  4. I figured you wouldn't be able to but i said what the hey! Ill just give it a try lol. But thank you anyway!! I know I'm so freaking excited !!!! WOOOOOO!! Which series do you like best the Infernal Devices or Mortal Instruments? And you are so lucky to have gotten to go to that ! Where i live we are an hour and 30 minutes away from a book store, it kills my soul a little bit inside haha!!! We did used to have a borders 45 minutes away from us but it shut down!!! I'm am soo sad it sucks, i practically lived in that store!!
    Oh and i just wanted to say i read as much as you do, my room is like a library! :) Sorry if I'm bugging you, but this is really exciting for me i didn't know you could message on these and its also exciting because none of my friends are as crazy about books as i am!!! Its fun talking to people who are!! :)

  5. I was wondering if you could just tell me who tessa is talking to in the begining of the sampler. The guy who helps her over the puddle ? And then ill be good :)

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