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Tessa gets some assistance with her corset in new CLOCKWORK PRINCESS snippet

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You gotta love an impromptu CLOCKWORK PRINCESS (due out March 19) snippet from Cassandra Clare.

Clare shared a snippet late Wednesday night in which an unknown “he” helps Tessa with her corset. “Victorian corsets really did lace in the BACK not the front,” she wrote for emphasis.

Check out the snippet:

Tessa couldn’t help herself; despite everything, she giggled. “It laces,” she whispered. “In the back,” and she guided his hands around her until his fingers were on the strings of the corset. She shivered then, and not from cold, but from the intimacy of the gesture. 

Only 47 days to go until we are holding CLOCKWORK PRINCESS in our hands.

What did you think of the snippet? Do you think it’s Jem? Or could it possibly be Will? Sound off in the comments!

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29 Comments on Tessa gets some assistance with her corset in new CLOCKWORK PRINCESS snippet

  1. I think it’s Jem.
    Tessa would be too ashamed of herself if it was Will. Wouldn’t giggle
    Wish it was Will
    Hope it’s Will

    • sheilathethongbarbarino // January 30, 2013 at 11:45 PM // Reply

      Yeah, but the “shiver at the intimacy” part, she wouldn’t really think that with Jem. “Despite everything,” unless there is something wrong with Jem or something that wouldn’t be written. “Tessa couldn’t help herself,” I think it’s Will, but it could be Jem.

  2. No matter who it is, it is torture waiting for this book to come out!

  3. Tessa wouldn’t “shiver from the intimacy” of something like that unless it was with someone she wasn’t supposed to be intimate with (AKA WILL)! She could blush or whatever, but after that scene on Jem’s bedroom, lacing a corset doesn’t seem like something she would be ashamed of, plus, they’re engaged! I guess we won’t know for sure until March… ugh I really hope it’s Will

  4. Hmmmmm, hope it’s Will, but it’s probably Jem.

  5. Okay so “he” (PLEASE BE WILL) seems to have been handsy in her front and thats why she guides his hands to the back… right? I’m wrong aren’t I? But ‘despite everything’…WHY DOES IT SEEM LIKE SOMETHING UNTHINKABLE HAPPENED AND SHE CAN’T BE HAPPY? Cassie why do you do this to me? Why did I read city of bones? I blame it all on that book, it started everything tbh. brb dying from feels.

  6. High Warlock of St. Louis // January 31, 2013 at 7:51 AM // Reply

    Am I the only one who actually WANTS it to be Jem? Am I really that alone in this feeling?

    • no. defiantly not alone.

    • I can see why you feel that way. I mean, they are in fact engaged, and Jem IS a very nice guy and everything… but I think that if Tessa is meant to be with anyone, it’s Will. But it is a very sucky situation all around. I can’t wait to see what happens… I hate waiting….

      • thank you someone agrees with me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • I completely agree! I love Will and Jem equally, but I feel like Tessa is more IN love with Will. Jem deserves someone who can love him with all their heart, and that can’t be Tessa because she will always love Will <3.

      • Yep. Sounds about right…

      • I completely agree with you. But it could possibly be that they’re drunk or had some of the powder (which makes them do stuff which you’re not suppose to do) ;D . Like the scene at the outside of the party in CP. But I do hope it’s Will ❤

    • I’d love it to be Jem too! I love them together so much more than with Will

      • That’s my problem too. I love both Will and Jem equally. I know that Tessa is meant for Will. They’re soul mates. But Jem is so disarmingly sweet and desperate to prove his worth to Tessa, that it’s difficult for me to hope they won’t get married. In fact, I hope they do, just to give Jem a honeymoon and happiness until he… *gulps* dies.

        This book is going to kill me!

    • I really hope it Jem too!!!!

    • Absolutely not!

  7. i think and hope it’s will! i mean we all know that will and tessa are passionately in love with each other which includes desire. will loves her and wants her in every way. mind, body and soul.

  8. Yowza!!!! I am going to LOVE this book!

  9. It’s Jem. Will would already know how to handle a corset!

    • Not neccesarily… If Will really loves Tessa, like Jace for example, he would then be completely disarmed and get extremely nervous… Though, honestly the “he” in question could go either way… Gosh, If the wait doesn’t kill me first for the book (which just got a lot closer to doing just now) the book certainly will!

  10. I really hope it’s Will but I would bet it’s Jem

  11. Well I dont no but I think it could be jem I kinda hope its will but I think he would no wot to do with a corset but then again he does luv her alot n I dont no just hurry up march 🙂

  12. Just as long as it’s not Mortmain! LOL What a twist that would be!

  13. It has to be Jem, Will’s hands would not need guidance!! Besides, Will would have said something funny or confessed his undying love or something.

  14. How about it being the wedding night? I mean she’s giggling and guiding his hands to where her corset opens… It’s possible
    Or it could be a completely different moment, where something had happened (well it kinda says that in the snippet that something happened) and there was noone else around to undo her corset. A lady can’t stay in a corset 24/7 after all.

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