City of Ashes: fav quote #10

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I much prefer the witty, sarcastic Jace, but I have to admit that this totally stole my breath away… if it wasn’t for the fact that a minute after he told her that he just wanted to be a brother to her… oh Jace!

“I swear, I almost died back there on that ship, you know.”

He let her hand go, but he was staring at her, almost as if he meant to memorize her face. ” I know,” he said. “everytime you almost die, I almost die myself.” 

― Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes

Preliminary thoughts on City of Fallen Angels

My thoughts so far about The Mortal Instruments: City of Fallen Angels.

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1 – Oh nice… Simon’s POV, he always gets a few bits…

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2 – Simon!!! YOU DOG!!!

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3 – UUUHHHHH, something is getting hot in the training room… way to hot…

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4 – Simon again? Hmmmm… I really don’t like Camille…

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5 – Jace, WTF?!

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6 – Simon dear, I love you, I really do, but you’re getting way too much time as a POV in this book…

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7 – Simon and Jace bonding… I like this! I like this a LOT!!! Jace is even letting his guard down around Simon… this is nice!

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8 – Luke! I want more Luke! I want more Luke without Clary or Maryse… I want Luke with Jocelyn!!!! Come on people…

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9 – Where the hell are Magnus and Alec! Time to finish up your honeymoon already! I miss you…

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10 – WTF SIMON!!!! What the hell did you just did!!!! OMFG!

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11 – Okay… I thought I was reading Young Adult fantasy novel… When the hell did this turned into an erotic novel?! (OMG, Isabelle, why the hell did you show up… they were so great… great… what was not so great was reading it on the bus…)

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12 – Sorry Simon… You got what you deserved!!! Come on, two timing two great girls like that… And Izzy, just admit that you really do like the boy…

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The Mortal Instruments and why I’m glad I read the spoilers

I have no problem in reading spoilers… I do it all the time! And warning, this post will be full of them…

But never in my life I was so glad to read them than this one time (if you don’t count the HIMYM finale). As soon as I finished watching the movie, The Mortal Instruments: The City of Bones, I went online to clarify the whole business of Clary and Jace being siblings. And again, so glad I did. Why?! Because otherwise I think my head would be utterly screwed up!

city_of_bones_the_mortal_instruments_cassandra_clare_book_cover-398x600Many authors play with the concept of incest, of siblings separated through their whole lives falling in love and loving each other somehow. But honestly, I don’t think someone went as far as Cassandra Clare when she played out Clary and Jace’s relationship. They find out they are brother and sister and the end of the first book, City of Bones, after some hot and steamy make out sessions. So far so good, they are utterly repelled by the thought, although it’s hard for them to ignore their feelings, but unlike the movie, in the book there is no doubt that this is true, they truly believe they are siblings.

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In book two, City of Ashes, is when the shit hits the fan! Jace has no trouble telling Clary that he wants a relationship with her, but not as her brother, that they could be secret lovers and have an incestuous relationship, because he wants her so damn much – this is a very screwed up moment, because here you are, reading, super repulsed by the thought of what he’s proposing and at the same time, wanting to smack Clary on the face because she refuses him!!!! Worst, is when one of the most amazing moments of the book is their kiss in front of the Seelie Court (and Simon, Clary’s “boyfriend”) and one of the worst moments is when Jace lies and tells her that he just wants to be her brother!!!!

Screwed up, right?! I mean, I can only imagine what a 14 year old teen, reading this without knowing what’s coming… wow! =/

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Book three isn’t any easier! In City of Glass, Jace says the worst things to Clary, to push her away, and all the time you can only think “GOD DAMNIT JACE! STOP IT! YOU LOVE HER!!!!“. Then, he apologises, so far so good, but then they find out about the whole demon blood stuff and all hell breaks loose, again, and there they are, making out and undressing themselves on the hill near the Wayland manor!

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Luckily the nightmare of mixed feelings – shipping a couple that are siblings – ends in the end of the third book, when both of them find out that it turns out that they aren’t actually related!!! Thank God, because, seriously, not that we shipped them any less because of it, but at least it stopped being wrong! So yeah! I was so glad that I read the spoilers =D !!!