3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge (2): Day 2

Welcome back for day 2 of my second 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. Thanks again to THE BIBLIOTHÈQUE for tagging me to do this again! (Thank you so much THE BIBLIOTHÈQUE!!!)

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Here are the three days of my first Challenge: day 1, day 2 and day 3. And here is the quote from yesterday!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

The second quote is from one of my favorite authors, Cassandra Clare – which I realized I should have posted yesterday, because it was her birthday!!! Here I could have picked a whole lot of quotes, heck, I could make a book out of it, but I went with Clockwork Princess, because is so beautiful, and with a quote that I think defines perfectly well the most perfect love triangle that I ever read (warning, if you have not yet read CP2, you might want to not be SPOILED!).

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I will only say this: Tessa is one lucky lady!


I will nominate:

Once again, only do this if you like, but it’s so much fun. 🙂 See you tomorrow for day 3!

The Infernal Devices…farewell

Today I finished reading The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Princess… man, what an emotional ride this last book has been, I spent most of its final third trying not to openly cry on the subway, and still having to have a tissue at hand because sometimes I was not successful… DAMN!!! Warning, there will be spoilers ahead, just so you know…

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I love The Mortal Instruments, but I love everyone on The Infernal Devices… it’s weird, I know. Having started with TMI, it’s funny and exhilarating to find all the clues to stuff that will come to light in the latter books. As I said, I pretty much love everyone on TID – and though I like most of everyone in TMI, the feeling just isn’t as strong.

Let’s start with the main trio, Tessa and Will and Jem are a breath of fresh air when it comes to love triangles, because they truly are a love triangle – everyone loves each other. Cassandra Clare handled it beautifully, allowing for both boys to get the girl, just at different times in their lives… it’s just a pity that Will and James didn’t have the same opportunity.

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I have to admit that I love Jem more, therefore I will always root for Jessa, but I also love Will and Tessa, so the ending was terribly satisfying, especially the bit Cassandra wrote on her blog.

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The supporting characters are great. I have written before on how much I love Henry and Charlotte and by the end of the third book I felt even more admiration for them – even more knowing and understanding some bits and pieces of Jocelyn and Clary’s personalities… Fairchild’s all the way – with Branwell’s hair.

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Sophie was just brilliant, here it is, a girl scarred for life but that can still see and find the light, and Gideon Lightwood, who by all standards should be an uptight boy, but instead falls in love with a servant, a scarred servant by the way… and then there’s the whole scones business and the “proposing” without talking to her first… poor guy…

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Cecily Herondale was a surprise for me. When she first got there I wasn’t so sure about her (given how much I disliked Jessamine), but she stayed and loved it, and was always able to get under Will’s skin and that was always fun to read. She even managed to turn Gabriel Lightw(orm)ood around – what a little prick he was before the whole business of killing his worm father… The longest I read about Cecy, the more I could see some of her in Isabelle – and though at first I was a little put down that the modern Lightwood’s are not Sophie and Gideon’s descendants, this lightened that up a bit – Isabelle is so much like Cecily and poor Alec inherited the inability to make romantic advances from both Gabriel and Gideon, so…

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Then there’s Magnus… oh Magnus Bane… he will always be my favorite, no matter in which century he is, or with whom he’s sleeping at the time, or if he still doesn’t wear glitter! You have to admit that the way he was at awe with Henry’s inventions was pretty darn cute. And the fact that he caught Will and Tessa after the fact was so Magnus!

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And why is it then when I think of Bridget I envision this (but with a long sword instead of a bow and arrow)?!

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The villain turned out to be a pretty good one, with “sound” reasoning’s and a well thought out plan – too bad for Tessa, right?!

I will miss Victorian London and the Shadowhunters of the Institute, now I am looking forward to finish reading TMI: City of Heavenly Fire, and then to the sequels of each… The Dark Artifices and The Last Hours. Hoping we get to see more of Tessa’s life with Jem =).

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I will go down with this ship: Charlotte and Henry (TID)

Ships are a complicated thing, there’s something in that “couple” that you think clicks and even if it doesn’t work out on the long wall, you still think that it was meant to be.

Cassandra Clare’s work is full of shippable couples: almost every character finds themselves in a romantic entanglement that you just can’t have enough of. So the other day, I was reading The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Prince on the bus and it was about time that one of my favorite couples shone: Oh Henry and Lottie, what a fools you both have been!

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It’s impossible not to love them, in a time when a woman is deemed unfit to run much about anything, Henry is there to prove that Charlotte is 100 times tougher than he will ever be, and that’s just fine. He loved her all that time and she thought that he had married her out of a debt that his father had to her father?! Well, Henry is right Charlotte, you should know better than that! And Charlotte, who always loved her husband so much mas didn’t dare show it, for the thought that he did not return her feelings… oh silly you!

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After years of marriage (how many years I’m actually curious, because they’re both so young), they finally let out their feelings – let out is a nice way to put it, shouted them out of anger is a more accurate description – and fell into each other’s arms. Although, given the news that she had to share with him, I would like to read what each of them thought about their intimate relationship prior to their profession of love for each other, because it’s clear that they had fallen into each other’s arms already without any problems…

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(illustrations by Cassandra Jean)