The Mortal Instruments: UK covers

You are probably aware of this, but Walker books has changed the cover of The Mortal Instruments series. They have new covers in the US, which are gorgeous, but as soon as I saw the UK ones I knew I just have to have them. Just look at them!!!

They were released earlier this month, but Amazon.es had them at 10 to 12 euros per book, which is way too expensive when you’re thinking of buying the 6 of them together. But yesterday, I entered my account to see one other book, and noticed that The Mortal Instruments were at a lower price, 7€ each one! I didn’t even think twice, I ordered them right there and then. Now I’m patiently awaiting their arrival early next week 😀 !!!

City of Glass: fav quote #6

f09a9dba-d64c-48e3-ac51-f58b0173d2a1Magnus… again… =D

“Are you – Ragnor Fell? The warlock?”

Magnus took the pipe out of his mouth. “Well, I’m certainly not Ragnor Fell the exotic dancer.” 

― Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments: City of Glass

City of Glass: fav quote #5

Because there’s no one like Magnus Bane…

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“I don’t remember the Clave inviting you into the Glass City, Magnus Bane.”

“They didn’t,” Magnus said. “Your wards are down.”

“Really?” the Consul’s voice dripped sarcasm. “I hadn’t noticed.”

Magnus looked concerned. “That’s terrible. Someone should have told you.” He glanced at Luke. “Tell him the wards are down.” 

― Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments: City of Glass

City of Glass: fav quote #4

The beginning of Alec’s sassiness and awesomeness…

f09a9dba-d64c-48e3-ac51-f58b0173d2a1“Alec?” Magnus was staring at him. He had dispatched the remaining Iblis demons, and the square was empty but for the two of them. “Did you just- did you just save my life?”

Alec knew he ought to say something like, Of course, because I’m a Shadowhunter and that’s what we do, or That’s my job. Jace would have said something like that. Jace always knew the right thing to say. But the words that actually came out of Alec’s mouth where quite different- and sounded petulant, even to his own ears. “You never called me back,” he said. “I called you so many times and you never called me back.”

Magnus looked at Alec as if he’d lost his mind. “Your city is under attack,” he said. “The wards have been broken, and the streets are full of demons. And you want to know why I haven’t called you?”

Alec set his jaw in a stubborn line. “I want to know why you haven’t called me back.”

Magnus threw his hands up in the air in a gesture of utter exasperation. Alec noted with interest that when he did it, a few sparks escaped from his fingertips, like fireflies escaping from a jar. “You’re an idiot.”

“Is that why you haven’t called me? Because I’m an idiot?”

“No.” Magnus strode toward him. “I didn’t call you because I’m tired of you only wanting me around when you need something. I’m tired of watching you be in love with someone else – someone, incidentally, who will never love you back. Not the way I do.”

“You love me?”

“You stupid Nephilim,” Magnus said patiently. “Why else am I here? Why else would I have spent the past few weeks patching up all your moronic friends every time they got hurt? And getting you out of every ridiculous situation you found yourself in? Not to mention helping you win a battle against Valentine. And all completely free of charge!” 

― Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments: City of Glass

City of Glass: fav quote #3

Jace and Simon together are always super funny!f09a9dba-d64c-48e3-ac51-f58b0173d2a1

“But you’ve never drunk fresh blood. Have you?”

Simon raised his own eyebrows in response.

“Well, aside from mine, of course,” Jace said. “And I’m sure my blood is fantastic.”

― Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments: City of Glass

City of Glass: fav quote #2

Jace knew… he knew something was up with Sebastian…

f09a9dba-d64c-48e3-ac51-f58b0173d2a1“Romanian? That’s impressive,” said Jace. “Not many people speak it.”

“Do you?” Sebastian asked with interest.

“Not really,” Jace said with a smile so disarming Simon knew he was lying. “My Romanian is pretty much limited to useful phrases like, ‘Are these snakes poisonous?’ and ‘But you look much too young to be a police officer.” 

― Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments: City of Glass

City of Glass: fav quote #1

f09a9dba-d64c-48e3-ac51-f58b0173d2a1I loved City of Glass, the third book of The Mortal Instruments series, but it is slightly more emotional than the previous one and with slightly less witty and sarcastic remarks. So, I love this one, alas, I basically love love Alec from this book on…

“What happened to you?”
Jace looked affronted. “What happened to me?”
Alec shook him, not lightly. “You said you were going for a walk! What kind of walk takes six hours?”
“A long one?” Jace suggested.” 

― Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments: City of Glass

Alec in CoB, CoA and CoG

I just found this on Tumblr and I had to share it! I found it on malec-is-my-drug . I couldn’t have found a most adequate description to the evolution of Alec Lightwood in the first 3 books… Alec in City of Bones and City of Ashes is all like “no, I don’t have a boyfriend… I don’t fell anything!” and then in City of Grass he’s all like “F**k this s**t, I’m gonna kiss my boyfriend in front of everybody and I don’t care about anyone’s opinions!”.

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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 !!!