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Old January 2nd, 2009, 12:57 am
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The trilogy is spunky and interesting. If it had more publicity, I have no doubt it would be controversial because of the revelation at the end of City of Bones and the tolerant attitude towards homosexuality.

Speaking of homosexuality, what does everyone think about Alec's feelings for Jace? If anyone read it, in a previous cookie Jace said that he knew of Alec's sexual orientation but doesn't believe that he is attracted to Jace romantically but because it would be easier to have a crush on him. I agree, not because it would make it easier for Clary and Jace, but because it makes sense for his character. Oh, and Cassandra Clare before said that she believes it's true as well.

I never got around to posting this, but in November, Cassandra Clare posted two cookies because she wasn't planning on posting one in December.

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With nothing else to do, Clary had gone to bed, but sleep had remained stubbornly out of reach. She kept seeing Valentine in her head. The way he had turned to her and said, If you knew the truth, you'd keep your mouth shut, for your brother's sake if not your own. The secrets she'd learned weighed heavily on her mind, and she wished there was someone besides Jace that she could tell them to. Under all these anxieties was the fear, constant as a heartbeat, that her mother would die. Where was Magnus?
There was a rustling sound by the curtains, and a sudden wash of moonlight poured into the room. Clary sat bolt upright, scrabbling for the seraph blade she kept on the bedside table.
"It's all right." A hand came down on hers—a slender, scarred, familiar hand. "It's me."
Clary drew her breath in sharply, and he took his hand back.
"Jace," she said. "What are you doing here? What's wrong?"
For a moment he didn't answer, and she twisted to look at him, pulling the bedclothes up around her. She felt herself flush, acutely conscious of the fact that she was wearing only
pajama bottoms and a camisole—and then she saw his expression, and her embarrassment faded.
"Jace?" she whispered. He was standing by the head of her bed, still wearing his white mourning clothes, and there was nothing light or sarcastic or distant in the way he was looking down at her. He was very pale, and his eyes looked haunted and nearly black with strain. "Are you all right?"
"I don't know," he said in the dazed manner of someone just waking up from a dream. "I wasn't going to come here. I've been wandering around all night—I couldn't sleep—and I kept finding myself walking here. To you."
Clary sat up straighter, letting the bedclothes fall down around her hips. "Why can't you sleep? Did something happen?" she asked, and immediately felt stupid. What hadn't happened?
Jace, however, barely seemed to hear the question. "I had to see you," he said, mostly to himself. "I know I shouldn't. But I had to."
"Well, sit down, then," she said, pulling her legs back to make a space for him to sit at the edge of the bed. "Because you're freaking me out. Are you sure nothing's happened?"
"I didn't say nothing happened." He sat down on the bed, facing her.
Her chest tightened. "Is there bad news? Is everything—is everyone—"
"It's not bad," said Jace, "and it's not news. It's the opposite of news. It's something I've always known, and you—you probably know it too."
"Jace," she whispered suddenly, and for no reason she could identify, she was frightened of what he was about to say. "Jace, don't —"

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"Clary—" Sebastian followed her through the weeds, but she was barely aware of his presence. Turning in a slow circle, she took it all in. The burnt, half-dead trees in what had probably once been a shady lawn stretched away down a sloping hill.
She could see the roof of what was probably another nearby manor house in the distance, just above the treeline. The sun sparked off broken bits of window glass in the one full wall that was still standing. She stepped into the ruins over a shelf of blackened stones. She could see the outline of rooms, of doorways—even a scorched cabinet, almost intact, flung on its side with smashed bits of china spilling out, mixing with the black earth.
Once this had been a real house, inhabited by living, breathing people. Her mother had lived here, gotten married here, had a baby here. And then Valentine had come and turned
it all to dust and ash, leaving Jocelyn thinking her son was dead, leading her to hide the truth about the world from her daughter. . . . A sense of piercing sadness invaded Clary. More
than one life had been wrecked in this place. She put her hand to her face and was almost surprised to find it damp: She had been crying without knowing it.
"Clary, I'm sorry. I thought you'd want to see this." It was Sebastian, crunching toward her across the rubble, his boots kicking up puffs of ash. He looked worried.
She turned to him. "Oh, I do. I did. Thank you."
The wind had picked up. It blew strands of his dark hair across his face. He gave a rueful smile. "It must be hard to think about everything that happened in this place, about Valentine, about your mother—she had real courage."
"I know," Clary said. "She did. She does."
He touched her face lightly. "So do you."
"Sebastian, you don't know anything about me."
"That's not true." His other hand came up, and now he was cupping her face.


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Old February 3rd, 2009, 2:35 am
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*pokes thread* City of Glass is coming out next month!

The last cookies released (Though she may have some in March, but only minor ones because the book comes out then.)

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1) Isabelle blew out an exasperated breath. Shooting her a look, Alec said, “Sebastian, earlier today . . . Does Jace know where you went?”
“You mean that I was out with Clary?” Sebastian looked amused. “Look, it’s not a secret. I would have told Jace if I’d seen him since.”
“I don’t see why he would care.” Aline put her book aside, an edge to her voice. “It’s not like Sebastian did anything wrong. So what if he wants to show Clarissa some of Idris before she goes home? Jace ought to be pleased his sister isn’t sitting around bored and annoyed.”
“He can be very . . . protective,” Alec said after a slight hesitation.
Aline frowned. “He should back off. It can’t be good for her, being so overprotected. The look on her face when she walked in on us, it was like she’d never seen anyone kissing before. I mean, who knows, maybe she hasn’t.”


2) “Well,” said Jace, his voice heavy with sarcasm, “thanks for passing on that news the second you got here.”
“I didn’t see you the second I got here,” said Sebastian. “I saw Clary.”
“Because you were looking for her.”
“Because I needed to talk to her. Alone.” He caught Clary’s eyes again, and the intensity in them gave her pause. She wanted to tell him not to look at her like that when Jace was there, but that would sound unreasonable and crazy, and besides, maybe he actually had something important to tell her.
“Clary?”
She nodded. “All right. Just for a second,” she said, and saw Jace’s expression change: He didn’t scowl, but his face went very still. “I’ll be right back,” she added, but Jace didn’t look at her. He was looking at Sebastian.

3) The sun outside seemed especially bright after the darkness of the house. Clary stood blinking as the view swam into focus: the mountains in the distance, Wayfarer contentedly munching grass, and Sebastian immobile as a lawn statue, one hand still outstretched. She turned to Magnus. “Could you unfreeze him now, please?”
Magnus looked amused. “I was surprised when I got Sebastian’s message this morning,” he said. “Saying he was doing a favor for you, no less. How did you wind up meeting him?”
“He’s a cousin of the Lightwoods or something. He’s nice, I promise.”
“Nice, bah. He’s gorgeous.” Magnus gazed dreamily in his direction. “You should leave him here. I could hang hats on him and things.”
“No. You can’t have him.”
“Why not? Do you liiiike him?” Magnus’s eyes gleamed. “He seems to like you. I saw him going for your hand out there like a squirrel diving for a peanut.”
“Why don’t we talk about your love life?” Clary countered. “What about you and Alec?”
“Alec refuses to acknowledge that we have a relationship, and so I refuse to acknowledge him. He sent me a fire message asking for a favor the other day. It was addressed to ‘Warlock Bane,’ as if I were a perfect stranger. He’s still hung up on Jace, I think, though that relationship will never go anywhere. A problem I imagine you know nothing about . . .”
“Oh, shut up.” Clary eyed Magnus with distaste.

4) The roar of the collapse faded slowly, like smoke dissipating into the
air. It was replaced by the loud chirruping of startled birds; Clary could see them over Jace’s shoulder, circling curiously against the dark sky.
“Jace,” she said softly. “I think it’s over.”
He drew back slightly, propping himself on his elbows, and looked down at her. They were close enough that even in the darkness she could see herself reflected in his eyes; his face was streaked with soot and dirt, the collar of his shirt torn. “I lost the short sword somewhere,” he said. “And the stele’s broken.”
“It’s all right.” Without thinking, she reached up, her fingers brushing lightly through his hair. She felt him tense, his eyes darkening.
“There was grass — in your hair,” she said by way of explanation. Her mouth was dry; adrenalin sang through her veins, and not just because of the danger she’d just been in. Everything that had just happened seemed less real than what she saw in Jace’s eyes.
“You shouldn’t touch me,” he said.
Her hand froze where it was, her palm against his cheek. “Why not?”
“You know why,” he said.


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Old February 3rd, 2009, 3:35 pm
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I know! It was such a great cookie. A little bit of almost everything.
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I absolutely adore this series! It's excellent - I'm not a twilight fan at all but the mortal instruments is amazing! I've only read City of Bones, and have to wait to get the next one cause i have no money yet ! Darn parents... xD OJ

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Has anyone read City of Glass yet? I read it in about 12 hours! I just didn't want to put it down!


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I would like to go and read her books soon. Hey, did you know that Cassandra Clare, the author, is a HP fan? She wrote some fanfiction about the Malfoys.
Call me slow, but I only clicked today that the author in discussion is the same author as The Secret Diaries (of LotR characters) and the Draco Malfoy Trilogy.


I enjoyed her fanfic!

As for City of Bones, I remember reading it a long while ago. I think the only reason I picked up the book was because it looked shiny, and I had a long train journey a head of me. But yes, it wasn't a terrible book!

I saw City of Ashes at Waterstones, but refrained from buying it. I'll try my luck at the library.

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Hello! I just read this book and wanted to see what others thought about it. I thought it was a good mix of HP and Twilight. It's got a great plot and really good characters set in the real world with a magical world all around them.

However, the main characters have an interesting spin on their relationship, which I'd like to know your opinions on. So do you think Jace and Clary are siblings?
I just finished city of bones. I completely agree.. it's a mix of hp and twilight. I really liked it actually which was a pleasant surprise. It had the action and creativity of hp, with the sexiness of twilight The only thing that really made me wince was the twist at the end (ugh!!!) I was mortified! It was so great up until that point. I literally bolted out of bed when I read the end. I really don't think the author needed to throw incest in there. It made me nauseous. My friend is adamant that they are not sibilings, but how can I possibly root for a romance between a potential brother and sister!!!! I think this author just killed any chance of this being made into a movie. No one is going to finance a children's movie with incest as a potential issue.

It made me lose interest in reading the next one, at least for awhile to give me some time to recover from this shock!!!

There was such great chemistry between jace and clary.. how could the author do this?!!!

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I just finished City of Bones and I'm dying. I like Jace and Clary, but they're siblings?! I hope it isn't true.

I really like Jace. He's arrogant and sarcastic, but it makes him endearing. I love how in any situation he can still crack a joke.

Now I just have to read City of Ashes!
I soooo hope that jace and clary aren't siblilngs. It's killing me too!!! I didn't like jace at first- so arrogant and a jerk 90% of the time. The opposite of edward in twilight- more like jacob post tranformation actually. But he has grown on me and it's clear how much he is smitten with clary. I still can't understand why they would throw this incest issue in this book!



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Wow - just finished city of glass. What an amazing series! I am surprised it is not more popular. I just checked the authors' blog and it looks like they will be made into movies!!!!

I can't wait! I absolutely loved this series- incredible twists and turns and loved the climax.

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It looks like this is going to be a movie!!! Yeah!!!

http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...=1&cache=false


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I just recently started on this series with my neice. We have a tradition of reading book series together. I couldn't believe the ending of City of Bones!!!! Aghhhh, no way! All that chemistry between them then throw that wrench at us readers! I'm currently in the middle of the second book right now, my neice is catching up to me.


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City of Fallen Angels is gonna be out 5th April! I'm so excited and can't wait, and I also can't wait for the next Infernal Devices book, Clockwork Prince I believe it's called if my memory serves me correctly. I loved these books, but then again, I read almost all fantasy books.


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I finished the Mortal Instruments series and Clockwork Angel. The Infernal Instruments was a little harder for me to get into, but I still enjoyed it and am excited for the next one as well as City of Fallen Angels.


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I can't wait for cofa too!! Only 2 more weeks!!! I read clockwork angel too. It was great. I loved jem.


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I can't wait for cofa too!! Only 2 more weeks!!! I read clockwork angel too. It was great. I loved jem.
Did you finish the latest book yet? I finished it a week or so after it came out.


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Did you finish the latest book yet? I finished it a week or so after it came out.
I kind of got side tracked with the hunger games and finished that trilogy up first. I am now half way thru city of fallen angels. I LOVE it!!! It is so great to be back with those characters again. I heard there is some crazy cliffhanger/twist at the end so I am not sure I want to rush and finish it knowing that it will be a whole year before we get the next one.

Either way, this book reminds me so much of why I could not get enough of Jace before :lol I really hope Jamie Campbell Bower does him justice in the movie. It is a tough character to live up to.


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I kind of got side tracked with the hunger games and finished that trilogy up first. I am now half way thru city of fallen angels. I LOVE it!!! It is so great to be back with those characters again. I heard there is some crazy cliffhanger/twist at the end so I am not sure I want to rush and finish it knowing that it will be a whole year before we get the next one.

Either way, this book reminds me so much of why I could not get enough of Jace before :lol I really hope Jamie Campbell Bower does him justice in the movie. It is a tough character to live up to.
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Yes, they have already started pre production on it. The casting of Jace was this long, tortuous process that has kept the fans on edge for the last 6 months. Back in January it was going to be Alex pettyfer who would have been amazing, but they could not work out a deal so finally they just announced a couple of weeks ago that it is going to be Jamie campbell bower (gellert grindewald in HP) which caused quite a stir since he wasn't exactly what a lot of fans had in mind myself included. Clary was picked back in december. It is going to be lily Collins. If you go to the coming soon section of the in cinemas part of the cos forums there is a mortal instruments thread where we have been discussing the upcoming movie.

I am still in the middle of cofa. The chemistry between clary and jace is as intense as ever. I really love the way that relationship is written! I also like the crossover of characters and references to clockwork angel.


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Yes, they have already started pre production on it. The casting of Jace was this long, tortuous process that has kept the fans on edge for the last 6 months. Back in January it was going to be Alex pettyfer who would have been amazing, but they could not work out a deal so finally they just announced a couple of weeks ago that it is going to be Jamie campbell bower (gellert grindewald in HP) which caused quite a stir since he wasn't exactly what a lot of fans had in mind myself included. Clary was picked back in december. It is going to be lily Collins. If you go to the coming soon section of the in cinemas part of the cos forums there is a mortal instruments thread where we have been discussing the upcoming movie.

I am still in the middle of cofa. The chemistry between clary and jace is as intense as ever. I really love the way that relationship is written! I also like the crossover of characters and references to clockwork angel.
I'll have to check the other thread out. I enjoyed this latest book. It's like a new story with the same characters instead of dragging the same series on and on and on. So we still get to enjoy the characters we fell in love with. I like the crossover of characters too! I love me some Magnus haha.


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I'll have to check the other thread out. I enjoyed this latest book. It's like a new story with the same characters instead of dragging the same series on and on and on. So we still get to enjoy the characters we fell in love with. I like the crossover of characters too! I love me some Magnus haha.

Magnus is hilarious! I agree about this new story. It's great that we get the same characters but a completely new arc that builds upon events that happened in the prior series.

Wow, crookshanks- I have seen you post on hunger games, percy jackson, hp, and mortal instruments We must have the same taste in books!


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Magnus is hilarious! I agree about this new story. It's great that we get the same characters but a completely new arc that builds upon events that happened in the prior series.

Wow, crookshanks- I have seen you post on hunger games, percy jackson, hp, and mortal instruments We must have the same taste in books!
Seems like it! Thanks for the email. Did you finish the new one yet? I think Clockwork Prince comes out this year too. I enjoy the Infernal Instruments series as well.


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