Aug 20, 2012

Ode to The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

If your a Mortal Instruments fan and have been on twitter lately, I'm sure you already know 
Filming for the City of Bones Movie officially started today!!!
*does happy dance*
I seriously can't wait for this one! Another beloved series comes to life on the big screen! It's gonna be EPIC for sure!
 I thought I'd take this opportunity to share a little BookLove101 love for one of my all time favorite series!

I'm calling this post 
"Ode to the Mortal Instruments"
Complete with all my reviews of the books and a few of my favorite quotes!
My Review of City of Bones 
It's so nice I read it TWICE!
This book was even better the second time around!!! It's been over a year since reading this series for the first time. Through the days I'd comment on reviews, read quotes, visit fan sites, but I never really realized how much I trully missed the characters and thier world! Reading about Clary and Simon..meeting Jace all over again for the second time...was all just amazing! I'll admit it..I missed Jace! lol! He still remains one of my favorite characters of all time! I'm not's true. This series was one of the first series of books I read when I started my journey into YA Fiction..and my life has never been the same! For that..I am eternally greatful! I loved this book. I loved this world. And I will cherish it forever! Add another 5 stars to the 5 stars I gave it before! Now onto City of Ashes!! : )

Favorite Quotes
 “Declarations of love amuse me. Especially when unrequited.”

“If there was one thing she was learning from all this, it was how easy it was to lose everything you had always thought you'd have forever.”

My Review of City of Ashes 
Never too late to learn a few things
I still love this book just as much as I did the first time I read it. In fact this time might have been a bit better. I actually read a few things that were new to me. I'm not even sure how I missed some major points in the book the first time I read it. So far this book might be my favorite in the series. The action just keeps you reading till the very end. The ever torchered Jace has you clinging to his every thought..every break in his heart. And boy did my heart break!! Favorite part of the book by far...Seelie Court! Does anyone else agree?? I'm sure you do! : ) This book was a favorite of mine the first time around and it remains at the top of my favorites list even now...hundreds of books later...nothing can compare. This book is great. Now on to the next one! For the second time! lol! 

Favorite Quotes
 “If you really love something, you never try to keep it the way it is forever. You have to let it be free to change.”

“Fate is never fair. You are caught in a current much stronger than you are; struggle against it and you'll drown not just yourself but those who try to save you. Swim with it. and you'll survive”

“Growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change -Clary Fray”

“For a moment Clary thought she might fall; she felt as if something essential had been torn away from her, an arm or a leg, and she stared at Jace in blank astonishment-- what did he feel, did he feel nothing? She didn't think she could bear it if he felt nothing.”

My Review of City of Glass 
New or Old, Still begging for more!
New Review: Just as amazing as I remembered it. Nonstop action all the way through! That emotional rollercoaster between Jace and Clary kept hitting me with a mixture of feelings. I could literally feel how happy they were at times and then feel my heart shatter with each painful blow. And the ending..gotta love the ending. It just ended perfectly. I love this series and can't wait to read more!!!! : )

Old Review: I read this entire book in a day. I just couldn't put it down. As I got towards the end I tried slowing down though..basically i was torn between wanting to know what happens and not wanting the story to end. This was one of those books where I was trully sad to get to the last page. I loved every word of this series and will remember the characters forever. I can't wait for the next book to come out!! March seriously needs to get here! Soon

Favorite Quotes
“And now I’m looking at you,” he said, “and you’re asking me if I still want you, as if I could stop loving you. As if I would want to give up the thing that makes me stronger than anything else ever has. I never dared give much of myself to anyone before – bits of myself to the Lightwoods, to Isabelle and Alec, but it took years to do it – but, Clary, since the first time I saw you, I have belonged to you completely. I still do. If you want me.”

 “The way he looked at you. I got it then. He loved you, and it was killing him. He won't get over you, Clary, he can't.”

My Review of City of Fallen Angels 
You can never use too many of these --> !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This book was worth every single day I had to wait for its release. I have no idea how to even describe the emotions I felt while reading it. The characters took me on a rollercoaster ride filled with happy highs and broken hearted lows. How many times can your heart literally shatter while reading a book?? Yes I was that drawn into these characters. I felt thier pain. Felt thier love. Felt each and every surprise along with them. And the ending..OMG the ending!!! The next year of waiting for the City of Lost Souls feels agonizingly long!!!! Add in the clever bits of Clockwork Angel sprinkled within the pages and I can't help but feel a bit overwhelmed. I loved that!! Cassandra Clare you clever girl!! Now i'm not only waiting on edge for the next book in this series but I'm literally dieing to read the next book in the Clockwork Angel series as well!!!!! Thank god I only have to wait till December!! Waiting any longer would just be too much! I'd call this book amazing, incredible, and stunningly brilliant, but even that doesn't seem like enough! I loved this series...the books just get better and better! I can't wait to see whats yet to come!!!

Favorite Quotes 
“But I watch my brothers give their hearts away and I think, Don’t you know better? Hearts are breakable. And I think even when you heal, you’re never what you were before.”

“But maybe you never really had someone, she thought now. Maybe, no matter how much you loved them, they could slip through your fingers like water, and there was nothing you could do about it.”

“They belonged to each other totally, and always would, and that was that. But maybe everyone felt that way? Until the moment they realized they were just like everyone else, and everything they'd thought was real shattered apart.” 

“L'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle.
"It means that love is the most powerful force in the world. That love can do anything.”

My Review of City of Lost Souls 
Add another five stars to the list!
This is the fifth book in the Mortal Instruments Series and this fan still can't get enough! In all honesty, this series could go on and on and on and I probably wouldn't mind! More Jace and Clary, yes please!

Lost Souls definitely took a twist I wasn't prepared for. I'll admit, I was a little weary of the changes that were made to my favorite character! I had that "How dare you mess with my Jace" attitude through most of the book. I wanted the old Jace back just like Clary did. Possibly more! ;)

Cassandra Clare did not disappoint at all though! She gave me enough of everything I wanted and so much more. And not just with Clary and Jace, this book gave us more from each character. Simon was awesome yet again! Magnus is definitely a favorite! Jordan and Maia... not so much. In fact I may have skipped over most of their parts... sorry : / But putting that little tid bit aside, I'm happy to say that this book is yet another AMAZING addition to the series! Definitely worth a reread somewhere down the road! One things is for sure.. I can't wait to see what happens next! :D

Another five stars from me for Cassandra Clare and her amazing series!

Favorite Quotes
 “I don't care," Clary said. "He'd do it for me. Tell me he wouldn't. If I were missing-" 
"He'd burn the whole world down till he could dig you out of the ashes. I know," Alec said.” 
According to my calculations, I have mentioned The Mortal Instruments Series over 150 times on this blog!
I think that might mean I like these books a bit!

So to end this post, I'd like to say congrats to City of Bones for taking the next step to greatness! This fan is waiting ever so impatiently for the movie, the next book in the series, and pretty much any and everything Cassandra Clare!!!

Let the countdown begin!


  1. Oh my! Great Post and I agree!
    This series is just AMAZING!!!!!
    And !!!!! worthing!
    All those quotes are my favorites as well! :)

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