Characters

Faerie Love Interests Created by Two Friends

When I started reading Lady Midnight, by Cassandra Clare, last month, I noticed that Clare wrote this in the dedication: “For Holly / Elven, he was.” Two years later, Holly Black wrote a similar dedication to Clare in The Cruel Prince: “For Cassandra Clare, who was finally lured into Faerieland.” These dedications place their books… Continue reading Faerie Love Interests Created by Two Friends

Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 by Cassandra Clare and Cassandra Jean | Book Review

I’ve been a fan of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments for years now, though I can’t get into the spin-off series or enjoy the TV show. Another adaptation has been added to the world with The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1. Once I spotted this graphic….

Thoughts · Writing

When Beloved Round Characters Become Flat

  While trying to catch up on the September discussions for the Book Blog Discussion Challenge, I saw another common complaint I hear about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: the Golden Trio has become flat. I have heard and read this all through August, and then I decided I would stop reading these reviews until… Continue reading When Beloved Round Characters Become Flat

Quotes

If you hurt her. . . .

“‘You look happy,’ he said to Clary. He swiveled his gaze to Jace. ‘And a good thing for you that she does.’

Jace raised an eyebrow. ‘is this the part where you tell me that if I hurt her, you’ll kill me?’

‘No,’ said Simon. ‘If you hurt Clary, she’s quite capable of killing you herself. Possibly with a variety of weapons.'”

~ Cassandra Clare, City of Glass (pg. 534)

Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

City of Glass is the third novel in Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series. Once again, I have finished re-reading this. Just a little fact, the Mortal Instruments series was originally a trilogy, so this had been the last book of it. That was before Cassandra Clare decided that she was going to continue the… Continue reading City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

Modern Fantasy · Review · Young Adult

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare is the second novel in the Mortal Instruments series. I just finished re-reading this one. Be warned: there are some spoilers, but I will try not to ruin the ending. By the way, that’s Clary on the cover! Clary and Simon start a brief period of dating, but Clary… Continue reading City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare