AND without her heart


City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Book four in the Mortal Instruments series. Reviews for parts one, two, and three are here.

Rating: ★★★★★


The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.


I. Love. This. Book. I know I have had very mixed feelings about the Mortal Instruments series in the past, and I don’t know if it’s because I just started reading The Infernal Devices, but I am just so much more invested in the characters and the world now. I adored the little connections to be found to characters and events from Clockwork Angel, which is why I highly recommend you read that series as well as TMI. It just gives a whole lot more depth and understanding of this world.

There was so much happening in this book, I don’t think there was ever a dull moment. We get to see from so many different characters, which I loved, and that kept the pace from being too fast, which might have happened if we only got to follow one character. All of the characters are so loveable and easy to connect to. I thought it was so great to see characters who had not gotten along very well in the past have cute bonding moments, and I just thought there was a lot more interacting between characters in general in this book than in the previous ones. After reading this book I have a new favourite character: Izzy Lightwood. She is so badass, and funny, and adorable. It makes me simultaneously want to hug her and beg her to tech me how to kick some demonic ass. And also ask her to lend me some of her fabulous shoes.

If there is one thing that I did not like about this book it would have to be that I find it very frustrationg to know that the characters could have solved their issues/the mystery by just talking to each other. Use your words! I want to scream at them. However, this was something that heightened the tension and made me anxious to keep reading, so I guess that’s not completely a bad thing.

The ending though! It was so thrilling and chocking. If you have read the book you know exactly what I am taking about. Everything just took a completely different turn in the last pages, just when you thought everything was okay again. I am now completely hooked, and I need to read the rest of the series pronto!

//Love from L

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Olicity Meme: favorite quote [18]
“You’re the man that I….”



I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 

  • Amazon: 4.5/5
  • Goodreads: 4.19/5

The first of a series of autobiographies by Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is simultaneously heartrending and inspiring. This beautiful memoir of Ms. Angelou’s years as a child up to the age of seventeen exemplifies the resilience of a strong human spirit. Living with her grandmother, uncle, and brother in the segregated state of Arkansas during the 1930’s and early 1940’s, Maya, or Marguerite as she was called, was forced to deal with abandonment, racial prejudices, and grievous abuse. And yet, Marguerite showed astonishing strength and courage through all this pain and hardship and emerged as a powerful role model for anyone that has suffered from hatred, injustice, or misfortune.

Despite the books, the food and the humor, Marguerite suffered as well. One could not read this book without your heart going out to her when she experienced rage, loneliness, and physical and emotional pain. The retelling of some of the more horrific incidents in her life is astonishing, graphic, and brutal. But throughout this very personal account of Maya Angelou’s early and formative years, we can see her little triumphs and celebrate with her. Maya did survive and her numerous achievements point to her victory over adversity and injustice.

by guest reviewer Candi

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anonymous asked:

oxigen disbanded after anren's dad made her quit the group. i guess they didnt want to continue without her.... true loyalty, when will exo?

Oxigen still alive in my heart

I Once Loved a Sociopath

I once loved a sociopath,

who actually loved me back.

Even though I could feel it,

she kept saying that she isn’t the kind of person who is capable of feeling love.

I guess she’s never been loved, the way i love her.

Because she’s a murderer,

who has killed my demons.

all without her heart beat going over 40 beats

I’ve got nothing left to be afraid of,

except the thought of losing her.

She once told me that the world was a beautiful place.

That the reason why our blood is red,
is the same reason why some stars are red.

Their time is almost up,
Because our time was almost up.

And as I sat there kissing her lips,

I knew, that we weren’t friends anymore.

That time is was almost up.

That this only means it won’t be long,

before we become fireworks,

Little powdered packages,

That explode into something much bigger.

Before “I love you” is no longer just a code word for “I’ll be gone in less than a month.”

We’ll be together,

and she’ll stay with me.

Not because I asked her to, but because there is no other place I’d rather she be. because, every other place she was, before here, didn’t have me.

Her Past

I’ve had countless requests to write just how Merida first learned of Zelena and that she was adopted by Regina. So here you go. It sort of ran away with me–I hope you don’t mind. 

Many thanks to all of you who continually support and read this universe. I hope you enjoy!

Her Past: 

The chime of the doorbell is followed by a rapid pounding, one that makes her drop the knife on to the counter beside a partially peeled potato, nearly nicking her finger in the process.

That’s odd. She isn’t expecting anyone.

More pounding demands her attention, as does a child’s stifled yell, the coupling of these two particular sounds prompting her to move towards the front door without bothering to turn off the burner. Her heart inches towards her throat, and she catches herself sprinting the last few feet, throwing open the door without bothering to see who it is.

It’s Snow. And she doesn’t look good.

She’s holding Merida, in fact, whose head is buried in the crook of the other woman’s neck and shoulder, small hiccups making the child’s body shake as she slowly turns a tear-stained face towards Regina and thrusts out her arms.

“What happened?” Regina questions, examining her daughter for suspected cuts, scrapes or bruises all too often picked up at the playground. She takes the girl into her arms, kissing a damp cheek and stroking matted curls that feel like used sandpaper. “Is she hurt?”

Its then she spies Neal standing beside his mother, his face surly, his lip swollen and bloodied to the point that it resembles a roma tomato. Blue jeans smudged with dirt, sneakers caked with mud, his pout so pronounced it almost speaks for itself–no, these aren’t the signs of a regular afternoon at the park. Something is definitely wrong.

“Were they in an accident?” Regina continues, cupping the back of Merida’s head as the girl pastes herself to her mother’s chest, her legs wrapping around Regina’s waist as tightly as her small arms twist around her neck. “Or a fight?” She rubs Merida’s back, the material of her blouse now sodden and sticking to her shoulder. No limbs are positioned at odd angles, she has yet to spy any blood on her daughter…a wasp sting, perhaps?


“Not exactly,” Snow states, pausing just long enough to rattle her nerves even further. There’s something in the way she’s looking at Merida, something that tells Regina that what happened today is far bigger than stings, stitches or splinters. Something that claws peskily at her insides and makes her want to yell.

“Well?” Regina snaps, unable to stomach the suspense any longer. “Why is she so upset? Did something scare her?”

“Regina,” Snow cuts in, her expression settling as her eyes hone in directly. “It might be better if we talked about this inside.”

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ask-the-reaping-slender asked:

Cháros had been missing for a week now. Him, Matt, and Hima had gone to find Lingua and turn him back, but Cháros had never returned.

*Phantom sat with Opal and Itachi, worried beyond belief. She smiled and told the two children it would be alright, but every night she would cry herself to sleep from another night without her love. Heart broken she was slowly starting to think he wasn’t coming back*


Hussie you sly bastard. 

Flipping along through Ye Olde Reread as we enter another Pause and discovered this:

With the Beta Kids, you don’t really know their Classpects until later in the game. They have to grow into the role, and we learn along with them. The Alphas though? He just lays it all out in his typical “Bury HUGE HINTS in a pile of goofy nonsense, CARRY ON, NOTHING TO SEE HERE!”


Roxy: “ROGUISH DEMEANOR” with a “VOID” in her life

Dirk: The would-be “PHILOSOPHER PRINCE” without the “HEART” to be mad at his brother.

Jane: Thinks the “MAIDEN VOYAGE” of the game will be the time of her “LIFE!!”

Jake: Scours “EVERY PAGE” of his mysteries for the skull he “HOPE”s is at the heart. 

This story smacks the concept of “Easter Egg” so fucking far out of the ballpark that the Bunny has filed an injunction with the Holiday Mascot Labor Union and intends to hop away with enough boonbucks to buy Butler Island, move the island to the Bahamas and build a house out of those boonbucks.

I was going through my hoarde of fics and decided to make a list of my fave stucky fics <3 As a reformed long fic addict I put in all of my faves regardless of length, and  trust me these fics are perfect

★- I would die for this fic

★★- I would kill for this fic

★★★- Shove this fic up my ass

Claws and Cannolis by Kryptaria, rayvanfox 22,120 ★★

Cats. Can’t live with them, can’t let them live without you. Is it possible to be an unwitting partner in a cat timeshare? Not without meeting the other person who has stolen her heart…

Or, the fic whose working title was Catbutt.

Upload Your Video by Poe  27,880  ★★★

It’s Youtube Match Making Month and big name Youtubers have been matched based on location and interests, and assigned the task of making videos for one another. At least two videos a week, for a month, for a complete stranger. No other communication is allowed. When Steve and Bucky are matched, will it be a disaster waiting to happen?

(are you aware the state) i’m in by christstan  27,935  ★

Bucky’s newspaper keeps going missing.

Sex, Drugs, & Needles by OhCaptainMyCaptain  38,645 ★★★

Bucky’s a bit of a masochist in that sense – needles and the buzz of a tattoo gun have always turned him on…

It’s even worse that this client is what they call a ‘needle virgin’. Doesn’t appear to have a piercing anywhere on him (although Bucky could still be surprised; you never know what people have hiding under their clothes), and he’s already made it clear that he has no prior ink. Bucky’s always found something inherently sexy about being the first person to introduce another to that experience. Not all people like it; some can only handle the one tattoo and then they’re done for good, never seen again.

Others have the tendency to come back, and Bucky always feels a small sense of pride when he watches those select clients getting more and more added to their bodies – now in love with the art form. And if they happen to be getting tattooed by Clint, or Natasha, or Logan, there’s always that feeling of, But my art went on you first.

He has absolutely no problem popping this guy’s needle cherry.

Critical Feline Mass  by Kryptaria, rayvanfox  39, 537  ★★★

Adjusting to civilian life is hard for any military veteran — especially for one ex-sniper with a cybernetic arm, a classic Harley, and friends who keep trying to ‘help.’ When Sam Wilson at the VA sends Sergeant Barnes to rent a room from the hottest guy in the DC area, Bucky thinks maybe civilian life is worth it after all. And then he finds out Captain Rogers is everything Bucky’s not: a real hero, a Medal of Honor recipient, and an all-around nice guy. Bucky doesn’t have a chance in hell with him.

Sam was a huge help to Steve Rogers when he left the military. In the spirit of ‘pay it forward,’ Steve decides to rent out his basement room to a vet in need. But when Sergeant Barnes shows up on his doorstep, he knows he’s in for a world of trouble. Barnes is exactly what Steve never knew he wanted, from his bedroom eyes to his wicked innuendos. And he’s Steve’s tenant.

A love story in twelve chapters, including two Harley-Davidsons, a guardian angel, multiple snipers, the only woman who can scare them into behaving themselves, spontaneous kittens, and one attacking sheep.

Elegance and Taste by Fyre  39,900 ★★★★★★★★★ (this fic is a Miss Congeniality au I want to die)

When a threat is made against the Captain America Pageant, Agent Steve Rogers is dispatched by the FBI to go undercover to see if he can find out who might be behind the threats. The only trouble is that Steve Rogers has never been any good at undercover.

Waiting To Prove You’re Not Alone by heartsdesire456  41,428  ★★

Months after he woke up on the banks of the Potomac, when a reporter mistakenly assumes Steve would disapprove of homosexuality being as accepted as it is in the modern day, Steve accidentally snaps and unleashes his real opinion on the matter… and with that, a secret he’s hidden for over eighty years.

When that secret comes looking for him in New York, Steve can only hope that he can get a second chance at saving his best friend, even if it means keeping his heart in check.

“Yeah, back in my day it wasn’t tolerated, and because of that I knew from the minute I figured it out, that I’d never get to tell my best friend that I loved him, and sure enough, he died without knowing that I’d been in love with him for a decade.“

The Supersoldier’s Amnesiac Groom by casspeach  48,240  ★

Steve Rogers has always known that the supersoldier serum was a gift, and he’s never been afraid to do what’s right.

When Uncle Sam asks him to unite the two sides of the Cold War by taking part in a symbolic union with a fabled Russian assassin, Captain America doesn’t hesitate to do his duty.

Little does he know how thoroughly his world is going to be turned upside down.

band on the run! by ninemoons42  60,910  ★★★ (@ this fic: marry me)

Bucky Barnes leads the viral sensation rock group De Corday to Kings University to shoot a pair of music videos. On the way, he finds a cover of one of their singles, performed on solo violin by Steve Rogers, and he maybe falls a little bit in love on the spot.

Then they get to Kings and the leader of the chamber orchestra that’s going to play with De Corday IS Steve Rogers. Duets, emotions, unexpected news, and a passel of De Corday-themed teddy bears ensue.

The Water Cant Drown Me by camwolfe  69,385  ★

Bucky Barnes needs to thank the guy who saved his little sister’s life, but it’s harder than he expected.

Middletown: A Study of Suburban Life by M_Leigh  91,712   ★★

In which Bucky is the new kid, Steve is the square who takes him in, Tony and Pepper fight over valedictorian a year in advance, Thor remains a golden god, Loki remains a drama queen, Natasha commits an act of vigilante justice, Clint somehow fails to make a your mom joke, Darcy is a Satanist, Jane is a goth, Sif is fine thank you very much, Sam climbs a tree, Peggy says no, Rumlow is a bully, and Mrs. Rogers, Mr. Coulson, and Ms. Hill are all very long-suffering.

Or: the story of the year Bucky Barnes finally learned how to talk to at least one other human being, discovered J. D. Salinger, started to try in school (kind of), got a haircut, landed a punch, almost got arrested, and kissed a boy on the mouth.

Undertones and Overtures by Mellyblue007, RockSaltAndRoll 106,719 ★★★

In which Steve is deaf and Bucky is an amputee.

Bucky Barnes is studying for his masters in Music Composition at Juilliard when he unexpectedly meets skinny little artist Steve Rogers in a book store one Saturday. They both have their issues and it’s going to take a lot to understand each other, but with a little help from friends and family, they might be able to make this work.


dark!jelsa au: in which jack watches over elsa but was unable to keep her from succumbing into her fears, therefore she froze his heart and he is reborn without memories of her

if you dig under my feet 
you will find things that you don't want to see
things that i hide deep down inside
a menagerie of the tragedy i caused

anonymous asked:

From the scenes that we have seen, do you think that Simmons has some form of feelings for Skye?

yes, and definitely. There is no doubt in my mind that Jemma has feelings for Skye. 

I think since her: “Hello, Skye…” i’m sure, and the whole “i can’t imagine my life without her” seal the deal.

Also, Jemma’s big heart eyes EVERYTIME she is around Skye. And don’t get me start on the hula girl scene, because that was like a whole scene on a Nicholas Sparks movie type of romantic. IT WAS HUGE.

the whole bus was literally exploding and Jemma’s first action was to get Skye’s hula girl because she knew that was something special for Skye, i mean…do you really need more evidence?

if yes, then i will just leave those gifs of Simmons looking at Skye

miniheartfeels asked:

KATARA for the character thing

ok this is gonna be a stellar review because legendofkatara will kill me otherwise

character: hate them | don’t really care | like them | LOVE them | THEY ARE MY PRECIOUS

ship with: Aang! I think they really balance each other out well, and frankly I love the whole pacifist-aang-while-katara-is-frothing-at-the-mouth dynamic we see occasionally in the comics

brotp: obviously the big one is with sokka, but I also get the feeling she gets along really well with suki (even though they don’t actually talk much in the show). I also really love that time she and toph dressed up like dudes to get into a bar so the katoph brotp should be mentioned as well.

general opinions: She’s really the heart and soul of the gaang… without her the rest of them really would have fallen apart at the seams. My favourite thing about her though is watching her bending develop from struggling to catch a fish to working through the water whip to becoming pakku’s star pupil to overcoming bloodbending to taking down azula. Whereas aang was naturally gifted in learning the elements and picked hem up quickly (even earthbending, after he got over that initial block), we really got to see katara putting in the time and slowly developing herself into arguably the greatest waterbender in her generation. Finally, just as a role model she is an incredibly important character. Besides being a kick-butt female poc, she also retains that bit of femininity that gets lost in a lost of female action leads. Like yeah, she could snap your neck in a second, but she also goes to a spa and spends a few minutes in front of the mirror in the morning. She’s just a really well written, relatable, realistic character and it’s really hard to find anything negative to say about her

Send Me A Character!

Raven/Apple headcanon thing:

Apple has always been concerned with Raven because of their intertwined destinies, but as she slowly fell in love with her frenemy, it became a total obsession. She spends so much of her time urging Raven to embrace villainy, because Apple thinks that if she can convince Raven to pledge her destiny and play her role as the Evil Queen–if they just stick to the script–these feelings-she isn’t-supposed-to-feel will just go away and she can have her Happily Ever After without this storm of conflicted emotion in her heart.

Andy Biersack Imagine Part 2

Since the first one was inspired by a song by Taylor Swift, the second part is as well. Inspired by “How You Get The Girl” by Taylor Swift.

Part One

“Can I come in?”

His eyes seemed to be searching for the answer as he studied your face and body language. 

“What are you doing here?” You asked him. You had completely ignored his question and that had caused him to smile.

“It’s been a year and you’re still the same,” he said.

“I’m not the same girl you left. You broke that girl’s heart and left her without any warning. You won’t be able to do that to me,” you told him as you went to slam the door.

“Y/N, I’m sorry,” Andy said as he stopped you from shutting the door.

“What for leaving or for not calling me? Or is it for being an asshole?” You asked him.

“All of it,” he said as he reached out to stroke your cheek. You instantly pulled away from his touch.

“Andy, I think you should go,” you said as you began to back away from him.

“Y/N, please,” he said, but you shook your head and shut the door. 

You slid down the wall as you began to sob heavily. The feelings you had for Andy were back. You had thought you buried them with the naive girl you use to be, but you hadn’t. 

It had started to rain at some point and the thunder had managed to cover up your loud sobs. 

You weren’t sure what had made you want to go out in the storm, but when you opened the door, you were shocked at the sight.

“Andy, are you insane?” You asked. He sat on your porch steps. He was completely drenched from the rain outside. 

“I just couldn’t convince myself to leave. It’s been the longest year of my life without you,” he said as he stood up shaking a bit from the rain.

“Come inside, Andy. You need to dry off before you get sick,” you told him.

He moved past you with a smile on his lips. In his mind, this was progress and in yours, it was just being nice.

“Let me grab you a towel and you can shower to warm up,” you said.

“I got it,” he said as he walked to your linen closet and grabbed a towel before heading to your bathroom.

He found it funny that you had forgotten that he knew your house like the back of his hand.

While Andy was showering, you pulled down the box of his things. You knew you had some of his clothes in here, so you pulled some things out and went to go put them outside the door. 

You hesitantly walked back towards the box and decided to look through it. 

You pulled out concert tickets from shows Andy had taken you to, pictures of Andy and you kissing or him holding you, notes that he had written on pieces of scrap paper, lyrics that he said reminded you of him and a necklace Andy had given you. 

The necklace was your one year anniversary present and it was engraved with the word “Forever”. When he had given it to you, you never took it off, but now it stayed hidden in the box. 

“I was afraid.” His voice had brought you back from your daze. 

“What are you talking about, Andy?” You asked him as you turned to face him. 

“After I gave you that necklace, I freaked out a little bit. I wasn’t sure about forever. I thought that maybe you and I were moving too quickly. That’s why I left. I never called after that because I knew iI heard your voice, I would come back to you instantly,” he said. 

“Okay,” you told him. You packed everything back into the box except for the necklace. You walked over to him and placed the necklace in his hand and walked out of the room. 

You understood being afraid, but it didn’t fix the damage he caused. 

“Okay? That’s all I get?” He asked as he followed you.

“What am I supposed to say? It’s okay that you completely broke my heart and left me alone without even saying goodbye because you were afraid? Because guess what, it’s not okay,” you yelled as tears started to fall from your eyes. He looked taken aback by your sudden change in mood. 

“I’m sorry, Y/N. I am really am. My feelings for you were so strong and intense. I had never felt that way before and I still have those feelings for you. I know I broke your heart, but let me try to put it back together,” he said as he pulled you into his arms. 

“I swear I won’t leave you ever again, if you give me a chance.” His voice sounded sincere and this wasn’t the same person who had left you a year before. 

“Andy, I don’t know if I trust you,” you told him as you pulled out of his embrace. 

“We can start over from the very beginning,” he offered. 

“I can’t. I’m sorry, Andy,” you told him. He nodded before walking towards the door.

“You’ll always have a piece of my heart,” he said before opening the door and walking out. 

You had sat there for a few minutes before instantly feeling the regret set in. You knew there was only one thing to do. 

You ran outside. You hoped to God that he hadn’t left yet and thankfully, you were lucky. He was just reaching his car when you called his name.

“Andy!” He didn’t seem to hear you. He slid into his car and sat there for a few minutes. This gave you just enough time to make it to his car before he took off. 

You slid into the passenger seat of his car. He looked surprised, but a smile quickly found its way on to his face.

“Promise me you won’t leave me like that ever again,” you told him.

“I promise. I can’t tell you how sorry I am for that,” he said to you. His eyes were so intensely focused on you. They no longer searched for the next best thing.

“We’re starting over completely. I will forget about what you did, but if you want to breakup with me next time, at least talk to me,” you told him

“Thank you and I won’t want to break up with you,” he said.

“Whatever,” you said with a laugh.

He smiled before leaning in to kiss you and you couldn’t help the warm feeling that spread through your body.

“Let’s get out of this town,” you told him.

“Anything for you,” he said as he turned on the car and sped away from the city.