“There’s a legend about that clock. For a second, when it chimes the hour, the gates to Heaven open.”

Livvy Blackthorn. From The Dark Artifices by @cassandraclare

My Top Ten Books Of 2017

10. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

“Because when this universe was born, when it blasted into existence in fire and glory, everything that would ever exist was created. Our souls are made of that fire and glory, of the atoms of it, the fragments of stars. Everyone’s are, but I believe ours, yours and mine, are made from the dust of the same star. That’s why we’ve always been drawn to each other like magnets, all our lives. All the pieces of us belong together.”

Julian is like us

It really annoys me when people say, “ I liked Julian until he did this” or “I liked Julian until he did that.” We get it. You don’t like Julian because he makes mistakes.

What’s a mistake? You might ask. Well it makes sense that you are not familiar with the term because you obviously are not a normal human being and you probably have NEVER screwed up in your entire life. I know you people who hate Julian because of his mistakes are all saints who are working to end poverty and world hunger, but guess what? Most of us normal people wouldn’t be able able to join your cloud of awesomeness or whatever you guys call it because we are, well… normal people. We make mistakes, we regret them and feel bad, we apologize and try to make up for them and then we try to continue with our lives. Just like Julian.

We make mistakes. It’s part of our humanity. And I know Julian is not real, and that maybe I’m taking this way too seriously, but can you guys please not ruin this for us who do appreciate that we finally have a character who is not perfect (like us), who constantly makes mistakes (like us), who’s cares more about those he loves than about other strangers (LIKE US). A character who is far from perfect, but is not a villian (like us).

This things are what make him so enjoyable to read about. He is so much more that a bag of muscles, pretty eyes, and sarcastic remarks. He acts like a real person. Like us.

So to all of you who can’t deal with him not being perfect

Originally posted by rajeenismine

It’s the first time I’m drawing all three of them together <3,,  I tried to make it look like a polaroid photo :))

This is my interpretation of the ending in LoS. I drew this a while ago but wasn’t going to post it, because honestly it’s too sad, but @readwriteswim asked me to very nicely, so here it is.

“And there in front of her was Julian, his eyes and ears closed to anything but Livvy, her body cradled against his… But the soul, the spirit that made her Livvy was no longer there: It was something that had gone away to a far and untouchable place… High above the Council Hall, the golden clock began to chime the hour.”

Notes from Cassandra Clare’s Panel

• shadowhunter fighting styles are modeled after the roman and Greek styles of fighting Cassie studied while reading military history novels


• “Don’t expect anything [in the shadow world] to stay the same!”

• the middle of the novel takes place in a new setting we have never seen before

• people will have strong feelings about the end of QOAAD

• how you feel about the end is tied to how attached you are to the shadow world

• QOAAD is “Fun book with lots of twists”

• characters go through high highs and low lows.

• the eldest curses (1st book) is done

• someone asked whether we will cry more over QOAAD than LOS, she said LOS has a more shocking and tragic end but there’s a “really painful thing” that happens at the end.

• the moderator said she cried more while reading QOAAD than LOS, and that QOAAD is Cassie’s best book.

The clave through time

Tid: it’s the law and we are supposed to follow it strictly, we are shadowhunters and we follow the clave.

Tmi: guess we’ll have to break a few laws oh shit. A little rebellion is ok, amirite.

Tda: what even is clave, wow are we not the one’s who make laws. The clave sux and we don’t even remember the laws they made.

@cristinqrosales we definitely need more Emma and Cristina content :))