• Charlotte Branwell  (The Shadowhunter Chronicles)

“People were intrinsically selfish, and many hated the idea of a woman in charge of the Institute. They would not put themselves at risk for her. Now, knowing Charlotte, he realized to his surprise, the idea of risking himself for her seemed an honor, as it would be to most Englishmen to risk themselves for the queen.”

This is a man’s world, 

this is a man’s world

But it wouldn’t,

 it wouldn’t be nothing

Nothing without a woman or a girl



  • Clary Fray / Clarissa Morgenstern (The Shadowhunter Chronicles)

“I don’t want tea, I want to find my mother. And then I want to find out who took her in the first place, and I want to kill them.”

I’ma be what I set out to be, 

without a doubt undoubtedly

And all those who look down on me 

I’m tearing down your balcony.



  • Isabelle Lightwood (The Shadowhunter Chronicles)

“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.”

No, I– don’t wanna fall in love

(this world is only going to break your heart)

No, I– don’t wanna fall in love

(this world is only going to break your heart) with you



  • Jessamine Lovelace  (The Shadowhunter Chronicles)

“I am not a Shadowhunter. I despise everything about the Nephilim. I have never wanted to be one, and my dearest wish is to leave the Institute and never speak to a single soul who resides there ever again.”

No one knows what it’s like

To be the bad man

To be the sad man

Behind blue eyes

And no one knows

What it’s like to be hated

To be fated to telling only lies


Shadowhunter Chronicles →  Species [1/?]:

The Iron Sisters

The Iron Sisters, Clary knew, were the sister sect to the Silent Brothers; unlike their brethren, they did not have their mouths or eyes sewed shut but instead lived in almost total solitude in a fortress whose location was unknown. 

They were not fighters—they were creators, the hands who shaped the weapons, the steles, the seraph blades that kept the Shadowhunters alive. There were runes only they could carve, and only they knew the secrets of molding the silvery-white substance called adamas into demon towers, steles, and witchlight rune-stones. 

Rarely seen, they did not attend Council meetings or venture into Alicante.


The Mortal Instruments Series: locations → I d r i s

As they rode farther away, walls of green foliage whipped by on either side, giving way every so often to improbably beautiful vistas: frost blue lakes, green valleys, gray mountains, silver slivers of river and creek flanked by banks of flowers. 

Clary wondered what it would be like to live in a place like this.