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City of Ashes
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
Is love worth betraying everything? Plunge into the second adventure in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and prepare to be hooked (Entertainment Weekly).Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go -- especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly eviland also her father. To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killingsand if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father? In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.
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BooksNBowls
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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The 2nd installment of The Mortal Instruments, and a great continuation of the series! I love the direction she‘s taking some of the characters (forever shipping Alec & Magnus) and they all have amazing chemistry together. Their bantering is witty and enjoyable. Simon better get a happy ending! More thoughts and spoilers below ⬇️

BooksNBowls Magnus is becoming my favorite character! I love him, and it‘s so cute how much he cares about Alec. I hope to see more of their relationship! I can‘t wait to read The Bane Chronicles and learn more of our gay Sonic the Hedgehog warlock ☺️ 2mo
BooksNBowls I felt for Simon so much in this one, but I am so glad him and Clary called it off! He‘s the most wholesome, pure heart in the whole series! He deserves all the love and better get the sappiest ending in the history of endings! 😭 Also, Jace feeding Simon his blood- favorite scene in the whole book! (And no, I did not look up Jace/Simon fan fiction… I have self control!) 🥴 2mo
BooksNBowls I hope they resolve this whole sibling incestous relationship thing in the next book. Clearly, they aren‘t siblings and why no one‘s told them yet is baffling The ending made me want to rip my heart out for Clary though, poor lass! 2mo
BooksNBowls Some other thoughts: Jace has angel blood and has this to do with Valentine‘s experiments or is he son of an angel? Simon‘s a Daylighter (what does this mean and how does this work?!) 2mo
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Kempfme
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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A great re-read.

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kayleigh7747
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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Just a super fun time. An exciting continuation of the series

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Roary47
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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Mehso-so

3✨ I‘ve been trying to figure out what to say about this book all day. Changes happen, relationships develop, friendships are made, and a deeper mystery is still not revealed. There was some upsets for me with Simon. Plus the epilogue gives new hope into the next book.

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TheSpineView
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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Eggs Well done 👍🏼📚🌃 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover 📚🙌🏻 12mo
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LexyFB13
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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Once again a great book. Not as good as the first but I still recommend it. 😉

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Puredragonstar
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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I really liked this as a second book. It didn‘t feel it lagged of excitement nor intrigue. I really liked how difficult the process Clary had with dealing with her feelings about the news from the first book. It made her feel more genuine in my eyes. Confusion and missteps all through this one. Next up book 3. 🙌🏻🧛🏻‍♀️🧚🏻‍♀️🧜🏻‍♀️

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QuietlyLaura
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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A little early morning reading with my cup of tea. Sometimes it‘s nice to just sink into a story. ☺️
#fantasy #YA

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ParkerFinn
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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Continuing with my reread of this series, I had to knock it down a little. The first time I read this book I rated it a 5 star. Now I have to rate it a 4 store. Mostly because of Clary. I felt her character development to take a huge nose dive in this book, and it was bordering on ridiculous. Jace was about the same to me, but a little more bearable towards the end.

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Estlean
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I think this is my next best series after Harry Potter. Cant wait to read the rest of the series. I love Clary and Luke is such an amazing guy. Really wish that Jace and Clary aren't really siblings....because its really akward between them.

Simon....him and Clary can really hook it off....but he has some issues that he has to sort out and Clary is in love with someone else....feels like real world love.

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AbbaZabba02
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
Panpan

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This one completely lost me, I nearly bailed on it several times but stuck it out. Almost ruined my enjoyment of the first book.

The characters are all 15-18 years old, don't seem to have any kind of school to go to, are running around New York City at any hour of the day or night, parents don't seem to care what they're doing. And then the author had 3 different times to kill one of them but kept saving him in the knick of time 🙄

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CourtSmall
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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Mehso-so

110-2020 ⭐️⭐️. Audiobook 27
I'm not going to lie...I really don't get how people love this series, the Netflix series is actually much better, but I will continue on as from what I have read the first three books are the weakest of the series.

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Sweetkokoro
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I am still not liking this series. I still don‘t like Clary and now I don‘t like her more with this whole “zero training but she can make her own special Runes that no one else can” ugh. I don‘t like the Magnus/Alex thing, it‘s so out of left field. The fight scenes are lackluster. Also a lot of story reveal buildup that gets cut off and NEVER revealed. I hate that. You gotta balance that kind of writing or else it just gets frustrating.

Sweetkokoro So tempted to just skip the rest of the series and just listen to the novellas as standalones and pretend they aren‘t part of a bigger world lol 2y
hermyknee I did not like that series at all either. I couldn‘t stand the characters. 2y
Sweetkokoro @hermyknee I‘m right there with you, none of the characters stand out in a likeable way, I kind of liked Simon and Alex in book one but after this book I just don‘t care about anyone, and Clary, oh this girl is the worst, I spend a lot of time thinking “wow this girl really is that dumb” 2y
hermyknee @Sweetkokoro 😂😂 I think when I read them I got maybe part way through book 3 and just gave up. I never got through the series myself. 2y
Sweetkokoro @hermyknee haha, I don‘t blame you, I am not looking forward to book 3 honestly, might not even try haha. 2y
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amyrohn
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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Book 2 of my binge is complete! I thought this was a very slight step up from City of Bones, so I‘m eager to see how Clare keeps improving. I‘m having a lot of fun with this! https://amysbookreviews.com/2020/05/30/i-got-bored-and-decided-to-binge-the-enti...

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arrita_mamusha
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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Loved it

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HOTPock3tt
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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KristiAhlers
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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Book 2 was truly a page turner. Super creative world and I totally recommend this book and the Immortal Instrument series. Off to download Book 3

Estlean Its definitely a page turner. I have to force myself to put down the book otherwise all my other responsibilities will be left behind....🙈 1y
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BehindthePages
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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I'm loving my reread of The Mortal Instruments! The characters really make the series for me. I still think Valentine is one of the best written villains of the YA genre. I already know the lies and the truths, but Valentine has a smooth way of talking that made me contemplate if I remember the series as well as I do. #youngadult #fantasy
Full review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/city-of-ashes-by-cassandra-clare

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MaddyLaing_11
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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Clary just wants her life to go back to the way it was. She wishes that she hadn‘t learned the truth about what and who she really was. Jace has been accused of siding with Valentine and stole the Soul Sword. Could Jace be capable of such a thing?

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BookwormAHN
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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This is the second book in The Mortal Instruments series. Clary and Jace's relationship gets more complicated and new hints appear as to Jace's heritage.
#BBRC #TeenAngst
#NotAppropriateForMiddleSchool
Due to complicated family issues: a murderous father and a brother and sister who really love each other. Although that last part works itself out, it's still weird at this point.
@LibrarianRyan @RachelO

LibrarianRyan I‘ve read the first three. As a trilogy it really works but I agree. Not for mg. 2y
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Joreads
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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This is the second book in the Mortal Instruments series. I really enjoyed this novel and the story moved along in leaps and bounds. The character development is fantastic and I cannot wait to read the next one.

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Bookworm1987
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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Currently reading this by Cassandra Clare #cassandraclare #cityofashes #shadowhunters

jen_the_scribe Love this series, enjoy! 2y
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Nomi_Schiano555
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
Mehso-so

Okay

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TheSpineView
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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I saw this at BookishFirst on Facebook. It would make a good bingo! How many have you done?

LibrarianRyan 5. I've only read the first 3 books, and I own one other print (cut I can not remember which one, I think the Clockwork Prince). the first 3 I own in ebook. I have seen the movie (which I liked) and the show (which I didn't) 2y
TheSpineView @LibrarianRyan This is a series I want to read but have not started. I need to get going! 2y
TheSpineView @LibrarianRyan This is a series I want to read but have not started. I need to get going! 2y
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LibrarianRyan @TheSpineView Originally it was just supposed to be a trilogy. That is when I read it. And I enjoyed it. Then it got bigger and just hard to keep up with. 2y
Butterfinger I got hooked on the books. Have not watched the movie or show. I'm really afraid I won't like my favorite characters. I'm not a book over movie person. I enjoy both media except for this. 2y
TheSpineView @LibrarianRyan The long series sometimes lose my interest. We will see on this one. 2y
TheSpineView @Butterfinger I have not watched the show or movie. 2y
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LiterRohde
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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Saturday Shot || City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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“As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?”
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📷: Made with Typorama
📙: Rhodia [goalbook]
🖋: Charcoal EF Lamy Safari
🩸: J. Herbin Vert Olive
☕️: Grapefruit Espresso Seltzer

Cinfhen Truth 2y
CafeMom I am loving all these coffee references. 2y
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RosaS
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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Mehso-so

I finished my #reread of this tonight along with the last of the woolly socks. I have to say that I remembered very little of this book but I liked it a lot better than City of Bones. Still not the hugest fan of the main characters which makes me glad that the side characters have so much more going on in this one! #audioknitting #shadowhunterchronicles

Erofan 👍🧦 2y
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wildwoodreads
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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1. Reading socks. They are the best.
2.I drink hot tea and read or I take a bubble bath. I‘m not brave enough to read in the bath lol.
3. It‘s very cold today. For here anyway. It‘s 31F

Thanks for the tag @MoonWitch94

@Mishu94 Do you want to play?

Mishu94 Sure! 🤗😬 3y
MoonWitch94 Ohhh reading socks are essential! Thanks for playing 🥰 (edited) 3y
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RosaS
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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I decided to do some #audioknitting this morning and continue my Mortal Instruments #reread! I‘m desperately trying to finish three woolly socks and two more books before the year is out🧶📚 #shadowhunterchronicles

julesG I like the pattern, but I hate knitting socks. I prefer making shawls or mittens. 3y
RosaS @julesG I love the pattern too! I‘ve grown to like knitting socks, the heel used to be the one thing I really hated but nowadays it isn‘t too bad. Mittens and scarves are also really nice to make😄 3y
julesG The heel is my nemesis. Honestly. I always manage one sock fine, but the other is riddled with holes, no matter which heel pattern I try. 3y
RosaS @julesG Yeah, heels can be hell, it took me so many socks to finally get it. I only ever use the one heel pattern because it‘s the one my Mom knows so I can always ask her how to fix it if I mess it up😂 3y
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wildwoodreads
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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Sneaking in a few chapters while testing out a new recipe for my blog. It‘s a hard job sometimes. 😉

BeaG I baked cookies today too. 3y
wildwoodreads @BeaG I love to bake around Christmas time! 3y
BeaG @megzlynn me too! I usually have a cookie swap Christmas Party, but I'm not this year. I'm hosting book club this weekend so I'm not going to have the other. 3y
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Parissmiranda
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young adult fiction 464pgs 11/27/19-12/15/19
recommended by a friend
Write a brief summary of the novel;
The two book “City of Ashes“ and “City of Bones“ are books based from the television series “Shadowhunters“. It is about hunters who search for demons and kill them to try and save the world. The demons are being summoned from another realm and Valentine (the main character) and her group of friends all try and kill and demolish those demons.

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Chili
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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#WinterGames #MerryReaders #TBRRead Another one from the TBR pile finished.

Clwojick 16 pt 3y
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chapters-and-pages
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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“i've heard the word 'fear'. i simply choose to believe it doesn't apply to me.“

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BookishMum92
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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My next read ❤️

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wildwoodreads
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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Ok guys I need help. I am starting a self-imposed book buying ban this Sunday. I have several books on my physical tbr I need to read. I am doing the ban for three weeks. Saturday I am going to pick up a couple more books just to make sure I have enough to read during the ban. I have a couple of books I know I‘m going to get, but I can‘t decide between these two. City of Ashes? Or Trials of Apollo? Which should I get? Let me know your thoughts!

DGRachel I haven't read Trials of Apollo, but based on having read City of Ashes, I'd go for Trials of Apollo. 3y
emmabeanbooks I haven‘t read either so I am of no help, but I love that you have to get more books before you can go on your buying ban 😆❤️ 3y
wildwoodreads @emmabeanbooks I have to be prepared. 😂😂😂 3y
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LibrarianRyan If you liked book one of the Mortal instruments get book two rather than starting a new series that isn't finished yet. 3y
wildwoodreads @LibrarianRyan That‘s what I was leaning toward. I finished book one back in the summer and for some reason just haven‘t prioritized book two. I think it‘s about time that I pick it up. 3y
LibrarianRyan @megzlynn I cant' say much. I liked the original trilogy (when it was still just a trilogy) and haven't gone any farther. But then again I only owned the first 3 books. I need to rectify that. 3y
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ReaperOfTerrasen
City of Ashes (Reissue) | Cassandra Clare
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Straight onto the next.

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Coffee_house_booknook
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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I enjoyed this one even more than the first one! I highly recommend reading the series if you haven‘t! I also love the sarcasm that Jace has. His character is my absolute favorite thus far! #youngadult #demonology #cassandraclare #mortalinstruments

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JaneJane85
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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Surprisingly... I do enjoy this compare to the last time I‘ve read the book. Most probably I listened to the story like 3/4 of it. And it‘s very fascinating compare to reading it word by word. 😜 #paranormal #audiobook

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AuthorJensenReed
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😂😂 I can't even

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I love Luke so much 😂😂😂

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Mehso-so

I've decided to re-read the first three books of The Mortal Instruments. After reading and LOVING The Infernal Devices I decided to give these books one more chance.

After this re-reading, I've come to realize that this book is not as bad as I remember.
-That is if I ignore the Jace / Clary saga -
It is fast paced and full of action; and when you know what it all amounts to it is a pretty good addition to the series.

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ellie_mae
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getting a pedicure, reading, and laughing out loud because magnus is extremely salty in this book!
#themortalinstruments #shadowhunters #magnusbane #daddymangus #selfcare

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dustys_bookshelf
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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This was a reread for me so I can hopefully read all of the shadowhunter books this year

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EmilieGR
City of Ashes | Cassandra Clare
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Great installment

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ellie_mae
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“everything changes in my life, and the world stays the same, Clary thought.”
man, do i feel this on the REALIST level.
😭🦋

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ellie_mae
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magnus bane has ZERO CHILL.
i see you, hidden #malec.
🤤
#mortalinstruments #shadowhunters #daddies #magnusisthirsty #butprobssoisalec

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ellie_mae
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“rule number one of anime,” simon said. he sat propped up against a pile of pillows at the foot of his bed, a bag of potato chips in one hand and the tv remote in another. he was wearing a black t-shirt that said I BLOGGED YOUR MOM and a pair of jeans with a hole ripped in one knee. “never screw with a blind monk.”

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BooksAndTea97
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#Deweys24hourreadathon is almost here!
It starts at 2 pm in my time zone.

Here is my tbr, though I'll probably also read some audiobooks because I have a lot of homework to do-didn't plan these in advance because I can be a mood reader at times. I'm not sure if I'll be able to finish one of these, but I really want to.

Agatha Christie is a readathon must. ("Safety" book)
Are you participating? What is your "safety" book?
#readathon #tbr