The City of Bones

By the Author Cassandra Clare

Multigenre Project

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Behind the Names of Mortal Instrument Names

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So here it is:

 

  • Clarissa/Clary: “clear, bright, famous”
  • Jace: “to heal”
  • Simon: “he has heard”
  • Isabelle/Izzy: “my God is an oath” or perhaps “my God is abundance”
  • Alexander/Alec: “defending men”
  • Maxwell/Max: “stream”/”greatest”
  • Magnus: “great”
  • Maia: “brave warrior” *
  • Jordan: “descend” or “flow down”
  • Luke/Lucian: “from Lucania”/”light”
  • Valentine: “strong, vigourous, healthy”
  • Robert: “bright fame”
  • Maryse: “star of the sea” *
  • Jocelyn: “a member of the German tribe, the Gauts” **
  • Jonathan Christopher: “Yahweh has given” “bearing Christ”
  • Sebastian: “venerable”
  • Aline: “noble”
  • Dorothea: “gift of God”
  • Amatis: Amatus (m) means “beloved”
  • Stephen: “crown”
  • Celine: “heaven”
  • Imogen: “maiden” ?
  • Michael: “who is like God?”
  • Adele: “noble”
  • Raphael: “God has healed”

 

Clockwork Prince Review

Posted by de.christopher3 on January 8, 2013 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Clockwork Prince Review: Because it is bittersweet….

 

Because it is bittersweet – Infernal Devices Style

 

In a few months the third novel of Cassandra Clare’s The Infernal Devices will be released in bookshops and readers have to prepare themselves for some heartache.  Don’t forget your tissues, chocolate or some other comfort food!  This third novel is  going to be a heart breaker.

 

I have currently read Clockwork Prince and it was so upsetting for me being a Team Will fan.  I do love Jem but I favor Will and hes arrogant self-being.  Clockwork Prince tears your heart apart and rips you to shreds.  There is a series of events with family that are crucial.  Some of you may have read some spoilers on the internet or through Cassie’s monthly teasers, but they don’t come close to the things you will be feeling when you read the novel.  Are you prepared to cry? Oh, you will! I cried several times while reading Clockwork Prince.

 

Are you prepared to cry?  You will laugh as well, reading parts of Chapter 19 made me grin like a fool and burst out laughing (I’ll give you a hint, it’s about one of Will’s obsessions).  This books will make you experience so many emotions.  You will want to laugh, and cry, and sometimes even chuck the book across the room.  Are you prepared to go ‘aw’ and ‘oh’ or just swoon in general and be completely smitten by a male character?  I sure was and it made me so excited but the ending ended in a boom.  Some questions will be answered right at the beginning, some in the middle (anyone interested in Will’s secret?) and one important question will be answered right at the end.

 

If you are worried that this book will have an evil cliffhanger like Cassie’s City of Fallen Angels, well, fret not!  Cassie did come back and make City of Lost Souls answer your questions and certainly made me fall more in love with Jace.  Cassie has been rather kind to us, but it will still make you want to travel through time to go to the next bookshop or online shop to get your hands on Clockwork Princess ASAP. I dare not think of all the people that waited the whole year for the final installment of The Infernal Devices. Talk about torture!

 

Some will be very happy with the events in CP and others will probably want to hunt Cassie down and do her bodily harm, or you may just crawl into your bed and cry. I’m not ashamed to admit that I belong to the third category.  I wanted to curl in a little ball and cry when I learned about Tessa's choice.  I was so involved in the story it felt like my own love story.

 

Clockwork Prince’s main focus is on love. There is the love triangle between Tessa, Will and Jem, but that’s not it!  Other characters will find love, too and I can imagine that a lot of you will be quite pleased; I know I was!  The novel also focuses on friendships (there was one in particular I absolutely loved), family ties – which will probably become important in Clockwork Princess – and betrayal.  Once you’ve opened the book, I assure you that it will be quite hard to put it away; I nearly forgot to get up for school one day because I was reading it!  You will be captivated by the book’s pace and its events, by the endearing characters and the overall ‘magic’ Cassie has once again created.

 

  

My first piece of advice: if you are lucky enough to have the Clockwork Angel reprint with Magnus’s Vow, reread that! I dare you not to cry!  I was about to buy a new one but luckily I had a friend with this copy.  And my second is to keep an open mind in this book for it will all be answered in March 2013.

 

In my opinion Clockwork Prince is Cassie’s best novel yet in the Infernal Devices.  Only one more thing remains to be said:

 

 

Happy reading fellow Shadowhunters! ♥

 Destiny Christopher

Infernal Devices Family Tree

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City of Bones Coloring Page

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Top Ten Best Quotes in Mortal Instruments

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Top Ten Best Quotes in Mortal Instruments

 

  1. "Clary tipped her head back to look at him but saw only the stars cartwheeling across the dark sky overhead. Then the bottom dropped out of everything, and even Jace's arms around her were not enough to keep her from falling."
  2. "She's not a mundane." Jace said quietly.
  3. "Don't stop there. I suppose there are also, what, vampires and werewolves and zombies?" "Of course there are. Although you mostly find zombies farther south, where the voudun priests are." "What about mummies? Do they only hang around Egypt?" "Don't be ridiculous. No one believes in mummies.'"
  4. "I see violence in your future a great deal of blood shed by you and others. You'll fall in love with the wrong person. Also, you have an enemy." -Madam Dorothea
  5. "I am one of the Clave. It's in my blood and bones. So tell me, if you're so sure this wasn't my fault, why is it that the first thought in my mind when I saw Abbadon wasn't for my fellow warriors but for you?" His other hand came up; he was holding her face, prisoned between his palms. "I know-I knew-Alec wasn't acting like himself. I knew something was wrong. But all I could think about was you..."
  6. "Valentine was insane," he said. "Brilliant, but insane. He cared about nothing but killing demons and Downworlders. Nothing but making the world pure." -Hodge
  7. "Jace kept her hand in his, sending tiny electrical shocks traveling up and down her veins from every point where he touched her: her fingers, her wrist, the palm of her hand." "He's not your father!" Jace looked as if she'd slapped him. "Why are you so determined not to believe us?" "Because she loves you," said Valentine. 
  8. "Jocelyn is your mother Jonathan. And Clary--Clary is your sister." -Valentine
  9. "That sounds terrific, thought Cary. Just you, your comatose wife, your shell-shocked son, and your daughter who hates your guts. Not to mention that your two kids may be in love with each other. Yeah, that sounds like a perfect family reunion."
  10. "He made a sound like a choked laughed before he reached out and pulled her into her arms. She was aware of Luke watching them from the window, but she shut her eyes resolutely and buried her face against Jace's shoulder. He smelled of salt and blood, and only when his mouth came close to her ear did she understand what he was saying, and it was the simplest litany of all: her name, just her name."

 


 

Letter to Cassandra Clare

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Dear Cassandra Clare,

When asked what I learned from these books, I could not simply come up with one thing that would justify everything I have experienced and been taught by these books.  They taught me so many things that I could not simply write them all, but I can list a few.

 

From Alec, I learned that being different isn’t easy, that being something others might not accept is hard, but that doesn’t make it wrong. He taught me that not being accepted by others isn’t always easy, but not accepting yourself as you makes it harder.  He taught me that rules and boundaries are important but in some cases you need to break them to help others.

 

From Isabelle, I learned that judging something by what you see from first take on the surface is not the way to go about anything. She taught me that if you keep things inside to stay strong, you’ll eventually break.

 

From Jace, I learned that even the most arrogant, self assured people in this world need love.  He taught me that loving people doesnt make you weak.  It makes you vulnerable but it doesn't ruin you.  He taught me how to let people in even when you don't want to because being alone can be a very lonely world.  He taught me the ability to love anyone and everyone, no matter what they seemed. And he taught me that being strong and unbreakable isn’t what keeps you going, but having the love for someone which makes you vulnerable is what keeps you going and makes you stronger.


From Simon, I learned loyalty and what it means to be a best friend.  He taught me no matter the situation you will fight for the life of a friend.  I learned that staying with your friends through thick and thin only benefits yourself and makes you to continue to grow as a person.  I have learned how to be a friend.  I learned that not being comfortable with situations present, isn’t something to be ashamed of, but when it comes down to something that is important, when it’s a large risk, you take that risk anyways to save those in need and the one’s you love.


From Clary, I learned that you may not know what your doing all the time but go with what you think is right.  She taught me how to be brave and fight for the ones I love.  It was okay to miss the ones you’ve loved and lost, but that when the moment came, you had to have the courage and wisdom to change the things you could.

 

From Jocelyn, I learned that when something is wrong and you know it in your heart, even if it’s involving someone you love, you have to do what is right. She taught me sense and responsibility.  She taught me that your parents will protect you no matter what even if it means lying.


From Luke, I learned that sometimes waiting is the easiest choice but the hardest to deal with.  I learned that you shouldn't be scared to tell your feelings because not everyone can read your mind.


From Magnus, I have learned that no matter who you may have been with how long you've been around, you will find someone to share your life with.  He taught me sacrifice and to love who you want and not hide it.

 

And finally, from Valentine, I learned that determination and obsession can only get you so far and may start you to seek things such as power.  Power is not always a good thing and too much only causes problems for you and the people effected by it.  That focusing on that one thing, can drive you insane and soon, you will only live to get what you want, yet making you a very selfish person.

 

And from all of the characters above together, I learned that even when you are so different from someone and others that that does not mean you cannot love them, that sometimes, when you’re all so different you can fit perfectly together like a puzzle, because you really do love one another.

And one of the main things these books have taught me? How to love people no matter what and that the choices I make affect the people around me.

 

Just a lone fan,

Destiny Christopher

Crossword

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The City of Bones Crossword


 

Character Analysis of Valentine

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Valentine Morganstern

Valentine is said to be tall and very handsome. He is broad shouldered and has light blond, almost silver hair. He also has black eyes.  Valentine is very manipulative and charismatic.  He possesives a genius level intellect and a narcissistic sense of entitlement.  He is sadistic and power hungry and driven by a furious rage and hatred brought about by his father's death.  He also exhibits a very dry, dark, cruel wit.  He believes he is superior to all and acts in a sophisticated manner.  It is interesting to note that Valentine does not consider himself evil, instead justifying his actions as for the good of humanity and the world despite the numerous atrocities and acts of genocide he has committed. He views himself as a heroic figure, willing to challenge the gods.  It is also mentioned that with Valentine's narcissistic nature that his only true love was himself.

My City of Bones Song.

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Demons in the night, 

lurking in the shadows, 

sometimes hidden from all who follows. 

I see them with my sight.


I see those angels fighting.

Fighting for those they love.

They bear those marks

and protect their souls.


(Chorus)

Everything is falling,

falling all around.

I cant respond,

about to lose control.


I see everything but they do not know.

I am hidden in the lights of this flashing club.

I see the sword enter the demons body.

I scream with fright.


(Chorus)

Everything is falling, 

falling all around.

I cant respond,

about to lose control.


What is wrong, they make no sound.

I am alone in a world full of people.

But are they people i see?

I am so lost in a world i thought i knew.


Will somebody save me before im through.

Im lost and dont know what to do.

The angels are fallen and hunting these grounds, 

Im lost and no where to be found.

 

(Chorus)

Everything is falling,

falling all around.

I cant respond,

about to lose control.



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