Never Trust A Duck

Cassandra Clare possibly the best writer of all time. That’s right, the first post on my blog about books and it’s one of my favourite authors. Clare gets the perfect mix between drama, humour and romance.

“That you freed a possible criminal by trading away your brother to a warlock who looks like a gay Sonic the Hedgehog and dresses like the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?” Simon inquired.

Over a month ago I started reading the trilogy the Infernal Devices because I found the book when I was packing up my old flat (yes I am back living with my parents). Since then I haven’t stopped reading her books. The Infernal Devices is actually a prequel series to the Mortal Instruments, and I am currently on book three. They truly are amazing books, with beautifully planned plots and characters that feel 3D.

“Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234”

The Mortal Instruments is about Clary Fray, a teenage girl searching for her mothers kidnapper, who ends up getting tossed into the shadow world. The shadow world is home to shadowhunters (a race gifted with the blood of an angel who fight demons for a living and enforce the law) and downworlders (warlocks, vampires, werewolves, fairies).

“I’m trying to figure out how someone could live in a brothel for a month and not notice. You must be terribly dull-witted.”
Tessa glared.
“If it helps at all, it seemed to be quite a high-class establishment. Nicely furnished, fairly clean…”
“Sounds as if you’ve visited your fair share of brothels,” Tessa said, sourly. “Making a study of them?”
“More of a hobby,” said Will, and smiled like a bad angel.”

The leading lady of the Infernal Devices is Tessa Gray, a New Yorker newly arrived to London to live with her brother but ends up being kidnapped by the Dark Sisters. The story of Tessa is an interesting one and although there is a love triangle, it’s the first time I have not rolled my eyes at the cliché.

“Demon pox, oh demon pox
Just how is it acquired?
One must go down to the bad part of town
Until one is very tired.
Demon pox, oh demon pox, I had it all along—
Not the pox, you foolish blocks,
I mean this very song—
For I was right, and you were wrong!”

I am also very happy to announce that there will be a tv series of the Mortal Instruments starting in January 2016 on ABC. The cast looks really good, and I am excited to see how they split the books into episodes.

So that’s been the works of Cassandra Clare and a couple of quotes I really liked from the books I have read so far. I hope this post will make you consider reading these two series.

Speak to you soon,
Lauren

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