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City of Ashes

City of Ashes

City of Ashes is the second installment in The Mortal Instruments series, an urban fantasy series set in New York written by Cassandra Clare. The novel was one of YALSA's top ten teen books for 2009.


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„As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

Source: City of Ashes

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„We need to talk. All of us. About what we're going to do now."
"I was going to watch Project Runway. It's on next.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

Clary and Jace, pg. 137
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Ashes (2008)

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Cassandra Clare photo

„You might want to lie down. I find that helps when the crushing sense of horrible realization sets in.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

Magnus to Maia, pg. 274
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Ashes (2008)

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„I thought I'd lie on the floor and writhe in pain for awhile. It relaxes me.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

Jace to Alec, pg. 318
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Ashes (2008)

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„I'll just have them change the entry in the demonology textbook from 'almost extinct' to 'not extinct enough for Alec. He prefers his monsters really, really extinct.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

Will that make you happy?"
Jace to Alec, pg. 10
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Ashes (2008)

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„Is standing by the window muttering about blood something he does all the time?"
"No, sometimes he sits on the couch and does it.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

Simon and Jace. pg. 139
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Ashes (2008)

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„No, I'm just a very naughty boy. I do all sorts of bad things. I kick kittens. I make rude gestures at nuns.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

Jace to Alec, pg. 311
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Ashes (2008)

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„I am a badass, and I recognize that you, too, are a badass.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

Simon to Clary, pg. 340
The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones (2007)
Variant: The nod means, 'I am a badass, and I recognize that you, too, are a badass.
Source: City of Ashes

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„That does it," said Jace. "I'm going to get you a dictionary for Christmas this year."
"Why?" Isabelle said.
"So you can look up 'fun.' I'm not sure you know what it means.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

Jace and Isabelle, pg. 155
Variant: "That does it, I'm going to get you a dictionary for Christmas this year."
"Why?"
"So you can look up 'fun.' I'm not sure you know what it means."
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Ashes (2008)

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