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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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„How'd you get Magnus to let Jace leave?"
"Traded him for Alec," Clary said.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

Clary, pg. 246-247
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Ashes (2008)
Context: She was thinking of Simon, leaving for a house that no longer felt like home to him, of the despair in Jace's voice as he said I want to hate you, and of Magnus, not telling Jace the truth: that Alec did not want Jace to know about his relationship because he was still in love with him. She thought of the satisfaction it would have brought Magnus to say the words out loud, to acknowledge what the truth was, and the fact that he hadn't said them-had let Alec go on lying and pretending-because that was what Alec wanted, and Magnus cared about Alec enough to give him that. Maybe it was true what the Seelie Queen had said, after all: Love made you a liar.

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„With Jace, you don't really get to choose your insulting nickname.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

Clary to Simon, pg. 234
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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„We seem to be trapped in an episode of One Life to Waste. It's all very dull.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

Magnus to Alec, pg. 144
Variant: What’s going on?”
“We seem to be trapped in an episode of,” Magnus observed. “Its all very dull.”
-Alec & Magnus, pg.144-
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Ashes (2008)

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„It was like a bad movie, except he didn't actually twirl his mustache.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

Jace to Clary, pg. 122
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Ashes (2008)

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„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 childcatcher from.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

Clary, Isabelle, Jace, and Simon, pg. 150
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Ashes (2008)
Context: "Traded him for Alec," Clary said.
"Not permanently."
"No," said Jace. "Just for a few hours. Unless I don't come back. In which case, maybe he does get to keep Alec. Think of it as a lease with an option to buy."
"Mom and Dad won't be pleased if they find out."
"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. "No, probably not."

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„Why should I tell you everything about how I feel when you never tell me anything? It's like banging my head on a wall, except at least if I were banging my head on a wall, I'd be able to make myself stop. - Jace Wayland.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

Jace and Clary, pg. 244
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Ashes (2008)
Context: "I wish I could hate you. I want to hate you. I try to hate you. It would be so much easier if I did hate you. Sometimes I think I do hate you and then I see you and I-"
"And you what?"
"What do you think? Why should I tell you everything about how I feel when you never tell me anything. It's like banging my head on a wall, except at least if I were banging my head on a wall, I'd be able to make myself stop."

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„I love round tables. They suit me so much better than a square.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

Magnus, pg. 137
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Ashes (2008)

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Cassandra Clare photo

„He wont have to worry about you spilling his secrets.”
“Yeah,” Jace said, “he‘s terrified I‘ll tell everyone that he‘s always really wanted to be a ballerina.”
-Inquisitor & Jace about Valentine, pg.123-“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

Variant: How awfully convenient for you, regardless. And for him. He won't have to worry about you spilling his secrets."
"Yeah," Jace said. "He's terrified I'll tell everyone that he's always wanted to be a ballerina.
Source: City of Ashes

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„Jace suggested that the cast of "Gilligan's Island" could go do something anatomically unlikely with themselves.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

Variant: Jace said that the cast of Gilligan's Island could do something anatomically unlikely with themselves.
Source: City of Ashes

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„Enormous? Did you just call me FAT? I am not fat. - Jace“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

City of Ashes
Variant: Enormous? Did you just call me fat?

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„The greatest fear of Jonathan is the“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

Valentine to Clary, pg. 388
Variant: The greatest fear in Jonathan's life is the love he feels for his sister.
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Ashes (2008)

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„Every time I annoy him, he retreats into his No Mundanes Allowed tree house.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Ashes

Simon to Clary, pg. 151
Variant: Every time I annoy him, he retreats into his No Mundanes Allowed tree house.
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Ashes (2008)

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