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Quote Corner #6: City of Bones

Happy last day of March, everyone! My goodness, time is just flying by, isn’t it?
For this week’s Quote Corner, I will be sharing some of my favourite quotes from the first book in The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones! My goodness, I miss that series!
Happy reading!! 🙂


“Is this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?”
“If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked.”

“It means ‘ShadowhuntersLooking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.”

“I guessed,” he said, latching the door behind them. “It seemed like the most likely explanation.”
“You guessed? You must have been pretty sure, considering you could have killed me.”
He pressed a button in the wall, and the elevator lurched into action with a vibrating groan that she felt all through the bones in her feet. “I was ninety percent sure.”
“I see,” Clary said.
There must have been something in her voice, because he turned to look at her. Her hand cracked across his face, a slap that rocked him back on his heels. He put a hand to his cheek, more in surprise than pain. “What the hell was that for?”
The other ten percent,” she said, and they rode the rest of the way down to the street in silence.”

“Out of the corner of her eye she thought she saw Jace shoot her a look of white rage – but when she glanced at him, he looked as he always did: easy, confident, slightly bored.
“In future, Clarissa,” he said, “it might be wise to mention that you already have a man in your bed, to avoid such tedious situations.”
“You invited him into bed?” Simon demanded, looking shaken.
“Ridiculous, isn’t it?” said Jace. “We would never have all fit.”
“I didn’t invite him into bed,” Clary snapped. “We were just kissing.”
“Just kissing?” Jace’s tone mocked her with its false hurt. “How swiftly you dismiss our love.”

“Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?’
Jace said, “Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself.”
…”At least,” she said, “you don’t have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland.”
“Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.”

“Just because you call an electric eel a rubber duck doesn’t make it a rubber duck, does it? And God help the poor bastard who decides they want to take a bath with the duckie.”

“What are all these?” Clary asked.
“Vials of holy water, blessed knives, steel and silver blades,” Jace said, piling the weapons on the floor beside him, “electrum wire – not much use at the moment but it’s always good to have spares – silver bullets, charms of protetion, crucifixes, stars of David-”
“Jesus,” said Clary
“I doubt he’d fit.”
“Jace.” Clary was appalled.”


Yes, I know that I went a little bit overboard. And yes, I know that every single one of these are Jace quotes. And yes, each and every one of them makes me laugh so hard I can’t breathe (in fact, I’m still sitting here giggling). And yes, it took every ounce of willpower that I had to refrain from posting every single damn word that came out of his beautiful mouth. Because, yes, I have an unhealthy obsession with that boy. But can you blame me? He is too gosh darn funny for his own good.
This series holds so much nostalgia for me! It was one of the first YA series that I got into, and I read them all the summer before I started high school. It’s been almost five years since I read this book for the first time (so crazy!!!), and reading these quotes makes me want to reread it so badly!! I think I just might do it sometime soon. My life could definitely do with a little bit of Jace at the moment. When doesn’t it though, honestly?

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7 thoughts on “Quote Corner #6: City of Bones

  1. Brilliant post! I also wasn’t the biggest fan of city of bones, although Jace did have some good lines. I don’t know why it didn’t click, Clary can definitely be a little immature (/annoying…) and the plots were a bit predictable. I think I’m going to continue with it though, if not just because I stupidly bought them all! Here’s my review of it: 🙂 https://hundredsandthousandsofbooks.blog/2020/08/16/clary-fray-is-not-my-bae-city-of-bones-review/

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