Topic: The Mortal Instruments City of Bones By:Cassandra Clare

Today I read about was about Clary was watching Simon. Simon is her best friend they did everything together. Clary went to go watch Simon play his band. After Simon was done Cary had to leave to go meet with Jace. Jace is a ShadowHunter that kill demons. Clary, Jace, Eric and Issabella were training to go find Clary's mother. Her mother name is Jocelyn. The circle is a demon that stole Clary's mother. Jace and Clary had to see the Shadow Bother's to help find her mother's. Clary was shock to find out who her father is . It was one of the circle member's. When she found out who her father was she broke down into tears. Her father was Valentine. Jace was shock too to find out who it was. Jace was trying to calm Clary down. That was it at the end of the story.

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Clary was having a bad dream. It as about Luke, Jace, Isabella and Simon. She saw Luke, standing atop a pile of bones. Jace with white feathered wings sprouting out of his back, Isabella sitting naked with her whip curled around her like a net of gold rings, Simon with crosses burned into the palms of his hands. Angels, falling and burning. Falling out of the sky. She thought she wasn't dreaming. She thought it is all real. She thought her eyelids felt as if they ha been seed shut. She was screaming that the circle members was going to kill her mother. So Jace came running in to make sure she is alright. Jace was trying to calm Clary. Jace and Isabella help Clary to get to the infirmary in the Institute. Clary felt better to train with Jace and Isabella.They were going easy and Clary. They went to the Pandemonium to go find Dot to help get Clary's memory back to help find her mother. They got to the Pandemonium they could not find Dot. The Pandemonium is were all types of demon, vampires, and witches can go. Clary hugged Jace because they didn't find Dot. Simon was jealous that Clary and Jace have a connection. They all went back to the Institute to plan there next move.

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Today I read an interesting chapter. Clary though she made a very different use of her bed room. Her entryway was with bead curtains and astrological posters. One of her poster showed constellation of a zodiac, another was a guide to Chinese magical symbols, and another showed a hand Latinate scripts spelled out a word “In Manibus Fortuna.” Her narrow bookshelves holding stacked books. She ran her hand across all of the books she had. “Her mother had a great talent. She could see a man’s future in his hands or the leaves at the bottom of his teacup. She taught me some of her tricks.” She look at Jace and Jace thought she was crazy.

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Today I read about Clary and Jace finding a clue to find Dot. Clary smiled blandly at Jace. “A mythical place of great power.” Jace said. The bead curtain rattled again. I’ll just leave my hat with the footman. Jace said. Clary’s eyes had to adjust her eyes. The faint light outlined the black velvet curtains drawn across the entire left wall. Stuffed birds and bats dangled from the ceiling on a thin cords. The floor was layered with frayed Persian rugs that spat up puffs of dust.

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Today I read about Clary and Jace finding a clue. Jace was examining the padlocks. Clary crossed her arms. Despite the fading heat of the day. Clary felt cold. Jace gave Clary his coat. Jace began to climb the fence. The fence rattled when Jace climb it. For a moment Clary thought Jace must of landed on a stray cat. Clary heard Jace shout in surprise as Jace fell backwards. Clary started to climb the fence. As Clary threw her legs over the top of the fence. Clary dropped to the ground and she tripped and landed on Jace. Clary turned to look at Jace.

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Jace was looking at Simon. Clary was worried for a moment that Jace was going to kill Simon. Jace pushed Simon out of his way. Jace slid off the porch railing. Clary went to go open the door of the house. She triggered the porch light to the house to go on. Jace came to go help Clary open the door to the house because the door was locked. Clary looked around in the kitchen. Dishes were stacked in the sink. Luke's jackets were hung neatly on the hooks inside the coat closet. She was walking down the hallway and opened the door of his small bedroom. Some part of her had been absolutely certain that when they walked in find the place torn to pieces.

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Today I read Clary shook her head. The sound of footsteps in Luke’s hallway. Jace looked around. His eyes came to rest on the rosewood screen. Clary dropped the fractured photo on Luke’s desk and slipped. Jace was right behind Clary. Have barely concealed himself when Clary heard the door swing open. Sounds of people walking into Luke’s office.

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Today I read about Jace and Clary. Jace was using his stele to lock up behind them, and made their way out onto the silent street. Clary gave Jace a sideways look. Clary was telling Jace about Jocelyn. When Jocelyn was angry about something orv was in one of her upset moods, she would get what Clary called “scary-calm.” It was a calm that made Clary thinks of deceptive hard sheen of ice just before it cracked under your weight. Jace was scary-calm. His face was expressionless, but something burned at the back of  his tawny eyes. Clary was still watching Jace as they turned onto Ken Avenue.

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Today I read about Jace and Clary. The lights of the bridge behind them lit his hair to an unlikely halo. Clary was wondered if it was wrong that she was glad in some way that the men who’d taken her mother were the same men who’d killed Jace’s father all those years ago. He’d have to help her find Clary’s mother Jocelyn, weather he wanted to or not. For now Jace can’t leave Clary side.  Jace reached into his neck of his shirt and pulled out a brass key on the end of a chain. It looked like the sort of a key one might use to open an old chest in an attic. Clary watched him curiously. Jace hadn’t locked the door behind him when they’d left the Institute before, just let it slam shut.

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Today I read about Jace and Clary. Clary thought longingly of coffee as they made their way up a winding set of stones stairs. Each one carved with a glyph. She was beginning to recognize some of them. They tantalized her sight the way half-heard words in a foreign language sometimes tantalized her. Clary and Jace reached elevator and rode up in silence. Clary was still thinking about coffee. The elevator came to a hissing Clary remembered Jace shrugged off his jacket, threw it over the back of a nearby chair, and whistled through his teeth.

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Clary remember how she felt waking up here this morning as if everything were both alien and familiar at the same time. Simon looked away, flushed with embarrassment. Clary who a moment ago would have been pleased, felt a rush of anger towards Jace. The greenhouse was laid out in what seemed to Clary’s untrained eye no particular blossoms spilling down the side of a shining green hedge, a trailing vine studded with jewel toned orange bud. They emerged into a cleared space where a low granite bench rested against the bole of a drooping tree with silvery green leaves.

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Hoge was in the  Circle, that was his plan. Hoge said it was the only way to build the kind of force that was needed to defeat our world. Hoge pushed his plate away. Valentine was insane. He a demon’s Downworlders. Nothing but making the world pure. He would have sacrificed his own son for the cause and could not understand how everyone else would not. Hoge was reaching for his handkerchief. He used it to mop his forehead before returning it to his pocket. Clary was trembling slightly.  “When his land burned, when his home was destroyed, it was assumed that he had burned himself and the Cup to ashes rather than voluntarily cease to keep either to the Clave. His bones of his wife” Said Hoge. Clay was confused because her mother didn't die in that fire neither did Valentine. The Clave will not help pleased to have been fooled. But more importantly, they will want to secure the Cup. And more importantly then that they will want to make sure Valentine does not find it.

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This Chapter I read was interesting. It was about Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Alec, and Hodge. It started off with Hodge, Jace, and Clary were in Hodge’s house. Hodge said all the best skilled, experience Shadowhunter. Jace was talking about how skilled he was. He waved of his hand, a silver ring glittered on one of Jace slim  fingers. Clary didn’t recognized him wearing one before. Jace looked at Hodge through slitted eye. Jace’s eyelashes were long. Casting shadow down over  his angular cheekbone. In someone else it would have been a shy look. Even an apologetic one, but on Jace it looked narrow and menacing. Hodge was looking at Jace, and Clary thought that he must be one of the few people in the world who looked at Jace not as if he were afraid of him. Hodge said to Jace I know you are a good Shadowhunter. You’re probably the best  our age. Valentine’s is one of the best there ever was. It took a huge battle to bring him down. They were still a Hodge’s place talking about Valentine. Alec said that he will send a message to the Clave that night. They could have force of Nephilim here by tomorrow if they really wanted. Jace subsidies,  but Jace’s eyes were glittering. Jace said he didn’t like the plan. Alec said that you don’t have to do it. Clary said something about her mother. She can’t wait for some representative from the Clave to show up. Clary knew she wasn’t the only one thinking it. The Clave was pledged to protect people.

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This Chapter I read was interesting. It was about Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Alec, and Hodge. They all were at Hodge's having supper and the were talking about Valentine coming to find the Cup. The Cup is very important to the Shadowhunters world. The Cup can make anyone into a Shadowhunter. Alec was talking about the Silent Brothers that can help retrieve Clary memories. The Silent Brother are archivist, but that is not all they are, Hodge interrupted the sounding as if he was running out of patience. In order to strengthen their minds, they have chosen to take upon themselves some of the powerful runes ever cheated. The power of these runes is so great that the use of them. Their powers are of the mind, not the body. They walk in the darkness and do not speak, but they can crack open a man’s mind the way you might crack open a walnut and leave him screaming alone in the dark if that is what they desire.

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The chapter I read was an interesting one.  Clary got hurt and Jace came running to her to make sure is was okay. A sudden pain lanced through Clary’s right arm. She had an images fell away and she spun upward, breaking the surface like a diver breaking up through a wave. There was something cold pressed against her cheek. She pried her eyes open and saw a silver star. Clary was blinked twice before she realized she was laying on a marble floor, Clary’s knees curled up to her chest. When she moves a hot pain shot up her arm. Clary sat up gingerly. The skin over her left elbow was split and bleeding. She must've landed on it when she fell. There was blood on Clary shirt. Clary looked around disoriented, and saw Jace looking at her. Unmoving but very tense around the mouth. Jace asked if Clary was alright. Clary looked and saw that he was right. There was a smear of Clary’s blood on the white and silver marble floor. Jace turned Clay’s arm over, more gently than she would have thought he was capable of. He caught his lower lip between his teeth and whistled. Clary glanced down and saw that the glove of blood covered her lower arm from her elbow to her wrist. Her arm was throbbing, stiff and painful.

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As Clary wonder if she were imagining it, or if there was actually a faintly affronted tone. We could always show ourselves out. Jace struggested hopefully. I’m sure I can remember the way back. The marvels of the Silent City are not for the eyes of the uninitiated, said Jeremiah, and he turned his back on them with a soundless swish of robes. When they all emerged into the open, Clary took a deep breaths of the thick morning air, relishing the city stench of smog, dirt, and humanity. Jace looked around thoughtfully. It’s going to rain Jace said. Jace was right, Clary thought, looking up at the iron-grey sky. Jace looked from Brother Jeremiah, still as a statue, to the carriage, looming like a black shadow in the archway that led to the streets.

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This chapter is about Magnus Bane. He is half demon and half warlock. It started off with Jace. Jace leaned forward and banged his head against the the partition separating them from the cab driver. The taxi driver responded by jerking the wheel so hard to the left that Clary was thrown against Jace. She let out a yelp of resentment. Clary was laying on Jace’s legs. When the car stopped Jace elbow Clary out of the car. When he landed on the pavement behind Clary. Jace stretched like a cat and spread his arms wide. They went to go get something to eat. They went to a restaurant in New York. They were stopped at the front door by one of the slouching men. As the man straightened. Clary felt herself stiffen, but Jace and Alec seemed unconcerned. They said something to the men, who nodded and stepped back, allowing them to pass. Clary asked Jace who that man was. Jace said that was Clancy Jace was looking somewhere to sit. Clary sat right next to Jace like they were a couple and Alec sat next to Clary. Clary settled gingerly onto the booth seat. Jace put his arm over Clary’s arms to try calm her down. Clary arm were still stiff. They were talking about Magnus Bane. Clary asked who he was. Jace said that her was half demon and half warlock who can still cast spells.

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Jace was telling Clary a story. Clary was laying next to Jace. When the 6 year old boy, his father gave him a falcon to train. The falcon didn’t like the boy, and the boy didn’t like it either. It’s sharp beak made the boy nervous, and it’s bright eyes always seemed to be watching the boy. It would slash him with beak and talons when the boy came near the falcon. For weeks his wrist and hands were always bleeding. He didn’t know it, but his father had selected a falcon that had lived in the wild for over a year. It wasn’t that easy to tame the falcon. But the boy tried, because his father had told him to make the falcon obedient. The boys father wanted. He stayed with the falcon constantly, keeping it awake by talking to it and even played music to the falcon. The boy learned the equipment. The hood, the brail, the leash that bound the bird to his wrist. He was meant to keep the falcon blind, but he couldn’t bring himself to do it. Instead he tried to sit where the bird could see him as he touched and stroked its wings, willing it to trust him. He fed it from his hand. At first the falcon would not eat. Later it ate so savagely that its beak cut the boys palm. The boy was glad with all the progress, and wanted the bird to know him. The boy began to see that the falcon was beautiful, that its slim wings were built for speed of flight. That it was strong and swift, fierce and gentle. When it leaned to circle and come to his wrist, he nearly shouted with happiness. Sometimes the bird would hop to his shoulder and put its beak it the boys hair. He knew his falcon loved him, and when he was certain it was not just tamed but perfectly tamed. He went to his father and showed him what he had done, expecting him to be proud. Instead his father took the falcon, now tame and trusting, in his hands and broke his neck. His father said “I told you to make it obedient. His father dropped the falcon’s lifeless body to the ground. Instead you taught it to love you., Falcons are not meant to be loving pets. It was not turned, it was broken. Later when the father left him, the boy cried over his pet, until eventually his father sent a servant to take the falcons body away and bury it. The boy never cried again, and he never forgot what he had learned. That to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one to destroy.

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Clary was laying still, hardly breathing, rolled onto her back and looked at Jace. Jace was laying on his bed staring at Clary. Jace had pulled his legs up to his chin. Clary was saying how awful the father was. The boy’s father is horrible. It’s a story about child abuse. I should have known that’s what Shadowhunters think a bedtime story is like. Anything that gives you a screaming nightmares. Jace was explaining the story to her. The boy’s father is just trying to make him stronger. You have to learn to bund a little. The rhythm of Jace’s voice made Clary sleepy. Not if you’re strong enough. Jace reached out to touch Clary. Clary felt Jace’s hand brush her cheek. She realized her eyes were slipping shut. Clary felt like she might wash away and vanish. As she fell into sleep, she heard the echo of words in her mind. “ He gave me anything I wanted. Horse, weapons, books, even hunting falcons”. The next morning she was woken by an urgent voice. Clary was still laying in Jace’s bed. Clary opened her eyes slowly. She felt gluey, stuck together. Something was tickling her face. Clary sat up quickly, and her head struck someone hard. It was Isabelle. She flicked on the light next to Jace’s bed and regarded to Clary resentfully, rubbing her head. She seemed to shimmering the lamplight. She was wearing a long silvery shirt and sequined top and Isabelle nails were painted light glittering coins.

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Strands of silver beads were caught in her dark hair. Isabelle looked liked a moon goddess. Isabelle indicated the dark night sky outside. It's almost midnight. We've got to leave for the party said Isabelle. Isabelle was saying that no Downworlder would wear those clothes. It's a  party. You will stick out like a sore thumb if you were something casually. Clary said she would rather wear her own clothes then wear Isabelle clothes. Clary was watching Isabelle in the mirror as she rifled through her closet. Her room looked as if a disco ball had exploded inside it. The walls were black and shimmered with swirls of sponge golden paint. Clothes were strewn everywhere. On the rumpled black bed, hung over the backs of the wooden chairs, spilling out of her and the tall wardrobe propped against pink fur, was covered in glitter, sequins, and pots of blush and powder. Isabelle emerged from the closet, holding something black and slinky. Isabelle tossed it at Clary. Clary held it up letting it unfold. Clary was saying how small it looks. Isabelle said its stretchy. Clary retreated to the small bathroom, which was painted bright blue. Clary wriggled the dress on over her head. It was tight, it had spaghetti straps. Trying not to inhale too deeply. Clary returned to the bedroom, where Isabelle was sitting on the bed. Sliding a set of jeweled toe rings onto her sandaled feet. Isabelle was say how lucky Clary was for having a flat chest. Isabelle said I could never wear that dress without a bra. Isabelle kicked out a pair of boots and some black fishnet tights. These boots will make you taller. Clary said is it because I’m a flat chested and a midget. Clary flopped down on the bed and pulled the tights and boots on. The boots were a little loose around the calves. Clary looked herself in the mirror. Isabelle took out Clary’s braids and brushed it out and shoved what felt like bobby pins into her hair. Clary opened her eyes just as a powder puff smacked her in the face, releasing a dense cloud of glitter. Clary coughed and glared ar Isabelle accusingly. Clary saw that Isabelle had pulled her hair up into an elegant swirl on top of her head, held in place with sparkling clips. Clary was reminded suddenly of herdream, the heavy hair weighing her head down, dancing with Simon.

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The boys were waiting for the girls to get ready to leave. The boys were in the entryway. They were wearing black. Simon was standing uncomfortably to the side while Jace and Alec slouched up as Isabelle strode into the entryway, her gold whip coiled around her wrist, her metal ankle chains chiming like bells. Clay expected him to look stunned. Isabelle did look amazing.  Simon mad that Clary is wearing that shot of a dress. Cary looked down at herself. She’d thrown a light jacket on top to make her feel less naked and grabbed her backpack from her room.Clary thought Simon looked like the sort of boy who’d come over to your house. Simons eyes ran up and down her lszil, like the stroking paws of a cat. Jace took something out of his jacket and handed it to Clary. It was a long thin dagger in a leather sheath. The hilt of the dagger was set with a single red stone carved in a shape of a rose. Jace pressed it into her hands.

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The direction on the invitation took them to a largely industrial neighborhood in Brooklyn whose streets were lined with factories and warehouses. Clary lagged behind as they crossed  through a scrubby park, it's badly kept grass burned brown by the summer heat. To her right the spires of a church gleaned gray and black against the starless night sky. Jace and Clary were on a narrow avenue lined with old warehouses, through most now bore the signs of humans residence. Window boxes filled with flowers, lace curtains blowing in the clammy night breeze. Numbered plastic trash cans stacked on the sidewalk. Clary squinted hard, but there was no way to tell if this was the street she’d seen at the Bone City. In Clary vision it had been nearly obliterated with the snow. Clary felt Jace’s fingers brush her shoulders. Clary looked sideways at him, not understanding. Coming around the cars. Clary saw what Jace and Alec were looking at. They were looking at several motorcycles, sleek and silvery, with low slug black chassis. Oily looking tubes and pipes slithered up around them. There was a queasy sense of something organic about the bikes, like bio creatures in a Giger painting. Jace had jumped down off the curb and was circling the bikes, examining them. Jace reached out his hand and stroked one of the bikes along the sleek chassis. It had words painted along the side of it in silver. NOX INVICTUS. It means Victorious Night. Jace translated it.

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In this Chapter its talking about Dead Man’s Party.  A slender man standing in the doorway regarded them curiously. It was Isabelle who recovered herself first. The young man blocking the doorway was as tall and thin as a rail, his hair a crown of dense black spikes. He was Asian, with an elegantly high cheekbones, handsome face, broad shouldered despite his slim frame. He was certainly dressed for a party. In his tight jeans and black shirt covered with dozen of metal buckles. His eyes were crusted with a raccoon mask of charcoal glitter, his lips painted a dark shade of blue. He raked a ring laden hand through his spiked hair and regarded them thoughtfully.  Isabelle took out her invitation and waved it like a white flag. Isabelle indicated the rest of the group with a grand wave of her arms. Jace edged into the doorway, sizing up Magnus with his eyes. Magnus handed shots out to everyone. Magnus’s apartment was at the top of a long flight of rickety stairs. Clary was regretting having put her hand on the banister to steady herself. It was sticky with something that glowed a faint and sickly green.

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Magnus’s bedroom was a riot of color. Canary yellow sheets and bedspread draped over a mattress on the floor, electric blue vanity table strewn with more pots of paint and make-up than Isabelle. Rainbow velvet curtains hid the floor to ceiling windows and a tangled wool rug covered the floor. Magnus raised his hand, tracing the fiery outlines of letters against the air. When he dropped his hand, they hung there, hot and golden, making the painted lines of his eyes and mouth burn with reflected light. What you saw you would forget, even as you saw it. Said Magnus to Clary. No image of pixie or goblin or long-legged beastie would remain to trouble your blameless mortal sleep.

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This chapter is about The White Memory of Whiteness. Magnus paced restlessly to the window. The moonlight touch his hawkish profile with silver. She unwrapped the blanket when she came in my door. You were inside it. She set you down on the floor and you started ranging around, picking things up, pulling my cat’s tail. You scream like a banshee when the cat scratched you, so I asked your mother if you were part banshee. They all watching him intently now. Magnus said there was no point on lying about it. They even faded with time, like faint silver scars against the skin. They flickered when she moved. Clary was making noise, a paned exhalation of breath. Magnus went remorselessly. He said, I told her that crippling that part of you mind might leave you damaged, possibly insane. Clary wasn’t the sort of woman who weeps easily.