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Unidentified Snippets

Here is the collection of unidentified snippets shared by Cassandra Clare.

They are called such because:

“You don’t know who says it, or what book it is from, or what series, or if it is from extra content, or a short story. That’s the fun of them,” Clare said.

Clare confirmed that some of the unidentified snippets have been from her upcoming series THE DARK ARTIFICES.

Snippet #1

Marry me today.

Snippet #2

He kissed each finger, and with each one of them spoken a word. Five kisses, five words. His last.

(Cassie: “Either from TMI or TID”)

Snippet #3

“You’re in my bones and my blood and my heart,” he said. “I’d have to tear myself open to let you go.”

Snippet #4

“Oh, God, the lovebirds,” Magnus said, pulling the pillow off his face. “I hate happy couples.”

Snippet #5

Belatedly, she realized something else. “Do you … have anything?”

He didn’t seem to have recovered from her last comment. “But do you mean — wait, do I have what?”

She slitted her eyes at him. “Something important.”

“Like what? The phone number for the White House?” A moment later, under her withering glare, realization dawned. “Oh.” His was the expression of someone who has run out of gas in the middle of the desert, miles from help. “I … “

Snippet #6

What if I just love you? What if I love you but I never touch you or talk about it, what would happen then?

Snippet #7

“Take London, my love, and turn it all to blood,” she said. “My gift to you.”

Snippet #8

They said it was better to know your enemy, but how did it help to know that your enemy’s one weakness was your weakness, too?

Snippet #9

“Well, it’s a bit ironic, isn’t it?”

“What do you mean?”

“All that effort to convince you I wasn’t in love with you, and here I am, dying in your arms.”

Unidentified snippets from past books:

Snippet #1

She looked at the boy. He was pale as milk, his blue eyes startling against so much white skin and the darkness of his hair and eyelashes. He was long-legged, slender as a willow branch, but strong: a very pretty boy, even to her, who looked at human beings and saw mortality and rot.

– CITY OF LOST SOULS, A Question of Power

Snippet #2

The body sank without a trace, and Sebastian forgot it before it had even sunk all the way. He saw the curled fingers, bobbing in the currents as if restored to life and begging for help or at least answers, and thought of his dream. His sister, and a sea of blood.

– CITY OF LOST SOULS, A Dark Transformation

Snippet #3

But the rest of Jace’s mind is watching the door slam behind her and seeing the final ruin of all his dreams. It was one thing to push it to this point. It is another to let go forever. Because he knows Clary, and if she goes now, she will not ever come back.

– CITY OF LOST SOULS, The Act of Falling

Snippet #4

To my son,

If you are reading this letter, then I am dead.

– CITY OF LOST SOULS, Stephen’s letter to Jace

Snippet #5

“In your eyes, I have always found grace.”

CLOCKWORK PRINCESS

Snippet #6

his parabatai rune was bleeding

CLOCKWORK PRINCESS

Snippet #7

She slid the gold ring back onto her finger before heading into Jace’s bedroom.

– CITY OF LOST SOULS

Snippet #8

“Did you …” He could barely bring himself to ask. “Did you like it?”

“Yeah.” Her voice was husky. “I liked it.”

– CITY OF LOST SOULS

Snippet #9

“Do you think there’s a chance for him?”

“A chance for who?”

“Will. To be happy.”

“Is there a chance for you to be happy if he isn’t?”

CLOCKWORK PRINCESS

Snippet #10

It was one of the things that had made her fall in love with him in the first place: realizing that this scarred, sarcastic boy was gentle with the things he loved.

– CITY OF LOST SOULS

Snippet #11

… laughing together at all the beautiful ruin around them. They were standing suspended in the sea: it couldn’t hurt them, destruction was their element. Clarissa was looking down as she laughed, trailing her moonlight hands in the water. When she lifted up her hands they were dark, dripping: he realized that the seas were all blood.

– CITY OF LOST SOULS, A Dark Transformation

Snippet #12

When you were an angel, what was your name?

CLOCKWORK PRINCESS

Snippet #13

Jem leaned closer against the chair, staring into the fire. “Better it were my hands,” he said.

Will shook his head. Exhaustion was muting the edges of everything in the room, blurring the flocked wallpaper into a single mass of dark color. “No. Not your hands. You need your hands for the violin. What do I need mine for?”

CLOCKWORK PRINCESS

Snippet #14

Not your parabatai any longer.

CLOCKWORK PRINCESS

Snippet #15

“Wet again,” Will said, glumly.

CLOCKWORK PRINCESS

Snippet #16

“You are the Lightwoods — you are all that is left of the Lightwoods.”

– CLOCKWORK PRINCESS

Snippet #17

“I don’t know why I ever helped you.”

“Because you like broken things.”

CLOCKWORK PRINCESS

Unidentified snippets that could have been cut from CLOCKWORK PRINCESS:

Snippet #1

He stopped dead. “Tessa told you?” he said.

Snippet #2

Will’s hand looked brown and sunburnt by contrast, their fingers dovetailed together like piano keys.

Snippet #3

“In all my previous encounters with Will, he has worn pants.”

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