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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

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

Snippet #3

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 #4

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 #5

“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.”

Snippet #6

His face crumpled. “He hates me,” he said. “All I do is love him, but he hates me, he just hates me, I don’t know why.”

Snippet #7

There was nothing less sexy than an angry-looking cat on your bed.

Snippet #8

“Actually, it’s short for Maximum Lightwood,” said Magnus. “As in the most amount of Lightwood you can have.”

Snippet #9 (from Twitter: 1, 2, 3)

“I remember when I met Jace,” Alec said. He’d found two boxes and was dumping bandages into one. “He walked out of a Portal from Idris. He was skinny, he had bruises and he had these big eyes. He was arrogant, too. He and Isabelle used to fight.” He smiled at the memory. “But to me everything about him said: ‘love me, because nobody ever has’. It was all over him, like fingerprints.”

Snippet #10

“No one who loved you would want you to sacrifice your own happiness.”

Snippet #11

Alec was beginning to understand how the slings and arrows of fortune and history had shaped Magnus and made him what he was. It was a delightful sort of discovery, as getting to know Magnus always had been. Magnus was probably the one person in the world who’d never bored him.

Snippet #12

“I was thinking about monogrammed towels,” said Isabelle.

“My name is going to be Simon Lewis Lovelace Lightwood,” said Simon. “No monogrammed towels.

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

Snippet #18

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 #19

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

CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE

Snippet #20

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?

CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE

Snippet #21

“Hi, Magnus. It’s Simon. You know me. Well, you called me Soames last time we spoke, but we’ve hung out. I’m calling to, uh … to—sorry if this is out of line—suggest that you maybe take Alec back.

“I think it would be good for morale. Honestly, Alec was really horrible to Clary when they first met, and if he turns all cranky again, I don’t know what Clary’s going to do. In those days, Clary had way fewer weapons and way fewer brothers.

“This time it’s different. Her boyfriend is on fire. She’s got enough problems. I guess what I’m saying is that we’d all appreciate it if you took one for the team.

“Not that I’m part of a Shadowhunter team. Shadowhunters don’t let vampires join the team.

“This message probably seems selfish, and also crazy. I honestly do feel bad for Alec. He’s a good guy. Much less annoying than Jace. I’ve always felt like, given the opportunity, we could be friends. Maybe bros. Maybe we could be bros who shoot arrows together.
“It may at this point be obvious that Isabelle forced me to make this phone call.”

THE BANE CHRONICLES (story #11)

Snippet #22

“I’ve walked in on your ancestors doing worse,” Magnus said.

LADY MIDNIGHT – A Long Conversation

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.”

~*~

Snippet #1

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

Used to be in CITY OF LOST SOULS but got cut

 

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