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Name: Magnus Bane

Nickname: Magnus

From the book series:
The Mortal Instruments/ Die Chroniken der Unterwelt by Cassandra Clare (» Website)
The Infernal Devices / Die Chroniken der Schattenjäger by Cassandra Clare

Nature: Warlock

Location: At the moment he is in New York

About:
Magnus Bane is the High Warlock of Brooklyn. He was the warlock who signed the mind of Clary Fray after being asked to help erase her early memories by her mother. He first meets the other Shadowhunters at one of his Downworlder parties. He has Clary get him the Book of White, and agrees to help revive her mother with it.

Magnus is described as very tall and very thin, and at least partly Asian. He has black hair that is usually spiked and glittery. He wears all kinds of make-up, such as glitter around his eyes and lipstick. He likes to flaunt his sexuality by wearing rainbow leather pants and other flashy accessories. Isabelle once said he was a „sexy, sexy, warlock.“ He is also described as having gold-green cat’s eyes, and no belly button.

At a young age, Magnus’s parents hated him. When his mother found out what he was, she hung herself in a barn. His father was later driven into an attempt to drown him. In response, Magnus burned him where he stood. He was brought up by Churchmen. (Source: Goodreads.com)

Best Friend: honestly I don’t really now,.. maybe his cat?

In love with: Alec Lightwood


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I think this gif is just awesome!

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Quote:
“What did Isabelle want?“ Jace asked.
Alec hesitated. „Isabelle says the Queen of the Seelie Court has requested an audience with us.“
„Sure,“ said Magnus. „And Madonna wants me as a backup dancer on her next world tour.”
(City of Bones)

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But I also like this two pics of Magnus:

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Quote:
“We’re not dating,“ Alec said again.
„Oh?“ Magnus said. „So you’re just that friendly with everybody, is that it?”
(City of Ashes)

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“I’ve got a stele we can use. Who wants to do me?“
Magnus: „A regrettable choice of words,“ muttered Magnus.
(City of Ashes)

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Finally some pics of Magnus and Alec (they are too cute togehter):

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Quote:
Malachi scowled. „I don’t remember the Clave inviting you into the Glass City, Magnus Bane.“
„They didn’t,“ Magnus said. „Your wards are down.“
„Really?“ the Consul’s voice dripped sarcasm. „I hadn’t noticed.“
Magnus looked concerned. „That’s terrible. Someone should have told you.“ He glanced at Luke. „Tell him the wards are down.”
(City of Glass)

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Quote:
Izzy. My sister. She told me you liked me. Liked me, liked me.”
Liked you, liked you?” Magnus buried his grin in the cat’s fur. “Sorry. Are we twelve now? I don’t recall saying anything to Isabelle . . .”
(City of Ashes: Kissed)

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Magnus: „Speaking of hope, did you see that shot Alec got off with his bow? That’s my boyfriend.“
(City of Lost Souls)

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Review: City of Lost Souls

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‚City of Lost Souls‘
by Cassandra Clare
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The Mortal Instruments # 5.

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Synopsis:
The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.

No magic the Clave can summon can locate either boy, but Jace cannot stay away—not from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s dying magic has wrought—Jace is no longer the boy she loved. He and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become what he most feared: a true servant of Valentine’s evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. Will the Shadowhunters hesitate to kill one of their own?…
(Source: Goodreads.com)

My thoughts about the book:
I‘ve waited long for the fifth book in the Mortal Instruments series and I’ve pre-ordered the book already months before the release date on the internet. Was it worth it? I would say YES!
Of course there were, like in every other book, a few points I didn’t like so much, because an author (almost) can’t catch the taste of the reader to 100 percent. However, the advantage with the books of Clare is that she is able to write incredibly great and her writing style is just to be read nicely and liquidly and well, what could I say except -> ‚the woman can write’ and already because of that I like to read her books with pleasure, even if I don’t go along completely with every twist in the plot of the book.

In the fifth part the story focuses more and turns around Jace and Clary again, instead on Simon, like in the fourth book. But nevertheless the other figures don’t get too short and Clare often changes the character’s POV to the next one in which also Simon, Izzy, Alec, Maia, etc. gets a chance to speak. If I’ve noted it correctly, almost all main characters are allowed this time to tell a part of the story, but unfortunately only Jace didn’t get in the row which I found sad and was a pity. Moreover, for me it was partially that there were too many changes in the perspectives and character, although it has just kept in check.

Furthermore I’ve liked in this book exceptionally well the dynamism between the couples like Jordan & Maia, Izzy & Simon, Alec & Magnus or also the sibling-relationship of Clary and Sebastian. In this book partnership, love and big feelings or also sex were capitalized, even more than in the other books before. Although I have no problem with that, I still think that it is doubtful that the age recommendation (for example on Amazon) is only 12-15 years. It seems to me that this is a little bit too young for the contents of the book. Or what do you think and which opinion do you have on this topic?

But nevertheless I found it fabulous how Clare has made it to introduce some of the new characters of the new series like for example Jules, which will be published after MI and ID.  But she was also able to let some hints of the other characters form the ID series flow into this book. Even if these were only little things or only short cross-references which a non-fan wouldn’t recognize at all, but I as a MI and ID fan loved it and it was so nice to read and has brought me often to the smile.

From here on is a SPOILER for those who haven’t read this book:

Clare has made fantastic job to present Sebastian and also to show the relation between him and Jace, but at the same time also between him and Clary. I must admit, shortly before the end before the big ‘closure’ came, Sebastian has persuaded even me and actually I’ve really liked him as a character. Certainly he was a little eccentric but by the explanation of his childhood / his past it was coherent and it has also persuaded me and I’ve also felt sorry for him. Hence, I would have liked to see that he was purified and that he would play for ‘Team Good’ how…, but unfortunately Clare has other intentions with him and therefore we still have him as our villain in the book *too bad*

What has irritated me very much at the end of the book was that Jace has now this heavenly fire in him and thereby he always has to pay attention whenever he touches somebody. I think this whole sex theme between Clary and Jace and ‚the first time’ of them is too much capitalized here and to be honest, it gets a litter annoying now after 5 books. With the other characters Clare also doesn’t make such a big theatre around it, but with these two main characters it already takes almost unnatural traits. This thing here reminds me very much of the book series ‘The Immortals’ by Alyson Noel and there it was dreadful and also here this fact disturbs me very much that they are now not able to touch each other properly. Why can’t they be happy together for at least one book and fight as a pair together against the bad ones? Is it so much more thrilling to read the book if they must work out their relationship besides the action fights? I don’t think so. But Clare does and she is already searching for problems between them since the first book over and over again and to find reasons why they can’t be together. Although I know that there will be a happy end after the sixth book (I count on it), nevertheless I find it unnecessary that Jace and Clary kept away from each other ‘come hell or high water’.

Cover:
Unfortunately I don’t like is as much as the other covers because I like it more if you can’t see the whole face. Especially here where the shown Jace doesn’t look like the described Jace in the books. 😉

All in all:
Another good book in this fabulous great series which I’ve devoured once again, although the books become thicker and thicker. I had a big reading pleasure, in spite of some small critic points.

Rating:
4 of 5 points

My Recommendation:
to BUY!

For Fans of:
YA, Urban Fantasy, Lovestory, Vampire & Werwolves
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Quotes:

Jace: „You may have the worst timing since Napoleon decided the dead of winter was the right moment to invade Russia.“

Magnus: „Speaking of hope, did you see that shot Alec got off with his bow? That’s my boyfriend.“

Jace: „I never cared,” he said. “I wanted you anyway. I always wanted you.“

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Succession:

# 1: Cassandra Clare – City of Bones
# 2: Cassandra Clare – City of Ashes
# 3: Cassandra Clare – City of Glass
# 4: Cassandra Clare – City of Fallen Angels
# 5: Cassandra Clare – City of Lost Souls »»
# 6: Cassandra Clare – City of Heavenly Fire

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(© goodreads)

About the author – Cassandra Clare:

Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Cassandra lives with her fiance and their two cats in Massachusetts.
(Source: Goodreads.com)

Visit her Website »»

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Rezension: City of Lost Souls

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‚City of Lost Souls‘
by Cassandra Clare
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Chroniken der Unterwelt#5/
The Mortal Instruments#5.

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Inhaltsangabe:
The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.

No magic the Clave can summon can locate either boy, but Jace cannot stay away—not from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s dying magic has wrought—Jace is no longer the boy she loved. He and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become what he most feared: a true servant of Valentine’s evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. Will the Shadowhunters hesitate to kill one of their own?…  (Source: Goodreads.com)

Meine Gedanken zum Buch:
Lange habe ich auf den fünften Teil in der Mortal Instruments Reihe gewartet und das Buch bereits Monate vor dem Erscheinungsdatum im Internet vorbestellt. Hat es sich gelohnt? Ich würde sagen JA!
Natürlich gab es wie in jedem Buch ein paar Kritikpunkte, da ein Autor (fast) nicht zu Hundertprozent den Geschmack des Lesers treffen kann. Der Vorteil bei den Büchern von Clare ist aber, dass sie unglaublich gut schreiben kann und ihre Schreibweise einfach nur schön und flüssig zu lesen ist und tja, was soll ich sagen außer ->  ‚Die Frau kann einfach schreiben‘ und schon deswegen lese ich gerne ihre Bücher, auch wenn ich hin und wieder nicht ganz mit der Handlung im Buch konform gehe.

Im fünften Teil dreht sich die Geschichte wieder vermehrt um Jace und Clary, anstatt wie im vierten Teil um Simon. Aber es kommen die anderen Figuren trotzdem nicht zu kurz und Clare wechselt oft von einem Charakter zum nächsten, womit auch Simon, Izzy, Alec, Maia usw. zu Wort kommen. Wenn ich es richtig bemerkt habe, durften dieses Mal wirklich fast alle Hauptcharaktere einen Teil der Geschichte erzählen, nur Jace kam leider nicht an die Reihe, was ich sehr schade finde. Außerdem war es für mich teilweise so, dass schon zu viele Perspektiven-/ Charakterwechsel waren, obwohl es sich gerade noch in Grenzen gehalten hat.

Weiters hat mir in diesem Buch außerordentlich gut die Dynamik zwischen den Pärchen gefallen wie Jordan & Maia, Izzy & Simon, Alec & Magnus oder auch die geschwisterliche Beziehung von Clary und Sebastian. In diesem Buch wurden Partnerschaft, Liebe und große Gefühle bzw. auch Sex groß geschrieben, viel mehr als in den Vorgängern. Wobei ich kein Problem damit habe, ich es aber doch für fraglich finde, dass die Altersbeschränkung zb. auf Amazon 12-15 ist. Kommt mir für den Inhalt dann doch etwas zu jung vor. Oder wie seht ihr das und welche Meinung habt ihr dazu?

Aber trotzdem fand ich es grandios wie es Clare geschafft hat zu einem die neuen Charaktere der neuen Serien wie zb. Jules vorzustellen, welche nach MI und ID kommen wird, aber auch etwas von den anderen Charakteren aus ID einfließen zu lassen. Auch wenn es nur Kleinigkeiten sind oder nur kurze Querverweise, die einem nicht-Fan gar nicht auffallen, fand ich es als MI und ID Fan sehr schön zu lesen und hat mich des Öfteren zum Lächeln gebracht.

SPOILER für jene, die dieses Buch noch nicht gelesen haben:

Clare hat es toll gemacht Sebastian darzustellen und auch die Beziehung zwischen ihm und Jace zu zeigen, aber genauso jene zwischen ihm und Clary. Ich muss zugeben, kurz vor dem Ende, bevor die ‚Auflösung‘ kam, hat Sebastian sogar mich überzeugt und ich habe ihn als Charakter eigentlich ganz gerne gemocht. Sicher, er war etwas exzentrisch, aber durch die Erklärung aus seiner Kindheit/Vergangenheit war es stimmig und hat mich überzeugt und er hat mir leid getan. Daher hätte ich gerne gesehen, dass er geläutert wurde und nun für ‚Team Good‘ spielt… leider hat Clare aber andere Absichten mit ihm und wir haben ihn weiterhin als unseren Bösewicht. *schade*

Was mich ganz am Ende sehr irritiert hat war, dass Jace nun dieses himmlische Feuer in sich hat und dadurch nun immer aufpassen muss, wenn er jemanden berührt. Ich finde dieses ganze Sex-Thema zwischen Clary und Jace und ‚das erste Mal‘ von ihnen, wird hier sehr groß geschrieben und besonders betont, dass es schon nervig wird. Bei den anderen Charakteren macht sie auch nicht so ein Theater darum, aber bei diesen zwei Hauptcharakteren nimmt es schon fast unnatürliche Züge an. Mich erinnert diese Sache hier sehr an die ‚Immortals‘-Reihe von Alyson Noel und dort habe ich es furchtbar gefunden und auch hier stört mich diese Tatsache sehr, dass sie sich nun nicht zu nahe kommen dürfen. Warum können sie nicht zumindest ein Buch lang glücklich eine Beziehung führen und als Paar gemeinsam gegen das Böse kämpfen? Ist es soviel spannender zu lesen, wenn sie ihre Beziehung nebenbei auch noch klären müssen? Ich glaube nicht. Aber Clare leider schon und sie sucht seit dem ersten Buch immer wieder angestrengt nach einem Problem, warum die beiden nicht zusammen sein können. Obwohl ich weiß, dass es sehr wohl ein Happy-End geben wird, finde ich es trotzdem unnötig, dass die beiden auf Biegen und Brechen von einander fern gehalten werden.

Cover:
Gefällt mir leider nicht so gut wie die anderen, weil ich es lieber mag, wenn man nicht das ganze Gesicht sehen kann. Besonders hier wo der vermeintliche Jace überhaupt nicht aussieht wie der beschriebene Jace im Buch. 😉

All in all:
Ein gutes, weiteres Buch in einer tollen Reihe, das ich wieder einmal verschlungen habe, obwohl die Bücher immer dicker werden. Ich hatte ein großes Lesevergnügen, trotz vereinzelter kleiner Kritikpunkte.

Rating:
4 of 5 points

My Recommendation:
to BUY!

For Fans of:
YA, Urban Fantasy, Lovestory, Vampire & Werwolves
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Quotes:

Jace: „You may have the worst timing since Napoleon decided the dead of winter was the right moment to invade Russia.“

Magnus: „Speaking of hope, did you see that shot Alec got off with his bow? That’s my boyfriend.“

Jace: „I never cared,” he said. “I wanted you anyway. I always wanted you.“

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Serienreihenfolge:

# 1: Cassandra Clare – City of Bones »»
# 2: Cassandra Clare – City of Ashes »»
# 3: Cassandra Clare – City of Glass »»
# 4: Cassandra Clare – City of Fallen Angels »»
# 5: Cassandra Clare – City of Lost Souls »»
# 6: Cassandra Clare – City of Heavenly Fire »»

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(© goodreads)

About the author – Cassandra Clare:

Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Cassandra lives with her fiance and their two cats in Massachusetts.
(Source: Goodreads.com)

Visit her Website »»

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B*Trailer: City of Lost Souls #1

Booktrailer of:

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‚City of Lost Souls‘
by Cassandra Clare

From the series: The Mortal Instruments # 5


Official Book Trailer
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English Cover

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Here is the Cover – how do you like it?

I don’t like the new covers after the third book where you can see the whole face – it ruins the illusion/ imagination for me. Especially this cover isn’t my taste. 😦

Ich mag die neuen Cover nach dem dritten Buch nicht, bei denen man das ganze Gesicht sehen kann – das zerstört für mich die Illusion/ Fantasie. Besonders dieses Cover ist gar nicht nach meinem Geschmack. 😦

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Hey Mr. Postman…- May 2012 # 1

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Hallo Leute!
Ich habe neue Bücher bekommen und ich wollte diese Neuigkeit mit euch teilen. Hoffe ihr habt Spaß beim durchstöbern. 🙂
xx Martina
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Hello guys!
I got new books and I wanted to share the news with you. Hope you’ve fun while going throw them. xx Martina

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Ich weiß, dass ich eigentlich keine neuen Bücher kaufen wollte, bevor mein SUB wieder verringert wurde, aber ich habe einige Vorbestellungen bekommen, die ich schon vor Monaten gemacht habe und außerdem ein paar gratis ebooks bekommen und da kann ich natürlich auch nicht ‚Nein‘ sagen. Einige von den Büchern habe ich aber dafür schon wieder gelesen, wie zb. ‚The Immortal Rules‘ und ‚Das Geheimnis der Flamingofrau‘, sowie lese ich zurzeit ‚City of Lost Souls‘..

I know that I actually wanted to buy no new books before I’ve reduced again my number of unread books, but I’ve got some advance orders which I’ve already made months ago and moreover I also got some free ebooks and there I couldn’t say ‘NO’ of course. But I’ve already read some of the books for example ‚The Immortal Rules‘ and ‚Das Geheimnis der Flamingofrau‘, furthermore at the moment I’m reading ‚City of Lost Souls‘.

Cassandra Clare – City of Lost Souls
(Paperback in English from amazon)
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Synopsis:
The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees….
(Source: Goodreads.com)

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.Julie Kagawa – The Immortal Rules #1
(Hardcover in English from bookdepository).

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Synopsis:
Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them.The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die… or become one of the monsters.Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.    
(Source: Goodreads.com)

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.Andrea Cremer – Bloodrose / Die Entscheidung #3
(Paperback in German from amazon)

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© goodreads

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Synopsis:
Calla has always welcomed war.
But now that the final battle is upon her, there’s more at stake than fighting. There’s saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay’s wrath. There’s keeping Ansel safe, even if he’s been branded a traitor. There’s proving herself as the pack’s alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers‘ magic once and for all. And then there’s deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is.

(Source: Goodreads.com)

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Inhaltsangabe:
Für die Gestaltwandlerin Calla Tor wird die Welt nie wieder sein, wie sie war. Sie hat alles daran gesetzt, ihr Rudel aus der Sklaverei zu befreien. Doch nach allem Schmerz, den sie erfahren musste, hat sie der Verrat ihres kleinen Bruders Ansel am tiefsten getroffen. Doch Calla ist entschlossen nicht aufzugeben und die grausamen Magier ein für alle Mal unschädlich zu machen. (Source: Goodreads.com)

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.Andrea Cremer – Treachery #2,5
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Synopsis:
From Andrea Cremer’s internationally best-selling Nightshade series, Calla Tor’s brother Ansel tells his side of the betrayal and treachery depicted in Wolfsbane.Ansel’s world is falling apart. The Nightshade pack led by his parents has been violently destroyed. His sister, Calla, abandoned her little brother, leaving him to answer for her crimes. And the Haldis pack that would have been his future is irreparably broken by Calla’s betrayal. Suffering at the hands of the Keepers, Ansel is losing everything he’s ever loved. The only chance he has to save himself means an alliance with his tormentors, and repaying Calla in full for her treachery. In this novella, find out why Ansel makes the decisions he does in Andrea Cremer’s New York Times bestselling novel, Wolfsbane.  (Source: Goodreads.com).

.Mara McEntire – Timepiece #2
(eBook in English from netgalley)

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Synopsis:
A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock is ticking…
Kaleb Ballard’s relentless flirting is interrupted when Jack Landers, the man who tried to murder his father, timeslips in and attacks before disappearing just as quickly. But Kaleb has never before been able to see time travelers, unlike many of his friends associated with the mysterious Hourglass organization. Are Kaleb’s powers expanding, or is something very wrong?
Then the Hourglass is issued an ultimatum. Either they find Jack and the research he’s stolen on the time gene, or time will be altered with devastating results. Now Kaleb, Emerson, Michael, and the other Hourglass recruits have no choice but to use their unusual powers to find Jack. But where do they even start? And when? And even if they succeed, it may not be enough…
The follow-up to Hourglass, Timepiece blends the paranormal, science fiction, mystery, and suspense genres into a nonstop thrill ride where every second counts. (Source: Goodreads.com)

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.Gwenda Bond – Blackwood #1
(eBook in English from netgalley)

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Synopsis:
On Roanoke Island, the legend of the 114 people who mysteriously vanished from the Lost Colony hundreds of years ago is just an outdoor drama for the tourists, a story people tell. But when the island faces the sudden disappearance of 114 people now, an unlikely pair of 17-year-olds may be the only hope of bringing them back.
Miranda, a misfit girl from the island’s most infamous family, and Phillips, an exiled teen criminal who hears the voices of the dead, must dodge everyone from federal agents to long-dead alchemists as they work to uncover the secrets of the new Lost Colony. The one thing they can’t dodge is each other.
Blackwood is a dark, witty coming of age story that combines America’s oldest mystery with a thoroughly contemporary romance. (Source: Goodreads.com)

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.Sarah Cross – Kill me Softly
(eBook in English from netgalley)

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Synopsis:
Mirabelle’s past is shrouded in secrecy, from her parents‘ tragic deaths to her guardians‘ half-truths about why she can’t return to her birthplace, Beau Rivage. Desperate to see the town, Mira runs away a week before her sixteenth birthday—and discovers a world she never could have imagined.
In Beau Rivage, nothing is what it seems—the strangely pale girl with a morbid interest in apples, the obnoxious playboy who’s a beast to everyone he meets, and the chivalrous guy who has a thing for damsels in distress. Here, fairy tales come to life, curses are awakened, and ancient stories are played out again and again.
But fairy tales aren’t pretty things, and they don’t always end in happily ever after. Mira has a role to play, a fairy tale destiny to embrace or resist. As she struggles to take control of her fate, Mira is drawn into the lives of two brothers with fairy tale curses of their own… brothers who share a dark secret. And she’ll find that love, just like fairy tales, can have sharp edges and hidden thorns. (Source: Goodreads.com)

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.Laura Lay – Das Geheimnis der Flamingofrau
(eBook in German from the author).


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Inhaltsangabe:
Eine geheimnisvolle Domina, die mit ihrer scheuen Gespielin ein Gutshaus am Stadtrand bezieht. Ein Junglehrer, der in eine erotische Falle gerät. Und eine anonyme Sammlerin von Erotika, die die Notlage eines Schriftstellers ausnutzt und pikante Erzählungen von ihm erpresst, deren Richtung sie Folge für Folge bestimmt …
Laura Lay nimmt ihre Leser in eine Doppelwelt mit, wo Versuchung und Intrige Hand in Hand gehen, wo Erpressung zur Verführung wird, wo die erotische Erfindung langsam ins Reale greift. (Source: Goodreads.com)

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.Kim Curran – Shift
(eBook in English from netgalley)

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.Synopsis:
When your average, 16-year old loser, Scott Tyler, meets the beautiful and mysterious Aubrey Jones, he learns he’s not so average after all. He’s a ‚Shifter‘. And that means he has the power to undo any decision he’s ever made. At first, he thinks the power to shift is pretty cool. But as his world starts to unravel around him he realises that each time he uses his power, it has consequences; terrible unforeseen consequences. Shifting is going to get him killed. In a world where everything can change with a thought, Scott has to decide where he stands.(Source: Goodreads.com)

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C*: Jace

© Cassandra Clare

 

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Name: Jace Wayland (Herondale)

Nickname: Jace

From the book series:
The Mortal Instruments/ Die Chroniken der Unterwelt by Cassandra Clare (» Website)

Nature: Shadowhunter

Family:
Very complicated and I don’t want to spoil here too much 🙂

Location: New York

About:
Fighting, hunting, and killing demons are the things Jace is good ad. Though the jagged scars and black runic Marks on his body are a badge of honor as far as he’s concerned, he keeps a lot to himself. Like the fact that his parents were murdered by Valentine’s servants in front of him when he was ten years old. There are a lot of things Jace doesn’t talk about — until he meets Clary, a mundane girl who can see him, maybe better than he can see himself. The connection that binds them will force Jace to confront the black secrets of a past he never wanted to remember…
(Source: Goodreads.com
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Best Friend: Alec Lightwood

In love with: Clary Fray (Fairchild/ Morgenstern)

(I know that Jamie Campbell Bower is going to play Jace in the film adaption of City of Bones, but in my head there will allways be Alex Pettyfer my perfect Jace and therefore the pics of Jace are from him…)

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Here’s a link to an interview with Jace after he won the ‚Annual YA Crush Tournament‘ 2011 on the blog of  ‚The YA Sisterhood‘ and I think it’s a must-read, awesome, so funny and just ‚jace-like‘ and also the reason why we love our sarcastic-fabulous Jace so much! »Click here: »»»

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„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.”
(City of Bones)

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Jace to Simon: „Well, I’m not kissing the mundane,“ said Jace. „I’d rather stay down here and rot.“
„Forever?“ said Simon. „Forever’s an awfully long time.“
Jace raised his eyebrows. „I knew it,“ he said. „You want to kiss me, don’t you?“
(City of Ashes)

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Jace: „That does it,“ said Jace. „I’m going to get you a dictionary for Christmas this year.“
„Why?“ Isabelle said.
„So you can look up ‚fun.‘ I’m not sure you know what it means.“
(City of Ashes)

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Jace and Clary: 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.“
(City of Bones)

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Clary: “Is this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?“
Jace: „If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked.“
(City of Bones)

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Enough of Jace, now some pictures with Jace & Clary:

copyright: Jemina Vente

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Jace: „One of the Silent Brothers is here to see you. Hodge sent me to wake you up. Actually he offered to wake you himself, but since it’s 5 a.m., I figured you’d be less cranky if you had something nice to look at.“
Clary: „Meaning you?“
Jace: „What else?“
(City of Bones)
*lol*

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I really like this picture with Jace & Clary:

Clary and Jace

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„You’re the first Shadowhunter I’ve ever met.“
Jace: “That’s too bad,” said Jace, “since all the others you meet from now on will be a terrible letdown.“ (City of Fallen Angels) ^^

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Clary: „You’re just worried they’ll hire a male instructor and he’ll be hotter than you.“
Jace’s eyebrows went up. „Hotter than me?“
„It could happen,“ Clary said, „You know, theoretically.“
„Theoretically the planet could suddenly crack in half, leaving me on one side and you on the other, forever and tragically parted, but I’m not worried about that either. Some things,“ Jace said, with his customary crooked smile, „are just too unlikely to dwell upon.“
(City of Fallen Angels)

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Jace: „You could have had anything else in the world, and you asked for me.“
She smiled up at him. Filthy as he was, covered in blood and dirt, he was the most beautiful thing she’d ever seen.
Clary: „But I don’t want anything else in the world.“
(City of Glass)

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Jace: „And I’m suppose to sit by while you date boys and fall in love with someone else, get married…?“ His voice tightened. „And meanwhile, I’ll die a little bit more every day, watching.“
(City of Glass)

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Jace: There is no pretending,“ Jace said with absolute clarity. „I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I’ll love you then.“
(City of Glass)

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Jace: „And now I’m looking at you,” he said, “and you’re asking me if I still want you, as if I could stop loving you. As if I would want to give up the thing that makes me stronger than anything else ever has. I never dared give much of myself to anyone before – bits of myself to the Lightwoods, to Isabelle and Alec, but it took years to do it – but, Clary, since the first time I saw you, I have belonged to you completely. I still do. If you want me.”
(City of Glass)

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Here are Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower, who are going to play Clary and Jace in the movie:

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Now some Short Stories to The Mortal Instruments Series, which I liked:

* Because It Is Bitter » » (The scene that takes place during pages 170-174 of City of Ashes, in the chapter The Seelie Court, here from Jace’s point of view)

* Hot and Heavy » » (“hot and heavy” scene in THIS GUILTY BLOOD, Chapter Nine of City of Glass.)

* Hot and Heavy Jace’s POV » » (Jace’s point of view of the “hot and heavy” scene in THIS GUILTY BLOOD, Chapter Nine of City of Glass.)

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