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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Swoon Thursday

So, I have managed to finish City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. It was City of Ashes that I finished while taking a bath until about 3am. Couldn't not wait to get to book 3 and could not put that one down either, so I basically got no sleep for a few days. It..was...AWESOME!!!!!!!

While not all my questions were answered, the biggest one was, so I was satisfied. I started reading City of Fallen Angels, but so far, it is all about Simon and while I don't dislike Simon, he did get on my nerves quite a bit. I really wanted to ask him why he didn't just go home. But he felt so entitled to be around all the time. Nevertheless, he is a good character, I just don't know if I feel like reading a whole book about him, so I'll give it a few chapters. It may be time to take a break and read some other things.

While City of Glass was full of so many delicious passages, I was so happy to find this one near the end which is my swoon for the week.

Swoon Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by

It's simple. You take a book you're currently reading and share what made your toes curl and your heart race!!!

"Valentine couldn't believe I'd killed Jonathan, " he said. "Couldn't believe it because I was the weak one, and Jonathan was the one with more training. By all rights he probably should have killed me. He nearly did. But I though of you - I saw you there, clearly, as if you were standing in front of me, watching me, and I knew I wanted to live, wanted it more than I'd ever wanted anything, if only so that I could see your face one more time."

"And now I'm looking at you, " he said, "and you're asking me if I still want you, as if I could ever 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."

Ah, nothing like a great swoon to warm the soul. I hope you all enjoyed this week's selection.

Until next time, Go Pens!!


  1. LOVE THIS SERIES. It will forever be a favorite of mine and that moment is just one of my all time favorites EVER

  2. This series has been chock full of beautiful passages like this. Cassandra Clare is an amazing storyteller. I really do look forward to reading the rest of her books. I have two more Mortal Instruments and then the Infenal Devices series to start, so it should keep me busy for a while.