Reasons Why All Bookworms Need To Read All Cassandra Clare Books

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I think each and every one of you know that I ADOREEEE Cassandra Clare. I might have mentioned how much I love her books around a million times one or two times on my blog. I love her books and I love her characters and I love her stories and plots and just EVERYTHING. So it’s obvious that I take any chance to shove her books and their amazingness at all people.

I’d read a similar post a few months ago on Lu’s blog, and I had loveddddd it and I’d been screaming in agreement over every single reason on it, so obviously I had to steal the idea and write a post like this myself. I think it’s reason enough to read Clare’s books because hello WILL HERONDALE IS IN THEM, but I will try my best to find some other reasons to read her books. LETS GET INTO THISSSS.

1. THE CHARACTERS

CAN I JUST. CAN WE JUST. TAKE A MOMENT AND APPRECIATE THE BEAUTIFUL CHARACTERS IN ALL OF CLARE’S BOOKS. Clare doesn’t just write about her characters. OH NOOO. She CRAFTS them. The layers and the complexities and the raw emotions Clare fills her characters with is just incredible and is just so beautiful and qnxefwrfbr it’s too much for my heart to deal with.

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2. THE DIVERSITY

I don’t think there is any kind of diversity that Clare doesn’t include in her books. There’s LGBTQ+ rep, autism rep, PTSD rep, and not only is all that there, but it’s so accurately portrayed and written about and is amazes me. Clare doesn’t just casually mention and brush off diversity, she goes into so much detail and puts in so much effort into making her representations real.  The accuracy is what is the most refreshing to me, and makes her books all the more amazing.

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3. THE INTENSITY OF THE RELATIONSHIPS

The bonds in this book are sooooo strong. Not only the romantic relationships, but the family and friendship bonds are so loyal and strong and just make me want to smile and cry at the same time, and nfkrjniegi it just makes me so happy. The parabatai bonds between Will and Jem, the friendships in The Mortal Instruments, and the OHMYGOD close and beautiful family bonds in The Dark Artifices just make me so jealous and so happy at the same time. THAT is the kind of bonding I want in my life.

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4. THE SARCASM AND THE WIT AND THE HUMOUR

Lets just take a moment to talk about how UNBELIEVABLY HILARIOUS Cassie is. Every single Herondale, right from Will to Kit, are the sassiest, wittiest, just more full-of-humour people ever. Whether you like her books or not, you can’t deny that this woman is a flippin queen of sarcasm. Let me just give you some examples:

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?”

Will: “Let me give you a piece of advice. The handsome young fellow who’s trying to rescue you from a hideous fate is never wrong. Not even if he says the sky is purple and made of hedgehogs.”

Kit: “He let the shirt fall and grabbed a Tupperware container of cookies out of the fridge. Maybe he could frustrate the Shadowhunters by refusing to work out and sitting around eating carbs. I defy you, Shadowhunters, he thought, thumbing the top off the container and popping a cookie in his mouth. I mock you with my sugar cravings.”

LOOK AT THESE PEOPLE. THEY’RE HILARIOUS. I LOVE THEM OH MY GOD.

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5. THE RAW EMOTIONS

The way Clare writes genuinely leaves me blown away. Her words are so powerful, and she knows how to say things I think, but don’t know how to put into words. Her writing is so raw and emotional and is like a stab to my heart every time I read it- it’s just so mesmerizingly gorgeous.

“Marry me,” he said. “Marry me, Tess. Marry me and be called Tessa Herondale. Or be Tessa Gray, or be whatever you wish to call yourself, but marry me and stay with me and never leave me, for I cannot bear another day of my life to go by that does not have you in it.” 

“Everyone is afraid of something. We fear things because we value them. We fear losing people because we love them. We fear dying because we value being alive. Don’t wish you didn’t fear anything. All that would mean is that you didn’t feel anything.” 

“These pictures are my heart. And if my heart was a canvas, every square inch of it would be painted over with you.” 

‘Break my heart,’ he said. ‘Break it in pieces. I give you permission.” 

ITS JUST SO ELOQUENT AND IT MAKES MY HEART CRACKS AND I JUST CANNOT.DEAL.WITH.THE.EMOTIONS.

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6. SO. MANY. CHOICES.

Okay so some of you might not know (HOW DO YOU NOT KNOW BTW) but the Shadowhunter Chronicles are pretty big. There are six books in The Mortal Instruments, three in The Infernal Devices, two in The Dark Artifices with a third one coming up, lots of novellas, and two more series coming into it. AND I KNOW IT SEEMS INTIMIDATING AND HUGE, BUT TRUST MEEE IT’S WORTH ITTT. This is going to be the BEST decision you make with your life, and Clare’s books just keep getting better and better. And honestly, just look at it as a positive- that you have SOOO many worlds and time settings to enter, that you can literally go wayy into the past, a few years in the past, or in the present. DO WATCHA WANNA DO. OR JUST FALL INTO THE DEPTHS OF ALL THE WORLDS LIKE ME.

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7. SO. MANY. SHIPS.

Considering how big this series is, it’s obvious that there are tooooonnnnnsssss of ships. And OHMYGOD I DON’T WANT TO SPOIL IT FOR ANYONE BUT ALL THE SHIPS ARE SO CUTE AND SO PERFECT AND SO ADORABLE AND JUST- I JUST- I NEED A RELATIONSHIP LIKE THIS PLZ.

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8. THE WOMAN EMPOWERMENT GUYS

This. Is. So. Important. And. I. Love. It. Yes, we definitely have kick-ass warrior boys in this book who are sassy AF, but we also have gorgeous girls who fight like the warrior princesses that they are, while being witty and intelligent at the same time. I love the dynamics of the ways all these people complement each other, and how the guys don’t look down on the girls or vice versa, because they all respect each others unique talents and abilities and it’s amazing.

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Aaand that’s it! These are just a few of the million reasons why you all need to read anything and everything Cassie Clare publishes, bcuz it’s really, truly, worth it. So if you still haven’t read her books. GO. NOW. PLEASE. THE SHADOWHUNTER WORLD AWAITS YOU.

Do you agree with me? What Cassie Clare books have you read? Tell me in the comments!

Thanks for reading!

-Rhea

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  1. I’ve been meaning to read The Infernal Devices for quite some time because my friend keeps insisting I should. I just don’t know if I’m a Cassandra Clare fan (enough to read three books? hmmm…maybe not). But this post has sure hyped me up lol. I might be reading my first Cassandra Clare book this month yay.

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  2. I have such a hard time reading her books now after I learned about the plagiarism scandal and how much of a bully she’s been online, but I totally get loving her books. They’re really good and the characters have always been wonderful. I just have a hard time supporting such an awful person. :/

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    1. I see where your coming from, and if this had all happened sometime recent, I would’ve probably tried to boycott her books too. But all of this happened 8-10 years ago, so I’m willing to let it go now. I do understand why you feel that way though!

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  3. I just entered the Shadowhunter world and already 100% agree with everything written here!!!! I’m about to start City of Ashes and MY GOD her world building skills and characters are beautiful??? at this point I’m probably going to binge all clare books in 2018 ❤

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  4. AHHHHHHH! I started reading these books a couple months ago, and I’ve just now finally (as of yesterday!) finished Lord of Shadows, and I’ve now read them all. And I am not okay. Not okay at all. THAT ENDING!!!!!!!

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  5. I agree that Cassandra Clare is an amazing author. I have only read The Mortal Instruments and part of the Infernal Devices, but I plan to read the rest of her books soon,​ because she is a wonderful author.

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  6. Agreed! I’ve read all of them and agree with all your points (esp. characters, diversity, and wittiness). I may have to reread Infernal Devices because I LOVED The Mortal Instruments (which I’ve read like six times) and The Dark Artifices; I was kinda lukewarm on ID but keep seeing people say they like it the best, so I feel like I must’ve missed something.

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  7. YESS TO ALL THIS LIST YOU’RE DOING THE BEST WORK HERE GETTING MORE PEOPLE TO READ CASSIE’S BOOKS. Honestly I would’ve just said charactes as reasons like reason no. 1- TY reason no. 2- KIT reason no. 3 – MARK AND KIERAN AND CHRISTINA (haha is it obvious that Lord of Shadows isnmy fave book ever yet?? I am too obsessed) and just done that for infinity because ALL THE CHARACTERS ARE SO SO GOOD. And it breaks my smol heart that people don’t start the books because there are too many LIKE IT’S SO WORTH IT WHAT BETTER THING DO YOU HAVE TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE ANYWAYYYY NOTHING I TELL YOU

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    1. YAY YES I AM DOING ALL I CAN TO PROMOTE CASSIE MORE. AND YESSS THE CHARACTERS ARE BASICALLY REASON ENOUGHHH. AND SAME SAME it makes me so sad that people don’t start it, because YOU ALWAYS WANT MORE OF THE SHADOWHUNTER WORLD WHEN YOU START IT

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  8. WILL HERONDALE MY HUSBANDDDDD OH HOW I LOVE HIM SOOOOO!!!!

    Clare’s characters are like 5 tier cakes — they’re that complex!!!!!! Jgbdfjhgbdhg so much blood, sweat and tears goes into making them and they’re all so beautiful!!!

    And yes all the rep is so amazing an I’m glad that so many people can find themselves/relate to the characters in her books.

    HOW DOES SHE EVEN AMKE US FEEL SO MUCH? NO ONE MAKES ME FEEL HOW CASSIE MAKES ME FEEL.

    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?”

    CAN. WE. JUST. APPRECIATE. JACE. FOR ANOTHER 37856387 YEARS? THANKS.

    “I MOCK YOU WITH MY SUGAR CRAZINGS.” I LOVE SMOL KIT OKAY?

    HOW ARE THE HERONDALES SO EMOTIONAL BUT ALSO SO WITTY AND FJDGNKJDFGNJFDG. I CAN’T. THE GIF IS ACCURATE.

    ERM. I think used the wrong gif BECAUSE YOU ONLY SHOWED ONE SHIP WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY I CAN’T BELIVE YOU DID THIS. PEASANT.

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    1. WILL YES WILL LOVE SO MUCH LOVEEEE. AND YES CAKE IS THE PERFECT ANALOGY FOR THIS YES I SUPPORT.
      CASSIE MAKES ME FEEL SO MANY FEELINGS JUST BY USING 26 ALPHABETS IT AMAZES ME. AND JACE. SO MUCH SASS. JACE=SASS QUEEN.
      THE HERONDALES ARE SO SMOL AND I JUST WANT TO HUG THEMMMM.
      I USED ONE SHIP BECAUSE YOU CAN JUST LOOK AT ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN THE SHADOWHUNTER WORLD AND CASSIE WILL AUTOMATICALLY MAKE YOU SHIP IT.

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  9. I might have screamed reading this and may or may not be screaming now as well, I mean ily for writing his post because I agree 10000% and I KNEW NO ONE COULD RESIST ADDING THE BREAK MY HEART WUOTE WHENEVER THE NEED WOULD ARISE I just why isnt qoAaD coming out quickly???

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  10. Awww this post was so much fun to read! I love when people get excited about their favourite books and/or authors and all you get from the post is FLAILING ARMS AND SQUEALING AND OHMYGODJFHDG. I’ve only ever read the Mortal Instruments and I honestly don’t remember much from the books but I’ve been meaning to read more books in the Shadowhunter world! We’ll see XD

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    1. YAYYY thankyou!!! my entire post was basically just me screaming and fangirling becuase CASSIE CLARE FREGJEKRS. PLZ READ ALL THE SHADOWHUNTER BOOKS. I WILL GET YOU TO READ ALL OF THEM THEY ARE SO WORTH IT KFLNVKJBVWJTRKJG.

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