Tumblr has angered me (I mean, not any of you lot on tumblr, but actually the website, for eating a long post I was making) so in vengeance on it and the world, I offer another unidentified snippet. Either from TMI or TID (remember, I’m working on CP2 AND CoHF right now.) He kissed each finger, and with each one of them spoken a word. Five kisses, five words. His last.
kiapyon asked: Hi! I'm curious about a thing. When Alec kissed to Magnus in Idris, that was their first kiss or they kissed before?
* Will’s hand looked brown and sunburnt by contrast, their fingers dovetailed together like piano keys.
hddgh asked: I made a tumblr just add to you romance advice column. =P I know this probably doesn't have a good solution but I thought I'd see what you had to say because Alec went through almost the reverse. I've liked this guy for over 10 years now, we grew up together. The problem? Hes gay and I'm a girl. I can't seem to get over him so I'm at a loss what to do.
deltarai asked: Hey =) I saw you were doing romance advice and thought I might as well take advantage of it. Basically, I'm in love with my best friend. Everyday, I think about her, and I just want to tell her, and whenever I'm with her I feel giddy. But she doesn't even know I like girls, never mind her, and every time I think of telling her I get so scared. I don't want to ruin our...
jacksg13 asked: there is this guy I like and I don't know if he likes me. it's been over a month since I've seen him last. He is going to be doing tech at a play on valentine's day. do u think it's a good idea to make a present for him as a secret admirer and give it to him after the show pretending like some other girl told me to give it to him? We are both theatre major but i'm...
kortkneeem asked: Well hello! Just curious as to how you go about romance with a friend. I mean best friend. I mean this guy and i are stupendous- we love the same books (i introduced him to TMI and ID) we laugh at all the same things. We've been this way for...5 years now? We've never dated...but the hints are there (i mean nobody hugs you like that and holds your hand for no reason right??)normally i...
daughterofashadowhunter asked: So while we're on the subject of romance, maybe you can solve my love triangle dilemma. My boyfriend and I have been together for years and I love him with everything I have but Ive always had a secret thing for my best friend that I never told anyone about. He recently told me he had always been in love with me. I don't know how to deal with it. He's my best friend, I don't...
alyssagage asked: I've got a romance question! What am I supposed to do now that Will, Jace, and Jem have forever ruined real life boys for me? I mean seriously, after 5 years with my ex, (please don't judge me) I had to break up with him because there was just no attraction, BECAUSE he wasn't a sexy fictional character fighting evil. What's a girl to do when her standards have gotten too high?
harrypotterhippie asked: Just hopping along on the bandwagon of your romance advice column :) There's this guy that I have become friends with, and about a month back he left a rose in a stocking on my locker at school, and we went on a first date last weekend (Sherlock Holmes XD) I'd like to ask him out as a 2nd chance, and he's really sweet and I WANT to like him- he carries my books to class, etc- but I...
butterflyofyourheart asked: The guy I like is really cute, but I think his sister who is a couple of months younger than me is annoying. What do I do?
snailswag asked: So this is for my friend as a favor: she knows this guy and they got sorta friendly the other night. They jumped in a pool together, then cuddled by the fire. She gave him her number, and they started texting. It was all flirty and fun, but then he said "I not a very "loveable" person" and she replied with "Maybe I want just someone fun" and he replied with...
tessa-ms-gray-deactivated201204 asked: Since you're gonna start a romance advice column I'd like to take advantage of this. What do you do when you notice that a guy you've recently become friends with starts to fall in love with him, but you don't want to hurt him because he's been hurt enough already?
procrastination-at-itss-finest- asked: So, since you seem to be really good with teenage romance *no matter how strange the situation may be*, i thought id go to you for some advice. There's a kid. And I REALLY like him. a lot. He likes me too, and i want to get together with him. The only problem is that he used to be a perv, but he's not anymore!! So none of my friends or my family like him. Help please? *just so you...
amysinkwell asked: Cassandra, I'm sure you've inspired many of your audience to pick up Dickens and those fabulous Victorian poets after reading TID, or to Google Occam's Razor after a response in your smart internet dialogue with your fandom. But, I wanted to send you a big THANK YOU for the scene at the Hunter's Moon where Bat says that they don't serve Silver Bullet "because...
mi-sa-ki-sa-ru-hi-ko asked: I'm a huge fan of both The mortal instruments and the Infernal devices,(especially Magnus :) ) and i'd like to know who you think the better fighter is out of Will and Jace?
daughter-of-nine-moons asked: So when you started writing the infernal decices, did you already know who Tessa would end up with? Was it a hard decision for you tonp make?
wolfeley asked: In the situation of one of the parabatai dying or in the case of two parabatai who end up hating each other, is it possible/allowed to get a new parabatai before the age of 18? By the way, you're an epic writer and I love the humor in your books. Not to mention, anyone that loves LOTR is the cat's pajamas(^.^)
CP answers . . . and spoilers!
Love triangle stuff, sort of. The no-win scenario according to James T. Kirk. “I’m really confused!!!! I was reading this blog post here and I was wondering why Clary understood Jace so clearly and quickly, knowing when he didn’t mean things, or just plain melting when he kissed her, but Tessa still didn’t see the Will thing coming! Even when I didn’t completely...
randomthoughtgenerator asked: What Couple pairing do you support in Sherlock if you support a couple. I personally like Sherwatsonlock, but that's because Benedict and Martin make such a cute looking couple and work well together.
fairytales-and-pi asked: I LOVE BOROMIR TOO <3 but I actually ended up developing a crush on Aragorn. And Legolas. For obvious reasons :) Do you watch Game of Thrones??
siochana asked: Hello! I've been mulling over this question for a couple days now and I needed to ask it, so here goes! In the Will and Jem friendship, not parabatai, is one more of a friend than the other or have you written their story to be open to interpretation? I've believe that Will is the better friend since Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince only solidified that for me. Just wanted to know if...
the-girl-who-reads asked: When one abbreviates Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess, they both shorten to CP, so how do we differentiate between the two? Also, I may have missed something when I read the scene, but I don't quite understand why Tessa burns her hand with the poker. Could you explain it to me please?
"City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare was the... →
I blame all of you.
princessbeanysmiles asked: just a couple quick little questions: are you secretly laughing at all us for our ridiculous over analyzing of Will/Jem/Tessa, knowing perfectly well how the story will end? Also, will we look back on all these therapy posts after Clockwork Princess and think how silly we were for being so distraught?
blobbycomics asked: In the first book Tessa seems to be very in tune with herself and her personality seems very solid and I love her character, but in the second book I feel like she lost a lot of her personality. She seems to switch back and forth between Jem and Will, not taking into account that they're best friends, and she just seems different from the first book :\ I hope I'm not offending you D: I...
CP answers . . . and spoilers!
I’m fine answering questions about Clockwork Prince! I just said I was going to quit answering asks about the love triangle for a bit so everyone could regroup. Ssssppoilers… “Dont’ ask me about Jem. Jem is my great sin.” Will says this to Magnus, when he’s telling him about the curse. He says it because he feels guilty about caring about Jem and letting...
sugerhslp asked: Hi Cassie, I love you work. I've been rereading TMI and few questions came to mind. 1. In CoFA they said the reason Jace was able to be influenced was because when he died he returned with out the protections given to shadowhunters at birth. Since Clary was in hiding when she was born, wouldn't she be missing those same protections as well? 2. I know the storyline is mostly about...
mildlyinterestingblog asked: So I found out today that you love the BBC Sherlock series. I'm from Australia and I love it to but now I can't stop comparing Will and Jem to Sherlock and John!!! What have you done?????
serenevil asked: I'm going to ask a very sad question: You write about people in love. What about the people who are not? What about the people who have never experienced it or never want to experience it or were hurt by it and are no longer nor do they ever wish to be in love? What about them? We have Jace and Clary, Alec and Magnus, Simon and Maria, Isabelle and her faerie boyfriend, Luke and Clary's...
thegirlwhostoppedawar asked: I was reading CoB again and noticed that I had missed that Luke and Valentine were parabatai. So this means that parabatai may come to hate each other one day?
herandale-deactivated20130506 asked: My friend just asked me about the DSCS (My other friend and I were talking about it and she overheard), and I can't find it anymore. She really wants to read it but I can't find it anywhere. Could you give me the link, if you've still got the scene out there?
cecylightworms asked: This will probably sound pretty weird, but are the Silent Brothers allowed to date?
iamashadowhunterinthemaze asked: Dear Cassie: Your "unidentified snippet" is killing me (? Well, the question is: Why do you say "unidentified snippet" when in that quote, you name Jace? (:
She slid the gold ring back onto her finger before heading into Jace’s bedroom.
For adults who read YA
“To my mind, YA is a subset of adult fiction, not of children’s fiction, and should be considered as having an entry reading age rather than an age *range*. The entry level is probably 13 or 14, but there is no upper level because the books are also for adults. Saying YA is 13-21, or 13-18 or whatever misses the point, because it suggests that the books are not for older adults, whereas I...