Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The Mortal Instruments Read-A-Long: Day 13 - Chapter 13 + "take a look at the set"

I'm really excited to be a part of this read-a-long hosted by Ramblings of a Book Junkie! From August 1st to August 21st there will be a post recapping a chapter from City of Bones and something extra that relates to the series. Make sure you stop by all the blogs!

Today: a recap of Chapter 13 and a look at the TMI set.

Chapter 13

The Memory of Whiteness

Location: Magnus' apartment
Clary is astonished to discover that her mother had the memory spell put on her with the help of Magnus. Jocelyn would go to Magnus every two and update the spell if not, it would wear off and Clary would begin to remember the world of Shadowhunters. Magnus has known Clary her whole life and she had no idea about him, she feels utterly betrayed by her mother at this point. Although, she is excited to know that all these years of feeling different haven’t come without cause, but she still is very angry. We learn a little more about the mysterious High Warlock; Magnus, that he was brought up in a religious home only to be nearly killed by his father for being half demon.
The spell can’t be reversed for that she might have permanent damage, she will have to let the memories find their way back…if at all. Magnus does let Clary learn some Runes from the Gray Book, a book full of the Nephilim’s Runes. This should speed up the remembrance process and help open up her mind to this world. They learn Magnus is no fool and will not help them retrieve the cup before Valentine.
As they are getting ready to leave, Isabelle tells them that Simon drank some kind of potion and now is a house rat. Clary flips a lid over the incident but luckily the effects will wear off in a few hours and he will be human again. Upon leaving Magnus pulls Clary back and warns her that her mother wouldn’t want Clary to risk her life to save hers, nor getting involved with the world that she fought so hard to protect her from; the Shadowhunters. While heading home Clary realizes that Simon is missing from her backpack, and rushes back to Magnus for answers. Jace and Clary learn that Magnus saw one of his guests leaving with a small brown rat…this guest was a Vampire.


"Move it along, teenagers. The only person who gets to canoodle in my bedroom is my magnificent self." - Magnus

"I wouldn't feel too sorry for him. That's probably the closest he's ever gotten to second base." - Jace

"Not for free, darling, and you can't afford me." - Magnus

“So the Covenant’s all right with this – this mind-rape?” – Clary 

"Every teenager in the world feels like that, feels broken or out of place, peasants. The difference in your case is that it’s true. You are different. Maybe not better-but different. And it’s not picnic being different.” – Magnus

“If there was such a thing as terminal literalism, you’d have died in childhood.” – Jace 

“Vampires are such prima donnas” – Magnus 

Haha, I just love Magnus!

A look at the set

Here are some awesome BTS videos of the TMI set!



(I was only able to embed one video, the rest is in the links)


Choose the e-book you'd like to win and enter the giveaway through the rafflecopter below. Take as many chances as you can following the instructions. The giveaway is sponsored by FLY HIGH, Maria Grazia's blog. It is open internationally and will end on August 22nd. There will be two winners. Good luck, everyone! 

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The Schedule

August 1st- Chapter 1 recap + meet Clary (Kayla)
August 2nd- Chapter 2 recap + meet Jace (Erika)

August 3rd- Chapter 3 recap + meet Simon (Jessica)

August 4th- Chapter 4 recap + meet Isabelle (Anastasia)
August 5th- Chapter 5 recap + meet Alec (Julie)
August 6th- Chapter 6 recap + meet Magnus (Kaitlin)
August 7th- Chapter 7 recap + all about shadowhunters (Liana)
August 8th- Chapter 8 recap + international covers (J. K. Quirantes)
August 9th- Chapter 9 recap + cast interviews (Anastasia)
August 10th- Chapter 10 recap + "my reaction when I found out TMI was becoming a movie" (Maria)
August 11th- Chapter 11 recap + my favorite Clary quotes (Zed)
August 12th- Chapter 12 recap + my favorite Jace quotes (The Book Wranglers)
August 13th- Chapter 13 recap + take a look at the set (Eveline) - TODAY!
August 14th- Chapter 14 recap + "if the movie didn't have..." (TJ)
August 15th- Chapter 15 recap + "I hope in the movie they..." (Ashtyn)
August 16th- Chapter 16 recap + "the first time I read this book..." (Amanda)
August 17th- Chapter 17 recap + An Extra (Zoe)
August 18th- Chapter 18 recap + Playlist (Jess)
August 19th- Chapter 19 recap + Trailer (Amanda)
August 20th- Chapter 20 + 21 recap + Shadowhunter Runes (Ivy)
Chapter 22 recap + Shadowhunter Runes (Liliana)
August 21st- Chapter 23 + Epilogue + Merchandise (Kayla)

What are your favourite parts in chapter 13? What are you looking forward to in the movie?


  1. I love this quote from City of Bones chapt. 13 :
    “Every teenager in the world feels like that, feels broken or out of place, different somehow, royalty mistakenly born into a family of peasants.
    The difference in your case is that it’s true. You are different. Maybe not better—but different. And it’s no picnic being different.”
    Magnus is an incredible character. I love him in The Infernal Devices series too. Reading Clockwork Princess right now and ... eagerly waiting to see the movie. Simon won't be turned into a house mouse and ... there will be additions and changes. Anyway, I've liked what I've seen so far and want to go to the cinema free from prejudices and preconceptions.

    Thanks for sharing the giveaway and links to my blog!

  2. Great recap! This tour is fun! Thanks for sharing those fun quotes too.

    Julie @ Chapter Break

  3. Hmm...I was planning on re-reading the book right before the movie, but now maybe I can just read these--sort of like SparkNotes! :) Great idea! ~Pam

  4. I love Magnus, everything he says is quotable!

  5. Thanks for participating! I really appreciate it!


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