Monday, January 23, 2012

What makes the Mortal Instructments Boys Fabulous?

I love ALL these books and the boys are a big part of that.  Here's why.


Resilient, talented and a fabulous friend, Simon can save the day as well as the shadowhunters.

"He reached back over his shoulder.  He was holding Alec's bow, she realized, and the quiver was strapped across his back.  He drew an arrow from it, fitted it to the string, and lifted the bow expertly, as if he'd done the same thing a hundred times before.  The arrow sprang free.  It made a hot buzzing sound, like a huge bumblebee, as it shot over Abbadon's head, plunging to ward the roof--  ...Abbadon screamed and staggered back, shielding its misshapen head with its hands." City of Bones

"Sebastian yelled out loud and flung himself backward, landing hard on the ground.  He rolled, Simon half on top of him, the two them clawing at each other, tearing and snarling like dogs in a pit."  City of Glass


Brooding and fiercely loyal, Alec may be in the background but ya got to love him.

"Alec nodded.  'You can fill me in on that later.  First things first: We have to figure out how to get you out of here.' 'What?' Disbelief made Jace feel slightly dizzy.  'I thought you came down right on the side of go directly to jail, do not pass Go, do not collect two hundred dollars. "The Law is the Law, Isabelle." What was all that you were spouting?'  Alec looked astonished.  'You can't have thought I meant that.  I just wanted the Inquisitor to trust me so she wouldn't be watching me all the time like she's watching Izzy and Max.  She knows they're on your side.'"  City of Ashes


Powerful, talented and beautiful, Magnus is funny and always saving the day.

"Magnus, standing by the door, snapped his fingers impatiently. "Move it along, teenagers. The only person who gets to canoodle in my bedroom is my magnificent self."
"Canoodle?" repeated Clary, never having heard the word before.
"Magnificent?" repeated Jace, who was just being nasty. Magnus growled. The growl sounded like "Get out."  City of Bones

'"I'm Magnus Bane," he went on in a soothing tone, stretching out his reinged hands.  Blue sparks had begun to dance between them like bioluminescence dancing in water.  "I'm the warlock who's here to cure you.  Didn't they tell you I was coming?"' City of Ashes


Gorgeous and snarky, Jace battles demons with the skill of the angles.  Totally HOT.

"Is this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?"
"If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked." City of Bones

"He bent down, his lips against her cheek, brushing it lightly -- and still that light touch sent shivers through her nerves, shivers that made her whole body tremble. 'If you want me to stop, tell me know.' he whispered.  When she still said nothing, he brushed his mouth against the hollow of her temple. 'or now.' He traced the line of her cheekbone. 'Or now.' Her lips were against hers. 'Or--' City of Glass

"Jace dived for the kindjal, grabbed it, and rolled to his feet, flinging the dagger hard at the back of the Oni demon's neck.  It sliced through with enough force to decapitate the creature, which sagged forward, black blood gushing from its neck stump.  A moment later it was gone." City of Ashes

Got to LOVE all those boys.


  1. Ohh I need to read City of Bones!! I want to get to the others, too. At some point.


  2. I'm not gay or anything, but excellent post. For me, it's not about how hott these character are made to be, but rather how bad-ass they are.

    Simon just proves that geeks get the hot chicks to. He a little cowardly and stuck in his bubble but pops through in the end. Geek rage rules all and he turns into something that every pushed down guy wishes to be.

    Alec is noble. He is the perfect guy that every man inspires to be at some point. He is honest and truthful but full of loyalty and honor.

    Magnus is the fun loving party animal. Despite being gay, he shows guys it's okay to be a little metrosexual. It's cool to look good, have some style, and be charismatic.

    And well, Jace is Jace. He is a snarky little bastard witha guilt complex. In short, he is the ultimate bad-ass. He has wits, strength, he gets the girls, suffers internally, and only looks awesome doing it.

    Hippies, Beauty, and Books. Oh My!

  3. You just made me drool! I have been wanting to start on these books for the longest time - it's all people talk about! I fell so behind, lol!
    I really enjoyed getting to know the characters a bit better before reading! Thanks :)
    ~ margie

  4. HAAAAA this post is awesome!!!! <3

  5. Giselle,

    You are so sweet. Thanks girl.


  6. I love the Mortal Instrument Boys...all of them! I love this post too. I had to come by and say hi!


  7. I love love love The Mortal Instruments boys! Especially JACE =) Love this post too!