By: Cait Marie
Hello, hello! For those just joining us, Stephanie over at Books in the Skye put together this year-long Shadowhunter read-a-long, and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it. We started in April with The Infernal Devices, and we are now reading the first book in The Mortal Instruments (my favorite!).
Full details on the read-a-long, including the full schedule and where to find past posts, can be found here.
Each week, I will be answering a couple questions based on the assigned chapters. Then, at the end of the four weeks, we will host a live chat on Twitter and I’ll share a full review.
Here is the suggested reading schedule for City of Bones:
- June 24-30: Chapter 1 – 8
- July 1-7: Ch. 9 – 13
- July 8-14: Ch. 14 – 19
- July 15-21: Ch. 20 – Epilogue
Week 1 questions can be found here.
This Week’s Questions
1. Clary discovers that she has lost her memories. In order to try and retrieve them she has to go to the City of Bones where the Silent Brothers will infiltrate her head to try and recover them. If this way you, would you allow the Silent Brothers to do this?
A1. Yes, I would do the same. Even though the Silent Brothers initially creeped me out, I would want to at least try to recover my memories. Especially if I thought it would lead to helping other.
2. Jace tells Clary a bedtime story about a Shadowhunter boy and his falcon. At the end of the story he says, “That to love is to destroy and to be loved is to be the one destroyed.” Do you agree with this sentiment?
A2. No, I disagree. Yes, love can make you vulnerable, but I think it ultimately makes you stronger. It is the times when I feel loved that I feel like I do better in life.
What do you think? What would your answers be?
I agree with you on both questions. A1: Especially since Joscelyn’s life was on the line (at least from the perspective of the characters it is). A2: Although if you love the wrong person blindly it could destroy you.
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I agree with both! – Cait