#READShadowhunter: City of Bones (Week 3)

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.
Week 2 questions can be found here.

This Week’s Questions

Q1. While Jace and Clary are in the church getting weapons for Hotel Dumort, they have a conversation about faith. Clary was surprised that Jace didn’t believe in God and Angels because of the work he does. He states it’s because he’s never seen them. If you were a Shadowhunter do you think you’d have stronger faith?

A1. Yes. I already have strong faith. I don’t talk about it a lot, but I am religious. Being a Shadowhunter and having these different abilities from the angel Raziel would only strengthen my beliefs.

Q2. Hodge’s betrayal is HUGE. Not being able to deal with the punishment the Clave had given him, he ends up teaming with Valentine for his freedom. It’s clear that he feels bad for betraying Jace, Alec, and Isabelle but he chooses to do so anyways. What would you do if you were Hodge? Would you betray the Institute in order to be free again?

A2. No, I don’t think I could ever betray those I love, even for my own freedom. Especially if it meant putting so many people in danger.

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