Harleen's Wrap Up:
Harman's Wrap Up:
"Los Angeles. It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to to discovering exactly what it was that killed her parents and getting her revenge.FINALLY! A COVER! I just noticed actually, so it may have been out for a while... I don't know... But look at it! B-E-A-UTIFUL!
Raised in the Los Angeles Institute with the Blackthorn family, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian Blackthorn. A series of murders in the city catch her attention — they seem to have the same characteristics as the deaths of her parents. Could the murderer be the same person? And her attention isn’t the only one caught: someone has been murdering Downworlders as well. The Fair Folk make a deal with the Institute: if the Blackthorns and Emma will investigate the killings, they’ll return Mark Blackthorn to his home. The catch: they have only two weeks to find the killers. Otherwise it’s open war between faeries and Nephilim.
The Shadowhunters of the Institute must race against time to catch the killers, even as they begin to suspect the involvement of those closest to them. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica."
“I guess you could call it a "failure", but I prefer the term "learning experience".”
“Going outside is highly overrated.”
“The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain.”
“The great thing about best friends is that they know you really well. And the terrible thing about best friends is that they know YOU really well.”
“Running is still running. It doesn't matter if it's a physical move from one place to another or if it's to within yourself.”
“I wake up every morning and think: You know what would be good today? Not dying.”
“I didn’t know you could get buried in your own silence.”
“I didn’t know what was worse: to have your shot and screw it up, or to never have had a shot in the first place.”
“Self-doubts are like weeds; if you don't deal with them right away, they multiply. And before you know it, your garden looks like a jungle in Vietnam.”
“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.”