Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Clockwork Princess

A Clockwork Princess snippet! Will and Cecily in a shouting match:

Will looked at his sister. “And you don’t care about being a Shadowhunter. How is this: I shall write a letter and give it to you if you promise to deliver it home yourself — and not to return.”
Cecily recoiled; she had many memories of shouting matches with Will, of the china dolls she had owned that he had broken by dropping them out an attic window; but there was also kindness in her memories: the brother who had bandaged up a cut knee, or retied her hair ribbons when they came loose. That kindness was absent from the Will who stood before her now. Her mother had used to cry for the first year or two after Will went; she had said, in Welsh, holding Cecily to her, that they — the Shadowhunters — would “take all the love out of him.” A cold, unloving people, she had told Cecily, who had forbidden her marriage to her husband. What could he want with them, her Will, her little one?
“I will not go,” Cecily said, staring her brother down. “And if you insist that I must, I will — I will —”
The door of the attic slid open and Jem stood silhouetted in the doorway…


Okay, the weirdest thing of all is this: Why is that every time I read a teaser with Cecily and Will, it's like watching a nearly break up couple fighting?

And... I don't know. Cecily's probably a good girl, despite my doubts on her (yeah, well. I still think she's some kind of spy from Mortmain, considering he rent the house to the Herondales). And I totally get the stubbornness running in the Herondales. But this time her attitude really bugs me. I mean, why the hell does she want to become a Shadowhunter now when there's plenty of chance to enroll herself in the Institute all those five years? I highly doubt if becoming a Shadowhunter is her whole purpose.

And Jem... why is Jem standing there? Okay, there are plenty of logical explanation of it. Like him hearing the shouting match between the siblings, or he just happened to be there. But in the craziest corner of my mind, this message pops up: Jem and Cecily get together. Weird. Plain, freaking, weird.

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