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Cassandra Clare's extra Jem & Tessa story!!!!!!!!!!!!
After the Bridge: The Full Story (Jem/Tessa)
Okay so I'm pretty sure anything I say will be a spoiler since everyone knows how hardcore I ship Jem & Tessa so my reading thoughts will be in the spoiler tag.
DO NOT READ IT IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Also warning that the comments of this post now have spoilers.
I'm also going to start posting spoiler fan art there so keep away from the comments of this review until you finish reading.
You can DM me to discuss the spoiler stuff.
But keep calm Jessa fans and wait for the epilogue :-D
Dying to know what people think of the ending!!! I don't know whether to love it or hate it. I mean it feels like a cheap ploy to keep both sides happy but I feel like I should just be happy with that. The epilogue is a Jessa shippers dream come true! But even though it is technically a happy ending I was balling my eyes out through the entire book. I mean Jem was so sweet, adorable, loving, selfless and perfect!!! He didn't want anyone to get hurt over him and just loved with all his heart. He is seriously like the most perfect character ever. <3 OMG I LOVE YOU JAMES CARSTAIRS!!!! I cried when he found out about Will's feelings and said he would have broken off the engagement. I cried when he said that he wanted Tessa to grow to love Will. I cried when he said he wanted to see Charlotte's baby. I cried when he said silent brotherhood was his only choice. Then I really seriously balled my eyes out when Jem said goodbye to Tessa and Will. They had to live without him!!! OMG!!! Then I as so happy during the epilogue that I cried some more. Finally 130 years later he gets to have a happy life with Tessa!!!!!!!!!!!! I wonder if we will get to see him and Tessa together in The Mortal Instruments! Or The Dark Artifices!!! I'm still kind of confused by the timelines of all this! I believe Mortal Instruments is 2007 and the epilogue was 2008 so maybe a chance for Dark Artifices!
So things that did piss me off. Really!! Jem was dying and Tessa didn't sleep with him but RIGHT AFTER THEY THOUGHT JEM DIED she slept with Will because she thought he might die!!! And then at least after that they took time but I thought it was because Will was giving Tessa time to grieve and himself time to grieve but really he was just scared that Tessa wouldn't love him like she did Jem! Well of course not because Jem is so much better than you! But whatever Will died and now Tessa is with Jem!!!!! Over all her lifetime with Will and 71 years after his death she still never stopped loving Jem or wearing his necklace!!!!!!!!!!! AWWWWWWWW!!!
Favorite Quotes - Spoilers
"I love you," she said.
He looked at her with a light in his thin face that made it more beautiful. "Wo xi wang ni ming tian ke yi jia gei wo."
"You..." She drew her brows together. "You want to get married But we already are engaged. I do not thing on can get engaged twice."
"I said I would marry you tomorrow if I could."
"There will be another time," she said. "Another day, another dress. A time when you are well and everything is perfect."
"There is no such thing as prefect, Tessa."
Foreshadowing to their future wedding that takes place after the epilogue!!
"It is a strange thing, to be in love," he said. "It changes you."
"Zhe shi jie shang, wo shi zui ai ne de," he whispered.
She understood it. In all the world, you are what I love the most.
"Tessa, did you imagine that there exists any quarrel, large or small, that could make me stop loving you"
"Did you like it" he said. "I could have given you...jewelry, but I wanted it to be something that was wholly yours. That no one else would hear or own. And I am not good with words, so I wrote how I felt about you in music." He paused. "Did you like it"
"Then you did like it."
"It was like I saw your soul in the notes of the music. And it was beautiful."
"Every heard has its own melody," he said. "You know mine."
"I would give you everything of myself," he said. "I would give you more in two weeks than most men would give you in a lifetime."
"When two people are as one in their inmost hearts, they shatter even the strength of iron or bronze."
"I can choose to be as much for her as I can be, to burn as brightly for her as I wish."
"You asked me if I have loved anyone but Will," she said. "And the answer is yes. I have loved you. I always have, and I always will."
Clockwork Princess snippets!
Tessa reached to brush the damp hair from his forehead. He leaned into her touch, his eyes closing. "Jem-have you ever-" She hesitated. "Have you ever thought of ways to prolong your life that are not a cure for the drug"
At that his eyelids flew open. "What do you mean"
She thought of Will, on the floor of the attic, choking on holy water. "Becoming a vampire. You would live forever-"
He scrambled upright against the pillows of the bed. "Tessa, no. Don't-you can't think that way."
"Is the thought of becoming a Downworlder truly so horrible to you"
"Tessa " He exhaled slowly. "I am a Shadowhunter. Nephilim. Like my parents before me. It is the heritage I claim, just as I claim my mother's heritage as part of myself. It does not mean I hate my father. But I honor the gift they gave me, the blood of the Angel, the trust placed in me, the vows I have taken. Nor, I think, would I make a very good vampire. [redacted for spoilers] I would no longer be Will's parabatai, no longer be welcome in the Institute. No, Tessa. I would rather die and be reborn and see the sun again, than live to the end of the world without daylight."
"A Silent Brother, then," she said.
His eyes softened slightly. "The path of Silent Brotherhood is not open to me."
Will's eyes met Tessa's as she came closer, almost tripping again over the torn hem of her gown. For a moment, they were in perfect understanding. Jem was what they could still look each other straight in the eye about. On the topic of Jem, they were both fierce and unyielding. Tessa saw Will's hand tighten on Jem's sleeve. "She's here," he said.
Jem's eyes opened slowly. Tessa fought to keep the look of shock from her face. His pupils were blown out, his irises a thin ring of silver around the black. "Ni shou shang le ma, qin ai de" he whispered. "Are you hurt, my love"
OMG What happened to Jem!!! CRIES!
"Wo wei ni xie de," he said, as he raised the violin to his left shoulder, tucking it under his chin. He had told her many violinists used a shoulder rest, but he did not: there was a slight mark on the side of his throat, like a permanent bruise, where the violin rested.
"You - made something for me" Tessa asked.
"I wrote something for you," he corrected, with a smile, and began to play.
"Though Will was saying earlier," Tessa added, "that heroes all come to bad ends, and he could not imagine why anyone would want to be one, anyway."
"Ah." Jem's hand squeezed hers briefly, and then let it go. "Well, Will is looking at it from the hero's viewpoint, isn't he But as for the rest of us, it's an easy answer."
"Of course." His voice was almost a whisper now. "Heroes endure because we need them. Not for their own sakes. If Will "
"You do not want to help us," Will said to Magnus. "You do not want to position yourself as an enemy of Mortmain's."
"Well, can you blame him" Woolsey rose in a whirl of yellow silk. "What could you possibly have to offer that would make the risk worth it to him"
"I will give you anything," said Tessa in a low voice that Will felt in his bones. "Anything at all, if you can help us help Jem."
Magnus gripped a handful of his black hair. "God, the two of you. I can make inquiries. Track down some of the more unusual shipping routes. Old Molly -"
"I've been to her," Will said. "Something's frightened her so badly she won't even crawl out of her grave."
Woolsey snorted. "And that doesn't tell you anything, little Shadowhunter Is it really worth all this, just to stretch your friend's life out another few months, another year He will die anyway. And the sooner he dies, the sooner you can have his fiancée, the one you're in love with." He cut his amused gaze toward Tessa. "Really you ought to be counting down the days till he expires with great eagerness."
Who is this Woolsey douchebag and where is he so I can shove my foot up his ass!
Swoon for Jem
The greatest scene ever from Clockwork Prince in Jem's POV!
OR I WILL FREAK OUT...
I am freaking out over the one little teaser from this book
And the gold of her ruined wedding dress.
WHO RUINED HER WEDDING DRESS!!! NO! They better get married!
Danger and betrayal, love and loss, secrets and enchantment are woven together in the breathtaking finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices Trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.
THE INFERNAL DEVICES WILL NEVER STOP COMING
A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray.
Charlotte Branwell, head of the London Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. But when Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her as ever.
As those who love Tessa rally to rescue her from Mortmain’s clutches, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?
Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled threads of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.