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Previously featured quotes and bits of trivia (listed in order of promotion, along with the run date):


Polls are listed here.


  1. "I've always said there is a great deal of power in words, and that means names, too. A name you choose for yourself could tell you the story of what your destiny will be, and who you intend to become." - Tessa Gray, The Last Stand of the New York Institute (January 8, 2014 to October 1, 2014)
  2. "Remember when you tried to convince me to feed a poultry pie to the mallards in the park to see if you could breed a race of cannibal ducks?" - Jem Carstairs, Clockwork Angel (Oct. 1, 2014 to May 11, 2015)
  3. Clary: "We came to see Jace. Is he all right?" | Magnus: "I don't know. Does he normally just lie on the floor like that without moving?" - Clary and Magnus, City of Ashes (May 11 to September 27, 2015)
  4. "Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck." - Will Herondale, Clockwork Angel (September 27, 2015 to January 1, 2016)
  5. "Just because you call an electric eel a rubber duck, doesn't make it a rubber duck does it? And God help the poor bastard that wanted to take a bath with the duckie." - Jace Wayland, City of Bones (January 1, 2016 to February 1, 2016)
  6. "I was hoping they'd put up flyers like they do for lost cats. Missing, one stunningly attractive teenage boy. Answers to 'Jace,' or 'Hot Stuff'." - Jace Lightwood, City of Lost Souls (February 1 to March 1, 2016)
  7. "A Herondale? Another Herondale? Herondales without cease. Do you ever get the feeling you are being chased around by Herondales?" - Simon Lewis, Nothing but Shadows (March 1 to October 16, 2016)
  8. "It means 'Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.'" - Jace Wayland, City of Bones (October 16, 2016 to January 1, 2017)
  9. "One must always be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us." - Tessa Gray, Clockwork Angel (January 1 to April 1, 2017)
  10. "I have always needed you, Kieran. I have needed you to live. I've always needed you so much, I never had a chance to think about whether we were good for each other or not." - Mark Blackthorn, Lord of Shadows teaser (April 1 to September 3, 2017)
  11. "Straight people. Why can't they control themselves?" - Alec Lightwood, City of Heavenly Fire (September 3, 2017 to January 3, 2018)
  12. "I don't want to live forever. We might not have that much time. I'll get old and I'll die. But I promise I won't leave you until then. It's the only promise I can make. Even if it were just days, I would want to spend them all with you." - Alec to Magnus, City of Heavenly Fire (January 3 to March 1, 2018)
  13. "James had wanted friends, but he had not wanted to be the kind of friend who people settled for, because they could not get any better. Except he was, as he had always secretly feared, tedious and poor company. He did not know why books had not taught him how to talk so other people wanted to listen." - James Herondale, Nothing but Shadows (March 1 to June 30, 2018)
  14. "The point wasn't that you tried to live forever; the point was that you lived, and did everything you could to live well. The point was the choices you made and the people you loved." - Simon Lewis, Angels Twice Descending (June 30 to October 9, 2018)
  15. "Wikipedia knows about everything. It might be run by warlocks." - Julian Blackthorn, Lord of Shadows (October 9, 2018 to January 9, 2019)
  16. "They say you cannot love two people equally at once. And perhaps for others that is so. But you and Will—you are not like two ordinary people, two people who might have been jealous of each other, or who would have imagined my love for one of them diminished by my love of the other. You merged your souls when you were both children. I could not have loved Will so much if I had not loved you as well. And I could not love you as I do if I had not loved Will as I did." - Tessa Gray to Jem Carstairs, Clockwork Princess (January 9 to April 2, 2019)
  17. "We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss." - Brother Zachariah to Clary Fairchild, City of Heavenly Fire (April 2, 2019 to July 3, 2020)
  18. "Magnus had always had a wanderer's heart. Over the centuries, he had adventured in so many different places, always looking for something that would fulfill his restless hunger. He never realized how all the pieces could fall together, how home could be somewhere and someone.
    He belonged with Alec. His wandering heart could rest." - Red Scrolls of Magic (July 3, 2020 to October 18, 2020)
  19. "The point of stories is not that they are objectively true, but that the soul of the story is truer than reality. Those who mock fiction do so because they fear the truth." - Cordelia Carstairs, Chain of Gold (October 18, 2020 to ~ present)


Did you know...

  1. ... that The Infernal Devices is "very loosely based" on "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. - source (January 8, 2014 to October 1, 2014)
  2. ... that both Clary and Tessa were mistaken by their love interests (Jace and Jem) as their parabatai (Alec and Will) in the first book of their respective series, and both men were playing a classical musical instrument (piano and violin) at the time. - City of Bones and Clockwork Angel (October 1, 2014 to May 11, 2015)
  3. ... that Lucie Herondale's parabatai is a Carstairs (Cordelia), just like her father, Will, whose parabatai was in fact Cordelia's cousin, Jem Carstairs. - The Last Hours (May 11 to September 27, 2015)
  4. ... that Simon's band has this amazing inability to keep a band name? Of course you do. From its conception during their sophomore year, the members have argued constantly about even more name changes, from names like Craven Loons to Sea Vegetable Conspiracy to Lethal Soufflé. The last known name the band held was "Mortal Instruments". (September 27, 2015 to January 1, 2016)
  5. ... that Tessa, like Clary, is a main protagonist and narrator in Cassandra Clare's book series. In the respective first books, both are attacked and knocked unconscious by demons and are brought to the Institute by one of their love interests, particularly the Herondales Will for Tessa and Jace for Clary. Both also walk in on their love interests playing a musical instrument in a room at the Institute; Jem was playing violin, and Jace was playing the piano, and both mistook the girls to be their parabatai before seeing them. (January 1, 2016 to ~ April 1, 2016)
  6. ... that the "found" family tree released with Clockwork Princess is meant to be misleading? It is subjective—containing information thought true by whoever wrote it—and incomplete. It does not reflect potential intrigues such as political shams, adoptions, fixed marriages, people being secretly other people, faked deaths, among other natures of mistakes—unintentional or otherwise. The real relationships, to be further explored in The Last Hours, may even be very different from the ones shown on the tree. (April 1 to October 16, 2016)
  7. ... that Magnus was banned in Peru for some reason. Despite learning about his adventures in the country in What Really Happened in Peru, it is still unknown what exactly he did that actually got him banned. (October 16, 2016 to January 1, 2017)
  8. ... that while we've had several cats in the Shadowhunter Chronicles (including Church, Chairman Meow, Yossarian), we have yet to meet a pet dog in the series. However, we may get one in The Last Hours. (January 1 to September 3, 2017)
  9. ... that the notebook that Magnus gave Alec at the end of City of Heavenly Fire contains the stories in The Bane Chronicles. (September 3, 2017 to March 1, 2018)
  10. ... that the Portal was created in a collaboration between Henry Branwell and Magnus Bane. (March 1 to June 30, 2018)
  11. ... that Simon's band mates (Kirk, Eric and Matt) knew that he was a vampire, but none of them knew that there was once more than one supernatural member in their band: Jordan, a werewolf; in fact, they did not ever find out Jordan's real name and only called him Kyle. (June 30 to October 29, 2018)
  12. ... that there are so many kinds of faeries!? Mermaids, nixies, djin, elves, goblins, kelpies, nymphs, peris, sprites — the list goes on... (October 29, 2018 to April 2, 2019)
  13. ... that Shadowhunters have faced extinction a number of times, the most notable being through a demonic plague and by Sebastian Morgenstern's plots. In fact, in another dimension, the world has been ravaged by demons after the defeat of Shadowhunters, and in another, Shadowhunters have lost their angelic power. (April 2, 2019 to July 3, 2020)
  14. ... that Magnus Bane "accidentally" founded a cult Crimson Hand which was later taken over by his own father? (July 3, 2020 to October 18, 2020)
  15. ... that Jem Carstairs had a cat named Xiao Long when he was young? In fact, it was because of Jem's fond memories of this cat that caused him to adopt Church. (October 18, 2020 to ~ present)


  1. "The world's the same. You're the one who's different." - Jace Wayland to Clary Fray, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones