Every Exquisite Thing
Anna Lightwood, eldest child of Gabriel and Cecily, is mad, bad and dangerously dapper. Every rake has an origin story, though: now under Brother Zachariah’s eye we see Anna’s doomed love story unfold.
Anna Lightwood has one of the most unique and intriguing storylines I've ever read in young adult fiction. As a genderqueer lesbian in the late eighteen hundreds/early ninteen hundreds, I loved watching her transformation from a woman who tailors her brothers clothes to her bo ...more
A bit too melodramatic, even though some passages were positiely delicious.
Everyone had their small wonderland. (c) Wrap me several!
“I understand your family has a very interesting history,” Ariadne said. ...
“My grandfather was a worm, if that’s what you mean,“ Anna said.
Ariadne laughed aloud. “You didn’t like him?”
”I didn’t know him,” Anna said. “He was, quite literally, a worm.” (c)
Usually, when one’ ...more
“Foolish people say so many things. But we know who we are…”
Anna Lightwood deserves the entire galaxy and all the stars within it, please spread the word. Like, the child of Cecily and Gabriel is a true blessing to the Shadowhunter universe. And the end of this made me happier than any other Shadowhunter short story I’ve ever read. In short, this story is love letter to nonbinary people, and we get to follow Anna embracing being a genderfluid lesbian. Even though everyone knows that queer pe ...more
This is one of my favourite short stories in the shadow hunter world.
There were SO many references.
- Father/Grandfather Worms (still one of my favourite things EVER)
- Lots of Warlocks
Most importantly it it shows so much love and acceptance.
I need more of Anna, and I love Cecily and Gabriel even more!
Women should value other wo ...more
“I am exactly who I choose to be. I am a Shadowhunter who wears gorgeous suits and a legendary pendant.”
Anna Lightwood, you absolute ICON. YES.
So I finished this story *right* before QOAAD came out and I didn’t get the chance to review it till now, but oh my goodness I absolutely loved it. Some general ramblings on this one:
>Anna is truly a new fave and I live for her style and her genuineness...more
>“My grandfather was a worm. He was, quite literally, a worm” HAAAA memories
>I’m seeing pot
Only 4.5 because it wasn't long enough haha!!
"They are only what makes me feel beautiful and powerful in this moment. I am exactly as I choose to be"
► Anna Lightwood. Confident. Dapper. Powerful
Anna has always known who she was. It was one thing to have it known privately but sharing it with others was another.
"Foolish people say so many things. But we know who we are, inside"
Please give it up for parents of the year - Cecily & Gabriel Lightwood!!!!
What Cecily says and does ...more
The kids of my favorite English Shadowhunters are back with their witty banter and silly situations.
Additionally, Jem has been sent on a mission to the Shadow Market for information and we learn a little more about a certain warlock’s parentage. 😱
Cast Long Shadows and Every Exquisite Thing are two more stories setting the stage for the upcoming Last Hours series and I am so damn excit ...more
I really like this character, Anna Lightwood. I like that she's very independent and has a lot of self respect which makes her character that much better. I like that she basically looked at the society and said 'screw you-I'll be who i wanna be'. I can't wait to read more about her in the future.
“Women should value other women, even if society often did not.”
Reading about Anna and her choice of attire could possible be one of the best things that I’ve read. I adored her character so much just by reading one short novella!
Her relationship with her cousins and brothers was heartwarming and a favorite part for me. You can see in this novella how Matthew has started to change after the events of Cast Long Shadows. Jem seeking out Warlocks and trying to find ways to help Tessa, Will and th ...more
I loved the idea behind the story but not the story itself. For some reason I felt very disconnected to this one in particular, which I’m guessing is because it’s co-written and the characters don’t feel like they usually do when only written by Cassandra Clare.
I do appreciate the representation, I adore Anna and the whole tlh crew and OH MY GOD my children Cecily and Gabriel grew up to be such good parents I’m proud.
Se questa novella fosse stata dedicata solamente al personaggio di Anna sarebbe stata perfetta. Anna è un personaggio molto interessante e già da subito la Clare ci va giù pesante... il mio cuore si è spezzato 😢
In questa novella stona tantissimo la presenza di Jem.
Relegato alla ricerca di un'informazione passata, informazione che avrebbe potuto essere molto succulenta e che invece è trattata con estrema superficialità, Jem è solo una comparsa in tutta la storia, è un'ombra che ...more
My quick and simple overall: very enjoyable quick read!
So apparently I never reviewed this one? I have a ton to say, but I also have a ton to do today (including reading a few more of these stories to complete my reading challenge), so I'm going to keep this short.
(And slightly spoilery. You have been warned.)
I ADORE this short story. It BREAKS MY HEART, but the ending also gives me hope. Cecily and Gabriel are the BEST parents and I love them! ❤
That scene in the end with Anna and Cecily made me cry, bec ...more
Why did I ever doubt the magical writing of Cassie Clare? How could I have ever felt that this series would be just overall "meh" when brought beside TMI or TID?
How did I ever feel that the children of the TID characters would be dull given the personalities of their parents?
"Someday, the lady would not be imaginary. The clothes would not be borrowed and ill-fitting. Someday she would stride down the street and women would fall at her feet (not failing to notice ...more
"Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilo ...more