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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

C is for CLARY


Clary Fray is the fifteen year old artist who discovers she is a member of a paranormal world known as The Shadow World in Cassandra Clare's bestselling series, THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS. She is definitely a memorable character.  She breaks all the stereotypical girl portrayals.
Clary is a tomboy who doesn't think much of her looks.  Her best friend is a geek named Simon.  She loves to draw and is fluent in sarcasm.  Her dialogue with Simon had me cracking up all night.

What I love about Clary is her sassiness! She holds her own against people who have been trained to kill demons since they were children.  She's unique in that she has an artistic gift. She can visualize new runes that will protect her race against evil, and it has everything to do with her art.

She loves her mother and Luke.  With everything that happens to her and her family, she never wavers.  She has a strong sense of right and wrong. All of these things makes Clary Fray a MEMORABLE CHARACTER!

Stay tuned for D!  Here's a hint: He's a new character from a new YA novel that I loved!   


  1. I really need to read that series! I better see if my library has it!

  2. Love your take on A-Z, Melissa! So many great characters out there. Hope you're enjoying the Spring weather (maybe more rain this week?) and doing well in general.


  3. Oooo, novel characters for post. Nice pick. Clary had her moments for me in the first book (have only read that one). There were times where I wasn't as interested but there were also things that I really liked, like the rune drawing and her ability to keep going despite a setback or things she never believed in before happening.

  4. I love this theme! I'm fascinated by well-drawn, complex characters. I haven't read Cassandra Clare's books yet, but some of her writing partners are among my favorite authors (Sarah Rees Brennan, Holly Black, etc). Looking forward to the rest of your posts!

  5. Clary sounds like a strong role-model for young adults.

  6. Sounds like a good series. I'll look into it.

    Looking forward to seeing what you do all month!

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