TMI Read-a-Long Day 3: Chapter 3 Recap+Meet Simon

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Hope everyone is enjoying the Read-a-long and blog tour so far! I’m excited to be hosting Day 3: Recap of Chapter 3 and Meet Simon! This tour is hosted by Kayla over at Ramblings of a Book Junkie!


I remember the first time I read of City of Bones. I was convinced it was the most brilliant YA Fantasy/Paranormal series I’d ever read. I still think it’s fantastic, and I am SO excited about the movie coming out later this month!!

So let’s talk chapter 3:

So Clary and Simon are hanging out at Java Jones, their fave coffee shop to support Simon’s friend Eric, who is gracing the world with his less than pleasant poetry. After Eric begins, Clary notices Jace sitting behind her in the coffee shop, being his usual cheery, aloof self. He gets up to leave, and Clary follows him. She finds him outside in the alley, waiting for her. Jace proceeds to tell Clary about Mundanes, Downworlders, and runes, expecting for her to know more than she does. At his prompting, she discovers a mark of her own on the back of her hand, which Jace explains is given to Shadowhunter children. Jace then declares that she has to come with him to meet Hodge, his tutor, but Clary gets a frantic call from her mom before they can leave. Jocelyn makes Clary promise not to come home, and Clary can hear sounds of a struggle and glass shattering through the phone, just before the call goes dead. Clary then races home, attacking Jace to get away from him so that she can help her mom.

I remember reading this the first time. I’m pretty sure this is where I fell in love with Jace. Anyone else feel the same?

Quotes from Chapter 3:

“I’ll get you the coffee if you find us a seat. What do you want?”
“Just coffee. Black–like my soul.”
-Simon and Clary

“I said his poetry was terrible. It sounds like he ate a dictionary and started vomiting up words at random.”
-Clary and Jace

“I might be a killer,” Jace said, “but I know what I am. Can you say the same?”

What did you like best about chapter 3? Leave a comment with your favorite Chapter 3 moment or your feelings about Simon, played by Robert Sheehan 🙂
Funny enough, I was not the biggest fan of Simon in the book…HOWEVER, when they cast Robert Sheehan in the movie, I knew he would quickly become my favorite 🙂 He’s adorable (I’m partial to brunettes) so I personally find him more attractive than Jamie Campbell Bower (Jace). I’m so excited to see all these actors bring these wonderful characters to life!

Meet Simon

clip_image002“Jesus!” Luke exclaimed.
“Actually, it’s just me,” said Simon. “Although I’ve been told the resemblance is startling.”
― Cassandra Clare, City of Bones
Simon Lewis is Clary’s best friend, before they were introduced to the Shadow world.
Prior to their lives being changed by the Shadowhunter world, Simon was an open geek and the bass player of a garage band. He was described as cute but doesn’t even realize it. He had been a vegetarian since he was 10 years old. He also often quoted different “nerdy” things, like Dungeons and Dragons.

Robert Sheehan has been cast as Simon for the upcoming film adaptation of City of Bones. Cassandra Clare made this update public through her Tumblr, saying that Robert had to test with Jamie and Lily in Toronto to see how the chemistry worked before she was allowed to publicly announce it.

*All information in the “Meet Simon” Section was taken from and the picture is from*

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Check out the rest of the stops on the TMI Blog Tour!

The Mortal Instruments Tour Schedule

August 1st- Chapter 1 recap + meet Clary (Kayla)
August 2nd- Chapter 2 recap + meet Jace (Erika)

August 3rd- Chapter 3 recap + meet Simon (Jessica) YOU ARE HERE.

August 4th- Chapter 4 recap + meet Isabelle (Anastasia)
August 5th- Chapter 5 recap + meet Alec (Julie)
August 6th- Chapter 6 recap + meet Magnus (Kaitlin)
August 7th- Chapter 7 recap + all about shadowhunters (Liana)
August 8th- Chapter 8 recap + international covers (J. K. Quirantes)
August 9th- Chapter 9 recap + cast interviews (Anastasia)
August 10th- Chapter 10 recap + “my reaction when I found out TMI was becoming a movie” (Maria)
August 11th- Chapter 11 recap + my favorite Clary quotes (Zed)
August 12th- Chapter 12 recap + my favorite Jace quotes (The Book Wranglers)
August 13th- Chapter 13 recap + take a look at the set (Eveline)
August 14th- Chapter 14 recap + “if the movie didn’t have…” (TJ)
August 15th- Chapter 15 recap + “I hope in the movie they…” (Ashtyn)
August 16th- Chapter 16 recap + “the first time I read this book…” (Amanda)
August 17th- Chapter 17 recap + An Extra (Zoe)
August 18th- Chapter 18 recap + Playlist (Jess)
August 19th- Chapter 19 recap + Trailer (Amanda)
August 20th- Chapter 20 + 21 recap + Shadowhunter Runes (Ivy)
Chapter 22 recap + Shadowhunter Runes (Liliana)
August 21st- Chapter 23 + Epilogue + Merchandise (Kayla)

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