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February 2012 Edition - A Rudra M. Publication
Willl Clarys life ever go back to normal after en-tering the Shadow World? Find out here!
Includes an Exclu-sive Interview with Clary Fray!
Whats this Shadow World, you ask? Flip through these pagesto find out!
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Hold Up...Whats this Shadow World?
Clary Fray is someone who she thought was your typical teenager. She later finds out that she really has the Sight to see in the Shadow World, which is a strange place full of demons, Shadowhunters, and Down-worlders. The demons are monstrous creatures that vary in appearance and strength. There are always a ma-jority of them roaming the streets. The Shadowhunters hunt down the
demons and kill them. The Down-worlders are part human, part demon. They include the Children of the Moon (werewolves), the Children of the Night (vampires), the Children of Lilith (warlocks), and the Children of Lylic (the Fair Folk or Faeries). Her mother had had her taken to Magnus Bane every two years to have her Sight weakened in order to protect her.
I sung of Chaos and eternal Night, Taught by the heavnly Muse to venture down The dark descent, and up to reascend...- John Milton, Paradise Lost
CHARACTER INFO 1 - 2....................Exclusive Interview
MUSIC 3-4.............Song Analasyis
ARTISTIC LITERATIURE 5..........................................Poem
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWRM: So, to begin, how did you feel when you witnessed the gruesome murder of a demon committed by the Shadowhunters, Isabelle, Alec, and Jace at Pandemo-nium?
CF: The reason I was drawn to these people was that Si-mon couldnt see them, but I could. So, I followed them and found Isabelle, Jace, and Alec pursuing the tur-quoise haired young man I saw earlier. I feeling anticipa-tion and was afraid at the same time. Afraid, because I didnt know what the teenagers would do to me.
RM: Valentine snatched your mother from you. You had nwhat was going in your head when you heard the ruckus in your home through the phone?
CF: When I was about to pick up the phone, I was feeling annoyed and anger because we had gotten into a fight earlier. But when I heard her panicked voice, it contaminated me to feel the same. A demon was after her you see. I was so confused on what was happening and what was going on at home as well.
RM: And that was your sec-ond encounter with a Demon within only 24 hours. So, after that, you were welcomed into the Institute with Jace, the Lightwoods along Hodge. How did you feel having this new world thrown at you?
CF: Well, at first, I hated it and just couldnt understand where I was and what I was doing at the Institute. Then, as I began to understand more about the Shadow World, it began to grow on me. I began to see that I couldnt leave it now that I had made friends that belonged to it and discov-ered that my mother did too. I
dont like nor dislike it. There are times when I feel like why is this all so complicated? and then there are times where I feel like Im so glad to be a part of it.
RM: What was going through your head when you heard about the breaking news concerning Valentine and yourself?
CF: I didnt want to believe that that cruel man was my father, the man who I thought was dead. Plus, to hear that Jace was my long lost brother who my mother believed dead. I guess that the only
thing that sprang to my head was that this was Valentine we were talking about! Hes the most persuasive person there is out there, probably the worlds best liar. But it all fit in in the end, so I guess I have no choice but to believe it.
RM: Very interesting. Well, Clary, it has truly been a plea-sure having you here tonight. I wish for the best for you, and hope that we will meet again!
CF: Thank you, its been a pleasure being here!
An Insider on Clarissa FrayExclusive Interview...with Clarissa Fray
-year-old Clary Fray lives with her mom in Brooklyn, New York. Recently, her world was turned upside down when she went to the nightclub, Pandemoni-
um, and was introduced to a new realm of the Shadow World. Residing here are a new kind of species, some humans, some demons, some in between. Her normal life
now at end, she found herself witnessing three teenagers murdering a demon. In great peril she must now let go of everthing she was once used to.
WITH CLARISSA FRAY
The song, Secrets relates to Clary and Jocelyn Fray because there are many se-crets that are being kept from the three of them. Clary finds out that her father
isnt actually dead, but the most notori-ous Shadowhunter known, and that she has a long lost brother whom she had no idea existed. Furthermore, her
mother hides the fact from her that she (Jocelyn) is a former Shadow-hunter. These are proven to be secrets hidden from Clary and her mother.
Tedder, Ryan. Waking Up. in One Republic By One Republic. Secrets. Columbia Records: November 3, 2009
A song that relates to Jocelyn and Clary Fray?
The song Secrets would reflect on the experiences of Joc-elyn, Clarys mother generally. She wants to tell her daughter everything about the Shadow World, but doesnt for her own precaution. This is proven when she says, Im sorry Clary, I wanted to tell you everything. Im just so sick of all this drama!
Similarly, a line in the song states, Dont need another perfect lie, Im gonna give all my secrets away. She was about to tell Clary everything about the Shadow World, until Valentine seized her. There is an immense secret kept from Jocelyn as well. Valentine had faked his sons (Jace) and his mother and father
in laws death. Clary had found this out, yet Jocelyn still has to be-cause she is in a coma. This relates to Jocelyn and Clary because they both have secrets being kept from them, however relates to Jocelyn more because she is the one keep-ing a secret from her daughter.
I am from the lies of my cruel father,His bitter, cunning face haunting my dreams, From the honesty of my mother,Her voice soothing me as I sleep, Ive touched the filthy soot of New York,Smelt its chalky smoke lingering on the dust-shrouded streets. Ive heard the petrifying screams of those in mortal peril,And evaded with terror still that runs through my veins.
Fear sidles up and thrusts me into
a realm with an enduring sense of danger, Within it, eyes that haunt me in my most vulnerable times,Their large devilish horns searing through my body,
The flutters of my heartstrings used as a harp,That sensation when your stomach is leaping, And when you cant help but smile.
I am drowning in this new world; Black darkness pressing in on me on all sides,The suffocation of being curled into
a ball,My breath fogging my awareness, clouding it more than it already is.
Ive no time to smile carelessly; its time to gain revenge,It is time I step out of my refuge,Its benign, convivial feeling still tin-gling inside me.
Time to fight and not thrash in deaths unyielding arms.
I am from those who will persevere against the merciless,I am from the Shadow Hunters.
5 WEELY SENSATION
The book, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare has earned the honorary title of New York times bestseller and has been praised by Twilight author, Stephanie Meyer. I consider this novel should be embraced into the Grade Eight Curriculum . This is due to during the time period of which I was reading it, I determined it was simple to relate to the charachters. I also no-ticed that the book contained firugrative language and a plot that wasen-tertaining and intresting.
While readers may not be accustomed to battling de-mons as the characters do, they go through issues that the average teen would. This is established in the lines, Look, go if you want to. I dont care. Ill stay here with-out you. I can work; I can get a job at Starbucks or some-thing. Im old enough to take
care of myself! From this we can understand that the character is enraged with her parent/guardian over an in-significant issue. The general plot of City of Bones may appear arduous to relate to, but the matters that the char-acters vigor through would be intimate to how adoles-cents feel about their specific
life. Furthermore, due to the short attention span of teens and children, an intensive plot that keeps them en-gaged would encourage the desire to read tenaciously. This thereby benefits writing skills, as reading inspires that as well. For these reasons, this book guarantees a spot in Grade Eight curriculum.
CITY OF BONES
igurative language is a contributing factor of what constructs a book to be engrossing. City of Bones contains this artistic lan-guage that has carved it to being the captivating novel it is today. It bent as easily as a blade of grass bending sideways is an example of a well-used simile that was found in the book. I
believe that figurative lan-guage is underestimated, and without it, a book can be relatively tedious. This kind of construction of words is necessary for any piece of writing because its what keeps the reader absorbed and enhances the story. The enthralling novel also encloses specific words, for example: There
was a word for him her mother would have used insouciant. I believe that this would have intrigued many people to the blunt but direct usage of a word. This is one of the reasons why the book City of Bones should be involved in the curriculum.
Figurative language is a contributing factor of what constructs a book to be engrossing. City of Bones contains this artistic lan-guage that has carved it to being the captivating novel it is today. It bent as easily as a blade of grass bending sideways is an example of a well-used simile that was
found in the book. I believe that figurative language is underestimated, and without it, a book can be relatively tedious. This kind of con-struction of words is neces-sary for any piece of writing because its what keeps the reader absorbed and en-hances the story. The en-thralling novel also encloses
specific words, for example: There was a word for him her mother would have used insouciant. I believe that this would have intrigued many people to the blunt but direct usage of a word. This is one of the reasons why the book City of Bones should be involved in the curricu-lum.
You have to learn to bend a little
It may seem obvious, but a quality novel must be entertaining. I person-ally finished half of City of Bones in one night; it was agonizing to put it down and not be aware of what happened after-wards in the tale. This is an essential character-istic a gratifying book must contain. Without it, on the contrary it would be excruciating to keep reading it. A category that plummets into en-tertainment is suspense, and City of Bones lucidly meets that expectation. On impulse, Clary reached to open the pack and glance into it and frowned. The pack was
open. She flashed back to the party shed lifted the pack, pulled the zip-per closed. She was sure of it. She yanked the bag open, her heart pound-ing. This is an excerpt from the novel. The words chosen by Cassan-dra Clare emit a gripping and thrilling feeling that only pulls you more into the enchanting world she has created. The plot itself is innovative and interesting. Many books include demons, vam-pires and werewolves. However City of Bones takes these fantasies to an utterly superior and sophisticated level. For example, We didnt take
any human boys home with us from Magnuss party. That would have been a violation of the Covenant. From this it can be determined that the different crea-tures that are a part of the Shadow World are nonetheless governed to behave properly in such manners. Clearly, rules have been established, as covenant means to agree. The book City of Bones is original and stimulating, which is what a successful story should contain.
As the reasons listed above evidently verify, City of Bones is a riveting, sophisticated, and relatable novel that should be included in the Grade Eight Curriculum. The figurative lan-guage that is scattered in throughout the book evokes a vivid image and even though the characters battle demons, they experience issues the average teen would. The plot is utterly remarkable and is whittled so everything ties together in the end of the trilogy. City of Bones is worthy of being part of the Grade Eight Curriculum and is a story that is full of captiva-tion, richness, and enthrallment that leaves the reader feeling rejuvenated.
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