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The Ultimate Friendship Playlist–By Molly and Stephanie

This is a playlist to commemorate the friendship of Stephanie and me! We created this list together. Some of these songs describe us, but most are just songs we’ve had great times too, or were our favorites for the 6+ hour journey from Nacogdoches to San Antonio and back again….

Can’t believe that five and a half years ago we met at SFA!

Here’s to us!

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Lollipop–Framing Hanley
(we listened to this song how many times on our road trips???)
500 Miles (I’m Gonna Be)–The Proclaimers  (Our ultimate road trip song)
How Do You Do–Cascada
You Belong With Me–Taylor Swift
Ye Jacobites–Eddi Reader (For our journey through the Scottish Highlands and our awesome tour modern day Jacobite tour guide)
Get Low–Lil’ Jon and The Eastside Boyz
Uptown Girls–Billy Joel (Because we’re classy!)
Hanging By a Moment–Lifehouse (Because we went to a free Lifehouse concert…where we could have enlisted in the Army)
Bohemian Rhapsody–Queen (another road trip classic to sing at the very top of our lungs!)
Don’t Stop Believing–Journey (Our love of Glee and 80’s music of course)
We Are Going to Be Friends–The White Stripes (we were destined to be friends)
I’ll Make a Man Out of You–From Mulan (we sing out this song AND re-enact what happens in the movie)
He Lives In You (reprise)–From Lion King the Musical (ran a stop sign doing an interpretive dance to this song….we are AWESOME)
ABC Cafe/Red & Black–From Les Miserables (Because we both love Eddie Redmayne and revolutionary ballads)
Game of Thrones (HBO) Theme Song(almost decided to put the Pillars of the Earth theme song here, but decided instead that Game of Thrones’ theme is more us)
Wild Ones–Flo Rida (BECAUSE WE’RE WILD!!!!! Don’t argue)

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes and City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

Image Note: ***somewhat spoilers ahead***

City of Ashes and City of Glass continue the adventures of Jace, Clary, Simon, and the rest of the Shadowhunters and Downworlders as they battle against the villainous, hateful Valentine. City of Ashes picks up very close to where City of Bones leaves off and ditto for City of Glass. City of Ashes still takes place in New York and in City of Glass we finally get to see Alicante. The Shadowhunters’ city, where supposedly no demon can get in. At least until Valentine’s schemes. Jace and Clary continue to have feelings for each other, despite the fact that they have been told they are brother and sister. The more they try to fight their feelings, the more impossible it becomes (leading to a lot of angst-ridden, almost  bedroom/shower scenes where nothing actually happens except for pouting). In these two installments, we also get to learn a bit more about Downworlders. We meet the teenage werewolf Maia, the queen of the faeries, the religious vampire Raphael, and spend more time with the awesome (and glittery) Magnus Bane.

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As for my opinion on these books, I think the series as a whole was very fun. I was trying not to get caught up in yet another fantasy series since I had read A Song of Ice and Fire this summer. However, I will repeat my thoughts from my review of City of Bones. The plot and setting are a bit pale in comparison with the characterization. The main characters are very well-rounded, particularly Simon, who undergoes a life-altering event. I will say, however, that there is one scene between Jace and Clary in City of Glass that was very, very intense and had me tearing up–a surprise, since I haven’t really been that emotionally involved with these books.

Anyway, here is the obligatory photo of Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace. I know they are going to make a second movie–I can’t wait!

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(Look at that bone structure–ridiculous!)

Also, I will leave you with some music for your enjoyment. I think “China” by Tori Amos is perfect for Jace and Clary’s semi messed up relationship:

 

And “Same Mistakes” by the Echo Friendly doesn’t really have a whole lot to do with the series, but it’s a good companion song to any YA novel pretty much.

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