Ten Years of City of Bones: Me

It’s week six my book peeps. Time to put myself in the Shadowhunter universe and see what happens.

This is a special tenth anniversary blog meme created by the lovely Jessica over at Booked J. If you’d like to join the fun, learn more, and check out her answers click HERE!

Week six has a specific prompt to go with it. “You find yourself in the world we’ve only read about. Are you Nephilim? (Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234!) Demon? (I have questions.) Angel? Ghost? Mundane? A Downworlder? Chairman Meow?” 

MAJOR soul-searching had to be done for this post. This question made me analyze myself and come to terms with some personal weaknesses. Jeez, nothing like a random City of Bones question to make me seriously introspective. I’m rolling my eyes at myself.

Who I Am in the Shadowhunter-verse

VERDICT: Warlock

Don’t give me that look! I’m not just saying this because Magnus and Tessa are my favorites. Actual thought was put into this dammit!!

OBVIOUSLY I’m dying to declare myself as a shadowhunter. They can fight, they get to wear a lot of black, they have awesome tattoos with magical powers, they save people—shadowhunters are just the tops. But if I’m really being honest with myself, I’m just not awesome enough to reach shadowhunter status. Let’s go over the facts shall we?

  1. Not actually athletic in ANY way.
  2. No fighting skillz and have never actually been in a fight ever.
  3. Have never touched a weapon of any kind if we’re not counting butter knives.
  4. Is generally too nice and gets taken advantage of (sad but true).
  5. The only kind of impressive skill I have is with horses, which doesn’t help me AT ALL in this universe.
  6. Hates running with a fiery, burning passion.
  7. Would probably be the first to die in a zombie apocalypse.
  8. Extremely gullible.

If I’m being really really really honest with myself, I’m completely a mundane. Simon and I are the most mundane-y mundanes around, but dang it! If Simon gets to be a cool vampire, then I get to be something cool too!!


After stubbornly refusing mundane status, it was just a process of elimination. Can’t be a vampire because I get squeamish around mass amounts of blood. And murder. Werewolves are out for the same reasons listed above. I can’t be a fairy because they’re too manipulative and angels are out because I’m not that much of a goody-goody. Then I thought of warlocks and belatedly realized it was pretty fitting.

Most warlocks that we see in this universe are still human-like (in terms of emotions and behavior), but have a cool calm and wisdom about them that comes with age. Many people have told me I’m “wise beyond my years” and I feel like I have that kind of vibe too. Plus, all the good warlocks get to help people, practice really cool magic, wear lots of glitter, and live forever (given you don’t get shot with one of Alec’s arrows or something). Sign me up!!

So in summary, I’m an awesome warlock and TOTALLY NOT A MUNDANE. FIGHT ME.



Who would you be in the Shadowhunter-verse??
Mundane, fairy, vampire, werewolf, ghost, warlock, shadowhunter???
Are you something that hasn’t been mentioned? Tell me more!

Holler at me in the comments!!

6 thoughts on “Ten Years of City of Bones: Me

  1. First of all, I love that we’re the same person basically and we’d definitely be the best warlocks outside of our darlings. UHH, can we have a squad with Magnus and Tessa? Listen, think of the parties we’d have! Plus, Alec and Jem because, duh. Thanks. Second of all, I got my edition of the COB anniversary edition this weekend (my friends and I went to Chicago for dancing and to go to Boystown so naturally I made them stop at a bookstore first beforehand/before dinner because LITERALLY NONE IN MY TOWN HAD THIS BLOODY BOOK. HUFF.) and I’m actually crying tears of joy because it’s literally one of the prettiest books I own and I am pretty sure I’m THIS close to taking it to

    Like, don’t get me wrong, I was like, “YES, BARTENDER POUR ME ANOTHER DRINK!” but also like, “Okay but is my book okay in your car, friend? Should I feet it? Does it need a blanket? Can someone check on it?”

    It’s literally so pretty. I’m cry. Do the kids still say that?

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    1. Ummmmm heck YES we can make a warlock squad with Magnus and Tessa!!! This feels like the best life decision we could make. I LOVE IT!!

      And oh my god YOU’RE FROM CHICAGO??? Or were you just visiting?? I live in Georgia now, but I’m grew up in Chicago! BOYSTOWN IS THE BEST EVER!!! So much fun. I’m totally jealous. But the books is SERIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL!! I take it out and just flip through it at random times now to look at the pretty illustrations. I freaking love it.

  2. Just stumbled across your blog.. love the way you write your posts! I haven’t gotten around to reading the shadow hunters books (I know I one of those people) but the way you describe it really makes me want to start! Great post 🙂

    1. Thank you so much!! I’m so glad you found me! ❤️

      And no worries! I’m almost always “that person,” so you’re not alone. There are so many book series that I need to read 😬 But these books are super fun and amazing, I definitely recommend them. If you do end up reading it, tell me what you think!

  3. Yesss I would love to be a Warlock!! I mean they also like good food and shiny and glittery things right?! Magnus is totally into living wild and fanciful lives and I LOVED Malcolm’s house in Lady Midnight. Sooo Warlock would be awesome.😂 Although I think I’d make a good faerie too because I’m slightly terrifying and like shiny things.😂
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    1. Right?! They’re so much fun!! WARLOCK PARTY!!!! 🎉 I won’t lie, I kind of really wanted to claim faerie status because an evil part of me thinks messing with people would be fun. But alas, I’m just not scary enough! Although I do really love the shiny things… Lol.

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