Is there a more epic love story than Will and Tessa’s in Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters series? If you are a Wessa stan, these top Will and Tessa moments will make you fall in love with their swoonworthy love story all over again!

Top 10 Will and Tessa Moments in the Shadowhunters Books

10. Will’s Confession in Clockwork Prince

“It’s too late,” she said.

“Don’t say that.” His voice was half a whisper. “I love you, Tessa. I love you.”

9. Will and Tessa’s first kiss in Clockwork Angel

When he leaned toward her and brushed his lips across hers, she reached for him as if she would otherwise drown.


8. Their first library visit in Clockwork Angel

“But the books are all behind bars!” she said. “Like a literary sort of prison!”

Will grinned. “Some of these books are dangerous,” he said. “It’s wise to be careful.”

“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”

7. Will’s love letter in Clockwork Princess

Tess, Tess, Tessa. 

Was there ever a more beautiful sound than your name? To speak it aloud makes my heart ring like a bell.


6. Will and Tessa’s Wedding Night in “Fairy Tale of London,” Chain of Gold

There was only this moment, only this night, only the two of them–only Will and Tessa Herondale and the beginning of their life together.

5. Their first meeting in Clockwork Angel

“By the Angel, it’s like the ninth circle of Hell down here–”

“The ninth circle of Hell is cold,” Tessa said automatically…

“As for the temperature of Hell, Miss Gray,” he said, “Let me give you a piece of advice. The handsome young fellow who’s trying to rescue you from a hideous fate is never wrong. Not even if he says the sky is purple and made of hedgehogs.”

4. Will Attempts to Rescue Tessa in Clockwork Princess

“I am catastrophically in love with you.”


3. Will’s Confession on the Balcony at the Lightwoods’ Party in Clockwork Prince

“I have wanted to do this,” he said, “every moment of every hour of every day I have been with you since the day I met you.”

2. Will offers Tessa’s his name in Clockwork Princess

“Of course you can have a true Shadowhunter name,” Will said. “You can have mine.”


1. Will’s marriage proposal in Clockwork Princess

“Marry me,” he said. “Marry me, Tess. Marry me and be Tessa Herondale. Or be Tessa Gray, or be whatever you wish to call yourself, but marry me and stay with me and never leave me, for I cannot bear another day of my life to go by that does not have you in it.”


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