Clary and Jace are both fan-favorite characters from Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters books, and combined they are one of the most iconic couples of the whole series. So, for all the “Clace” lovers out there, we rounded up our top 10 Clary and Jace moments. Beware: potential spoilers ahead! 

Top 10 Clary and Jace Shadowhunters Moments

10. Their First Encounter, City of Bones

He took a step closer to Clary, squinting as if he couldn’t quite believe what he was seeing. “A Mundie girl,” he said, half to himself. “and she can see us.”

“Of course I can see you,” Clary said. “I’m not blind, you know.”

“Oh but you are,” Jace said. “You just don’t know it yet.”

9. Declarations on the Roof, City of Fallen Angels 

“You don’t get to decide,” she said, “where I go or when.” 

“I know… I’ve always known that about you. I don’t know why I had to fall in love with someone who’s more stubborn than I am.” 

8. Before Celebrating the Defeat of Valentine, City of Glass

I can’t untie myself from you, Clary—not my heart or my blood or my mind or any other part of me. And I don’t want to.

7. Visiting Wayland Manor, City of Glass

“God knows, I don’t want anyone but you. I don’t even want to want anyone but you…”

Clary’s voice had sunk to a whisper, “I don’t want anyone but you, either.”

6. Jace Saves Clary from Sebastian, City of Heavenly Fire

“Stop,” she said. “Get your hands off me…”

Sebastian in control was frightening; Sebastian out of control was something too horrible to contemplate.

“Let her go… Let her go and stop touching her or I will burn you down to ashes.”


Over Sebastian’s shoulder she saw him…

5. Their Kiss in the Seelie Court, City of Ashes    

His arms slid around her, his hands knotting in her hair, and the kiss stopped being gentle and became fierce, all in a single moment like tinder flaring into a blaze. 

4. Jace Visits Clary at Amatis’s House, City of Glass

“There is no pretending,” Jace said with absolute clarity. “I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there’s life after that, I’ll love you then.” 

3. Their Romantic Encounter in the Cave in Edom, City of Heavenly Fire          

Clary felt her cheeks flush. He was looking at her like she was the first star that had ever come out in the sky, a miracle painted across the face of the world that he could barely believe in… 

If their first kiss in the water had been a sort of explosion, this was like a sun going supernova. 

2. Their First Kiss, City of Bones          

Her shoulder bumped his—he put a hand out to steady her, just as she turned to apologize, and then she was somehow in the circle of his arm and he was kissing her. 

1. Jace Remembers Their First Meeting, City of Lost Souls

“Do you remember,” he said, “when we first met and I told you I was ninety percent sure putting a rune on you wouldn’t kill you—and you slapped me in the face and told me it was for the other ten percent?”  

Clary nodded. 

“…I realized then that I just might die if I didn’t get to kiss you, and soon…”  

“Well, you did,” she said. “Kiss me, I mean…” 

“Not enough,” he said… “If I kiss you all day every day for the rest of my life, it won’t be enough.” 


 Want more epic quotes from the Shadowhunters books? Check out our Top 10 Magnus quotes from the series!