Cassandra Clare shares a new ‘Lady Midnight’ snippet and talks about ARCs

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We’ve got a release date – March 8, 2016 in case you haven’t heard – and now we have a brandnew snippet for Cassandra Clare’s Lady Midnight, the first book in her new The Dark Artifices trilogy! In this new snippet Cristina thinks about Diego Rosales and their relationship when they were younger:

Not since she’d left home had Cristina so clearly and painfully remembered what they had been to each other when they were younger. How much she had loved Diego. Her heart had felt torn to pieces when he cried out for his brother, pleading with him. Jaime, Jaime, ayúdame. Help me. And then he had cried out for her, and that was worse. Cristina, no me dejes. Regresa.

Cristina, don’t leave me. Come back. I love you.

I’m here, she’d told him. Not gone. She remembered him asking if there was someone else …

Well, this is certainly something for the Cristina x Diego shippers and makes us really curious what happened between these two – especially when you also read this previous snippet.

Furthermore, Cassie answered a question about Lady Midnight ARCs (Advanced Reading Copies):

They’ll be available in October. There are going to be very few, and there will be no e-copies on things like Edelweiss and Netgalley. But there will be physical ones, and there will be giveaway contests, etc, that I’ll keep you up to date with.

As soon as we know more about ARCs we will let you know!

Catch up with all the snippets from The Dark Artifices here.

 

‘Lady Midnight’ scheduled to be released March 8, 2016!

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It looks like we finally have a release date for Lady Midnight, the first book in Cassandra Clare’s The Dark Artifices trilogy!

On Monday Cassie reblogged one of her old book posts on tumblr and sneakily edited it to add the scheduled release date:

There are three Dark Artifices books: Lady Midnight, Lord of Shadows, and Queen of Air and DarknessLady Midnight is scheduled for release March 8, 2016.  

The date coincides with the date from the Shadowhunters app:

According to one of Cassie’s tweets, the cover will be revealed in September and it will be done by Cliff Nielsen, who has already created the previous Shadowhunter Chronicles covers:

Check out all the released Lady Midnight snippets here and if you want even more, buy The Lost Herondale or The Whitechapel Fiend to read a preview scene!

Who’s excited?! :-)

Happy release day to ‘The Whitechapel Fiend’

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I know everyone is incredibly excited about the casting announcement that Dominic Sherwood is going to play our beloved Jace but today is also about Simon Lewis because it is the release day of The Whitechapel Fiend!

The third installment of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy was co-written by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson.

Here is the description and a short snippet:

There are two guest teachers this week, and—just Simon’s luck—they’re both Herondales. When Jace teaches a class at the Academy, warlock Tessa visits to share the true story of the Jack the Ripper murders.

 

Happy reading, Shadowhunters!

The next ebook – Nothing but Shadows – will be released on May 19. You can read a snippet from it here.

You don’t actually need an iPad, Kindle or Nook to read The Whitechapel Fiend. If you have an Amazon account, you can download the free Kindle Reading Apps for smartphones, computers or tablets.

Amazon US/Amazon UK/Amazon Germany/Amazon Canada/Amazon France/Amazon Spain/Amazon Italy/Amazon Australia/Amazon Brasil/Amazon India/Amazon Japan/Amazon China

When all the ebooks are published, the book will be released in print format (just like the Bane Chronicles).

Cover reveal: Entertainment Weekly shares next two covers of ‘Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy’

The release of the third installment of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, The Whitechapel Fiend, is less than a week away and Entertainment Weekly has revealed next week’s cover as well as the cover of Nothing but Shadows.

We also got the official descriptions for each story:

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There are two guest teachers this week, and—just Simon’s luck—they’re both Herondales. When Jace teaches a class at the Academy, warlock Tessa visits to share the true story of the Jack the Ripper murders.

Simon is not the first student to feel out of place at The Shadowhunter Academy—half-warlock and total bookworm James Herondale certainly didn’t quite fit in with the other students. Simon learns about James’ time at the Academy and discovers what it means to find a place you belong in this prelude to The Last Hours.

Cassandra Clare also announced that Luke Pasqualino will narrate the audio book for The Whitechapel Fiend:

“Hot brown-haired guys read to you”: Luke Pasqualino—from E4’s Skins, Showtime’s The Borgias and BBC’s The Musketeers—reads THE WHITECHAPEL FIEND from Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy!

His English accent matches up well with the story’s setting in London, where we see Jem, Will and Tessa a few years after Infernal Devices.

The Whitechapel Fiend will be released on April 21 and Nothing but Shadows will be available on May 19.

I cannot wait to read these installments and I am excited to see the next covers. I love that they included Simon’s Made in Brooklyn T-Shirt!

‘Perfect’ Diego Rosales is discussed in new ‘Lady Midnight’ snippet

If everything goes according to plan we now have less than a year until Lady Midnight, the first book in Cassandra Clare’s The Dark Artifices trilogy, is released! Today Cassie shared a snippet in which there is some serious girl talk:

“Perfect Diego is the boy Cristina’s mother wants her to marry,” Emma told Livvy. Now it was Cristina’s turn to look betrayed. “It’s not an arranged marriage, not exactly, it’s just that her mother loves him, he’s a Rosales —“

“He’s related to you?” Livvy asked Cristina. “Isn’t that a problem? I mean, I know Clary Fairchild and Jace Herondale are a famous love story, but they weren’t actually brother and sister. Otherwise I think it would probably be a …”

“Less famous love story,” said Emma, with a grin.

Cristina waved her hand dissmisively. “The Rosaleses are a huge Shadowhunting family. I don’t think he’s even a cousin. My mother just thinks it would help cement the Rosales empire. She thinks he’s perfect, so handsome, so smart, such a Shadowhunter, perfect perfect perfect —”

“And now you know how he got his nickname,” said Emma.

I can’t wait to find out more about the Rosaleses!

Lady Midnight will be released in March 2016.

Catch up with all the snippets from The Dark Artifices here.

James Herondale gets emotional in new ‘Nothing but Shadows’ snippet

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To celebrate the news about Shadowhunters, the TV series on ABC Family (read all about it here), Cassandra Clare has posted a snippet from Nothing but Shadows, the fourth installment of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. In this snippet James Herondale and ‘Uncle Jem’ share a heartfelt moment:

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Nothing but Shadows, co-written by Cassie and Sarah Rees Brennan, will be released on May 19.

Exclusive: Jack Falahee Talks Preparing to Narrate ‘The Lost Herondale’ + a ‘Nuanced’ Simon Lewis

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So as major fangirls of How to Get Away With Murder, we’re super excited to bring you an interview with Connor Walsh himself, Jack Falahee, who is the audiobook narrator for Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy: The Lost Herondale.

In the interview, Falahee talks about how preparing for narrating an audiobook is similar to preparing for a role, but perhaps more difficult. He also discussed his love for Simon Lewis, who he called a “nuanced,” “flawed” and relatable character.

We also have an excerpt from the audiobook:

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy: The Lost Herondale is now available to download as an eBook or audiobook!

Happy release day to ‘The Lost Herondale’

The Lost Herondale, the second installment of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, is out today! It was co-written by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman and it focuses on Simon’s training at Shadowhunter Academy and Tobias Herondale, one of Will and Jace’s ancestors.

Here’s the official description and a short snippet:

Simon learns about the worst thing a Shadowhunter can do: desert their comrades. In the early 19th century, Tobias Herondale abdandoned his fellow Shadowhunters in the heat of battle and left them to die. His life was forfeit, but Tobias never returned, and the Clave claimed his wife’s life in exchange for Tobias’s. Simon and his fellow students are shocked to learn of this brutality, especially when it is revealed the woman was pregnant. But what if the child survived…could there be a lost Herondale line out in the world today?

 

“Demons and warlocks can’t help what they are,” Balogh said darkly. “Shadowhunters are held to a higher standard. The deaths of those three men sit squarely on the shoulders of Tobias Herondale. And he would have been punished in kind, had he ever been foolish enough to show his face again. He never did, but debts need repaying. A trial was held in absentia. He was judged guilty, and punishment was carried out.”
“But I thought you said he never came back?” Julie said.

“Indeed. So the punishment was carried out on his wife, in his stead.”

“His pregnant wife?” Marisol said, looking like she was about to be sick.
“Sed lex, dura lex,” Balogh said. The Latin phrase had been hammered into them from the first day at the Academy, and Simon was coming to hate the sound of it—so often was it used as an excuse for acting like monsters.

Balogh steepled his fingers and contemplated the classroom, watching in satisfaction as his message came clear. This was how the Clave treated cowardice on the battlefield; this was justice under the Covenant. “The Law is hard,” Balogh translated for the hushed students. “But it is the Law.”

Due to the time difference between the States and Europe, I’ve already read The Lost Herondale and I urge you to buy the ebook. There is a surprise at the end which you do not want to miss!

Happy reading, Shadowhunters!

The next ebook – The Whitechapel Fiend – will be released on April 21.

You don’t actually need an iPad, Kindle or Nook to read The Lost Herondale. If you have an Amazon account, you can download the free Kindle Reading Apps for smartphones, computers or tablets.

Amazon US/Amazon UK/Amazon Germany/Amazon Canada/Amazon France/Amazon Spain/Amazon Italy/Amazon Australia/Amazon Brasil/Amazon India/Amazon Japan/Amazon China

When all the ebooks are published, the book will be released in print format (just like the Bane Chronicles).

Will and Tessa share a sweet moment in ‘The Whitechapel Fiend’ snippet

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We really are getting spoilt this week! There are new UK covers for The Mortal Instruments, exciting Shadowhunters TV news, a new Lady Midnight snippet and now Cassandra Clare has posted a short excerpt from The Whitechapel Fiend, the third short story from her co-written Tales from the Shadowunter Academy series.

Awww, right?

Here’s the official synopsis for The Whitechapel Fiend:

Simon learns the truth behind the Jack the Ripper murders―“Jack” was hunted by Will Herondale and his institute of Victorian Shadowhunters.

It was co-written by Cassie and Maureen Johnson and will be released on April 21.

Emma is told about love in new ‘Lady Midnight’ snippet

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Yesterday was a busy day for Shadowhunters! We got really exciting news about Shadowhunters, the Mortal Instruments television show, the new UK covers for The Mortal Instruments were revealed and Cassandra Clare shared another Lady Midnight snippet.

In this snippet Emma Carstairs is told about love and the negative reactions it can generate:

“Let me tell you a truth before you die, Emma,” said the voice. “It is a secret about the Nephilim. They hate love, human love, because they were born of angels. And while God charged his angels to take care of humans, the angels were made first, and they have always hated God’s second creation. That is why Lucifer fell. He was an angel who would not bow to mankind, God’s favored child. Love is the weakness of human beings, and the Angels despise them for it, and the Clave despises it too, and therefore they punish it. Do you know what happens to parabatai who fall in love? Do you know why it’s forbidden?”

I cannot wait to finally find out why romantic parabatai love is forbidden! Only one more year until Lady Midnight is published.

New UK covers for ‘The Mortal Instruments’

It was recently revealed that Simon & Schuster will repackage the covers of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices and USA Today shared the new cover for the paperback edition for City of Bones. It was also announced that the covers for the English The Mortal Instruments paperback editions are going to change and today, on World Book Day, the website FemaleFirst.co.uk revealed the new covers.

Have a look:

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Click the image to be linked to a HQ version on Cassie’s tumblr.

In July 2015 Walker Books UK will publish a major re-issue programme of New York Times No.1 bestselling The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare to attract a whole new audience as well as being a collectable for existing fans.

Each of the six titles in the series features gorgeous cover illustrations by Mila Furstova, the artist who created the album artwork for Coldplay’s Ghost Stories. The first book in the Mortal Instruments series, City of Bones, was a major movie release in 2013.

Cassie also posted about the covers and said:

Lots of people asked about the new designs for the covers of TMI in the UK/Australia/NZ/Ireland. Now, these covers aren’t going to replace the existing covers. The existing covers will still be sold. These will be sold also, either in the teen or adult section. They simply give an alternate look.

These are some of my favorite covers I’ve ever had. These are etchings done by artist Mila Fürstová. Within each shape, you can see careful details: Clary and Jace separated on City of Bones, together in City of Heavenly Fire, Alicante in the rose on City of Glass.

Furstova also did the cover for Coldplay’s Ghost Stories, which I love!

These are delicate and ethereal and lovely — very different from other covers I’ve had. I love the range!

You should definitely visit Cassie’s tumblr to see a larger and more HQ version of the covers. The details on the covers are amazing! Simply click on the picture and then click it again to enlarge it!
I love the colours of the new covers and I think that City of Ashes is my favourite.
Furthermore, I was told that

the scans of the artwork don’t quite do them justice, the real pieces are absolutely stunning!

What do you think of the new UK covers and which one do you like best?

 

 

Cassandra Clare to contribute story to YA anthology

New! Book! News!I’m absolutely thrilled to announce the sale of my second YA anthology. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories will be released in Summer 2016 from the same WONDERFUL publishers who brought you My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories—Sara Goodman at St. Martin’s Press and Rachel Petty at Macmillan UK. Once again, I’ll be editing as well as contributing a story.This collection will feature twelve new tales of romantic love, all set during the summer months, from twelve new (okay, okay—minus me, eleven!) outstanding authors:Leigh BardugoFrancesca Lia BlockLibba BrayCassandra ClareBrandy ColbertTim FederleLev GrossmanNina LaCourStephanie PerkinsVeronica RothJon SkovronJennifer E. SmithI am so, so grateful to each of these authors for their trust and enthusiasm. I mean. That’s an incredible list, right??I’m also thankful for Kate Schafer Testerman, my kindhearted and always kick-ass agent. And I’m so happy and honored to be working with Sara Goodman and Rachel Petty again, because … because … they’re just so freaking great, you guys.Here’s the official announcement from Publisher’s Weekly:Sara Goodman at St. Martin’s has bought Stephanie Perkins’s second young adult anthology, Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, a collection of 12 romantic tales of young summer love, which includes contributions from Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Nina LaCour, Veronica Roth, Jennifer E. Smith, among others. Publication is slated for summer 2016; Kate Schafer Testerman at KT Literary brokered the deal for North American rights.I hope you’re as excited as I am! Except I realize that’s not actually possible. (Because I’m REALLY REALLY SUPER EXCITED.) But I do hope this news makes you smile.Because this book? It’s gonna be special. :-)xo,StephP.S. If you’re on Goodreads, please add Summer Days & Summer Nights to-read HERE.

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Exciting news for fans of YA novels and Cassandra Clare! Yesterday it was announced that Cassie is going to contribute a short story for an anthology edited by Stephanie Perkins (My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories, Anna and the French Kiss).

The anthology, which is called Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, will also feature authors like Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy), Libba Bray (Gemma Doyle Trilogy), Veronica Roth (Divergent Trilogy) and Jennifer E. Smith (The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight).

Since the short stories are set in summer, the anthology will be released in summer 2016.

Here’s the official announcement from Publisher’s Weekly:

Sara Goodman at St. Martin’s has bought Stephanie Perkins’s second young adult anthology, Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, a collection of 12 romantic tales of young summer love, which includes contributions from Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Nina LaCour, Veronica Roth, Jennifer E. Smith, among others. Publication is slated for summer 2016; Kate Schafer Testerman at KT Literary brokered the deal for North American rights.

Cassie reblogged Stephanie Perkins’s tumblr post and added:

 Woo! thrilled to be in this.

Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories isn’t the first anthology Cassie has written a short story for. Her other works include Vacations from Hell: “The Mirror House” (2009) or Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories: “Some Fortunate Future Day” (2011).

If you are on goodreads, you can add Summer Days & Summer Nights HERE.

 

 

Cassandra Clare shares excerpt from ‘The Lost Herondale’

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Yesterday Cassandra Clare shared that Jack Falahee from ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder will be the narrator of The Lost Herondale and today Cassie posted an excerpt:

“Demons and warlocks can’t help what they are,” Balogh said darkly. “Shadowhunters are held to a higher standard. The deaths of those three men sit squarely on the shoulders of Tobias Herondale. And he would have been punished in kind, had he ever been foolish enough to show his face again. He never did, but debts need repaying. A trial was held in absentia. He was judged guilty, and punishment was carried out.”
“But I thought you said he never came back?” Julie said.

“Indeed. So the punishment was carried out on his wife, in his stead.”

“His pregnant wife?” Marisol said, looking like she was about to be sick.
“Sed lex, dura lex,” Balogh said. The Latin phrase had been hammered into them from the first day at the Academy, and Simon was coming to hate the sound of it—so often was it used as an excuse for acting like monsters.

Balogh steepled his fingers and contemplated the classroom, watching in satisfaction as his message came clear. This was how the Clave treated cowardice on the battlefield; this was justice under the Covenant. “The Law is hard,” Balogh translated for the hushed students. “But it is the Law.”

The Lost Herondale is the second installment of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy and it will be released on March 17. It is also the first installment which is co-written by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman.

Cassandra Clare talks new covers for her ‘Shadowhunters’ novels

Yesterday, USA Today revealed that The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices will be repackaged with new covers and new extra content. Of course this caused a lot of buzz in the Shadowhunter fandom and many questions arose: Will the cover for Lady Midnight look more modern as well? Who will be on the other covers? Who is the designer? and so on.

Cassie answered a lot of these questions on her tumblr and also shared another picture of the new cover for City of Bones. We’ve highlighted the most important information from her post:

City of Bones has a brand new look! USA Today debuted it on their blog earlier today — you can check it out here.

Just to answer a few things I’ve been asked: my publisher has wanted to redesign the covers for a long time, but needed to finish out TMI first. They have for a long time wanted to make the Shadowhunters books overall look more unified (the paperback TID will also be repackaged, and every book will have the “Shadowhunters” type down the side) and also make them look more modern — the first book was designed ten years ago, and book styles change.

These are paperback repackages. The hardback books will retain the original covers.

These repackages will contain some fun new elements like maps of Shadowhunter New York and London.

These covers were designed by Cliff Nielson, who also did all the other Shadowhunters covers. He’s always been a great designer and I’ve always loved his work. I am happy that the new design carries over elements of the old design (Cliff’s work, the light effects, the fonts — even the model for Jace is the same one used on Lost Souls) so that it’s more of an updating that a complete change.

I don’t know how Lady Midnight’s cover will look. That hasn’t been decided yet. It may well be a fusion of the old and the new, as really, they aren’t that different.

I love Jace’s pose in this cover, and the fact that he’s reaching for a tarot card, and that you can see little details like the Morgenstern ring on his hand. The cover is actually a brilliantly bright bronze, which you can’t tell onscreen unfortunately.

Each cover will feature one character. The first three will be Jace, then Clary, then Simon. But this time around you’ll also get to see Alec have his own cover, and Isabelle have hers. 

(I have no info about covers being repackaged in any country other than the US/Canada. The UK are working on some very cool “alternate” covers but they won’t replace the old ones, just exist alongside them.)

Hope you like the covers as well!

We talked to Walker Books and they confirmed:

Walker Books UK will be re-issuing the Mortal Instruments series in July with an entirely different cover look. We are set to launch a cover reveal next week.

Cassie also answered more questions on twitter:

Sarah Rees Brennan recently tweeted about Simon’s hotness:

Although she was talking about the cover model for Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy it is possible that he will also be on the cover for City of Glass since Simon & Schuster kept the model for Jace.

That’s everything we know for now. Once Walker Books has revealed the alternate cover for City of Bones, we will post it here and of course we will keep you up to date on the other covers.

 

New covers for ‘The Mortal Instruments’ and ‘The Infernal Devices’

Simon & Schuster won’t be publishing a new Cassandra Clare book this year, but Shadowhunters all over the world can look forward to new covers for Cassie’s The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices!

USA Today revealed the new cover for City of Bones, which will hit shelves on September 1:

New CoB coverCassandra Clare’s publisher is repackaging all of the bestselling novels in her massively popular Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series. And we at HEA have the first peek at the new cover of City of Bones, which, as you know, was made into a movie in 2013 called The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. The new cover of City of Bones arrives on Sept. 1. And bonus: Each repackaged book will have a new map and new exclusive content written by Cassandra.

What a great new cover for City of Bones! Jace looks really cool and I am already so excited to find out what Cassie has written for the re-releases!

Right now we are not sure if Walker Books, Cassie’s publisher in the UK, will also re-release the books, but we will let you know once we have more information!

What do you think of the cover and and which cover are you looking forward to most? Sound off in the comments!

Thanks to our friends over at British Nephilim for the heads up x

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