Cassandra Clare shares snippet from the ‘City of Bones’ Collector’s Edition

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Repackaged editions of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices will be published in less than a week (September 1) and to celebrate, Cassandra Clare shared something very special: a snippet from Jace’s POV in the City of Bones Collector’s Edition.

The special edition of City of Bones is the only repackage that’s hardcover.

It is only available through Barnes and Noble. Unless people decide to sell it on Ebay, it will never be available anywhere else.

All the repackages have maps of New York (TMI) or London (TID) and forwards by me talking a bit about why I wrote each series. Only the B&N edition is 1) in hardcover 2) a book that contains the opening scene from City of Bones from Jace’s viewpoint.

It’s called “Awake”, from this quote: It was like he was always half-awake where other people were concerned. And then we met you, and he woke up. — Isabelle to Clary, City of Glass

A snippet:

Jace glanced over at Alec and Isabelle. Killing a demon in front of a mundane, unless there was an immediate threat, was something of a no-no. Mundanes weren’t supposed to know about demons.  For one of the first times in his life, Jace found himself at a loss. They couldn’t leave the girl with the Eidolon; it would kill her. If they left the Eidolon alone, it would escape, and kill someone else. If they stayed and killed it, they’d be exposed.

“Knock her out,” Alec muttered, under his breath. “Just … whack her on the head with something.”

“Just go,” Jace said to the girl. “Get out of here, if you know what’s good for you.”

But she only planted her feet harder. He could see the look in her eyes, like exclamation points: No! No!

“I’m not going anywhere,” she said. “If I do, you’ll kill him.”

Jace had to admit that was true. “What do you care?” He pointed at the demon with his knife. “That’s not a person, little girl. It may look like a person and talk like a person and bleed like a person. But it’s a monster.”

“Jace!” Isabelle’s eyes flashed. They were depthless, black, angry. Isabelle never got angrier than when Jace risked getting himself in trouble or danger. And he was risking both, now. Breaking the Law — talking about Shadowhunter business with mundanes — and what was worse, he was liking it. Something about this girl, her stormcloud of red hair and her snapping green eyes, made him feel as if his veins were filled with gunpowder and she was a match.

As if, if she touched him, he’d burn up. But then, he loved explosions.

Aw, the Clace feels! :-)

The Collector’s Edition is only $16.24 right now and international shipping is almost $13.

Which editions will you be buying?

Pre-order the ‘City of Bones’ Collector’s Edition!

New CoB coverWe have less than a month until Cassandra Clare’s worldwide bestselling series The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices will be published with gorgeous new covers and some bonus content! Barnes & Noble is selling a Collector’s Edition of the book that started it all, City of Bones:

This edition of City of Bones features an exclusive poster and new scene, a brilliant new cover, a map of New York City, a new foreword, and a bonus story.

Cassie shared that this special edition will actually be a hardcover – the other books will be paperbacks – and that “[i]t contains the beginning of City of Bones, when Jace and Clary first meet, rewritten from Jace’s perspective.

Click here to pre-order the Collector’s Edition of City of Bones!

Edited to add:

Since some seem to have problems with the link, here it is again:

You can find pre-order links for the other books when you click on the picture below:

Credit: Cassandra Clare’s tumblr

Happy reading, Shadowhunters! :-)

Cassandra Clare shares her and Holly Black’s short story ‘Not for humans’

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Happy 4th of July to all the US Shadowhunters!

To celebrate today’s holiday, Cassandra Clare took to her tumblr to share something special:

NOT FOR HUMANS by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

This is a short piece Holly and I wrote for John Green’s Project for Awesome a few years ago. I recently mentioned it and enough people asked to see it that I thought we ought to put it up! It’s a crossover between Holly Black’s Modern Faerie Tale series and Shadowhunter Chronicles. Kaye, Roiben, Corny and Luis are all from Holly’s books. You may well know the others. :) This is set before the beginning of City of Bones. Remember when Jace talked about eating faerie food and running naked down Fifth Avenue…?

Happy 4th!

Kaye really wasn’t expecting Shadowhunters to come to Moon in a Cup, especially on opening day.

She wasn’t even really sure what Shadowhunters did. They appeared to believe that the world was menaced by demons, wore a lot of weapons, tattooed one another, and didn’t trust anyone who wasn’t one of them. Kaye had once pointed out that she’d never seen a demon and, really, she’d seen plenty of odd things. The Shadowhunter she’d been talking with had claimed her not seeing any demons only proved that the Shadowhunters were doing their job. She’d stopped arguing after that. You can’t prove a negative, Corny had said.

It annoyed her, though, because not only did they believe in demons, but they thought faeries like her were part demon too. That made all the weapon carrying and weirdness a little more nervous-making than it might have been otherwise. But Luis liked them and, besides, Kaye needed customers. She just hoped they didn’t eat the scones. Moon in a Cup was her dream and now that it was nally happening, she was incredibly nervous. She loved the smell of the espresso in the air, the clouds of steam and the sound of frothing milk. She loved all the things that she and her friends had scavenged from thrift sales and from the side of the road. Ratty little wooden tables that she and Valerie and Ruth had decoupaged with postcards and sheets of music and pages from encyclopedias. Gold-painted chairs. Outsider art and weird antlers and a few landscapes with sea serpents painted on top of them. Mismatched cups that ranged from bone china to chipped bowls with pictures of ducks on them to mugs with slogans for businesses long closed. Every single one felt like a treasure to her, but she’d never owned anything before or been very responsible. She’s worried over whether she could handle it – whether she’d even like it once it was real – for months.

And now, finally, finally, finally, the place was open.

Ravus and Luis had painted a big sign announcing their GRAND OPENING, which hung above the register. There, in somewhat organized canisters, were the makings for many things, both mortal and less so. In addition to various coffee drinks, including the terrifying Red Eye, and the Dirty Chai, they were serving herbal teas made from nettle, milk thistle and dandelion, rosehip and sticklewort, bluecap and coltsfoot. Then one of the Unseelie knights, Dulcamara, had sent Kaye a large basket of pastries – scones, muns, all tarts – all baked with faerie fruit, none of which Kaye could picture the knight making herself. Corny had put them out, but marked them NOT FOR HUMANS, which Kaye worried might confuse people who came in off the street. Still, she’d been too busy to do more than promise herself that she was going to keep an eye on them.

The place was already half full by the time the Shadowhunters arrived. There were a ton of faerie folk that Kaye didn’t know — denizens of Roiben’s court, looking curiously around at the décor. Corny was helping Kaye behind the bar, mixing up a pot of seaweed tea for a sharp-dressed kelpie who winked at him. Corny didn’t wink back, probably because Luis was watching him from across the room with an amused expression, flanked by Val, her short red hair growing out in curls, Ravus, and Val’s best friend Ruth with her new girlfriend whose hair was dyed the color of a blueberry.

Luis stopped watching his boyfriend, though, and looked over at the door when the Shadowhunters came in. They tended to attract attention, even though they were often glamoured up like they really didn’t want it. Still, it was hard to ignore a group of tall, heavily armed people whose cheekbones were as sharp as their weaponry.

It was a group of three of them: two boys and a girl. The taller boy had black hair and blue eyes, and wore a quiver of bows slung over his shoulder. His hands were in his pockets and he was glaring like he really didn’t want to be there. The boy next to him was blond, really bright blond, with hair the same color that the gold chairs were painted. He was wearing a long leather jacket so any weapons he had on him were probably concealed, although Kaye was sure they were there. The girl had the same long black hair as the tall boy — siblings, Kaye guessed — though her eyes were dark. She was wearing a owing lacy top and a velvet skirt, and a very unusual sort of golden bangle that curled over and over up her arm.

“Meliorn!” the girl cried out upon entering, and dashed across the room to throw herself into the arms of a faerie knight in white armor. Kaye recognized him as one of the Seelie Court’s knights, kind of a silent, stuck-up type. He returned the Shadowhunter girl’s embrace.

“Isabelle,” he said. “You are as lovely as a willow tree.”

Kaye smirked to herself. Ah, faerie compliments. Some willow trees were lovely and some weren’t, so the compliment didn’t mean much. The Shadowhunter girl, Isabelle, seemed to purr under his words, though; grasping him by his slightly pointed ears — maybe only a half-fae? — she kissed him warmly.  Well, that was new. Shadowhunters dating faeries?

The two boys came up to the bar, looking around like they were sure that anyone would be honored to serve them coffee. Kaye wasn’t so convinced. “So what’s a red eye?” asked the blond one.

“It’s a shot of espresso in a cup of coffee,” Kaye explained. “Not for amateurs.” The blond boy grinned. He had that kind of grin that really good-looking people who knew they were good-looking had. It was more than a little intimidating. “I think you’ll find I’m not an amateur at anything.”

“So does that mean you want one, or not?” Kaye always felt awkward around boys like him, sure that they were laughing at her.

“I think it means if you come out from behind that counter and spend a few minutes with me somewhere a little more private, you won’t be disappointed.” Kaye stared at him, open-mouthed. Was he really suggesting they go have sex? Like right then, in the middle of her shift? Or maybe he meant something else. She took another look at him. Nope, probably not.

“Jace,” hissed the boy standing next to him. “Just order a freaking cookie or something.”

“I like cookies,” said Jace, with a particularly charming smile, “but what I really prefer is pretty ladies with green skin.”

“Slow your roll, Captain Kirk,” said Corny. “She has a boyfriend.”

“A serious one?” Jace inquired — he was still smiling in that charming way that made it hard to be irritated.

“He has a seriously big sword,” Corny said. “And he’ll be here any minute.”

Jace’s hand went to his waist. “Well, if it’s seriously big swords we’re discussing —“

The dark-haired boy thunked his head down on the countertop. “Stop this pointless flirting,” he said. “Or I will bash my head through this pastry case.”

“I wish you wouldn’t,” said Kaye. “We just had it installed.”

“Calm down, Alec.” Jace shrugged, in a no-harm-trying kind of way and flashed his grin at Corny. “In that case, I guess we’ll have to make do with two Red Eyes and a scone.”

“The scones aren’t for humans,” Kaye protested. “We’re not humans,” said Jace. Kaye was about to protest again, when Corny slid a plate with a scone on it onto the countertop with a flourish.

She wanted to snatch it back – faerie fruit wasn’t wise for anyone – but it would be bad for business to be seen wrestling food away from customers, especially when they were currently in the process of paying for it. Besides, she thought, trying to convince herself, people liked faerie fruit. It made them a little crazy, sure, and there was that one time that Corny had recited all the lyrics to Synchronicity while eating them and that other time that he’d maybe been involved in an orgy, but on the whole, Jace would probably be fine. Shadowhunters were supposed to be different. Maybe they had some control over themselves that ordinary human beings didn’t. The rumor about them was that they were part angel, and Kaye couldn’t imagine angels running around reciting all the lyrics to Synchronicity or getting into orgiastic situations. Then again, she couldn’t picture angels hitting on her either. “Enjoy it,” she said, giving up and setting their coffee drinks on the counter.

Alec took the change she handed out and dumped it in the tip jar. She felt bad for him. It was obvious he had a bit of a crush on Jace, and equally obvious that he was having a pretty bad day.

She watched as they made their way across the shop and sank down on a couch across from Isabelle and Meliorn, who were busy rubbing noses and making cutesy faces at each other. Jace and Alec rolled their eyes.

Another boy came in, staggering a little. His black hair stuck straight up, thick with glitter, and he appeared to be very, very drunk. He had a stack of papers with him and was handing them out to the patrons. Every time someone took one, there was a little electric burst of glitter. Finally he sprawled out in an armchair near Isabelle, and leaned over to her.

She broke away from Meliorn, frowning at him — he seemed to be saying something about his cat’s birthday as he waved another piece of paper at her. Or maybe he was talking about his own birthday, since his eyes looked very like the reective, unblinking eyes of a cat. Kaye wondered what he was. Not a faerie, and not a Shadowhunter either.

“The Magnificent Magnus?” Isabelle said, dubiously, then shrugged. “But, hey, thanks for the invite.” She took the paper, folded it up, and thrust it down the front of her shirt before going back to kissing Meliorn.

For a few minutes, Kaye was absorbed in making another pot of seaweed tea, passing over three espresso shots to a trio of hobgoblins and making one Dirty Chai for a human in a business suit who seemed a little unnerved, as though despite not being able to see through the glamour all around him, he was able to discern that something about the other customers was a little off. He scuttled away as soon as she handed him her drink, clearing the way for her to see across the room —

To where Jace was taking off his clothes. The scone plate on the coffee table in front of him was empty, and he had a dreamy expression on his face – the dreamy expression of a human who had eaten faerie fruit. He had already shrugged off his long coat, and was getting to work on the buttons of his shirt. “Jace,” Alec hissed. “Jace, what are you doing?”

“It’s warm in here,” Jace said, in a slurred voice.

Two knives hit the ground.

Across the room, several faeries began to giggle. Jace kicked off his boots and socks.

“Corny,” Kaye said. “Do something. This is entirely your fault, you know. You gave him those scones.”

Corny was watching Jace undressing with raised eyebrows and an appreciative expression on his face. “I think I might be some kind of genius. You couldn’t pay me to stop this.”

Jace had whipped his shirt off. Kaye squinted and had to admit Corny had a point. You rarely saw a body like that outside of magazine spreads. Some people had six-packs; Jace appeared to have a twelve-pack. It didn’t look humanly possible. “Could be good for business,” she mused and pulled herself an espresso shot. She thought she was going to need it.

“Maybe we could get him to do it every day?” Corny said, as Jace unbuttoned his jeans. Alec attempted to stop him, but Jace moved nimbly out of his way and kicked the jeans off with a flourish.

“Don’t try to stop me, Alec,” said Jace. “This body has to be free.”

Isabelle looked up from kissing Meliorn and her eyes widened. “Holy crap,” she said.

“Jace —“ She started to stand up, but Jace had already made his way to the door. He paused there and bowed — to not considerable applause — plucked the pair of antlers o the wall, and placed them gently on his head.

Then he darted out the door, just as Roiben came in. Roiben, in his long black cloak, raised both his silver brows and stared after Jace, a small smile playing at the corner of his lips. He looked about to ask Meliorn a question and then seemed to think better of it. Then, abruptly, he began to laugh.

“Oh, by the Angel,” Alec said mournfully. “Another place we can never go to again. You’d think, in a city as big as New York …”

Kaye noticed that the boozy Magnus the Magnicent was watching Alec with a gleam in his catlike eyes. It really was too bad Alec seemed too sunk in gloom to notice.

“We should have hung a sign on that guy,” Corny said. “Imagine the advertising.” And right then, Kaye realized two things. One was that Shadowhunters might be good at killing things, but their dating lives were a mess. And the other was that she was going to love owning a coffee shop.

By the Angel, this was hilarious!

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

TMI Memories: TMI Source staff on what TMI means to them

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It’s hard to believe that The Mortal Instruments is coming to an end. City of Heavenly Fire is set to be unleashed upon the world tomorrow, and we’re still not ready to say goodbye. But instead of thinking about how sad it’s going to be, let’s look back at how much this series has changed our lives. For the better.

Cat, Megan and myself talked about what The Mortal Instruments means to us and reflected on our favorite book, character, ship and favorite moments that we’ll forever remember.


What does The Mortal Instruments mean to me?

Looking back over the past eight years since I began reading The Mortal Instruments, I can’t help but get emotional because of how this series has changed my life.

One of the reasons I’m most thankful is for how The Mortal Instruments has introduced me to so many of my great friends who I can’t imagine not having in my life. I could not be more grateful, and it just goes to show you how a shared passion can unite strangers and turn them into best friends. Getting to know Cassandra Clare has been an honor. Cassie is such a wonderful person who is just as nice of a person as she is a writer.

Of course there’d be no TMI Source without The Mortal Instruments. I mean, it’s in the name – The Mortal Instruments Source. Starting this website has opened so many doors for me, as well as afforded me so many incredible opportunities, like participating in Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices book tours, getting to tour the set of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and attending the premiere of the film, as well as meeting and interviewing the actors.

What The Mortal Instruments offered me was an escape. It’s what all books and forms of entertainment do, but The Mortal Instruments completely captivated me and whenever I wanted to escape my reality I’d run immediately into Cassie’s world.

I was emotional saying goodbye to The Infernal Devices. But it’s safe to say that saying goodbye to The Mortal Instruments is going to be 10x worse. And The Infernal Devices is my favorite series of the two. But The Mortal Instruments started it all. And having to close that chapter in this ongoing saga is going to hurt like hell. But knowing that I can revisit these characters and stories years from now is the light in the darkness. And I couldn’t be more thankful that these characters will live on forever with readers and myself.

Favorite Book: City of Glass.

Favorite Character: Isabelle. She wasn’t always my favorite character, but in five books I’ve watched her grow into a strong and capable woman. Her strength isn’t just physical. It’s emotional. She’s just as capable of kicking someone’s ass as she is open to being emotionally vulnerable. And that’s just beautiful. But I’ll be honest, I fear for her life in City of Heavenly Fire. Please don’t break my heart, Cassie!

Favorite Ship: Clary x Jace. I first started reading The Mortal Instruments shortly after City of Ashes was published, which meant that I had to wait FOREVER for City of Glass stewing in that knowledge (at the time) that Clary and Jace were related and praying every minute that they weren’t. But it didn’t matter I shipped it anyway. You know you’re invested in a ship where even when you know they’re related you still ship it. Luckily, they turned out not to be related. *throws confetti*

3 Favorite Moments:

1) The Letter in City of Glass: To this day reading the scene where Clary find the letter from Jace and the Morgenstern ring and then actually reading the letter Jace wrote, it makes me emotional. This was a poignant moment for these two characters and offered some beautiful insight into Jace’s character.

2) Seelie Court in City of Ashes: THIS CHAPTER. Everything about the Seelie Court was incredible, from the humor to THAT KISS. “You can close your eyes and think of England, if you like.”

3) Pandemonium in City of Bones: This is where it all began. Just imagine if Clary and Simon had decided not to go to Pandemonium that night. Actually, don’t. That’s a depressing thought.


What does The Mortal Instruments mean to me?

I’m finding it hard to write down what TMI means to me because this feels like a farewell letter, which I guess it somehow is. I first heard of The Mortal Instruments in the summer of 2009, but didn’t read the first cycle until January 2010, when I ‘marathoned’ the trilogy. I was hooked and when two friends discovered the series, I was so happy that we could fangirl together, which we of course did and still do.
Today I’m surrounded by my TMI books and yes, I am crying because this is it. In a few days I will be reading City of Heavenly Fire, I will be saying goodbye to beloved characters that I will never see again because they have died. I will be saying Ave atque vale, The Mortal Instruments. But I’ll also be saying ‘thank you’, because over the last 4.5 years, this book series has become such a big part of my life.
Clary discovered a whole new world, a hidden world at the beginning of City of Bones and in a way, I am like her, because I discovered the books and later the TMI fandom on the Internet. Clary went on a lot of adventures; she made new friends and so have I. Cassie’s books made me meet so many great people, made me go on adventures – book signings, a movie premiere, interviews –  I wouldn’t have dreamt were possible and I am so grateful, so humbled.  I wouldn’t be writing this today if it wasn’t for three special ladies: Cassie, Alyssa and Megan so thank you ♥

The Mortal Instruments mean so much to me that I’m not really able to put it into words. I’ve never been a wordsmith, but 4.5 years ago I fell in love and to this day I still am. The ‘relationship’ had its ups and its downs, but in hindsight, I have to quote Cassie: “I only count the hours that shine”. Goodbye, Clary, Jace, Simon, Isabelle, Alec, Magnus and all the others and thank you for making me laugh, for comforting me when I needed it, for making me cry and for making my life more beautiful. I will miss you.

Favorite Book: City of Glass. I just love this book because all of the characters get to shine and didn’t we all breathe a big sigh of relief when we finally had confirmation that Clary and Jace weren’t actually related? ;-)

Favorite Character: Simon. His loyalty to Clary, but also to the other Shadowhunters is incredibly admiring. He’s grown so much in the series and I just love him so I am very jealous of Isabelle and Clary for having such a great (boy)friend in their lives.

Favorite Ship: Simon and Isabelle ♥ (sorry, Clace, but I’m rooting for the underdogs. I love you too, though)

3 Favorite Moments:

1. This is a Sizzy moment. I feel all warm and fuzzy when I even think about it. It’s from City of Fallen Angels, Chapter 19: Hell Is Satisfied:
“Why didn’t you summon us?” Isabelle demanded, her voice thin with betrayal. Why didn’t you tell us you were coming here? Why didn’t you send a fire-message, or anything? You know we would have come if you needed us.”
“There wasn’t time,” Simon said. “And I didn’t know Clary and Jace were going to be here. I thought I was the only one. It didn’t seem right to drag you into my problems.”
“D-drag me into your problems?” Isabelle sputtered.
“You—,” she began – and then to everyone’s surprise, clearly including her own, she flung herself at Simon, wrapping her arms around his neck. He staggered backward, unprepared for the assault, but he recovered quickly enough. His arms went around her, nearly snagging on the dangling whip, and he held her tightly, her dark head just under his chin. Clary couldn’t quite tell – Isabelle was speaking too softly – but it sound like she was swearing at Simon under her breath.”
And then later:
“You came for me. You came for me.”
“Of course I did,” she said, in a muffled little voice. “When I thought something had happened to you—“
He leaned toward her. Their faces were inches from each other. He could see the reflected sparks of the chandelier in her black eyes. Her lips were parted, and Simon could feel the warmth of her breath. For the first time since he had become a vampire, he could feel heat, like electrical charge passing between them. “Isabelle,” he said. Not Iz, not Izzy. Isabelle.
“Can I—“

Oh my shipper heart! Why did Cassie stop there?!

2. City of Glass, Chapter 14: In The Dark Forest: (I’m sure you know what will come now)
“There’s no pretending,” Jace said with absolute clarity. “I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there’s a life after that, I’ll love you then.” *melts into a puddle of goo*

3. This was tough because how can I pick only 3 favorite moments from 5 books? I somehow managed, though.
City of Glass, Chapter 20: Weighed In The Balance:
“You could have had anything else in the world, and you asked for me.”
She smiled up at him. Filthy as he was, covered in blood and dirt, he was the most beautiful thing she’d ever seen. ”But I don’t want anything else in the world.” […]
“You’re not my brother,” she told him, a little breathlessly, as if, having realized she hadn’t yet said them, she couldn’t get the words out of her mouth fast enough. “You know that, right?”
Very slightly, through the grime and the blood, Jace grinned.
“Yes,” he said. “I know that.”

This still makes me want to hug the book to my chest and sigh happily.


What does The Mortal Instruments mean to me? 

I was introduced to TMI when City of Ashes had just been released by my friend Kaylee I was editing a podcast about TMI for her, so unlike many others I knew the ending of City of Bones before I began reading it. I think I mostly started reading the book because Kaylee dared me to read the book and NOT ship Jace and Clary. I was bound and determined not to because I knew that they were siblings! …… yeah that didn’t last long.
That is how I got into the series, but it means so much more than a book. The Mortal Instruments has been a friend, an escape, a tool for cheering me up, a tool for making me sad and gateway to friendships that wouldn’t be possible if there weren’t these books. I was going through a little bit of an awkward phase when I first started reading these books in 2008. But after reading City of Bones and City of Ashes I felt like I needed to reach out. I needed to bond with people that were going through at least a little part of what I was going through. I have given a copy of City of Bones to friends, neighbors and strangers. I gave a copy to a girl that was diagnosed with cancer a copy because I heard she loved books, and later she told me it was the best way to stop thinking about every negative thing that she had gone through in the past few months.
I met Cassandra Clare once. I barely spoke to her. I wanted to explain how amazing she was, how her books had changed my life, how she had made me laugh and cry with her characters. I wanted to thank her for the gift that she gave me as an author. All I could say was “I’ve loved the series since the second book came out.” That doesn’t even touch what these books mean to me, or what her talent means.
The Mortal Instruments gave me a bounce in my step that wasn’t there before. As much as I fear this last book because it is an ending of this wonderful story, I’m so glad that it exists. I would not have met Alyssa or Cat, I wouldn’t have met my lovely Parabatai Dom. I wouldn’t have countless friends on tumblr (even though I have been slow recently) I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to meet great women who dedicate themselves to running websites about these books. I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I truly feel like The Mortal Instruments helped me transition to a strong confident woman.
(sorry that is a little more than one paragraph!)
Favorite book: I always say that my favorite book is City of Bones. The reason for that is, that is where everything began. That is where we met the hero and heroine. City of Bones is where we started our author/reader friendship with Cassandra Clare. Without City of Bones we wouldn’t have The Infernal Devices, we wouldn’t have the Bane Chronicles, we would have the characters that we all know and love and obsess over insanely! So that is why I have to say City of Bones is my favorite… it leads to everything else that is amazing and that we love about this fandom!
Favorite Character: Simon. I am not even a Sizzy shipper (not that them getting together isn’t a desired thing) I love Simon because he has one of the biggest arcs as a character. He doesn’t start out in the shadowhunter world. He doesn’t even like the shadowhunter world at first, but he enters because of his best friend and at the time love. He follows a girl that he has loved his whole life into danger because he can’t stand being without her. Sorry but that is the most romantic thing! I know some people think that Simon is annoying in the first book but it if weren’t for Simon’s prank call in the second chapter of City of Bones I wouldn’t be as hooked to this series as I am!
Favorite ship: Jace and Clary…. pretend that twenty minutes have passed trying to figure out where to start on why I love them so much and coming to the conclusion that just their names are enough. Jace and Clary belong together! They have ever since Jace gave her a condescending shrug in the alley!
Three Favorite moments
1. The Seelie Court – I think I love this part so much because it brings all of the elements that Cassandra Clare is good at. Laughter with Isabelle and Simon and Jace throwing in his one liners here and there. Danger with Clary being trapped. Conflict with Simon kissing Clary and the realization of her true feelings. Pain with Jace having to kiss Clary and them not being able to be together. (also the scene after in the Institute between Jace and Clary is amazing as well)
2. Jocelyn Tells Clary- If I have said it once I have said it a million times. Waiting for City of Glass was the LONGEST WAIT EVER!!!! (Alyssa still had to convince me that we didn’t wait 3 years for that book.) But I think it was this scene that we were waiting for. When Jocelyn tells Clary that Jace isn’t her brother it felt like a heavenly choir came down on all TMI Fans and sang at once. Finally they could be together!!!
3. The real Jace- I think the scene in City of Lost Souls when Jace (the real Jace) comes to talk to Clary they embrace they kiss and Jace tells her that she has to kill him. This scene was so beautifully written it hurts! I loved that you could feel through these words on a page the difference between this character who was literally going through the motions and the damaged character that we all fell in love with. I remember reading that part and crying for Clary because it was Jace, her Jace and there was a huge difference, like a relief that you could feel when you read that very familiar character, who is willing to sacrifice himself to save Clary and to save the world. How very Jace!

Mae Whitman to narrate new audiobook edition of ‘City of Bones’ (available now)

tumblr_n3gaqs9CF01riilx0o1_1280Exciting news, Shadowhunters! Actress Mae Whitman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Parenthood, Arrested Development) will be narrating a new audiobook edition of City of Bones, Simon & Schuster Audio announced.

The City of Bones audiobook is available to download via unabridged digital download beginning today (April 15).

Cassandra Clare shared her thoughts on Whitman, as well as teased that we’ll like the narrators (emphasis on the plural) for City of Heavenly Fire.

As a sort of celebration of City of Heavenly Fire coming out (and the audiobook coming out — I think you guys will love the narrators) Simon&Schuster decided to re-record City of Bones (with the corrections that have been added over the years — Simon having one sister instead of two, for instance!) — with the lovely Mae Whitman as the narrator.

Here’s the press release:

NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Simon & Schuster Audio is proud to announce that actress Mae Whitman will narrate a new edition of CITY OF BONES by bestselling authorCassandra Clare. The audiobook will be available on April 15, 2014 as an unabridged digital download.

Whitman currently stars as Amber Holt in the award-winning TV series Parenthood. She is also known for her roles as Ann Veal in the critically-acclaimed TV series Arrested Development and as Roxy Richter in 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Clare is the author of the New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Mortal Instruments series and Infernal Devices trilogy. Her books have more than 24 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. CITY OF BONES is the first installment in The Mortal Instruments series; the film version debuted in August 2013starring Lily Collins, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Lena Headey.

“Mae is an incredibly gifted actress,” says Clare, “and I can’t wait to hear her bring CITY OF BONES to life.”

In CITY OF BONES life changes drastically for fifteen-year-old Clary Fray when she witnesses a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Soon she is introduced to the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world and back to their own. When mother is abducted by evil forces, Clary learns that she descends from a line of these warriors and must join forces with them to save her mother and the world as they know it.

ABOUT THE PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster Audio is a leading publisher of general interest audiobooks including bestselling fiction, nonfiction, business/finance, self-improvement, inspiration, language learning programs, original audiobook productions, and children’s titles. In addition to a list that includes such unparalleled authors as Mary Higgins Clark, Vince Flynn,Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, Michael Lewis, and David McCullough. Simon & Schuster Audio has produced audiobooks that have won seven Grammy Awards and earned thirty-five Grammy nominations since 1989. For more information about Simon & Schuster Audio, visit our website at  

Simon & Schuster, a part of the CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit our website at


Watch: ‘The Mortal Instruments’ was a question on Jeopardy

This would have been the easiest $800 any of us Shadowhunters made. The Mortal Instruments was a question on the hit television show Jeopardy. And it was answered correctly!

Sounds like Terry is a fellow Shadowhunter or the mundanes are catching on…

Fan Friday: City Of Bones Fanart

Every Friday here at TMI Source is Fan Friday, where we feature a fan who has demonstrated creativity and passion for Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments or The Infernal Devices..

This week at Fan Friday, we’re featuring various fanart depicting scenes from the City Of Bones!

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Jace & Clary by Shannen O’Dell

"As he sees her" - by Victoria C.

“As he sees her”
– by Victoria C.

Also, if you are a fan of TMI/TID/TDA and want your art to be published here, or feel like someone’s artwork deserves to be featured, feel free to email TMI Source with links to your artwork. As always, don’t forget to check back next week for another Fanart Friday!

– Farah

Notice: Any rude or hateful comments will be deleted from the site. This is a fan site for fans of the series to come together and share their love of ‘The Shadowhunter Chronicles’ not bash Cassandra Clare, her series or her fans.

Fan Friday: City Of Bones Fanart

Every Friday here at TMI Source is Fan Friday, where we feature a fan who has demonstrated creativity and passion for Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments or The Infernal Devices..

This week at Fan Friday, we’re featuring various fanart depicting scenes from the City Of Bones!

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Shadowhunter Clary – Memories

Mortal Instruments – Clary’s awkward moment

“No one else’s eyes could see into me”

Made in Brooklin

“Looking Better In Black”

Chibi Iglesia y Jace

Also, if you are a fan of TMI/TID/TDA and want your art to be published here, or feel like someone’s artwork deserves to be featured, feel free to email TMI Source with links to your artwork. As always, don’t forget to check back next week for another Fanart Friday!

– Farah

Notice: Any rude or hateful comments will be deleted from the site. This is a fan site for fans of the series to come together and share their love of ‘The Shadowhunter Chronicles’ not bash Cassandra Clare, her series or her fans.

‘CITY OF BONES’ tops the USA Today Best Sellers List, four other TMI books in Top 50

Great news, Shadowhunters! City of Bones by Cassandra Clare is No. 1 on USA Today’s Best Sellers List.


Four other Mortal Instruments books also made the list. City of Ashes is No. 8, City if Glass is No. 20, City of Fallen Angels is 35 and City of Lost Souls is No. 46.





The Mortal Instruments continues to top the best sellers lists, including The New York Times where it has been at No. 1 on the series list for more than two months straight. The Bane Chronicles is at No. 6 on that list.

Congrats to Cassie!

Fan Friday: City Of Bones Fanart

Every Friday here at TMI Source is Fan Friday, where we feature a fan who has demonstrated creativity and passion for Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments or The Infernal Devices..

The City Of Bones movie is finally here! And in honour of this week, this week’s Fan Friday features fanart from various moments of the first book.

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Three new ‘MORTAL INSTRUMENTS’ stills take you inside the City of Bones

Shadowhunters! Check out these three new stills, including behind the scenes, from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones which gives you a look at the City of Bones.


Lily Collins;Jamie Campbell Bower



‘THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS’ has spent 100 straight weeks on the NYT Best Sellers List

A huge congratulations to Cassandra Clare as her Mortal Instruments has hit an incredible milestone for the second time! The Mortal Instruments has been on the New York Times Best Sellers series list for 100 consecutive weeks and maintains a hold on the No. 1 spot (where it has been for nearly 2 months straight!)


The last time The Mortal Instruments spent 100 consecutive weeks on the best sellers list was in May 2012.

Join us in congratulating Cassie for an incredible milestone!

VH1 talks ‘Mortal Instruments’ with Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Kevin Zegers + Cassandra Clare

VH1 caught up with three of the stars of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones — Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and Kevin Zegers — along with author Cassandra Clare to talk about the film.


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