The end of the year is approaching and a new year is just on the horizon.
The year 2012 brought Cassandra Clare fans a lot of exciting news, including plenty of exciting news regarding THE INFERNAL DEVICES from movie news to snippets from CLOCKWORK PRINCESS.
Throughout the week we will recap all the major storylines of 2012 in our Year In Review series leading up to the new year.
Our Year In Review series will include:
12/26 – THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES
12/27 – THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS
12/28 – THE INFERNAL DEVICES
12/29 – THE DARK ARTIFICES
12/30 – OTHER NEWS
12/31 – FULL RECAP
Let’s get to it!
THE INFERNAL DEVICES
‘CLOCKWORK PRINCESS’ SNIPPETS
Throughout the year 2012, Cassandra Clare has shared more than 35 snippets and counting from CLOCKWORK PRINCESS, the conclusion to THE INFERNAL DEVICES, which is slated for a March 19, 2013 release.
BONUS SCENE: WILL TELLS JEM ABOUT HIS CURSE
FEBRUARY 14, 2012
Cassandra Clare shared a scene that was cut from CLOCKWORK PRINCE in which Will tells Jem about his curse titled “The Whole of It.”
SNIPPET FROM SCENE WHERE WILL FIRST MEETS JEM
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
Cassandra Clare shared a snippet from a scene from CLOCKWORK PRINCESS that recounts Will’s first meeting with Jem: “Will’s fingers brushed the other boy’s as he took the weapon from Jem: it was the first time, Charlotte thought, that she had ever seen him touch any other person willingly.”
TESSA AND JEM’S FIRST KISS FROM JEM’S POV
MARCH 27, 2012
Cassandra Clare shared Jem’s perspective of his first kiss with Tessa, also known as the “Fierce Midnight” chapter in CLOCKWORK PRINCE in late March, called “An Offering of Moonlight.”
BONUS SCENE: WHY WILL REALLY HATES DUCKS
APRIL 11, 2012
Cassandra Clare shared a special bonus scene she wrote about Will and Jem’s encounter with a group of ducks in Hyde Park which sparked Will’s infamous line: “Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck.”
ED WESTWICK READS WILL’S LETTER
APRIL 17, 2012
‘CLOCKWORK PRINCE’ NAMED CBC’S TEEN BOOK OF THE YEAR
MAY 9, 2012
CLOCKWORK PRINCE, the second installment of Cassandra Clare’s internationally bestselling THE INFERNAL DEVICES, was named Teen Book of the Year by the Children’s Book Council on May 7.
WILL’S LETTER TO HIS FAMILY
MAY 11, 2012
Included as an extra in select copies of CLOCKWORK PRINCE, a letter Will wrote to his family (unsent and unfinished) debuted online in May.
WALL STREET JOURNAL DUBS CASSANDRA CLARE THE ‘NEW QUEEN OF FANTASY’
MAY 25, 2012
The Wall Street Journal wrote an article about Cassandra Clare dubbing her the ‘New Queen of Fantasy,’ which made the front page of the section. Clare’s SHADOWHUNTER CHRONICLES, including THE INFERNAL DEVICES, have sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and been translated into more than 30 languages. Fans very well know of the film adaptation of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES that hits theaters on Aug. 23, 2013.
‘CLOCKWORK PRINCESS’ SCENE FEATURING WILL AND CECILY
JUNE 11, 2012
At one of her book signings, Cassandra Clare read an excerpt from CLOCKWORK PRINCESS featuring Will and Cecily. Thanks to one of the fans in attendance who recorded video and transcribed the scene, fans can read it in its entirety.
‘CLOCKWORK PRINCESS’ EPILOGUE TITLE REVEALED
JUNE 29, 2012
Cassandra Clare revealed the title of the epilogue in CLOCKWORK PRINCESS: “London, 2007.” Clare wouldn’t say whether or not the prologue will talk about Tessa’s life in the past 100 years. That would take us from the 19th century into the 21st century and the world of The Mortal Instruments, which takes place in 2007. Tessa made an appearance in the City of Glass epilogue, where she talked with Magnus.
FIRST WORD OF ‘CLOCKWORK PRINCESS’ DRAFT REVEALED
JULY 9, 2012
Cassandra Clare shared the first word of the CLOCKWORK PRINCESS draft: “Marry.” Of course there are many changes that the draft has gone through so there’s no telling if “Marry” will in fact be the first word of the finalized copy of CLOCKWORK PRINCESS.
‘CLOCKWORK PRINCESS’ COVER REVEAL
JULY 10, 2012
Fans of Cassandra Clare’s THE INFERNAL DEVICES helped reveal the cover of CLOCKWORK PRINCESS, which features Clary on the cover, by sending in 29,000 tweets featuring the #ClockworkPrincess hashtag in just two hours. #ClockworkPrincess was also a worldwide trending topic for more than 30 minutes! Publisher’s Weekly even praised fans for the reveal.
SNIPPET OF ‘CLOCKWORK PRINCESS’ PROLOGUE RELEASED
JULY 17, 2012
Fans at a Cassandra Clare book signing in Rhinebeck, N.Y. on July 15 were treated to a special reading of the CLOCKWORK PRINCESS prologue. William Henderson of The Huffington Post jotted down the opening lines of the prologue and shared them on his blog. “London 1873. “Will?” Charlotte Fairchild eased the door of the Institute’s training room open. “Will, are you in there?” A muffled grunt was the only response. The door swung all the way open, revealing a wide, high-ceilinged room on the other side.”
THE INFERNAL DEVICES RANKS NO. 29 ON NPR’S BEST-EVER YA BOOKS
AUGUST 7, 2012
NPR let fans vote on their favorite Young Adult books of all-time and Cassandra Clare’s best selling THE INFERNAL DEVICES not only made the Top 100, but came in at No. 29.
WILL NAMED YA CRUSH TOURNEY RUNNER-UP
AUGUST 11, 2012
After dominating throughout the YA Crush Tourney in the summer, Will lost in a last-minute rally by fans of Adrian of Bloodlines and had to settle for the runner-up slot. Alyssa of TMI Source and Katie of Mundie Moms represented Will throughout the competition.
‘CLOCKWORK PRINCE’ MAKES YALSA’S 2013 READERS CHOICE LIST
AUGUST 14, 2012
CLOCKWORK PRINCE, the second installment of THE INFERNAL DEVICES, was nominated for and made YALSA’s 2013 Readers Choice list.
DIRTY SEXY ‘D’ SCENE IN CLOCKWORK PRINCESS
SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
It has become a custom for SHADOWHUNTER CHRONICLE books for Dirty Sexy Scenes and the trend will continue in CLOCKWORK PRINCESS with a Dirty Sexy ‘D’ Scene.
FIRST EDITIONS OF ‘CLOCKWORK PRINCESS’ TO HAVE FAMILY TREE
SEPTEMBER 22, 2012
It’s become customary for first editions of books in Cassandra Clare’s SHADOWHUNTER CHRONICLES to have extras included in them, like Will’s letter, deleted scenes, etc. Clare shared that all first editions of CLOCKWORK PRINCESS, the conclusion to THE INFERNAL DEVICES, will have a Shadowhunter family tree.
FIRST ‘CLOCKWORK PRINCESS’ SYNOPSIS
SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
The first synopsis for CLOCKWORK PRINCESS was unveiled in late September: “Danger intensifies for the Shadowhunters as the New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy comes to a close. If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it? The clock is ticking. Everyone must choose. Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment. Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the final installment of the bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy.”
‘CLOCKWORK ANGEL’ MANGA RELEASED
OCTOBER 30, 2012
Yen Press released CLOCKWORK ANGEL, first of three volumes of THE INFERNAL DEVICES manga, in late October. Our own Cat reviewed the first volume.
CLOCKWORK ANGEL MOVIE IN DEVELOPMENT
NOVEMBER 25, 2012
With THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES still eight months away from release, the folks at Constantin Film are already working on adapting THE INFERNAL DEVICES: CLOCKWORK ANGEL to the big screen. There is a script in the works and everything is currently classified as “in development.” Of course an INFERNAL DEVICES film depends on the success of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES, but the excitement for both projects is huge.
‘CLOCKWORK PRINCESS’ PLAYLIST
DECEMBER 5, 2012
Cassandra Clare shared her playlist for CLOCKWORK PRINCESS, the conclusion to THE INFERNAL DEVICES due out March 19.
WILL AND JACE MAKE VH1’s LIST OF 25 SUPERNATURAL CHARACTERS THAT DAZZLED IN 2012
DECEMBER 6, 2012
VH1 compiled a list of 25 supernatural characters that dazzled is 2012 and both Will Herondale and Magnus Bane made the list that readers then voted on. Magnus led for a good while with Will being in the Top 5.