Books that travel: Soundless enveloped by Sound

This is a new feature I am trying out, where I take my books places to see. As an introvert, reading is a mostly indoor activity for me. But sometimes those books need to see sunshine and beautiful places, so I will try to take some good ones to some beautiful places. And Japan is … Continue reading Books that travel: Soundless enveloped by Sound


Books that travel: The Young Elites in Tokyo

Let me start off by saying that I have a love-hate relationship with travel. I love to explore new places, or even revisit for nostalgia, but I hate getting out of the house when I could be reading and resting. Traveling alone is a bit of a challenge for a social introvert like me. But … Continue reading Books that travel: The Young Elites in Tokyo

Cordelia, Lucie and Matthew drive in a carriage in new ‘The Last Hours’ snippet

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TLH spring newIt’s been a while since Cassandra Clare has shared a snippet from her second new trilogy, The Last Hours, but today she took to her tumblr to publish a snippet that features the parabatai pair Lucie and Cordelia as well as Matthew:

Cordelia clutched Lucie’s hand as they jolted through the streets in the Carstairs’ carriage, surrounded by the blurred traffic of omnibuses, motorcars, and pedestrians. Advertisements whirled past. THE HORSESHOE HOTEL. THREE GUINEA STOUT. NEW PALACE STEAMERS. Signs advertising tailors and fishmongers, hair tonic and cheap printing.

Matthew, sitting across from them on the upholstered carriage seat, was muttering and swearing to himself, his hair sticking out madly.

“Hidebound,” he muttered. “Weasels.”

“What?” said Lucie.

“I think he said hidebound weasels,” said Cordelia. “But who do you mean, Matthew? Are you angry at us?”

Matthew flung himself sideways so his long legs were pulled up on the bench…

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New Featurette: ‘Shadowhunters’ Glossary, Volume 1

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SHADOWHUNTERS - ABC Family's "Shadowhunters" stars Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray and Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland. (ABC Family/Bob D'Amico)

While fans of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter Chronicles are already well-versed in all of the terminology associated with her world, there are new fans joining the fandom every day, so Freeform thought they’d help these new fans brush up on some of the most important words to know in the Shadow World.

Strap in for “A Mundane’s Guide to Shadowhunters, Volume 1,” where the cast and Cassie discuss the terms “Shadowhunter,” “Rune,” “Stele,” and “Warlock.”

Shadowhunters premieres Jan. 12 at 9/8c on Freeform.

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New ‘Shadowhunters’ Promotional Images

oh, January 12 seems so far!!

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SHADOWHUNTERS - ABC Family's "Shadowhunters" stars Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood, Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland, Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray, Alberto Rosende as Simon Lewis and Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood. (ABC Family/Bob D'Amico)

ABC Family/Freeform has released some more promotional photos for Shadowhunters, which include a couple of previous, now untagged photos featuring the entire main cast. There are also some new promotional shots of Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood.

Shadowhunters premieres Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 9/8c on Freeform.

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Simon has to say goodbye in new ‘Angels Twice Descending’ snippet

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Angels Twice Descending

Yesterday Cassandra Clare treated her fans to a snippet from her and Robin Wasserman’s final Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy short story, Angels Twice Descending. This ebook focuses on the last step of Simon’s education at Shadowhunter Academy: his Ascension. Unfortunately, there are some downsides to being a mundane-turned-Shadowhunter and this is addressed in the new snippet:

Simon stood on the sidewalk, staring up at his mother’s brownstone, his stomach churning. Traveling by way of Portal always made him feel a bit like puking up his lower intestine, but this time, he didn’t think he could blame the inter-dimensional magic. Not entirely, at least.
“You sure this is a good idea?” he said. “It’s late.”
“It’s eleven pm, Simon,” Clary said. “You know she’s still awake. And even if she’s not, you know—”
“I know.” His mother would want to see him. So would his sister who, according to…

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Pantomime & Shadowplay are Available for Pre-order & All Vestigial Tales are Free for 5 Days

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Pantomime & Shadowplay

Yaay! After 10 months, Pantomime & Shadowplay are now back up for pre-order for the e-re-release (is that a word?) on December 3rd, 2015. The books also now have new, official blurbs. Some of the pre-order links are still percolating through the various systems, hence the slew of (TBAs).

Pantomime is only £2.99 on ebook on Amazon at the moment! Pre-orders would be very, very appreciated. You should be able to purchase them in any country. Strong ebook sales would mean bigger print paperback runs, more bookstore presence, and the hope of Micah Grey finding more readers. Thank you. 🙂


In a land of lost wonders, the past is stirring once more.

Gene’s life resembles a debutante’s dream. Yet she hides a secret that would see her shunned by the nobility. Akin to magical beings from an almost-forgotten age, Gene is both male and female. Life…

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Read a sneak peek chapter sampler from ‘Lady Midnight’

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Lady Midnight headerCassandra Clare’s first book in her new The Dark Artifices trilogy, Lady Midnight, will not be released for another 137 days, but Simon & Schuster Australia kindly made one chapter available for all the Shadowhunters that haven’t managed to read the chapter sampler that was given to fans at several events over the last couple of months.

Read Highborn Kinsmen here.

By the Angel, what an ending! We need Lady Midnight like now!

Here is one official synopsis from Cassie’s website:

In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.

A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other — but they can never fall in love.

Emma Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, one in a long line of Shadowhunters tasked with protecting the world from demons. With her

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A warlock baby is found in new ‘Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy’ snippet

Aww…Malec babysitting!

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Malec Baby by Art by MagnusRayne on deviantart

We only have two installments of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy left before the series is over and yesterday Cassandra Clare took to her tumblr to share another snippet from Born to Endless Night (aka the story with the Malec baby):

The fist was blue, the rich navy of the sea when it was deep and you were on a boat as evening fell. The blue of Captain America’s suit.

“It’s a baby,” Beatriz breathed. “It’s a warlock baby.”

Here’s a synopsis for the 8th installment:

Simon, like the rest of the Academy, is stunned when a navy-skinned warlock baby is found on the Academy steps. They hand the child over to guest lecturer Magnus Bane, who has to bring a child home… temporarily, of course… to his man!

Click here for the other snippets and have a look at this short one

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James Herondale accidentally uses his power in new ‘The Last Hours’ snippet

I’m certainly intrigued

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image Art by Cassandra Jean

We’ve already come across James Herondale’s unusual power and his strong friendship with Matthew Fairchild in The Bane Chronicles and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy respectively and now we can add The Last Hours to the list. Cassandra Clare took to her tumblr to share the following snippet:

James cried out. Lightning seemed to fork behind his vision, and suddenly he was back in Regent’s Park, kneeling on the grass. There was a firm grip on his shoulders. “Jamie, Jamie, Jamie,” said an urgent voice, and James — his breath tearing in and out of his chest — tried to focus on what was in front of him.


Everything was blurred in that moment but Matthew’s face, his green eyes wide and dark and steady. Behind him moved other figures; they seemed in that moment like the shapes James had been finding in the clouds…

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

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New CoB cover

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…

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New ‘Shadowhunters’ Photo Features Clary in the City of Bones

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SHADOWHUNTERS - "1002" - Clary's memories might be the key to finding her mother and the Mortal Cup. (ABC Family/John Medland) STEPHEN HART, KATHERINE MCNAMARA SHADOWHUNTERS – “1002” – Clary’s memories might be the key to finding her mother and the Mortal Cup. (ABC Family/John Medland)

A new still from the second episode of Shadowhunters has surfaced, which features our lead heroine Clary (Katherine McNamara) with the Silent Brothers in the City of Bones.

The shot was featured in a Variety article which discussed the new wave of genre adaptations on television, after the likes of Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead have proven successful.

Here’s an excerpt featuring Shadowhunters:

Producers need to do more than pay lip service to a fandom and instead identify what makes a story unique, as demonstrated by the failed film adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s “The Mortal Instruments” novels. A proposed movie franchise was scrapped after the first installment, “City of Bones,” grossed only $31 million domestically, resulting in a TV reboot, ABC Family’s “Shadowhunters.”

Showrunner Ed Decter

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Will is being a loving dad in new ‘The Last Hours’ snippet

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It’s Cassandra Clare’s birthday and since she received a lot of birthday wishes, Cassie took to her tumblr to say ‘thank you’:

Thank you all for the lovely birthday tweets and messages; I’m overwhelmed! I’m spending the day with my family but you all will be in my thoughts and long-distance hugs.

A birthday snippet from The Last Hours: Will being such a dad. 🙂

“Matthew told me what happened at the park,” Will muttered in a voice no one but James could hear. James shot a betrayed look at Matthew, who shrugged and gave him a half-smile. Matthew could be relied on to tattle on James if he thought it was for his own good. “Thank the Angel for Matthew and Thomas and Christopher.” He touched James’ face. “I regret ever having said that your generation was wasting its time with parties and boating and…

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‘Shadowhunters’ 1×03 Set Photos: Jace Training Clary in a Cemetery

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Nothing says romantic like a little late night fight training in a cemetery.

Shadowhunters has began filming on its third episode and stunt coordinator John Lucescu was gracious enough to treat us to some photos of Jace training Clary in a cemetery.

Shadowhunters will premiere in early 2016 on ABC Family.

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‘Shadowhunters’ Set Photos: Clary and Isabelle Are Looking Fierce

Can’t wait for this show!

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It was all about the badass ladies of Shadowhunters on Tuesday.

Showrunner Ed Decter shared two photos of our lovely Clary (Katherine McNamara) and Isabelle (Emeraude Toubia) looking fierce and getting some bonding time in.

Shadowhunters continues filming in Toronto through October and will premiere in early 2016 on ABC Family.

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