Clary Fray Lands On SciFiNow’s List of Top 10 Strong Female Characters In Urban Fantasy

dfadfdsfdsfSciFiNow just realeased a list of ‘Top 10 Strong Femal Characters In Urban Fantasy’ and our very own Clary Fray made it into this Top 10 list!

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“Clary Fray is raised as a normal girl but when her mother is kidnapped by demons, she’s quickly inducted into the world of the Shadowhunters: demon-slayers who have angelic blood. Clary is easy to root for since she’s incredibly caring and determined, usually putting herself in danger for the greater good. Her stubborn and sarcastic nature proves more than a match for love interest Jace.”

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Teaser Art For The Magisterium Series

magisteriumShadowhunters, mark your calendars because we are getting more Cassandra Clare’s Books! Yes, its true.  2014 will be the year of the release of The Magisterium Series.

Magisterium, a five-book middle-grade series with “one book for each year of Call’s life between twelve and seventeen,” is co-written by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black. The Iron Trial, the first installment, will be published by Scholastic Books in 2014.

New teaser art for the Magisterium series can be found on miss Clare official Website.

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Here is the synopsis for The Iron Trial:

Twelve-year-old Callum Hunt has grown up knowing three rules by heart. Never trust a magician. Never pass a test a magician gives you. And never let a magician take you to the Magisterium.

Call is about to break all the rules. And when he does, his life will change in ways he can’t possibly imagine.

The Film Rights for The Iron Trial where quickly snatched by Constantin Film, the studio that owns the film rights to The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. Miss Clare and Miss Black will pen the screenplay and serve as executive producers.

What you think? Are you excited for The Magisterium Series?

By Pamela Pena (Site Owner)

Cassandra Clare Talks ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ Movie and ‘Magisterium’ Series With Bookish

magisteriumOur friends from Bookish had the chance to sit down and talk with Miss Cassandra Clare about The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and the Magisterium series–that she’s co-writing with Holly Black in this new interview.

Bookish Interview:

“Ten years ago, Cassandra Clare was a “Harry Potter” and “Lord of the Rings” fan fiction writer. Now, she’s the bestselling author of “The Mortal Instruments”series, with the movie adaptation of the first novel, “City of Bones,” releasing in theaters August 23. Clare spoke with Bookish about the parts of “City of Bones” she was committed to keeping in the movie, the use of “mundane” in both her books and pop culture, her forthcoming “Magisterium Series” with Holly Black and her blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo.”

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Bookish: “The Mortal Instruments” has several more mature jokes and darker themes–a departure from a lot of YA, which keeps things fairly clean. How does that more mature sensibility translate to the movie?

Cassandra Clare: It’s interesting, because you never know how something is going to be digitally realized until the director puts it on film. [The movie’s] got a very dark sensibility–gritty urban fantasy, which I really like.

Bookish: Are there any scenes in particular you feel express that?

CC: Yeah! I think that they did a great job with Magnus Bane’s party. And also the club scene that opens the book, where Clary and Simon first go to [Pandemonium], the first time she sees the Shadowhunters. For me, urban fantasy has always been about the marriage of modernity and fantasy, and I think that captures it very well visually in the film.

Bookish: How did you feel about Lily Collins getting cast? She’s a great actress but doesn’t look a ton like how Clary’s described in the books–redheaded, freckled. Was that difficult to adjust to?

CC: Lily is the only one I wasn’t involved in casting; she was attached to the project when Sony picked it up. I went and watched “The Blind Side,” and really loved her [in it]. And she actually does have freckles! As a person who’s covered in freckles myself, it’s one of those things where… If you’re a star in Hollywood they cover up the freckles with foundation whenever you do photo shoots and everything. And I was so happy, because she got those freckles in there, and I think they’re completely cute. You can see them a bit.

We’re really lucky to have [Collins in “City of Bones”]. Not only is she in every project going on right now–she’s one of the hottest young actresses in Hollywood–but she really was a big fan of the books before she started on the project, so she brought a lot to Clary in that way. I think that the reason they didn’t dye her hair bright red was she’d had her hair dyed for four different movie roles before that. They were going back and forth, like, “We could have her wear a wig, or we could put a red rinse on her hair, but we can’t really do the bleaching and dyeing, or it’ll all fall out.” I figured, you know, as long as she could capture Clary’s bravery and vulnerability, that was more important to me than the exact shade of red for the hair.

Bookish: Right, pick your battles.

CC: Exactly. [laughs] I would’ve felt really bad if her hair had fallen out and it would’ve been my fault!

Bookish: When Jamie Campbell Bower was announced as Jace, many fans were up in arms at first. If you check Tumblr now, they seem like they’ve accepted him, but what was that like initially?

CC: It was probably hardest on Jamie. He talks about it in interviews, but he took things to heart. It made me think about what it must be like as an actor. Because if you’re a writer and you write a story that’s rejected–well, they rejected your story. But as an actor, if you’re being rejected in some way, they’re rejecting the whole of you. It must be really difficult.

When I saw the reaction, I thought, “Well, I was kind of braced for this.” Jace is supposed to be the embodiment of your fantasy, what the boyfriend would be based on all my favorite literary characters. He’s supposed to be incredibly talented and incredibly funny and good-looking, so everyone’s got their different idea of what that looks like. So, you just have to remember that this happened when they cast Robert Pattinson in “Twilight,” and when they cast Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth [in “The Hunger Games”].

Bookish: It’s definitely one of those “you know you’ve made it” moments, when people get that bent out of shape.

CC: Yes! It’s one of those things where [you think], “Well, I guess it’s a good thing in disguise.”

Bookish: You started out as a fanfic author, writing the “Very Secret Diaries” series for “Lord of the Rings.” What’s been the biggest adjustment for you since you’ve developed your own avid fanbase, having once been such a huge fan of someone else’s work?

CC: When I was a big fan of “Lord of the Rings” and whatnot, you kind of think of these creations as not having been created by a person so much as existing; they feel real to you. To be on the other side of it, you think, oh my gosh, these stories were created by just one person–in this case, me–and it’s strange. You’re like, “Oh, it’s not that it was created by a faceless conglomerate, it’s actually the work of individual people.” Also, having been a fan, I come to it sometimes from a fan’s perspective: “If I were a fan of this material, what would I want? Would I want to see scenes that were cut from the material? Would I want a sneak peek of the next book, or drawings of characters?”

Looks like great things await for miss Cassandra Clare and Miss Holly Black!!!! What you think? Are you excited for Miss Clare new projecs?? Sound off in the comments!

By Pamela Pena(Site Owner)

Cassandra Clare To Sign ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ Movie Tie-Ins On Friday, May 31

PicMonkey CollageLast month it was annouced that our queen and writer extraordinare would be signing copies of the ‘City of Bones’ movie tie-ins at Book Expo America (BEA). Now Book Expo America has  released the official signing schedule.

Miss Cassandra Clare will be signing on:

Friday, May31 from 3 pm – 4 pm at Table 5.

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Autographing Session: Cassandra Clare

Date: Friday, May 31
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Table 5

Author/Participant:Cassandra Clare

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Soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August.

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City of Bones (move tie-in edition) Soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August. -Published By: Simon & Schuster 07/13

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Cassandra Clare Takes Over Tumblr To Share ‘City of Heavenly Fire’ Snippet Featuring Characters From Dark Artifices

PicMonkey CollagecassieMiss Cassandra Clare took over her Tumblr page to share a spoilery snippet of the upcoming conclusion to the international bestselling The Mortal Instruments out early next year.

The snippet features new characters we’ll next see in The Dark Artifices, coming March 2015:

A moment later, Helen had returned; she was walking slowly now, and carefully, her hand on the back of a thin boy with a mop of wavy brown hair. He couldn’t have been older than twelve, and Clary recognized him immediately. Helen, her hand firmly clamped around the wrist of a younger boy whose hands were covered with blue wax. He must have been playing with the tapers in the huge candelabras that decorated the sides of the nave. He looked about twelve, with an impish grin and the same wavy, bitter-chocolate hair as his sister.

Jules, Helen had called him. Her little brother.

The impish grin was gone now. He looked tired and dirty and frightened. Skinny wrists stuck out of the cuffs of a white mourning jacket whose sleeves were too long for him. In his arms he was carrying a little boy, probably not more than two years old, with the same wavy brown hair that he had; it seemed to be a family trait. The rest of his family wore the same borrowed mourning clothes: following Julian was a brunette girl about ten, her hand firmly clasped in the hold of a boy the same age: the boy had a sheet of tangled black hair that nearly obscured his face. Fraternal twins, Clary guessed. After them came a girl who might have been eight or nine, her face round and very pale between brown braids.

The misery on their faces cut at Clary’s heart. She thought of her power with runes, wishing that she could create one that would soften the blow of loss. Mourning runes existed, but only to honor the dead, in the same way that love runes existed, like wedding rings, to symbolize the bond of love. You couldn’t make someone love you with a rune, and you couldn’t assuage grief with it, either. So much magic, Clary thought, and nothing to mend a broken heart.

“Julian Blackthorn,” said Jia Penhallow, and her voice was gentle. “Step forward, please.”

Julian swallowed and handed the little boy he was holding over to his sister. He stepped forward, his eyes darting around the room. He was clearly scouring the crowd for someone. His shoulders had just begun to slump when another figure darted out onto the stage. A girl, also about twelve, with a tangle of blond hair that hung down around her shoulders: she wore jeans and a t-shirt that didn’t quite fit, and her head was down, as if she couldn’t bear so many people looking at her. It was clear that she didn’t want to be there — on the stage or perhaps even in Idris — but the moment he saw her, Julian seemed to relax. The terrified look vanished from his expression as she moved to stand next to him, her face ducked down and away from the crowd.

“Julian,” said Jia, in the same gentle voice, “would you do something for us? Would you take up the Mortal Sword?”

I’m guessing this is part of the parabatai ceremony of Emma and Jules. What are your theories? Sound off in the comments!

By Pamela Pena(Site Owner)

Cassandra Clare Shares First Synopsis For ‘City of Heavenly Fire’

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Miss Cassandra Clare has shared in her official site the first synopsis of City of Heavenly Fire, the conclusion of Miss Clare’s international bestselling novels The Mortal Instruments.

 

“ERCHOMAI, SEBASTIAN HAD SAID. 

I am coming.

Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance? Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed in the sixth and last installment of the Mortal Instruments series!”

The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire estimated release is March/April 2014 until we hear a confirmed date.

What are your theories for the last installment of The Mortal Instruments? Sound off in the comments!

By Pamela Pena(Site Founder)

George Blagden Records ‘The Bane Chronicles: The Runaway Queen’ Audiobook

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Mr. George Blagden, the (hot) narrator of the second installment of The Bane Chronicles, The Runaway Queen, shared a photo of him in the recording studio on his twitter account.

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The Bane Chronicles: The Runaway Queen, written by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson, will be available on both eBook and audio format on May 21,2013

You can pre-order The Runaway Queen on Amazon 

By Pamela Pena (Site Founder)

Michael Wm. Kaluta Talks ‘Shadowhunter’s Codex’ Illustrations With NewsARama

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Newsarama.com had the chance to sit down with Mr. Michael Wm. Kaluta, one of the illustrators of The Shadowhunter’s Codex, Mr. Kaluta spoke about his part in the upcoming fall release. He revelaed that he does the art for the chapter headings.

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“Besides the Princess of Mars book from IDW, I did nine drawing for The Shadowhunters Codex, a book coming out this Fall based on the “Mortal Instruments” series by Cassandra Clare. Apparently there’s a Shadowhunters movie out later this year, too. There’s lots and lots of art by lots and lots of different artists in the Codex – Charles Vess did the endpapers, my art is for the chapter headings.”

The Shadowhunter’s Codex will be released on Oct. 29, 2013

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