Mundie Moms

Monday, February 17, 2014

Mundie Moms 5th Birthday Bash Celebration!

Happy 5th belated birthday to Mundie Moms! We turned 5 on Valentine's Day... Long story on why this post wasn't up on our official bday which was on Friday, but trust me, it's worth it. I've added in another exciting giveaway to already huge birthday bash celebration. A SIGNED copy of CRESS. ;)

I can not believe Mundie Moms has turned 5!! It is crazy to think it's only been 5 years. It definitely does not feel like it's been. So many incredible, and unimaginable things have happened during this past 5 years. There are so many incredible things I've been able to do because of Mundie Moms. From attending the movie set for the TMI movie, to the red carpet/premiere for the movie, to various signings, exciting travels & meeting many of you. In the past 5 years we've grown from a Cassandra Clare fansite / YA book review site to including Mundie Kids (our children's book review blog), and the newest addition, Mundie Moms Guilty Pleasures Book Review blog (our new adult / adult / everything that's not YA related) book review site.

When I look back on it all I'm truly humbled and grateful to everyone who's been apart of my blog, as well as supported Mundie Moms (and each of our other sites) through the years.  I'm so grateful to all of you who have taken the time to read my reviews, and thoughts on every book that I've reviewed for my three blogs. I absolutely love being able to promote books, and talk about books with others. Sometimes when I think about the power of reading a review, and how that can determine if someone picks up a book or leaves it on the shelf, I'm in awe that anyone would spend the time reading the reviews here on MMs. THANK YOU for the time you've spent here on Mundie Moms.

THANK YOU to everyone who's stuck with us since the beginning when the forum and the blog were all we had. Thank you to those who have joined us along the way. The past 5 years have brought many talks about Cassie's books, over 100 live author chats, numerous cover reveals, author interviews, giveaways, blog tours, and countless discussions about books. I've loved meeting so many of you through the various travels I've done to countless book signings, attending TLA, ALA, BEA, and being apart of so many awesome book events. I'm excited to see what the next five years will bring & meeting many more of you.

THANK YOU to you, our readers for continuing to stop by and check out what we've got going on, on the blog. Thank you for reading our posts, our reviews and interacting with us with on the blog, forum, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Goodreads, nd via email. I truly appreciate it. You guys rock!!! 

THANK YOU to all of you wonderful authors who have supported Mundie Moms since the beginning, and continue to do so now. It's always such a pleasure to feature your books here on the blog, and we all appreciate all you guys do to get your books into the hands of us fans. Thank you for your support. We've enjoyed falling in love with your characters and stories. We love working with you, and fingerling over your books. ;-)

THANK YOU to each of the publishers who continue to support Mundie Moms! Everyone has to start somewhere when you venture out with blogging, and I'm truly grateful to the publishers who had faith enough in me when I first started out, and entrusted me to help them promote their titles, and continue to do so now. It's such a blast working with you.

THANK YOU to my fabulous team who helps me keep things going here on MM's. Thank you to Sophie who keeps me sane. haha I don't know what I'd do without you. I love our book talks, rants, and everything in between. Thank you to Shandra and Em who keep things running smoothly on the forum. It wasn't for them the forum would have sadly fallen apart long ago. You ladies rock!!

The Giveaway

What's a birthday bash without a giveaway!?! Since it's MM's 5th birthday, I've got 5 now 6 giveaways. That means 5 6 different winners will each win one of these giveaways. The first person selected will win the first prize pack, the second person, the second prize and so on. To Enter, please fill out the form below **It is the responsibility of those entering to read the giveaway rules and guidelines featured at the bottom of the giveaway form before entering** :

* Pre-Ordered copy of City of Heavenly Fire! *open internationally*
* Signed copy of CRESS by Marissa Meyer (US only)
* Signed copy of DEFY by Sarah Larson (US only)
* Signed copy of SCINTILLATE by Tracy Clark (US only)
* Signed swag pack *open internationally*
* Box of arcs & books featuring titles from Entangled Teen, Harper Teen, Harlequin Teen (US only)

To enter, fill out the form below
a Rafflecopter giveaway


*Thank you to Sara Larson for sending me a signed copy of her book to giveaway! I LOVED this book!

** Signed book plates & swag are from authors from various books signings I've attended & include authors:
  • Cassandra Clare
  • Tahereh Mafi
  • Marissa Meyer
  • Ransom Riggs
  • Cynthia Hand
  • Veronica Rossi
  • Victoria Schwab
  • Laini Taylor
  • Jessica Khoury
  • Marie Lu
  • Andrea Cremer
  • Anna Carey
  • Jodi Meadows
  • Sara B Larson
  • Rachel Harris
  • Victoria Scott
  • Trinity Faegan
  • Cristian Terrell
  • Malindo Lo 
  • Kiki Hamilton
  • Lisa Schroeder
  • PJ Hoover
*** The City of Heavenly Fire pre-order is International, and therefore will be pre-ordered from a store that ships internationally. NO this is not a signed copy.

Mundane Monday #203 - CASSIE CLARE News About: CoHF & The Bane Chronicles!

Shadowhunters, did you hear the news?! In her latest post about City of Heavenly Fire (you can read here), Cassie confirmed that The Bane Chronicles will be released in book form on November 11th, 2014. She also confirmed information about City of Heavenly Fire first editions, where to get a signed copy of City of Heavenly Fire & more. Check out here post below, which was taken from on her tumblr here.
asks and answers about: CoHF
Quick question, how many pages are there in City of heavenly fire? Because on it says 752 pages and on it says 496 pages. Do you see my dilemma here? I don’t know which site is correct so I can’t pre-order until I know otherwise. Please answer and thank you :) — yurlate4tea
My copy is around the 733 page mark. There’s no difference between the Walmart edition and any other edition in terms of the story, so you shouldn’t worry about whatever page number they have listed. It’s all the same book.
Are the covers for the bane chronicles like a puzzle? When they’re put together do they form a picture of magnus? I noticed two covers went together and wondered if they all went together… — ponderfulamelia
Yes, they do! Very clever. 
Hello, Ms. Clare. You’ve been a favorite author of mine for several years, and I’m really happy that I’m going to get to meet you at the City of Heavenly Fire book launch in New York City. :) Thank you so much for writing these books. — venivedivici
Hurrah! Glad you are coming. For those who might not know, the launch party for City of Heavenly Fire will be at the 92nd Street Y in New York City on March 26th. Details and tickets here.
You should sell signed first editions of City of Heavenly Fire. For the ones of us that arent able to go to one of you signing events cause we live outside the states. — mejampo
I signed about 2,000 first editions of City of Heavenly Fire for Barnes and Noble (not that the COHF books have been printed yet, but I signed the first pages and they’ll be bound in. So you’ll be able to order them from B&N soon. I’ll put up the link when I have it. Every one will also be stamped with a rune stamp, and some of them — totally randomly — have my sketch of Church in them. That’s sort of a lottery, whether you end up with one of those, though. And you can always get signed books of mine from Books of Wonder.
"Hi! I was just wondering… Will The Bane Chronicles be released in print? and if so, when? I’m dying to know because I can’t wait to read them and I didn’t buy all of the ebooks (because real books smell better ;) Also, having the other characters on the reverse side of the CoHF cover is a great idea, and I can understand how that would work on a hardcover edition, but what about the paperback? Will the other characters somehow be on that version as well? because we are mostly deprived of beautiful hardcover books here in Australia :( I hope you have time to answer this but I understand if you don’t… and while I’m here I might as well say that TMI is my favourite book series so far and thank you for being an amazing author and for creating Alec and Magnus! Can’t wait to read CoHF even though I’m terrified :) — magnus-bane"
Anticipatory and terrified is exactly how you should be! :) Yep, the Bane Chronicles will be released in print — the current publication date for the print edition of the Bane Chronicles is November 11 of this year. 
"Hi I’m sorry to bother you,I know you are busy creating my next favorite book. I was just wondering if City of Heavenly Fire will have any extras? Thank You So much for your time! — puppylove216"
Well, all the first editions of City of Heavenly Fire have a portrait on the inside of Jace, Simon, Maia, Alec and Isabelle done by Cliff Nielson, who does all my covers. Only the hardcover first editions sold by Simon and Schuster in the US and Canada will have that portrait on the inside cover. All the books will also come with a note from one of the characters in the end that is handwritten and printed, and leads into the Dark Artifices series. That’s every book, not just the first editions. As to how to buy first editions — basically first editions are all the copies in a publisher’s first print run. They last until they sell out. So the earlier you order a book the more likely you are to get one.
As UK fans me and my Parabatai Heather were wondering if the UK will get the city of heavenly fire treatment, the letters attatched to tbe books as that sounds epic. Enternally grateful for the creation of this verse — — evigmidnatstopwatchgirl
I don’t know for sure yet how the UK/Australia is going to handle the inclusion of the extra illustrations, etc. Usually they are good about trying to have the same content so when I do know more, I’ll post about it.
Hi Cassandra! I’m a huge fan of The Mortal Instruments AND The Infernal Devices. I’ve heard a rumour that Tessa and Jem are going to make an appearance in City of Heavenly Fire. Is this true? Thanks, love your books! :)
It’s true. :)
I love these Q&A's!

Percy Jackson UNCOVERED Event!

Happy Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! I've got some exciting news to share with all you middle grade / Percy Jacksons fans!

From Disney Publishing:

Every self-respecting Percy Jackson fan knows that the next book in the Heroes of Olympus series, The Blood of Olympus, will arrive in their hands on October 7, 2014. What they don’t yet know, but are about to find out, is that starting early this summer, a new fleet of the original Percy Jackson & the Olympians series will pop up in stores, sporting brand-new, reimagined covers. They’ll also find out that when these new paperback books are lined up side by side by side, they will reveal one amazing panoramic mural, the handiwork of artist John Rocco: who’s illustrated all the Percy covers since the first rejacketing of The Lightning Thief in 2006.

Even though the books won’t be available until early summer 2014, we won’t make the fans wait that long to feast their eyes. Starting Monday, February 17th (Presidents Day), the Percy Jackson Facebook page will be revealing the new look, one book per day. Five days. Five brand-new covers. 

Don't miss the exciting cover reveals happening all week long!!!