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Monday, March 23, 2015

An Ember In The Ashes Trailer Reveal: Meet HELENE & Enter To WIN!

It's almost here! AN EMBER IN THE ASHES will be released in just a few short weeks. I can not wait for fans to read this incredible debut. You can pre-order it here. Today I'm excited to share with you this week's An Ember in the Ashes character trailer reveal. Last week fans were introduced to Elias. This week I'm thrilled to introduce you to HELENE.



You can read more Helene from the An Ember in the Ashes teaser MTV revealed here.
Next week fans will meet the Commandment by visiting: Icey books, The Children's Book Review, Bookhounds, Cuddlebuggery Book Blog, and Perpetual Page Turner.


Published by: Razorbill
To Be Released on: 4/28/15
Pre-Order from: Amazon | B&N
Add it to Goodreads

Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told.

LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier— and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.

When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.


Sabaa Tahir grew up in California’s Mojave Desert at her family’s 18-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother’s comic book stash and playing guitar badly. 

She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks and all things nerd. Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

Visit Sabaa via her Website | Twitter | on Goodreads


 5 lucky winners will each receive a SIGNED copy of An Ember In The Ashes arc along with a t-shirt from Penguin Teen! To be entered to win, please fill out the form below:

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TDA Snippet from Cassandra Clare

Happy Mundane Monday Shadowhunters! Check out the latest TDA Snippet Cassandra Clare recently shared. You can find the quote here, on her Tumblr page.
“Did you tell my brother?” Mark asked.
Emma looked up at him. The spotlight had tracked away from them, thank Raziel, and Mark was sharp-boned light and shadows in the moving illumination. “Tell which of your brothers what?”
“You know,” said Mark.
Know what!? Now I want to know. haha. I can't wait to read this book. 

Recent TDA / TLH FanArt; Mundane Monday #237

Happy Mundane Monday! 
Check out the latest shadowhunter artwork Cassandra Clare has shared, which features the entire set of the TDA flower cards from artist Cassandra Clare, as well as a card of Tobias from The Lost Herondale, which is part of the Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy.

Cassandra Clare featured part 1 of the set of TDA flower cards here, and shared what artist Cassandra Jean said about them here:
Shadowhunter Flowers :: The Dark Artifices Collected
Part 1 of 2 
TID :: Part 1 // Part 2
TMI :: 
TDA :: Part 1 // Part 2

Cassie featured part 2 of the TDA flower card set here

Shadowhunter Flowers :: The Dark Artifices Collected
Part 2 of 2 
TID :: Part 1 // Part 2
TMI :: 
TDA :: Part 1 // Part 2

Cassandra Clare recently shared this artwork from Cassandra Jean, featuring Tobias hereShe had this to say about it:

I hope you guys have been enjoying The Lost Herondale! Cassandra Jean has been wonderfully kind enough to draw a flower card of poor Tobias. Pennyroyal: “Flee away.”