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Monday, September 26, 2016

10 Days Until #Shadowhunters Are At #NYCC

The count down has begun! There's only 10 more days until Shadowhunters are at the New York Comic Con! Not only will the cast be there, but Cassandra Clare will also be there. I can not wait to hear news about the panel, and see all the pictures from fans at the con. Check out news about the panel, and see the recent Shadowhunters cast videos below:


The panel will take place on Saturday, October 10, from 11:00am-12:00pm on the Empire Stage.

The panel will include exclusive footage and a Q&A with cast members Katherine McNamara (“Clary”), Dominic Sherwood (“Jace”), Harry Shum Jr. (“Magnus”), Alberto Rosende (“Simon”), Emeraude Toubia (“Isabelle”), Matthew Daddario (“Alec”) and Isaiah Mustafa (“Luke”), as well as showrunner Ed Decter (“Helix”), Executive Producer McG (“Charlie’s Angels,” “Chuck”) and book author Cassandra Clare. 

Find out more info about the panel from! Get more info about tickets to NYC Comic Con, here

An Illustrated History of Notable Shadowhunters and Denizens of Downworld by Cassandra Clare / Press Release from Simon & Schuster / Mundane Monday #289

Check it out Shadowhunters! Coming this November (November 3rd, 2016), Shadowhunters fans will be able to get their hands on the Illustrated History of Notable Shadowhunters and Denizens of DownworldSimon & Schuster will be releasing the book on November 3rd, 2016, which includes illustrations by Cassandra Jean. Fans may recognize this title, as it was previously released from Topatoco. I am so thrilled this is a book S&S UK will be releasing worldwide, and in paperback form. 

Pre-Order from: Amazon | The Book Depository 

Check out their press release below from Simon & Schuster UK:


An Illustrated History of Notable Shadowhunters and Denizens of Downworld
CASSANDRA CLARE Illustrated by Cassandra Jean

A special collection of artwork and never-before-known details of all your favourite Shadowhunters characters. A must for all Cassandra Clare fans!

Bestselling author - Cassandra Clare has over 36 million books
in print worldwide, and her latest book Lady Midnight topped the UK YA Bestseller chart on publication in March 2016.
TV series - Shadowhunters first aired on Netflix in February 2016 and Season 2 is set to return in 2017.

A very special anthology that's a must for all fans of the Shadowhunter novels. Featuring characters from Cassandra Clare's international best-selling novels from the Shadowhunters world including The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices and The Dark Artifices, this anthology showcases beautifully illustrated full colour portraits from Cassandra Jean – creator of The Shadowhunter Tarot – alongside never-before-known details from Cassandra Clare about all your favourite characters.

Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestselling Mortal Instruments series and the Infernal Devices trilogy, and coauthor of the Bane Chronicles with Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson. Her books have more than 40 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than 35 Languages. Cassandra was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family, including one trek through the Himalayas as a toddler where she spent a month living in her father’s backpack. After college, Cassie lived in Los Angeles and New York where she worked at various entertainment magazines and tabloids, reporting on Brad and Angelina’s world travel and Britney Spears’ wardrobe. She started writing fantasy fiction full time in 2006.

Visit her at or follow on tumblr and twitter:@cassieclare

THE INQUISITOR'S TALE by Adam Gidwitz / Book Review

By: Adam Gidwitz
Illustrated by: Hatem Aly
Published by: Dutton
To Be Released on: September 27th, 2016
Ages: 10 & up
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Rating: 5 Stars - I Loved It
Source: signed arc received from publisher at BEA

1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an inn and begin to tell stories of three children. Their adventures take them on a chase through France: they are taken captive by knights, sit alongside a king, and save the land from a farting dragon. On the run to escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from being burned, their quest drives them forward to a final showdown at Mont Saint-Michel, where all will come to question if these children can perform the miracles of saints.
Join William, an oblate on a mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions. They are accompanied by Jeanne’s loyal greyhound, Gwenforte . . . recently brought back from the dead. In a style reminiscent of The Canterbury Tales, our narrator collects their stories and the saga of these three unlikely allies begins to come together. 

Beloved bestselling author Adam Gidwitz makes his long awaited return with his first new world since his hilarious and critically acclaimed Grimm series. Featuring manuscript illuminations throughout by illustrator Hatem Aly and filled with Adam’s trademark style and humor, The Inquisitor’s Tale is bold storytelling that’s richly researched and adventure-packed.

A must read! Adam Gidwitz is a masterful storyteller. He effortlessly combines medieval history with a daring adventure, humor and unforgettable characters. This is one of those books that not only appeals to it's targeted middle grade audience, it's a great read for older readers as well. 

This book took my on a journey, and I loved it! I went on a journey with some incredible characters. I felt their sorrows, their hope, loved watching their friendships blossom, and saw them over come so many trials. Things aren't easy for these three. They dwelt with a lot, and grew tremendously in the process. I loved every moment I spent with them. 

I love the way Gidwitz wrote this story. He has woven together history, and philosophy in a very appealing way. This book has it all, and I seriously loved it! It's apparent Gidwitz definitely did a lot of research with this book. 
Being a huge history fan, I love the detailed historical notes and bibliography that Adam has included at the end of the book. 

The voice in this book is awesome, or should I say voices. The multiple points of view narrative is fantastically written! I've not read another book told from so many points of views, and done so, so perfectly. Each point of view adds so much to this story. I love the characters in this book. They're well rounded, three dimensional characters. The narration of the story was definitely one of my favorite things about this book. 

flew through this book, it was so good! It's definitely one of those addicting reads. Once you pick it up, there's no putting it down. The way the tales are all intwined is fantastic. I'm going to be shocked if this book doesn't receive some sort of medal. It definitely deserves one. I for one, loved it! Definitely worth picking up!

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