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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Clockwork Princess: Pre-Orders Now Available

Aren't you guys loving all these CP and TMI posts!?! I am! I can't wait till March 19th, 2013 when Clockwork Princess if FINALLY released! If you're as anxious as I am, you can now pre-order this 496 page book from both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. That's right, 496 pages! This makes it the biggest of all of Cassie's TMI and ID books to date. I'm not definitely not complaining over that. I love Cassie's long books, and that just means I have that much more time to spend with Will, Jem and Tessa. Don't get too stuck on that number... since the book is stilling undergoing edits that page number may change slightly. I'm seriously hoping it goes up more.... *crosses fingers* lol

If you're needing some Clockwork Princess teasers to read in the mean time, check out ALL the teasers HERE.

The Cover Reveal:
TMI fans rocked the cover reveal this past week! We tweeted #ClockworkPrincess over 30,000 (trending it at #2 WORLDWIDE), in order for Cassie to post the reveal. Between the time I first posted the cover reveal (which wasn't long after Cassie revealed it) and that evening the number of tweets grew from 30,000 to over 100,000 by 7 pm. Cassie's fan seriously are amazing!! Not only did Simon & Schuster take notice of that, but Publisher's Weekly did as well. 


Publisher's Weekly even picked up on the Clockwork Princess cover reveal event and had this to say:

The cover of the March 2013 novel from Margaret K. McElderry Books, which has a million-copy first printing, was posted on the series’ Web site at 3:00 p.m. EDT on July 10, but it was hidden behind an ethereal veil that only tweeting readers could remove. For every tweet sent that included the hashtag#ClockworkPrincess, the veil was diminished, revealing the cover one shred at a time.

It didn’t take long for fans to complete the task. Immediately after the veiled cover appeared online, the publisher began the reveal challenge, which was announced through Clare’s Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook channels. Tweets began to pour in instantly, and within two hours, fans had generated 30,000 tweets, the cover appeared in full view on the Web site, and #ClockworkPrincess was trending worldwide on Twitter. S&Sposted a video on YouTube chronicling the progression of the gradual cover reveal.

About the cover:
The cover reveal was masterminded by Matt Pantoliano, senior digital marketing manager of S&S’s Books for Young Readers. Noting that, to his knowledge, this reader-driven reveal is a first for book publishing, he explains that the promotion was somewhat inspired by the reveal procedure of a poster for a Batman movie several years ago. “It’s been in the back of my head for a while as a cool thing to do,” he says. “Cassie has a big following on Twitter, so we knew she’d be the right author to do this kind of reveal for.” And with 12 million copies of Clare’s Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices novels in print, the author certainly has a sizable and widespread fan base.

You can read the entire article here.

Purchase City of Bones for $.99 for a LIMITED TIME

The Book that started it all is on sale for a VERY LIMITED TIME for 99 cents! That's right, it's less than $1.  How can you say no to that!?! Go HERE to choose your book selection and where you can purchase it at. 

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Clary knows she should call the police, but it's hard to explain a murder when the body disappears into thin air and the murderers are invisible to everyone but Clary.

Equally startled by her ability to see them, the murderers explain themselves as Shadowhunters: a secret tribe of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Within twenty-four hours, Clary's mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque demon.

But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know.... -quoted from here

Clockwork Princess Snippet: Will & Magnus

As promised when each of her boys goes up for a round in the YA Crush Tourney, Cassie will be posting a snippet. As promised, yesterday Cassie posted a Clockwork Princess snippet of Will and Magnus, in honor of Magnus's round that he won this past week. 

“If Jem dies, I cannot be with Tessa,” said Will. “Because it will be as if I were waiting for him to die, or took some joy in his death, if it let me have her. And I will not be that person. I will not profit from his death. So he must live.” He lowered his arm, his sleeve bloody. “It is the only way any of this can ever mean anything. Otherwise it is only —”

“Pointless, needless suffering and pain? I don’t suppose it would help if I told you that was the way life is. The good suffer, the evil flourish, and all that is mortal passes away,” Magnus said.

“I want more than that,” said Will. “You made me want more than that. You showed me I was only ever cursed because I had chosen to believe myself so. You told me there was possibility, meaning. And now you would turn your back on what you created.”

*sigh* Oh Will....

City of Bones Graphic Novel Has A Release Date

Last year I posted about the exciting announcement over the City of Bones Graphic Novel. Now I've got even more exciting news! You'll be able to pick up the 1st of 8 issues of The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones graphic novel on May 7th, 2013!!

Here's some details about the graphic novel: 

Th3rd World’s adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s New York Times best-selling novel, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Set in modern day New York, the Mortal Instruments series centers on the “Shadowhunters,” human-angel hybrids that hunt down demons while also keeping peace between the warlocks, vampires, werewolves, faeries and other mythical creatures who inhabit the Earth.

What do you guys think? Will you be picking up this issue?