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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Cassandra Clare Talks About The Midnight Heir

Cassie discussed The Midnight Heir on her tumblr today. Here's what she said:
The Midnight Heir
For those who haven’t read The Midnight Heir, this is spoilery for both TMH, and Clockwork Princess.
"I just read the Midnight Heir, it was great :) I have so many questions. First of all, I thought it was so cute when Jem, Will, and Tessa were all there. It was so beautiful. And James… they call him Jamie? That is beyond cute. He is so like Will. And so like Pip. The story is kind of based off of Great Expectations, right? Are there going to be more similarities, or do the parallels stop at the Grace=Estella, Tatiana=Ms. Havisham thing? And why does James marry Codelia? Are your other stories based off of classics as well? Also, how the heck does Lucie marry Jesse, he’s dead (or is he)???! And isn’t he like 10 years older than her? And are you going to revisit the TLH picture that Cassandra Jean drew?? Sorry that’s a lot of questions. I’m so confused!
I kind of figured people would be confused!
The answer is: yes, TLH is based on Great Expectations, just like The Infernal Devices is based on Tale of Two Cities. As in, very loosely based! But those who are familiar with GE probably recognized in The Midnight Heir some of the bones of the plot of Great Expectations: the parallels between Lightwood Manor and Satis House, the fact that Tatiana is still wearing the same dress in TMH that she wore in Clockwork Princess, just like Miss Havisham always wore her wedding dress — the reiteration of “love her, love her, love her."
Which yes, makes James/Jamie: Pip, and Grace: Estella. For those confused: Grace (like Estella) is Tatiana’s ward, which means she is not her daughter, but she would call her Mother anyway as Tatiana, basically, has raised her. As for Jesse, yes, all those questions are valid (how can he be dead and not dead?) — and there are clues in the story as to what is going on with him — but they’re not going to be answered until TLH. Ditto on why James marries Cordelia, etc. I’ll just say nothing unfolds for the reasons you’d expect. (And Cordelia is important, and awesome.)
The thing that always fascinated me about Tale of Two Cities is the love triangle and how it works itself out, and the themes of sacrifice and of stories. The thing about Great Expectationsthat always interested me was that, like Of Human Bondage, it’s a story about a love so epic and compelling that it almost doesn’t matter what the subject of the love is — Pip’s love for Estella is about what Estella symbolized, and he knows she’s imperfect, but it doesn’t matter: it’s the intensity of the love that matters. (It’s the inverse of Sophie’s statement about loving someone who doesn’t love you back being all right as long as they deserve it.)
From GE:
Once for all; I knew to my sorrow, often and often, if not always, that I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. 
And a fun peek at a few of the characters, courtesy of Cassandra Jean:

I can't wait for this series!!!

Comic Con: Check Out More of Clever TV's Interviews With the TMI Movie Cast

The Comic Con #TMIMovie love continues with additional Clever TV interviews of Cassandra Clare, Harald Zwart, Godfrey Gao, Robert Sheehan, and Kevin Zegers.

August 21st is just around the corner! Source

The Mortal Instruments City of Bones Soundtrack Has a Cover!

Check it out! Republic Records released the official cover to The Mortal Instruments City of Bones soundtrack yesterday! Isn't it awesome. I love the rune in the clouds and the birds in the back ground. The soundtrack hits stores August 20th and features a variety of artists. Here's the soundtrack list:

1. “Into The Lair” by Zedd
2. “Almost Is Never Enough (Soundtrack version)” by Ariana Grande feat. Nathan Sykes
3. “17 Crimes” by AFI
4. “Heart By Heart” by Demi Lovato
5. “Bring Me Home” by Youngblood Hawke
6. “When The Darkness Comes” by Colbie Caillat
7. “Strangers” by Seven Lions with Myon & Shane 54 featuring Tove Lo
8. “Magnetic” by Jessie J
9. “Bear” by Pacific Air
10. “All About Us” by He Is We featuring Owl City
11. “Calling From Above” by Bassnectar
12. “Start A Riot” by Jetta
13. “Strange Days” by Bryan Ellis
Will you be picking up the soundtrack when it's out? Which song is your favorite?

Cassie Clare's Mission Viejo Appearance

Cassandra Clare has a busy schedule ahead of her. From the LA red carpet/movie premiere, to press junkets, jet setting over seas to move premieres Cassie has one crazy schedule, but that's not stopping her from making time to see her fans premiere to the big movie premiere on August 12th in LA. On August 11th Cassie will hit the red carpet in Mission Viejo for a special pre red carpet event. 

The Mission Viejo event is a red carpet pre-premiere for the soon to be released film. It's a FREE event that is open to the public, but seated will be limited, and on a first come first serve basis. Cassie will be there to talk to fans and answer their questions, and sign their books. Books will be sold at the event, which is sponsored by A Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe and Friends of the Mission Viejo Library. (source)

The Mortal Instruments Jewelry

Check out the new line of official Mortal Instruments jewelry. From necklaces, bracelets, earrings and cufflinks, fans can now get their hands on their favorite pieces. Check out some of the pieces below.

Head over to Mortal Instruments Jewelry to check out the rest of the line. Which one is your favorite piece?