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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cassandra Clare Answers Fan Questions about #CoHF & More

Hi Shadowhunters. It's been a crazy couple of days and I'm some how totally behind on posts, and catching up with all of Cassie Clare's latest posts from her Tumblr. She's been posting a lot of Q&A's lately (via her tumblr), and I'm sharing some of those here. 

Just like her Tumblr posts, I've included her READ MORE link, as many of these posts below have COHF spoilers in them. You can also find each of the links to Cassie's individual posts via the title of each posts shared below, which are highlighted and bolded. 

Questions about Sebastian/Jonathan under the cut.

Raziel as part of Cassandra Jean’s flower cards for Shadowhunters.

Helen Blackthorn and Aline Penhallow.
Helen weeps for her family. Aline is there for her, representing constancy.

Hi Cassie I have a question about Stephen Herondale. In The Last Stand… You described a man that is filled with hate and ignorance. We all know Valentine was a very charismatic and persuasive person but it is very difficult for me to understand how the descendant of Will Hareondale and Tessa Gray could be so narrow minded and cruel towards downworlders. When Tessa met Jocelyn for the first time she said that if Stephen met her he wouldve killed her and that is something I find hard to wrap my head around. Some of the shadowhunter families had issues with downworlders over the generations but the Herondale line should have been different considering such a strong influence from Will and Tessa. I would appreciate it if you could shed some light on this, I know Stephen eventually understood his wrong doings and wrote that letter to Jace but to me it seemed too little too late and it really bugged me. Thanks — nicky-angel
Stephen was a jerk and a bigot, there’s no way around that, even if he did reconsider later in his life.  
No family is all good or all bad. Even the Herondales. Even the hot boy Herondales. Edmund is portrayed as having massive character flaws and gambling away all his family’s money. Will and Tessa are many generations removed from Stephen and neither of them knew him, and he didn’t know them — which makes it difficult for him to be influenced by them. In fact, as a kid, he didn’t even know he had any Downworlder blood, as by then the fact had been covered up.
It would be easy to idealize the Herondales, but they are, after all, just people. There will be more stories about the Circle in future; can’t talk about them quite yet, but you will see more of the influences that shaped Stephen. (And in fact meet a different, even worseHerondale.)
shadowhunter-halfblood said: Hi Cassie. Firstly, I’d just like to thank you for CoHF. It was amazing and a fantastic ending to a remarkable series. I was just wondering, what made you decide not to kill …
haepenguin said: A couple months ago you said that if we squinted we would see Jessamine in CoHF. I was wondering what you meant by that (now that the book has been out for a while)?
Spoilers under the cut …but it’s on my page 196.

A scene from CoHF illustrated by Cassandra Jean. Slightly spoilery. Magnus and Alec questions under the cut.

The Giver Movie Poster Revealed

The Giver hits theaters laster this year, and recently the Huffington Post revealed the official The Giver most poster! Check it out below:

I'll be real honest, this is one YA movie adaptation I've not been a fan of. I know, *gasp*. I loved this book, and having seen some poorly done book to movie adaptations recently, I feel this one will fall under the, "didn't do the book justice" category. I'm basing that on the movie trailer. After seeing it, I don't think that what I loved about the book will be portrayed correctly on the big screen. I hope I'm proven wrong. There's a stellar cast, but we all know no matter how good the acting is, the directing and the script can totally ruin a movie, hence a certain movie that won't be named.
Honestly, until now I've not even posted about the movie here on the blog because of that. I'm kinda of digging the movie poster. What do you think about the post? Is this a movie you'll go see? 

About the Movie
THE GIVER is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.  You can read her new foreword for THE GIVER, and learn how she looks back on her groundbreaking novel and its influence 20 years later: more here.

The Cast
THE GIVER, starring Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard, Cameron Monaghan, Odeya Rush, and Taylor Swift, will be in theaters everywhere August 15th

The haunting story of THE GIVER centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined – a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. THE GIVER is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

Watch the Trailer

More Movie Info
The follow the movie via the Official WebsiteFacebookTwitter, Tumblr & The Giver Challenge