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Monday, October 13, 2014

Cassandra Clare's Thoughts About Yesterday's TMI TV Series News

With yesterday's exciting news about The Mortal Instruments coming to TV (read about it here), fans have been curious about what Cassandra Clare's thoughts on it are, and whether or not our TMI movie cast will be cast for the TV series. Here's what Cassie said on her Tumblr page yesterday,
Well, I promised to let you know about movies/TV as soon as I knew anything, and now I know something. (I knew a tiny bit about this being a possibility on Friday, but this is the first I’m hearing of some of the definite details!)
bamf-beckett said: If tmi is becoming a tv series does that mean there will be different cast or the same one as the movie?
I have absolutely no idea! I am sure they are not casting at the moment and probably nobody knows. There is absolutely nothing whatsoever I could possibly ever do to influence whether they kept the same cast (assuming they were  available) at all, so I will be waiting, like you, to see if they cast new people, and hoping that if they do, those people will be good. 

It will be interesting to see if they offer the TV roles to any of the movie cast, or if they'll cast a whole new group of actors. I'm a little torn. I felt the cast was great for the movie, and if they continued on with the movies, I wanted them to keep the cast together. With a TV show, and some of the actor's schedules, it might be impossible for them to get the movie cast. I can see the benefits from starting fresh and getting a whole new cast together for the TV series. It definitely would feel complete if they mixed part of the movie cast with a new cast... Then again, who knows what they're going to do. I'm definitely intrigued and am anxiously awaiting more news. Either way, this time around they definitely need to do a better job at telling the over all story correctly.

* You can read about other coverage for the TMI TV Series via: The Hollywood ReporterCNN, Empire Online, Cinema Blend

Sublime by Christina Lauren, Blog Tour: Book Review

Welcome to today's SUBLIME blog tour stop!

By: Christina Lauren
Published by: Simon & Schuster
To Be Released on: October 14th, 2014
Source: arc from publisher to review
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True love may mean certain death in a ghostly affair of risk and passion from New York Times bestselling duo Christina Lauren, authors of Beautiful Bastard. Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author of Shatter Me calls Sublime “a beautiful, haunting read".

When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn’t sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she’s here for him.

Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life—and her death—neither of them is willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is. And when Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy, taking himself to the brink of death where his reality and Lucy’s overlap, the joy of being together for those brief stolen moments drowns out everything in the outside world. But some lines weren’t meant to be crossed…

A haunting, bittersweet love story. Sublime is a ghost story with a complex love story at it's heart. You know when you read a story about a girl who's a ghost, and boy with a heartbreaking past, that things may not go in the happily ever direction, at least it seems impossible right? Sometimes if there's a will, there will be way, if it's a different kind of way.

Sublime is a story about Lucy and Colin. Lucy is a ghost. She's dead, yet, she's very much real. At least in a twisted, haunted sort of way. When she awakes in the frozen forest outside the prep school, she can't remember what happened, and how she got there. That's what first intrigued me with Sublime. I wanted to know more about her. What happened to her, how long has she been out there, and what in the heck is she now. Through out the course of the story those questions are all answered in the form of Lucy getting some of her memories come back. Even though the truth of what happened to her is devastating to learn, there's more to what she is and why she's there that she and Colin uncover.

Colin is the boy with the heartbreaking past. He's what you may call reckless, has no fears, and is a true daredevil at heart. In a twisted sort of way, it was so surprise to me that Lucy and Colin developed a connection, or maybe I should say it was fate that brought them together. Either way, Lucy and Colin have a strong connection. At first it hooked me. There was so much mystery surrounding Lucy, that I wanted to know more. I wanted to know why she felt so drawn to Colin. With Colin, I wanted to know why he was the only one who saw Lucy the way he did. Lucy and Colin's story uncovered a dark past about the place Lucy is tied to. 

I really liked that Sublime is told from both Lucy and Colin's points of views. In doing so, it allowed me to get more of the story, as well as both the characters. There were parts of the story I enjoyed reading about, and other parts I didn't enjoy as much. I loved the mystery that Sublime has. There's ghost, a history of hauntings, and the murder mystery that readers learn more about as the story goes on. I liked that I had to read the entire book to learn the reasoning of why Colin and Lucy are tied together. It's complex, and not at all what I was excepting. 

There were a few things with the story I didn't like. The connection between Colin and Lucy when it went from something that hooked me, to being one that crossed the obsession/unhealthy line, was one of them. Without giving away any spoilers, there is a reason why it's like that, and it does get answered towards the end of the book. While the characters intrigued me, I was hoping for more character development, and didn't get it. On the flip side, not having in depth characters does work for this story, as it's a story that doesn't need a lot of depth to it. I felt that the ghost story, murder, mystery and love story elements are what drive this story. Despite my not loving the story over all like I wanted to, I liked that Sublime is not the typical YA paranormal "ghost" story. I can say I've not read anything story like Lucy & Colin's. *There are some sensual scenes and there is language in the book that might not be suitable for younger YA readers.


Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced seven New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 22 languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.)

Lauren Billings (but everyone calls her Lo) has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and before she made writing her full-time job, would spend her days doing nerdy research-type things wearing a lab coat and goggles. She is silly Mommy to two littles, wife to one mountain biking homebrewing scientist, bestie to a shoe-stealer, and an unabashed lover of YA and romance.

Christina Hobbs (but you’ll always hear Lo call her PQ) used to spend her days in a junior high counseling office surrounded by teenagers. Married to the cutest boy in school, she has a thirteen year old daughter, is an unapologetic lover of boy bands and glitter, and also likes to steal Lo’s shoes.
You can follow their shenanigans at:
@lolashoes (Lauren) & @seeCwrite (Christina) on Twitter. On Tumblr! where we post kissing gifs and writerly stuff and Wattpad for short stories and sneak peeks!

Walker Books Announces MAGNUS BANE QUOTE VOTE #LoveMagnus

Celebrate the upcoming release of The Bane Chronicles with a QUOTE VOTE from Walker Books!

Walker Books, the UK publisher of all things Cassandra Clare, is inviting fans to celebrate the release of The Bane Chronicles (hitting shelves on November 11th), with them! 

Per Walker Books:
Walker Books invites you to partake in the Magnus Bane Quote Vote to celebrate the forthcoming release of The Bane Chronicles in hardback
We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Magnus’s many adventures than by hand-picking sixteen of his sassiest quotes and pitting them against each other in a battle to determine the warlock’s wittiest witticism.
We strongly encourage you to have your say, starting on October 22nd of this year. 
To get involved, simply follow #LoveMagnus @WalkerBooksUK on Twitter.
And please, share this invitation – this is not an exclusive party. 
I can't wait for this book to be out. I love what Walker Books is doing! What better way to celebrate the release of our favorite Warlock. 
For fans who don't know, The Bane Chronicles is a collection of 10 short stories written by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan. Originally released as eBooks, this collection will now be featured together in a hard bound book. Already a fan of the ebooks, I love that now Magnus's story will be bound together and can sit on my shelf with my other Cassie books. 
I'll be post more news as it comes available from Walker Books! Be sure to go pre-order your copy!!