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Friday, August 28, 2015

Snippet From AWAKE by Cassandra Clare (It's Jace's POV from the Opening Scene from City of Bones)

Check it out Shadowhunters! The repackaged The Mortal Instruments series will be hitting book stores this next week! To celebrate, Cassie shared a snippet from AWAKE, which is the opening scene from City of Bones from Jace's point of view. You can ONLY get this story in the Barnes & Noble special edition copy of COB, which will also be the only book out of the series that will also be a sold as a hardcover. All the books will be sold in paperback form, except the B&N special edition (get it here). 

In her post on Tumblr from this morning, here's what Cassie said about the repackaged TMI series, and the special edition copy of COB from Barnes & Noble:
The repackages of the TMI books are coming out this week and next — expect them to trickle into bookstores near you. The special edition of City of Bones is the only repackage that’s hardcover. 
It is only available through Barnes and Noble. Unless people decide to sell it on Ebay, it will never be available anywhere else. 
All the repackages have maps of New York (TMI) or London (TID) and forwards by me talking a bit about why I wrote each series. Only the B&N edition is 1) in hardcover 2) a book that contains the opening scene from City of Bones from Jace’s viewpoint.
It’s called “Awake”, from this quote: It was like he was always half-awake where other people were concerned. And then we met you, and he woke up.— Isabelle to Clary, City of Glass

Check out this snippet from AWAKE!
Jace glanced over at Alec and Isabelle. Killing a demon in front of a mundane, unless there was an immediate threat, was something of a no-no. Mundanes weren’t supposed to know about demons.  For one of the first times in his life, Jace found himself at a loss. They couldn’t leave the girl with the Eidolon; it would kill her. If they left the Eidolon alone, it would escape, and kill someone else. If they stayed and killed it, they’d be exposed.
“Knock her out,” Alec muttered, under his breath. “Just … whack her on the head with something.”
“Just go,” Jace said to the girl. “Get out of here, if you know what’s good for you.”
But she only planted her feet harder. He could see the look in her eyes, like exclamation points: No! No! 
“I’m not going anywhere,” she said. “If I do, you’ll kill him.”
Jace had to admit that was true. “What do you care?” He pointed at the demon with his knife. “That’s not a person, little girl. It may look like a person and talk like a person and bleed like a person. But it’s a monster.”
“Jace!” Isabelle’s eyes flashed. They were depthless, black, angry. Isabelle never got angrier than when Jace risked getting himself in trouble or danger. And he was risking both, now. Breaking the Law — talking about Shadowhunter business with mundanes — and what was worse, he was liking it. Something about this girl, her stormcloud of red hair and her snapping green eyes, made him feel as if his veins were filled with gunpowder and she was a match.
As if, if she touched him, he’d burn up. But then, he loved explosions.

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Aww, Clace! I've missed reading about these two. I need more from Jace's point of view. I've got my special edition pre-ordered! Do you? Get it here!

1 comment:

  1. Ah, I looove this. <3 Thank you for sharing Katie :D I NEED this special edition. But gosh damn it. B&N is a bit too expensive for me :( Shipping would be about $13. Sigh. A bit too high, with the valuta thingy being so high too. But I will buy it. Sometime :D I need it. <3