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Friday, May 25, 2018

QUEEN OF AIR AND DARKNESS Snippet Featuring Julian & Emma #QoAAD #Shadowhunters

Yesterday's newsletter from Cassie was full of Shadowhunter goodies. Most of which I've already shared on the blog this morning. One of the surprises she included in her newsletter was this snippet from QUEEN OF AIR AND DARKNESS. Be warned, it's a heartbreaker!

Hark! A snippet from Queen of Air and Darkness

Julian’s room was small, and painted an incongruously cheerful shade of blue. A white-painted four-poster bed dominated the space. Emma tugged him toward it, sitting him down gently, and went to bolt on the door.

“Why are you locking the door?” Julian raised his head. It was the first thing he’d said since they’d left Ty’s room, though he’d followed her calmly enough.

“You need some privacy, Julian,” she said. She turned toward him; God, the way he looked broke her heart. Blood freckled his skin, darkened his stiff clothes, had dried in patches on his boots. Livvy’s locket glittered in the hollow of his throat, though it had dangled against Livvy’s sternum. Emma remembered that locket: a gift from Julian to his sister when she’d turned thirteen, it had belonged to their grandmother. It had a circlet of the family thorns on the front, and Julian had added an etching to the back: a pair of crossed sabres, Livvy’s weapon.

It held a picture of Ty, Emma knew. She’d barely noticed Livvy wearing it at the Council meeting, though she knew Livvy often wore it when she was feeling nervous, the same way Emma kept tight hold of Cortana.

She wished she’d noticed Livvy more in those last moments, paid more attention to her, rather than worrying about the Cohort, about Manuel and Zara and Jessica, about Robert Lightwood and exile, about her own broken, messed-up heart. She wished she had held Livvy one more time, marveling at how tall and grown-up she was, how she had changed from the chubby toddler she recalled in her own earliest memories.

“Don’t,” Julian said, roughly.

Emma came closer to him; she couldn’t stop herself. He had to look up to meet her eyes. “Don’t do what?”

“Blame yourself,” he said. “I can feel you thinking about how you should have done something different. I can’t let those kind of thoughts in, or I’ll go to pieces.”

He was sitting on the very edge of the bed, as if he couldn’t bear the thought of lying down. Very gently, Emma touched his face, sliding the palm of her hand across his jaw. He shuddered and caught her wrist, hard.

“Emma,” he said, and for one of the first times in her life, she couldn’t read his voice — it was low and dark, rough without being angry, wanting something, but she didn’t know what.

“What can I do,” she breathed. “What can I do, I’m your parabatai, Julian, I need to help you.”

Oh my heart. Talk about heartbreak. I can only imagine how this entire scene will make us feel after we read it. I have a feeling the queen of heartbreak has a lot in store for us in this book. This book will be out on 12/4/18. Find out more about it here

GHOSTS OF THE SHADOW MARKET #4: LEARN ABOUT LOSS by Cassandra Clare & Kelly Link / Cover Revealed #GOTSM #Shadowhunters

Shadowhunters, did you check you inbox? Yesterday Cassie's newsletter went out with a ton of exciting goodies. One of those included the cover reveal for LEARN ABOUT LOSS by Cassandra Clare and Kelly Link. This is the cover for the 4th book in the Ghosts of Shadow Market. It will be out July 10th, 2018. 

I love this cover. I've absolutely loved how the covers have all tied into each book's story perfectly. We can not wait to read this book! 

Next to be released in the Ghosts of Shadow Market, is EVERY EXQUISITE THING. This will be released on June 12th, 2018. You can pre-order it from Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo  

Here's what Cassie shared about it in her newsletter:

Every Exquisite Thing, Ghosts of the Shadow Market #3, is due out on June 12th! I’m really excited for you to read Anna’s origin story and learn even more about the characters of The Last Hours

GHOSTS OF THE SHADOW MARKET - A look at the first 4 covers:

I love these covers. Which is your favorite so far? It's hard a choice, but I think Learn About Loss may be my favorite one so far. 

. @CassieClare Shares RED SCROLLS OF MAGIC Cover Teaser #Shadowhunters #TheEldestCurses

In yesterday's newsletter to her fans, Cassandra Clare shared this teaser for the upcoming cover reveal for RED SCROLLS OF MAGIC. It's the first in the Eldest Curses books about Magnus and Alec. I am looking forward to seeing more of this cover. You can find out more about the book, and the series here

Here's what Cassie shared about it:

The cover reveal of Red Scrolls of Magic, the first of the Eldest Curses books about Magnus and Alec, is coming! I’ll have details on it soon. Meanwhile here’s a tiny teaser from it. Red Scrolls of Magic comes out on March 5th, 2019!


From #1 New York Times bestseller Cassandra Clare and award-winner Wesley Chu comes the first book in a new series that follows High Warlock Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood as they tour the world after the Mortal War. The Red Scrolls of Magic is a Shadowhunters novel.

All Magnus Bane wanted was a vacation—a lavish trip across Europe with Alec Lightwood, the Shadowhunter who against all odds is finally his boyfriend. But as soon as the pair settles in Paris, an old friend arrives with news about a demon-worshipping cult called the Crimson Hand that is bent on causing chaos around the world. A cult that was apparently founded by Magnus himself. Years ago. As a joke.

Now Magnus and Alec must race across Europe to track down the Crimson Hand and its elusive new leader before the cult can cause any more damage. As if it wasn’t bad enough that their romantic getaway has been sidetracked, demons are now dogging their every step, and it is becoming harder to tell friend from foe. As their quest for answers becomes increasingly dire, Magnus and Alec will have to trust each other more than ever—even if it means revealing the secrets they’ve both been keeping.

THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS Graphic Novel: Vol. 2 Cover Revealed by @cassieclare #Shadowhunters #TheMortalInstruments

Check out the cover for the 2nd installment in the Mortal Instruments Graphic Novel. Cassie shared this cover here. The book won't be available until October 30th, but you can pre-order it now from Amazon

Here's what Cassie shared about the new cover:

The brand new cover for the MORTAL INSTRUMENTS GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK TWO! Cassandra Jean has outdone herself with this one. The graphic novel comes out Oct 30 and can be preordered Can’t wait! ❤️

Cassie also shared what artist Cassandra Jean shared on Tumblr about the cover, here:

The Mortal Instruments : Graphic Novel : Volume 2
Coming soon, October 30th!
I had so much fun working on volume 2! Phew! I’m happy with how the cover turned out, and I hid a theme within the volume 1 and 2 covers… can you spot it!?
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Can you spot the theme?