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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

QUEEN OF AIR AND DARKNESS by Cassandra Clare / Snippet #QOAAD #Shadowhunters

Shadowhunters, if you haven't already, I highly recommend signing up for Cassie's newsletter. If you signed up, than you already read all the exciting goodies she included in her newsletters, like this Queen of Air and Darkness snippet. Be warned, you may want to grab a kleenex for this snippet.... 

Queen of Air and Darkness

And here’s a snippet from Queen of Air and Darkness:
“Octavian.” It was Magnus’s voice. He was standing in the doorway still, looking down at the small tearstained boy in front of him. There was a great weariness in his eyes, but also an immense compassion: the kind of compassion that came with great old age.

He seemed as if he would have said more, but Rafe and Max had joined him. Silently they filed down the steps and went over to Tavvy; Rafe was nearly as tall as he was, though he was only five. He reached to hug Tavvy, and Max did too—and to Mark’s surprise, Tavvy seemed to relax slightly, allowing the embraces, nodding when Max said something to him in a quiet voice.

Helen got to her feet, and Mark wondered if his face wore the same expression hers did, of pain and shame. Shame that they could not do more to comfort a younger brother who barely knew them.

“It’s all right,” Simon said. “Look, you tried.”

“We did not succeed,” said Mark.

“You can’t fix grief,” said Simon. “A rabbi told me that when my father died. The only thing that fixes grief is time, and the love of the people who care about you, and Tavvy has that.” He squeezed Mark’s shoulder briefly. “Take care of yourself,” he said. “Shelo ted'u od tza'ar, Mark Blackthorn.”

THE WICKED ONES by Cassandra Clare & Robin Wasserman / Cover Reveal #TheWickedOnes #GOTSM #Shadowhunters

Who else is loving the covers for the individual Ghosts of the Shadow Market stories? Check out the newest cover Cassie revealed in her newsletter yesterday. This is for THE WICKED ONES, which she wrote with Robin Wasserman. It's the 6th story in the Ghosts of the Shadow Market. Here's what Cassie said about the cover:

Check out Davood Diba’s gorgeous cover for The Wicked Ones, the 6th installment of Ghosts of the Shadow Market! Jace's mother, Celine Montclaire, meets a mysterious stranger in Paris... …

I am really looking forward to reading more about Jace's mother. I'm really curious as to who this women is. You can order your e-book when it's out on September 11th, 2018. 

Magisterium: THE GOLDEN TOWER by Cassie Clare & Holly Black / Exclusive Excerpt + Release Day Event Info! #TheMagisteriumSeries #TheGoldenTower

Who is a fan of Cassandra Clare & Holly Black's Magisterium series? If you subscribed to Cassie's newsletter than you already read exclusive excerpt she shared for the next installment in that series, THE GOLDEN TOWER. This book will be out on September 11th, 2018, and is the 5th book in the series. Read the exclusive excerpt below:

Exclusive Excerpt: The Golden Tower

Call took the path that led alongside one of the Magisterium’s many underground rivers. It glowed eerie blue in the light of the moss. On the way, he peered around, looking for Warren. He even called the little lizard’s name a few times, his voice echoing through the caverns. He was sure he’d see Warren during the short boat trip, but by the time he got to the far bank, he decided Warren was avoiding him.

When Call reached Rufus’s door, he tapped on it and heard Mr. Rajavi’s voice echo from inside: “Come in.” The office looked much as it always had. The same papers were tacked to the walls, covered in what Call now recognized as alchemical equations. The big couch was gone, replaced by more bookshelves, and the old workstation had been replaced by one made of a gleaming clear material — quartz, Call guessed. Tamara’s father sat behind Rufus’s roll-top desk.

Oh, God, Call thought. Tamara’s father. And he’d just kissed Tamara. Was that why Mr. Rajavi was here?

Don’t be totally ridiculous, said Aaron. Do you think he’s psychic or something?

Kimiya was grounded for making out with Evil Overlord Alex — Tamara had said so. Mr. Rajavi had a well-established policy of not liking his children making out with Evil Overlords.

You can pre-order your copy here. Don't miss an exciting release day event featuring Cassie, Holly Black and a few of their friends. Here's what Cassie shared is happening:

Holly Black and I will be celebrating the release of the last Magisterium book, The Golden Tower, on September 11th at 7pm. This epic group event will feature David Levithan and Scott Westerfeld as well as me and Holly. The celebration will be hosted by Odyssey Books in South Hadley, MA. Exact location is TBD—contact the store for details.

THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS Vol. 2 Sneak Peak #Shadowhunters #TheMotalInstruments

Shadowhunters, have you signed up for Cassie's newsletter yet? If not, you are missing out! Yesterday's newsletter contained a sneak peak into The Mortal Instruments graphic novel, volume 2! Here's what Cassie shared along with the picture above:

In Mortal Instruments news, volume two of the graphic novel series has been completed by Cassandra Jean! It comes out on October 30th, and will contain an exclusive scene of what went on between Magnus and Alec when Magnus healed Alec during City of Bones! Here’s a little peek at that…

Have you pre-orderd your copy yet? You can do so from any one of your favorite book retailers. Here's a few links: Amazon | B&N | BAM | Indie BoundBook DepositoryIf you haven't yet, you can sign up for Cassie's newsletter here