Song Inspired by The Mortal Instruments

This song was written by a girl named Lorna Elvin inspired by The Mortal Instruments series. It’s called “Clary” from the point of view of Simon. It’s so cute and has a lot of little references to parts of the book. I really recommend listening to the beautiful piece and wonderful vocals and lyrics over and over again!

Lady Midnight Snippet

A very short, what I thought to be very cute snippet from Lady Midnight. Pre-order the book now here!

Livvy made an exasperated noise, stomped forward, and seized Mark by the back of the shirt. “You don’t want him,” she said to the pink-haired girl. “He has syphilis.”

The girl goggled. “Syphilis?”

“Five percent of people in America have it,” said Ty, helpfully.

“I do not have syphilis,” Mark said in a fury. “There are no sexually transmitted diseases in Faerieland!”

The mundane girls fell instantly silent.

Advance Reader Copy of Lady Midnight Competition

An awesome Advance Reader Copy of Lady Midnight is being given away in a competition! Check out the video to see Cassandra Clare reveal the contents of the special box:

Entering the contest is very simple! All you have to do is take a picture of yourself with any Shadowhunter book you own. This could be a Mortal Instruments book, Infernal Devices, Shadowhunter Codex, etc. Ereaders are allowed, as long as the front cover of the book is displayed. Make the picture creative. Cassandra Clare suggests going somewhere interesting, wearing a costume, or incorporating elements you love about the books into the picture. She mentions that a girl one a contest like this once by taking her picture in a bath of spaghetti. Then post your picture to a social media page. This can be Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, or whatever else you use, and email the link to the post to ladymidnightcontest@gmail.com before February 7th. You must be 13 years old or older, and only one entry per person is allowed. Good luck!

TLH Snippet

A small snippet from The Last Hours trilogy releasing in 2018 featuring Cordelia Carstairs, Lucie Herondale, and Matthew Fairchild.

Cordelia clutched Lucie’s hand as they jolted through the streets in the Carstairs’ carriage, surrounded by the blurred traffic of omnibuses, motorcars, and pedestrians. Advertisements whirled past. THE HORSESHOE HOTEL. THREE GUINEA STOUT. NEW PALACE STEAMERS. Signs advertising tailors and fishmongers, hair tonic and cheap printing.

Matthew, sitting across from them on the upholstered carriage seat, was muttering and swearing to himself, his hair sticking out madly.

“Hidebound,” he muttered. “Weasels.”

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Shadowhunters Premiere and Freeform App

The Shadowhunters premiere was yesterday, and there haven’t been great opinions on it by the fans. 🙁 It’s hard to remember that it’s not going to be exactly like the books, but the changes aren’t all people are talking about. They mention some bad acting, but we have to also remember that this was the first episode, and no show starts out with the actors being 100% in character at the start. Let’s just give it a chance for a while, and we can start hard-core judging mid-season. Also, if you download the Freeform app (definitely available in the Apple Store and Google Play Store), you can watch the second episode and a special behind the scenes clip! This is what the Freeform app looks like:

Freeform App

Shadowhunters Behind the Scenes

Only five days until the premiere of the Shadowhunters TV show!!! Don’t forget it will be on January 12 on abc at 9/8c! Here’s a behind the scenes video with Cassandra Clare, and I’ll link to all of the other fun videos I’ve posted!!

Other Shadowhunters Videos:

Behind the Scenes with the cast

Preview of Pilot

Promo

Random Cast Videos

Meet Magnus

Full Clace Cave Scene

*****TMI AND TID SHIP SPOILERS*****

As you know, sometimes authors have to edit scenes of their books for various reasons. This scene is the Clace cave scene from City of Heavenly Fire, which Cassie had to tone down to make less “racy”. Cassie says there is also a racier version of the Wessa cave scene of Clockwork Princess, she just has to find it, but will release it when she does. 🙂

For a moment Jace just looked at her in astonishment, his lips parted slightly; Clary felt her cheeks flush. He was looking at her like she was the first star that had ever come out in the sky, a miracle painted across the face of the world that he could barely believe in. He swallowed. “Let me —“ he said, and broke off. “Can I kiss you? Please?”

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COLS Deleted Snippet

This snippet is from the fifth Mortal Instruments book, City of Lost Souls. This is after Jace becomes evil, and Cassie ended up rewriting this scene for the book, but this was the first draft.

Clary didn’t know how long she’d been sitting on Luke’s front steps when the sun began to come up. It rose behind his house, the sky turning a dark pinkish-rose, the river a strip of steely blue. She was shivering — had been shivering so long that her whole body seemed to have contracted into a single hard shudder of cold. She had used two warming runes, but they hadn’t helped; she had a feeling the shivering was psychological as much as anything else. Would he come? If he was still as much Jace inside as she thought he was, he would; when he said he would come back for her, he would have meant as soon as possible. Jace was impatient. And he didn’t play games.

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