Will and Jem Song

 *****TID SPOILERS*****

I heard a song a while ago that describes the relationship between Jem and Will to a T. It is called “Circles”, written by Passenger. You may know him from “Let Her Go”, which was popular last year (You only need the light when it’s burning low, only miss the sun when it starts to snow, only know you love her when you let her go). Anyway, even the title “Circles” reminds me of them, for Jem believes we live in circles. He believes we die and undergo rebirth, connected to the souls of those we loved in our past lives. Here is the song with the lyrics so you can read them as you listen, plus some Cassandra Jean art!

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Malec’s First Time and First Kiss Stories

Cassandra Clare is in the process of writing Malec’s first time!! She says she thinks she will release it in the same way she released Not For Humans, where you will pay some money to a charity (she’s thinking an LGBTQ charity for this one) and in return you receive the story! She does not know when she will be able to start sharing the full story as she is not running the project, but she has released a snippet from it:

Alec liked Magnus best like this, when he wasn’t particularly dressed up, when he was just in a t-shirt and his dark silky hair was free of gel or spikes. It wasn’t that he didn’t like Magnus’ clothes, it was that sometimes he felt like Magnus wore them like armor, a layer of protection between him and a world that didn’t always meet someone who burned so brightly and so differently with open arms.

While you wait for the full story, here’s the story of Malec’s first kiss!

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LoS Snippet

This is a cute snippet from The Dark Artifices book #2 due to release in April 2017. I find it cute because of a certain warlock baby featured.

And even odder, when Mark and Kieran had come into the library, Kieran had gone immediately over to Max and picked him up, delighted by his blue skin and his tiny horns.

Max had stuck his hand into Kieran’s wavy hair and pulled. Kieran had just laughed. “That’s right, it changes color, little nixie-like warlock,” he said. “Look.” And his hair went from blue-black to blue in an instant. Max giggled.

“I didn’t know you could do that on purpose,” said Mark, who had always thought of Kieran’s hair as a reflection of his moods, uncontrollable as the tides.

“You don’t know a lot of things about me, Mark Blackthorn,” Kieran said, setting Max down.

Alec and Magnus had exchanged a look at that, the sort of look that made Mark feel as if they had reached a silent and agreed-upon consensus …

Cassandra Clare Characters on Social Media

These are some fun edits made imagining characters from The Infernal Devices and The Dark Artifices with various social media accounts! Featured are Gideon Lightwood and Six Fingered Nigel on an ask site, Cecily Herondale, Will Herondale, and Gabriel Lightwood on Facebook, Gabriel Lightwood on Google,  Jessamine Lovelace on a blog, Will Herondale on Goodreads, and Magnus Bane, Julian Blackthorn, Emma Carstairs, Ty Blackthorn, and Livvy Blackthorn on Instagram!

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Lady Midnight Inside Cover Image

If you buy the Costco version of Lady Midnight, you also receive a Cassandra Jean picture on the inside cover, but Cassandra Clare posted the picture to her Tumblr so everyone could see it!

I thought you guys might like to see the jacket interior illustration Cassandra Jean did for the Costco version of Lady Midnight, with each character labeled. I don’t own a copy myself but I’ve seen it and it’s very pretty! These are the TMI and TDA characters, portrayed together — not every one of the TMI character appears in Lady Midnight, but they do appear through the series. And there’s one TDA character that is left out, because, spoilers :) 

You can see all of the main characters in Lady Midnight, and also some TMI characters that will be in the future TDA books!

Julian Smoking Deleted Scene

Some of you may remember that in the first draft of Lady Midnight, Julian smoked to relieve stress. As the character developed, however, Cassandra Clare thought better of it, knowing Julian is not the kind of person to do something that harmful to his body around his very young siblings that look up to him. He originally smoked clove cigarettes, which is why he is described as smelling like cloves. He doesn’t smoke now, but Cassandra Clare left that part in anyway. Here is a scene with Emma and Julian that mentions Julian’s smoking that was part of the first draft of Lady Midnight.

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