Cassandra Clare named one of ’13 Female YA Fiction Authors That Owned 2014′

With 2014 drawing to a close, Bustle has released a list of 13 Female Young Adult Fiction Authors That Owned 2014. Of course, Cassandra Clare finds a mention.

Cassandra-Clare

Looking for a writing partner in the YA world? Cassandra Clare is the absolute best you could get — and she has a dozen or so books lined up through 2017 to prove it. Young adult fantasy and scifi powerhouses Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Cassandra Jean teamed up this year to release The Bane Chronicles, devised of their short stories surrounding one of the fan-favorite character of the Mortal Instruments and the Infernal Devices series. Plus, she worked with Holly Black to release the amazing The Iron Trial, which is the beginning of a new middle grade series. Oh, and of course there’s that highly anticipated sixth book of the former series, City of Heavenly Fire Clare pushed out in 2014. Clare also teamed up with illustrator Hye Kyung Baek to release a Manga version of the latter series, with Clockwork Princess released this year.

Check out the full list here.

Cassandra Clare shares unedited Jace and Clary cave scene from CoHF

Cassandra Clare released the unedited version of Jace and Clary’s cave scene from City of Heavenly Fire on her Tumblr. It’s a long, pretty shippy (and sexy) scene.

Read the full scene below the cut:

…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?”
Instead of nodding, she leaned down to press her lips to his. If their first kiss in the water had been an explosion, this was a sun going supernova. A hard, hot, driving kiss, a nip at her lower lip and the clash of tongues and teeth, both of them pressing as hard as they could to get closer. They were glued together, skin and fabric, a heady mix of the chill of the water, the heat of their bodies, and the frictionless slide of damp skin.

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Vote for ‘City of Heavenly Fire’ in Goodreads Choice Awards for Best YA Fantasy!

The sixth and final book in The Mortal Instruments series, City of Heavenly Fire, is nominated for Best Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction at the Goodreads Choice Awards 2014.

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare nominated at the Goodreads Choice Awards

Goodreads synopsis:

In this dazzling and long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell. The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris – but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons? When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee – even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned… Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the word in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!

City of Heavenly Fire is up against other YA Fantasy and Sci-Fi books such as Heir of FireDreams of Gods and MonstersThe Young Elites, Ignite MeRed Rising and more. This has been such an excellent year for us fantasy fans!

Vote for CoHF here.

Cassandra Clare addresses ‘City of Ashes’ filming, Jace Herondale and more!

My friend Mariyam from Page To Premiere got the awesome opportunity to chat with Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan at the City of Heavenly Fire London Event, earlier today.

Some excerpts from the interview can be read below:

[SPOILERS!]

Q: You said that Emma (Carstairs) was the best Shadowhunter since Jace, what does that mean exactly? Does Jace somehow become a worse Shadowhunter?

A: I had written that Emma looked up to Jace and wanted to be like him and that she wanted to be the pre-emptive Shadowhunter of her generation. Like Jace had been the pre-emptive Shadowhunter of his generation and probably still is. All it means is that she looks up to him and she wants to be the toughest, the bravest and she wants to kill the most demons. It was never meant to be a dark portrayal of Jace’s future and he doesn’t actually get any worse at Shadowhunting.

Q: As a massive fan I was just wondering when filming is going to start for City of Ashes? Do you know if Jamie will still be playing Jace?

A: I don’t know, I would think so, I would personally be surprised if they didn’t have him. They had to completely redo the entire screenplay, which takes a long time but believe me you wanted that screenplay redone! I will tell you one thing that is, Clary split into 2 people that both looked like her and had a shovel fight with one another. (Sarah Brennan) Oh and of course Magnus running for mayor of New York. (Cassie) I thought you liked when Jace rode the mermaid! The cast was never the issue, the script was the issue but I have been told that I would hear from them in the next couple of weeks! I mean he (Magnus) would make a great mayor in principle but a race of peoples entire reason for being is to hide themselves from Mundanes, probably running for mayor isn’t a good idea.

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CoHF spoilers: Jace Herondale and Clary Fray quotes, bios and more updated

sebastian, clary and jace in heavenly fire

It’s been exactly a week since the release of the final The Mortal Instruments book, City of Heavenly Fire. Personally, it has been a bitter-sweet end. The story of Jace and Clary – and really, Shadowhunters in general started with these books. We know Will, Tessa and Jem because of this series, and we will know lovely people like Emma, Julian, Ty and Mark soon enough.

But as for the people here, Clary Fray, Jace Herondale (yes, we will hereon refer to him as Herondale instead of Lightwood), Isabelle and Alec Lightwood, Simon Lewis, Magnus Bane (heh, we will always have Magnus), Luke, Jocelyn and so many more – our journey is at an end. Sure, we know we will hear more from them in the coming The Dark Artifices, but they will not be our focus. They have had their time, they have fought the Dark War and they have come to a happy close.

Now that the spoiler-week is over, I have updated the bio, quotes and history sections all of which are located here. There’s a lot of quotes from CoHF – I figured it’s the last book, so why not? If you guys want to see more stuff added, let me know!

Here’s to wishing Jace Herondale and Clary Fray all the best!