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

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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.


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 reveals plans for FIVE Shadowhunters series and more

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Author Cassandra Clare answered a few fan questions on her Tumblr today, and revealed that along with the mysterious TLH, there’s another far-off series in the Shadowhunters Chronicles, TWP (squee!). She also talked about romantic relations between two parabatai and Tessa Gray’s further appearance in the Shadowhunters series.

Excerpts from her answer can be found below:

My plan at the moment is to do five Shadowhunter series, total. I don’t know if I’ll do any series in the Shadowhunter world beyond that. I don’t know why five exactly — maybe because one of my major literary idols has always been Tamora Pierce and she did five series set in Tortall. 🙂 Maybe I think I have five stories to tell in this world. Maybe I’ll get to the end and want to tell more. Maybe not — I have a stockpile of other worlds and stories in my head; I’m writing one of them by writing Magisterium now, but there are many others.

There is a special sort of enjoyment in developing stories in a created world, because you can take the rules you yourself have invented, and bend them or break them. You can create connections and history — the story of Isabelle’s ruby necklace stretches back all the way to Vampires, Scones and Edmund Herondale. Then again, with a brand new world, you get to make everything up again. It’s like: brand-new baby or adorable five-year old? They’re both good.

(The five Shadowhunter series are TiD, TLH, TMI, TDA, and very far down the road, TWP. Don’t even ask about that one! It’s too far in the future! There are other Shadowhunter projects like The Bane Chronicles and the graphic novel project about the Circle, currently in planning stages and known as TST, but I’m not counting them: I’m only counting book series/trilogies written solely by me.)


The Clave says no. You’re not supposed to be romantically involved with your parabatai. In Clockwork Prince, one of the plot points is a past pair of parabatai, one of whom committed suicide because he’d fallen in love with his parabatai and was afraid of the secret being exposed.

The Clave has their reasons for this old Law. However, like pretty much every cultural/social law decreeing that people can’t fall in love or can’t marry, plenty of people break it. It’s not like no priest has ever fallen in love with anyone. And Emma and Julian’s relationship isn’t defined yet – not even by me! We know there is probably going to be an issue of romantic interest, but they are not a couple at the beginning of the books. They might never be a couple. We will see.

Cassandra Clare talks #TMIMovie, The Infernal Devices, City of Heavenly Fire, The Dark Artifices and more

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At the latest stop-over for the Clockwork Princess book tour in Portland, author Cassandra Clare talked about the City of Bones movie, including the casting process, City of Ashes movie (yup!), and characters and future in the rest of the books. Check out the live tweets from the Novel Novice:

On City of Heavenly Fire book:

On City of Bones movie:

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Video: Godfrey Gao’s exclusive message to fans of The Mortal Instruments

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The Mortal Instruments‘s publisher, Simon & Schuster, posted an exclusive video from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones actor Godfrey Gao reminding fans to mark calendars for August 23rd. Check it out below:

Godfrey will, of course, be portraying the High Warlock of New York, Magnus Bane seen in both The Infernal Devices and The Mortal Instruments. Author Cassandra Clare will be releasing one story every month from a collection of ten short stories, The Bane Chronicles, centering around the warlock. Check out more details here.