October 16, 2014
Cassandra Clare and co. to launch Shadowhunter e-series | EW.com

cassandraclare:

Entertainment Weekly updates on Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy and shows the beautiful placeholder cover with an arrow for Simon. Also we can reveal our fourth co-conspirator, Robin Wasserman :)

palace-within-0ur-dreams said: Hey Cassie! When do you think the Shadowhunter Academy bind up will come out? I’m sure you don’t really know yet, but do you think it will be like the long wait we’ve had for the Bane Chronicles, or will it be a bit quicker? Thanks!

I think if my publishers heard it described as “a long wait” for the Bane Chronicles bindup they would rip out all their hair! Yes, TFSA will eventually be a printed, published book just like the Bane Chronicles (which is out November 11.)

its-mrs-t-herondale said: Hi Cassie! I love your books so much! I have a few questions though, Will Jace and Clary get married in TDA or already be married? Will Jem and Tessa appear in TDA? And, do you think you’ll make Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy into a book like you are with The Bane Chorincles? Anyway, I love you so much and hope someday you’ll come to Australia because it would be amazing to meet you!

Jem and Tessa, Jace and Clary, all appear in Shadowhunter Academy and The Dark Artifices. They are not main characters, but they are there enough for you to check in with them, find out what’s going on with them, etc. I’ll make a bigger post about this later, since up until “Will the cast from the movie return for the TV show” unexpectedly became my most asked question (answer: “I do not know!”) that was it. :)

Shadowhunter Academy will definitely be “a book.” I don’t have a publication date for it, but I would guess it would follow roughly the same timeline as the Bane Chronicles since it’s a very similar project. Expect to see Simon and of course Magnus and Alec, Jace and Clary, Izzy and Jem and Will and Tessa …

Robin Wasserman is a genius, and we tried to lure her to be part of the Bane Chronicles, but time did not permit! She is going to be a magnifique addition. In fact… with Maureen AND Robin… oh man, I am going to be totally shown up. 

All of Cassie’s readers were super nice to me and Maureen, and embraced us and had fun with the stories. And we had tons of fun as well, though I was VERY NERVOUS. (I am now nervous again.) But… I hope they will be excited to have us again for the Adventures of Simon, I mean City of Shirtless Simon, I mean I forget what Maureen is calling it this week.

When writing the Bane Chronicles, I took R as my letter of the alphabet, and saw if I could make people like Ragnor and Raphael even more than they already did.

For Shadowhunter Academy, my letter is M! Now which characters’ names begin with M…

October 16, 2014
UNMADE REQUEST DAY 4

Sometimes requests are fulfilled late, because I am a BAD PERSON! I was asked for a story about Adara, a minor character in The Turn of the Story. Aaaaand… here it is!

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October 9, 2014
"She is great, and beautiful. She’s like a star to me, something bright and lovely seen from another world. She’s someone else’s sun. That’s how all other girls are to me. You’re my sun."

Unmade, by Sarah Rees Brennan (via ironedout)

I always like to see what quoties people like. :)

October 2, 2014
seananmcguire:

philosophyofshh:

The answer to the questions “what did you do with your tax return?” and “what are your plans for the AFL grand final weekend?”
Gotta love bookdepository.com and their free shipping worldwide :D

Your life choices are awesome and you have awesome taste in books.

Agreed! Seanan and I were in Waterstones Piccadilly together on Tuesday, and a lovely guy in a fancy tailored kilt stopped her and went ‘Are you…?’ and then looked at me and went ‘And you’re!’
He was so nice, and he was on his honeymoon with another lovely gentleman in another fancy tailored kilt (their kilts were totally gorgeous, made by someone involved in Outlander, it was all amazing and we all had big chats).
Such a splendiferous encounter convinced me that where Seanan and my readers overlap there the most undeniable awesome lives. And there you are!

seananmcguire:

philosophyofshh:

The answer to the questions “what did you do with your tax return?” and “what are your plans for the AFL grand final weekend?”

Gotta love bookdepository.com and their free shipping worldwide :D

Your life choices are awesome and you have awesome taste in books.

Agreed! Seanan and I were in Waterstones Piccadilly together on Tuesday, and a lovely guy in a fancy tailored kilt stopped her and went ‘Are you…?’ and then looked at me and went ‘And you’re!’

He was so nice, and he was on his honeymoon with another lovely gentleman in another fancy tailored kilt (their kilts were totally gorgeous, made by someone involved in Outlander, it was all amazing and we all had big chats).

Such a splendiferous encounter convinced me that where Seanan and my readers overlap there the most undeniable awesome lives. And there you are!

September 24, 2014

diversityinya:

This week’s diverse new releases are:

Dreaming in Indian edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale (Annick Press)

Book Description: A powerful and visually stunning anthology from some of the most groundbreaking Native artists working in North America today.

Truly universal in its themes, Dreaming In Indian will shatter commonly held stereotypes and challenge readers to rethink their own place in the world. Divided into four sections, ‘Roots,’ ‘Battles,’ ‘Medicines,’ and ‘Dreamcatchers,’ this book offers readers a unique insight into a community often misunderstood and misrepresented by the mainstream media.

Adrenaline Crush by Laurie Boyle Crompton (Farrar Straus & Giroux)

Book Description: Seventeen-year-old Dyna comes from a long line of risk-takers and is an avid thrill-seeker in her own right, until she takes a terrible fall and shatters her leg. Her life used to be about bike racing and rock climbing; now it’s about staying home, except for attending physical and group therapy sessions at the bizarre alternative healing center her mom has chosen. Dyna’s boyfriend saw her accident and supports her newfound desire for safety, but a young Iraq war veteran she meets at rehab challenges her to think about what she’s really avoiding in her old life and to take chances again—even with her heart.

Silvern by Christina Farley (Skyscape)

Book Description: Jae Hwa Lee is ready to forget about immortals and move on with her life. Until the god of darkness, Kud, sends an assassin to kill her. She escapes with the knowledge that Kud is seeking the lost White Tiger Orb, and joins the Guardians of Shinshi to seek out the orb before Kud can find it. But Kud is a stronger and more devious god than Jae ever imagined. Jae is soon painfully reminded that by making an enemy of Kud, she has placed her closest friends in danger, and must decide how much she can bear to sacrifice to defeat one of the most powerful immortals in all of Korea.

Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper (Little, Brown)

Book Description: Sixteen-year-old Avery Roe wants only to take her rightful place as the witch of Prince Island, making the charms that keep the island’s whalers safe at sea, but her mother has forced her into a magic-free world of proper manners and respectability. When Avery dreams she’s to be murdered, she knows time is running out to unlock her magic and save herself.

Avery finds an unexpected ally in a tattooed harpoon boy named Tane—a sailor with magic of his own, who moves Avery in ways she never expected. Becoming a witch might stop her murder and save her island from ruin, but Avery discovers her magic requires a sacrifice she never prepared for.

Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin (Egmont USA)

“Lippert-Martin’s debut finds life in the oft-seen trope of lost memory—and even a somewhat plausible mechanism for bringing about the amnesia. Plausibility isn’t always the name of the game (the government rarely uses world-class architects for medical torture labs), but this is a very entertaining game for thriller fans. Sarah Ramos, 16, is undergoing focused memory-elimination treatments when her surgery is interrupted by a power outage, followed by an invasion of explosives-wielding commandos who are looking for her.” — Publishers Weekly

On a Clear Day by Walter Dean Myers (Crown Books for Young Readers)

“Myers issues a rebellious call to action that chronicles how seven diverse teenagers respond to injustice in a globalized not-so-distant future. In 2035, giant multinationals control the world’s major resources, engineering positive economic growth by exploiting worldwide social inequity. Change-embracing Dominican computer whiz and Bronx native Dahlia Grillo, the narrator, is one of seven teens who resist. … Readers are left to question what actions are possible, what actions are needed and what actions are right in a world where inaction is an impossibility.A clarion call from a beloved, much-missed master.” — Kirkus, starred review

Unmade (The Lynburn Legacy Book 3) by Sarah Rees Brennan (Random House Books for Young Readers)

Book Description: Kami has lost the boy she loves, is tied to a boy she does not, and faces an enemy more powerful than ever before. With Jared missing for months and presumed dead, Kami must rely on her new magical link with Ash for the strength to face the evil spreading through her town.

Rob Lynburn is now the master of Sorry-in-the-Vale, and he demands a death. Kami will use every tool at her disposal to stop him. Together with Rusty, Angela, and Holly, she uncovers a secret that might be the key to saving the town. But with knowledge comes responsibility—and a painful choice. A choice that will risk not only Kami’s life, but also the lives of those she loves most.

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse)

“Eighteen-year-old Darcy drops her college plans and moves to New York to revise her soon-to-bepublished novel and start the second one. Meanwhile, in chapters that alternate with Darcy’s NYC adventures, her fictional protagonist, Lizzie, survives a near-death experience to find she has become a psychopomp, responsible for guiding souls to the afterlife. Westerfeld masterfully creates two divergent reading experiences (YA romance and fantasy horror) with two distinct yet believable voices. … this is a busy book, with content drawn from Gujarati culture and Indian religion—this book includes romantic entanglements, a charming lesbian love story, terrorism and justice, and insider references to the YA publishing and literature scene.” — Booklist, starred review

Walter Dean Myers is a genius!

I am on a list with him!

Diversity in YA is so great.

(Also, sci-fi amnesia book, I love a genre convention in another genre, sign me up Tabula Rasa!)

September 23, 2014
UNMADE REQUEST DAY NO. 3

My streak of not spoilerering has come to a CLOSE. This is terrifically spoily for Unmade, and so best to have read Unmade or be the kind of person who cares not for spoilers. It’s about two supporting characters, seven years on.

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September 23, 2014
UNMADE REQUEST DAY NO. 2

Nick meets Angela. Crossover between the Demon’s Lexicon and Lynburn Legacy serieses, set before either of them. I am gold at this no spoilers thing!

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September 23, 2014
UNMADE REQUEST DAY

For the first offering in Unmade Request Day, I wrote a weird Demon’s Lexicon AU! So… no spoilers, kind of? Some nasty demonic stuff however! Demons, they do not treat humans well, OVERALL.

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September 23, 2014
HAPPY UNMADE DAY

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To celebrate, the beautiful Cassandra Jean drew me an amazing poster of Team Goodish and Highly Endangered, with an ominous tag line and all!

(From front left: Jared Lynburn, Kami Glass, Ash Lynburn, Holly Prescott, Ten Glass, Tomo Glass, Angela Montgomery, Rusty Montgomery, Lillian Lynburn and Jon Glass.)

Meanwhile… Have you ever wanted me to do your bidding?

Maybe I should rephrase that… to celebrate Unmade Day on my blog, I’m taking requests for wee short stories about ANY CHARACTERS OF MINE you like!

Go here to request:

http://sarahtales.livejournal.com/217940.html

I hope you enjoy Unmade. I talked about you guys in it. ;)

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September 14, 2014
"They were curved together like quotation marks with no words in between"

Unmade, Sarah Rees Brennan (via wordsfromya)

But who is it?

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