March 13, 2014

deputy-handsome said: hey Sarah! One of the things that I love-love-love in your books is your portrayal of female friendships. I like this because I think that they're one of the most important types of relationship that girls have and yet, they're really neglected in the YAniverse. There are lots of protags who are "boys' girls" and those people do exist and that's great, but what about the "girls' girls"? Any idea how the trend started - and any recommendations for other books that show amazing female friendships?

Hi Starlight!

Thank you for the kind words! I like your tumblr name.

And I apologise for what I am about to do, which is turn my answer to a perfectly lovely ask into another loooong essay on my thoughts about feminism!

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 Sorry in advance! This seems to be the way I roll now.

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I have divided my essay into four points!

1) Boys’ Girls, and Why They Might Be Popular.

2) Condemning Other Women.

3) The Only Bad Female Relationship or Character Is An Unexamined Female Relationship or Character.

4) Finally, Some Actual Recommendations, Jeez Lady, Took You Long Enough…

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June 16, 2013
WATERSTONES EVENT WITH CASSANDRA CLARE, JAMIE CAMPBELL BOWER AND ME

So, on July 4th, in 

St James’s Church,

197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL

Thursday,

4 July 2013, 6:30PM 

it is going to be my great pleasure to emcee (run around, take questions, tease remorselessly) for Cassandra Clare and Jamie Campbell Bower.

EVENT IN A CHURCH! How atmospheric and fancy will that be?

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PRETTY ATMOSPHERIC AND FANCY, MY FRIENDS. Most excellently Shadowhunter-y, if you ask me.

Cassie will be there being a delight as usual. Also you know, I hear people like this guy?

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So: much movie talk, much book talk, and we hope many awesome book fans! It should be a good time.

http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/displayDetailEvent.do?searchType=1&author=Cassandra|Clare

If you would like to come see us, please call the shop at 020 7851 2419 to buy tickets!

EDITED TO ADD: Okay, apparently you should all be able to buy tickets tomorrow. It is Father’s Day, so I think the website and ticket machine are off paying their dad a visit? WHO CAN SAY. But m’dears, there will be tickets tomorrow and we will be there with our shining faces on July 4th.

January 21, 2013
Clockwork Princess snippet

cassandraclare:

To celebrate going another round in the movie brawl!

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Rage flared up in Tessa and she considered belting Woolsey with the poker whether he came near her or not. He had moved awfully quickly while fighting Will, though, and she didn’t fancy her chances. “You don’t know James Carstairs. Don’t speak about him.”

“Love him, do you?” Woolsey managed to make it sound unpleasant. “But you love Will, too.”

Tessa froze. She had known that Magnus knew of Will’s affection for her, but the idea that what she felt for him in return was written across her face was too terrifying to contemplate.

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*Woolsey and Magnus by Cassandra Jean, part of the postcard pack I’ll be giving out on tour.

TOUR! *waves to all the people we will come see* WITH POSTY CARDS.

January 10, 2013
: How did you discover your favorite series?

michellehodkin:

It’s informal poll time! YOUR FAVORITE TIME. Wherein I put the question to all of you (and hope you share it): how did you first discover your favorite series?

Did you catch a glimpse of the cover at a real live bookstore and buy Book 1 with the money you were supposed to spend on lunch? Was your…

I admit I am curious about this too.

I found my favourite series (okay, the Chrestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones, I may pick another by dinnertime) in the library!

January 9, 2013
cassieclaresmortalinstruments:


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All the colours of the sparkle rainbow just like Magnus! 

cassieclaresmortalinstruments:

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All the colours of the sparkle rainbow just like Magnus! 

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January 3, 2013
thingsmayneverchange:

“I would apologize,” he said. “But I have no regrets.”


You guys are AMAZING.

thingsmayneverchange:

“I would apologize,” he said. “But I have no regrets.”

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You guys are AMAZING.

January 1, 2013

“There is no need to get nasty about this,” Magnus said - The Bane Chronicles Snippet 

Pictures for the teeny snippet! Cassie does have a mighty army of sweetiehunters. ;)

January 1, 2013
The Bane Chronicles: Snippet

cassandraclare:

Happy New Year! And in honor of the new year a little snippet starring our favorite sparkly warlock before he was sparkly. From one of the stories of The Bane Chronicles, called What Really Happened in Peru. By me and Sarah Rees Brennan. Give her lots of love.

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“Just don’t leave me here,” said Ragnor. “You have to swear, Bane.”

 Magnus raised his eyebrows. “I give you my word of honor!”

  “I mean it,” Ragnor told him. “I will find you. I will find whatever chest of absurd clothes you have brought with you. And I will bring a llama into the place where you sleep and make sure that it urinates on everything in the chest.”

“There is no need to get nasty about this,” Magnus said. “Don’t worry. I can teach you every word that you need to know right now. One of them is ‘fiesta.’”

 Ragnor scowled. “What does that mean?”

  “It means ‘party.’ Another important word is ‘juerga.’”

  “What does that word mean?”

  Magnus was silent.

 “Magnus,” said Ragnor, his voice stern. “Does that word also mean ‘party’?”

 Magnus could not help the sly grin that spread across his face. “I would apologize,” he said. “But I have no regrets.” 

*looks at all the notes*

*eyes fall out of head*

How will I continue researching Peru with no eyes… but I am VERY happy you like. ;)

December 31, 2012

cassandraclare:

I was happy to see Alec kicking the crap out of someone in the trailer. Openly gay characters should get to kick the crap out of bad guys in trailers more often.

Co-signed, but also, how excited am I to see Cassie’s movie in 2013! (A: SUPER EXCITED.)

December 19, 2012



The Bane Chronicles - This is my story



SO PRETTY! I shall hire tumblr to do my covers from now on…

The Bane Chronicles - This is my story

SO PRETTY! I shall hire tumblr to do my covers from now on…

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