YA December continues with a celebration of one of my favourite lovely authors.
Cassandra 'Cassie' Clare
Her Shadowhunter books start with Clary and The Mortal Instruments (Jace *le sigh*) and go back to the future with Tessa, Jem and Will in The Infernal Devices. We're very close to being able to get our hands on her shiny new series The Dark Artifices.
Her #Shadowhunter TV series is all set to premiere in January and I'm LOVING all the clips, photos and sneak peeks we've been getting (follow the fab #ShadowhuntersTV Facebook & Twitter pages for more info)!
I had the honour of meeting Cassie at YALC this summer and getting some of my books signed by the lady herself. She took part in a special panel about her books and talked a lot about the shooting of the new TV show and The Dark Artifices.
Cassie is great at posting excerpts and freebies. She always takes the time to chat online with fans and to answer questions. She's very vocal on Twitter, Facebook and her Blog. You can add her to Goodreads for more info!
Raised in the Los Angeles Institute with the Blackthorn family, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian Blackthorn. A series of murders in the city catch her attention — they seem to have the same characteristics as the deaths of her parents. Could the murderer be the same person? And her attention isn’t the only one caught: someone has been murdering Downworlders as well. The Fair Folk make a deal with the Institute: if the Blackthorns and Emma will investigate the killings, they’ll return Mark Blackthorn to his home. The catch: they have only two weeks to find the killers. Otherwise it’s open war between faeries and Nephilim.
The Shadowhunters of the Institute must race against time to catch the killers, even as they begin to suspect the involvement of those closest to them. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.