Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy Clockwork Angel Day

Clockwork Angel is out today! I'm heading out to Target in a few minutes to pick up my copy. I'm so excited! Who's started reading already?

Thursday, August 26, 2010


No worries, I'm not going to spoil the book for those of you who have not finished, but should have by now, Erin!!! But I wanted to direct those of you to this awesome YA site, Forever Young Adult, that has some pretty awesome reflections on the book!
Go check them out, yet don't forget to leave your thoughts about Mockingjay here too in the comments for this post!!

Vamp Diaries Season 2 - Sept. 9th!

Set your dvr's... or if you're like me make no plans on Thursday, Sept. 9th because the new season of Vampire Diaries starts and I am SO FREAKING EXCITED for it!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ok, so it's totally immature

but hilarious!! Warning: Spoilers.

Clockwork Angel book trailer

I'm usually not a fan of book trailers, but lately I've been in a Cassandra Clare frenzy & she just posted this one on her facebook:

Clockwork Angel book trailer

Monday, August 16, 2010

City of Fallen Angels teaser :-)

"Don't be sorry." There was a ragged edge to his words that surprised her. "Jocelyn doesn't want you to turn out like me. I don't blame her for that."

"Jace," she said, a little bewildered by the bitterness in his voice, "are you all right?"

Instead of answering, he kissed her, pulling her hard against him. His body pressed hers against the wall, the metal of the mirror cold against her back, his hands sliding around her waist. She always loved the way he held her. Careful, but not too gentle, not so gentle that she ever felt he was more in control than she was. Neither of them could control how they felt about each other and she liked that, liked the way his heart hammered against hers, liked the way he murmured against her mouth when she kissed him back.

-City of Fallen Angels teasers, from City Of Glass paperback, Jace & Clary

The music behind Clockwork Angel

Cassandra Clare has shared her music playlist for The Clockwork Angel. Check out the list below, along with CC's response as to why she chose that song.

1.) "Jesus & Mary Chain" - Head On

This particular song reminds me of Will, especially the lines:

"I'm taking myself to the dirty part of town
Where all my troubles can be found"

given his midnight wanderings through the bad neighborhoods of London, it seemed to fit.

2.) "The Drugs Don't Work" - The Verve

This one makes me think of Jem, for clear reasons for those who have read the book. And also about the scene with Will and Jem in the carriage when Will is thinking about what would happen to him if Jem died.

"Now the drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But I know I'll see your face again
'Cause baby, if heaven calls, I'm coming, too
Just like you said, you leave my life, I'm better off dead"

3.) "I'm A Vampire" - Future Bible Heroes

This one can't help but make me think of Camille.

"The sun will never touch me
I abhor its filthy light
I am the mistress of the damned
And of the children of the night
I have all the love I need
It is your blood I crave
I am the bitch goddess from beyond your grave."

4.) "The One I Love" - Greg Laswell

Will again.

"but i should probably say that i'm unsure why i'm running
running away from
the only thing i want
yeah, i should probably say that i'm unsure why i'm running
running away from the one i love"

5.) "Alive Alone" - The Chemical Brothers

I listened to this while I was writing about Tessa in the Dark House, when she thinks "If no one cared about you at all, did it matter if you were alive or not?":

"And I'm alive/And I'm alone/And I never wanted to be either of those things."

6.) "London, 1888" - Momus

"It's London 1888
And I have learned the game of chess
I have a club, it's on the Strand
I'm a dishonourable man
And Tokyo is far away
The English wear a poker face
The latest craze is called 'Croquet'
I am a stranger here"

This song is about a Japanese nobleman out of his element in Victorian London — it reminded me a little of Jem, though Jem is Chinese, being out of his element when he first arrived in the city; it also reminds me of another character, someone very well-traveled, who is British but doesn't really think of Britain as home, talking about his sense of disconection and amorality despite all his money, the decadent life he can afford, and his "Club," of course.

7.) "This is the Thing" - Fink

Another song that reminds me of Will and the core dilemma that makes him behave as he does.

"And the things that keep us apart
Keep me alive
And the things that keep me alive
Keep me alone"

To listen to the above songs CLICK HERE.

Part 2 of this playlist can be found HERE.

A few Clockwork Angel teasers...

While browsing Mundie Moms (a fan site for all things Cassandra Clare) I discovered a few teasers taken from Clockwork Angel. I thought I'd post them for you all to see:

Jem shook his head. "I don't think so. Perhaps you are the sort who would sacrifice yourself on the altar of principle, but I doubt it. Most of us do things for reasons that are more purely personal. For love, or for hate."

"Or for revenge," Will said. "After all, you've known about what was going on for a year now, and you only just came to us."

"That was because of Miss Gray."

-Clockwork Angel, page 191


"I assumed you'd have questions about Shadowhunters, given that you're currently inhabiting our sanctum sanctorum, so to speak. That book ought to tell you anything you want to know-about us, about our history, even about Downworlders like you." Will's face turned grave. "Be careful with it, though. It's six hundred years old and the only copy of it's kind. Losing or damaging it is punishable by death under the Law."

Tessa thrust the book away from her as if it were on fire. "You can't be serious."

"You're right. I'm not." Will leaped down from the ladder and landed lightly in front of her. "You do believe everything I say, though, don't you? Is it because I have a a trustworthy sort of face?"

-Clockwork Angel ARC, page 89


"I was dreaming too," she said. "I dreamed about your music."

He grinned. "A nightmare, then?"

"No. It was lovely. The loveliest thing I've heard since I came to this horrible city."

"London isn't horrible," Jem said equably. "You simply have to get to know it. You must come with me out into London someday. I can show you the parts of it that are beautiful-that I love."

"Singing the praises of our fair city?" a light voice inquired. Tessa whirled, and saw Will, leaning against the frame of the doorway. The light from the corridor behind him outlined his damp-looking hair with gold. The hem of his dark overcoat and his black boots were edged with mud, as if he had just come from outdoors, and his cheeks were flushed. He was bareheaded as always. "We treat you well here, don't we James? I doubt I'd have that kind of luck in Shanghai. What do you call Brits there, again?"

"Hear that Tessa? I'm a foreign devil. So are you." Will unhitched himself from the doorway and sauntered into the room. He flung himself down onto the edge of the bed, unbuttoning his coat. It had a shoulder cap attached to it, very elegant, and lined in blue silk.

-Clockwork Angel, pages 105-106, Tessa, Jem and Will

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Biding my time until the 24th.

I am SO SO SO SO SO excited for Mockingjay to come out. SOOOO. EXCITEDDD.

Anyway, here's a great interview with Mockingjay's author, Suzanne Collins, on EW.com. She's amazing.

Question of the day: Since Lionsgate snapped up film rights to the series, who would you like to see play Katniss? Peeta? Gale? etc?

Friday, August 6, 2010

Cassandra Clare's Big Announcement

Not one but THREE new Mortal Instrument books. *swoon* I can't wait.

Here's a snippet from her blog:

Book four, City of Fallen Angels, is scheduled for April 2011... The two new books under contract--City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire--are scheduled, respectively, for May 2012 and September 2013.

Read it all here