This book. This book! I don’t even know what to say. That I loved it? That I can’t believe I have to wait a year to read the next one? All of the above. The Iron Trial is a perfect blend of fantasy, humor, and a great cast of characters. You’ll think you know the twist at the end, but you will be wrong. Oh, so wrong. This is a collaboration between Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, longtime friends and authors that I love. Holly Black has a penchant for the darker side of fantasy and writes the most interesting flawed characters. Cassandra Clare’s series The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices is set in an immersive, original fantasy world and is filled with snarky humor. The Iron Trial is the product of the best parts of both their writing styles, that when put together creates something wholly original and… Read more »
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Are you finished with your holiday wrapping? I bet you’ve been too busy reading, my little chickadees! ;) I always give a lot of book presents, and this year is no exception. Inspired by Book Riot’s post on cute ways to wrap book presents, I thought I’d share a few bookish present photos of my own! I’m a big believer in packaging being an important part of the gifting experience, so I love making presents feel special. And few gifts are more meaningful than a book you’ve chosen especially for a friend. Here are some ideas from presents I’ve sent that might be useful as you head into the weekend. Some wrapping tips are listed below, too. Sequin ribbon + jingle bell and hand-glittered pine cone + vintage velvet ribbon (contains A Monster Calls and Liesl & Po) handmade pipe cleaner present toppers paper printed from Reprodepo’s Pattern Book +… Read more »
Mortal Instruments Team Jace Tee-Shirt Ah, there’s nothing like a good romance. In celebration of Valentine’s Day on February 14, here’s a round-up of some book-related gifts you might consider for that special someone. And if you’re single this year, hey–there’s nothing wrong with getting yourself a little something, too! Custom Scratch-Off Golden Ticket Valentine Many of these are handmade gifts chosen from Etsy. If the item is sold out, don’t forget that you can always contact the seller to see if there’s another one available. Some sellers will also ship directly to the participant, which is great if you’re in a hurry. Mr. Darcy’s Proposal Tea Towel Wolves of Mercy Falls Bookmark Jane Austen Persuasion Necklace Tessa’s Clockwork Angel Necklace Jane Austen “Bewitched” Print Edward Cullen Quote Necklace Jane Eyre “Every Atom of Your Flesh” Cuff Bracelet Customized Gifts I really like thoughtfully chosen, personalized gifts. Here are a… Read more »
Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices #2)by Cassandra Clare Have you ever pictured yourself wandering among the tombs at Westminster Abbey, marveling at the sheer wonder of being among the greatest literary figures in history? Sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray is taken to Poets’ Corner by someone who understands exactly what such an experience will mean to her, and this lovely little moment in the sequel to Clockwork Angel perfectly encapsulates everything I love about the Infernal Devices series. Tessa is a shapeshifting Shadowhunter who is becoming accustomed to her powers, but in the middle of all the magic and mystery in Victorian England, the relationships between Tessa, the enigmatic Will, and the thoughtful, sensitive Jem remain the very heart of the story. Following a rather, ahem, provocative prologue, the story really begins as the London Institute of Shadowhunters is given two weeks to find the evil Magister, who is still determined to gain… Read more »
Okay, after my initial uncertainty about the casting of Jace Wayland, this post by Cassie Clare, plus the linked interview with Hollywood Crush, make me feel a lot better. A lot. As I thought, he tested incredibly well with Lilly Collins, and CC talks about how she cried when she saw his audition tape. And look at this photo! Much better.
So. What do you think of today’s news announcing that Jamie Campbell Bower has been cast as Jace Wayland in the film adaptation of The Mortal Instruments series? Happy with the choice? He’s most well-known for small roles in the Twilight and Harry Potter franchises, so this is a pretty big deal for this young actor. I didn’t really have a horse in this race, but this kind of an unusual choice–he must have tested spectacularly well with Lily Collins, who’s long been confirmed as the lead for Clary. We’ll see how this goes…though I do hope his people get him some better publicity shots to circulate soon!
Eeee! You have to forgive me while I fangirl over the cover for Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Prince, the second book in The Infernal Devices series. It was released this morning at BEA and it features the wonderful Jem in the artwork. The doesn’t come out until December 6 of this year, but in the meantime you can read the prologue online. Between that and all the other teasers that have been sneaked, I’m dying to read it… Here is a link, by the way, to a Clockwork Angel bookmark I made recently which you can download to print at home. Plus a Mortal Instruments and Madeleine L’Engle ones, too!