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Cassandra Clare Signs Seven-Figure Book Deal for New Series

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Cassandra Clare, New York Times best-selling author of the wildly popular Young Adult urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, and  The Dark Artifices, has just signed a seven-figure book deal with Del Rey Books to launch a new series in the same genre, but with an adult audience as the focus. Sword Catcher, the first book in this new series is currently in progress, and a publication date will be announced shortly. Readers should expect the books to be high fantasy novels, dealing with “criminals, princes, magicians, and warriors,” a step away from the New York City set of The City of Bones, the first book in The Mortal Instruments series. Cassandra Clare tweeted the big news yesterday:   While not much has been reported…

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Overnight Celebrities: Flipping Social Media Fame Into Bestsellers

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Social media has been the new route to fame and celebrity for nearly a decade.  Following the path led by the Kardashians, a bumper crop of internet famous celebrities have also parlayed their newfound popularity into something more.  If pink is the new black, then books are the new market for social media stars to conquer.  Our favorites from YouTube, Instagram, and other platforms have not only started writing books, they are turning these books into bestsellers.  Poignant reflections, riveting horror, laugh-out-loud funny, and tough coming-of-age stories abound in this list of fresh and exciting books by the social media famous that are soon-to-be all the rage online and in stores!   Mirror, Mirror: A Novel, Cara Delevingne From international supermodel-turned-actress, known for…

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Failed It/Failed It: Shadowhunters Edition

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Usually in our Failed It/Nailed It column we look at book adaptations that are both successful and…not so successful. But sometimes there’s just nothing positive to say, which is unfortunately how I feel about the two major adaptations of Cassandra Clare’s über-popular The Mortal Instruments series. Let me be clear: I’m a HUGE fan of Clare’s books. I’ve read every novel in her fantasy series, which focuses on Clary Fray, a teen girl who gets caught up in the world of Shadowhunters. The Shadowhunters are a secret, elite group of warriors descended from angels who battle paranormal creatures through the use of runes, or tattoos. Clare creates a rich world of hidden cities, vampires and super hot sarcastic boys (hello, Jace)…

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