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Behind the Scenes of Shadowhunters and Downworlders

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Shadowhunters and DownworldersNext Tuesday is the official pub date for Shadowhunters and Downworlders, our anthology of YA authors talking about Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series. (Though you can already get a print copy, or pre-order the e-book, online. Or order the audio book!) And while usually this pre-publication book “introduction” feature gives a little extra behind-the-scenes info on the content of our books, I wanted to break from tradition here and talk a little about the design–in particular, the cover.

The cover art is gorgeous, of course; it’s the work of Cliff Nielsen, the man responsible for a lot of my favorite YA covers the last few years (including the Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices covers). But I also love what Cliff …

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2012 Holiday Gift Guide: The Mortal Instruments

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Does the Clave have a position on the December holidays?

For us, they’re  a time when people are supposed to come together and put aside their differences, and that’s a sentiment with which we think our favorite Shadowhunters and Downworlders would wholeheartedly agree. So we’ve put together a set of gifts for the Mortal Instruments-loving mundane on your list. (Plus, it’s probably pretty hard to find time to shop when you’re busy, you know, saving the world.)

PLEASE NOTE: This gift guide includes official Mortal Instruments merchandise, but also a few endeavors NOT ENDORSED by Cassandra Clare. We’ve marked the official products accordingly, below.

  1. DIY Temporary Tattoos. Use this printable tattoo paper to make runes for your favorite Shadowhunter–no stele required!
  2. Runes Leather

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Announcing the Smart Pop Fall 2012 season

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It’s my favorite time of year again: time to announce a new season of Smart Pop titles.

I’ve included the book-specific sign-up form for each title below, so if any of these pique your interest and you want to get a head’s up when we post advance excerpts or do giveaways (along with, of course, a reminder email on pub date!), just enter your email and hit the submit button.

First up, in December 2012, is The Panem Companion:


The Panem Companion is a new unofficial Hunger Games guide that delves into Panem itself: how it could have come to be; it’s culture, socioeconomics, and ideas of race, ethnicity, and gender; and the effects on the characters we know and love. Plus, it

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City of Fallen Angels Giveaway Winner

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Who gets to take home a copy of Cassandra Clare’s City of Fallen Angels? The winner is . . .

Kaya H!

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Congrats, Kaya. I’ll be in touch through email for your shipping information. Thanks to everyone who entered! And don’t forget to also enter to win Janette Rallison’s My Unfair Godmother here.…

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Contest: City of Fallen Angels Giveaway

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If you need to stock up on spring reading, you’re in luck; we’ve got another giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a copy of Cassandra Clare’s new book, City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, Book 4). To enter to win just comment on this post before midnight on Thursday, April 21, EST; we’ll announce the winner the next day. (Note: this contest is open to U.S. and Canadian readers only.)

To learn more about City of Fallen Angels, read the book description and watch the trailer below! And don’t forget you can still enter to win Micol Ostow’s family here.

Book Description

Who will be tempted by darkness? Who will fall in love, and who will find …

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