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I’m currently on a writing retreat in Devon, where I’m working hard on finishing Queen of Air and Darkness! I’m also working on The Last Hours, and it’s inspiring to be in the location of the Carstairs family country house you’ll visit in The Last Hours! QuAD will be finished soon, and I’ve been working in the company of many writers I admire, including Sarah Rees Brennan, Elizabeth Eulberg, Holly Black, Kelly Link, Ellen Kushner, and Delia Sherman. The countryside is beautiful, and everyone is keeping busy!

In other news, I recently appeared on the Barnes & Noble YA Podcast. You can listen to my episode here.

New Releases

In short story news, Cast Long Shadows came out May 8, and lively discussion has been incited all over the Shadowhunter fandom. What’s up with Alastair? How bad is what Matthew did?
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Coming Soon

Every Exquisite Thing, Ghosts of the Shadow Market #3, is due out on June 12th! I’m really excited for you to read Anna’s origin story and learn even more about the characters of The Last Hours.
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Cover Reveal

I'm excited to share with you the cover for Ghosts of the Shadow Market #4, Learn About Loss.

Red Scrolls of Magic


The cover reveal of Red Scrolls of Magic, the first of the Eldest Curses books about Magnus and Alec, is coming! I’ll have details on it soon. Meanwhile here’s a tiny teaser from it. Red Scrolls of Magic comes out on March 5th, 2019!

Coming October 30th

The Mortal Instruments Graphic Novel, Volume Two

Check out Cassandra Jean’s gorgeous cover! I hope you’ll love it as much as I do. Volume 2 comes out on October 30!
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June 2, 2018

New York City
My schedule is below.
Meet Cassandra Clare at BookCon! |  Saturday, June 2nd |   Cassandra Clare: The Dark Artifices Discussion |  Moderated by Kelly Link |  Main Stage - 12:45pm - 1:45pm |   Magic & Power Panel |  Main Stage - 2:15pm - 3:15pm |   Signing |  Autographing Table 4 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm |  (purchase required)

This fellow will be attending BookCon as well…

Exclusive Goodies!

Emma and Cristina, fighting side by side! Artwork by Cassandra Jean—we gave this poster exclusively out at YALLFest.

Hark! A snippet from Queen of Air and Darkness

Julian’s room was small, and painted an incongruously cheerful shade of blue. A white-painted four-poster bed dominated the space. Emma tugged him toward it, sitting him down gently, and went to bolt on the door.

“Why are you locking the door?” Julian raised his head. It was the first thing he’d said since they’d left Ty’s room, though he’d followed her calmly enough.

“You need some privacy, Julian,” she said. She turned toward him; God, the way he looked broke her heart. Blood freckled his skin, darkened his stiff clothes, had dried in patches on his boots. Livvy’s locket glittered in the hollow of his throat, though it had dangled against Livvy’s sternum. Emma remembered that locket: a gift from Julian to his sister when she’d turned thirteen, it had belonged to their grandmother. It had a circlet of the family thorns on the front, and Julian had added an etching to the back: a pair of crossed sabres, Livvy’s weapon.

It held a picture of Ty, Emma knew. She’d barely noticed Livvy wearing it at the Council meeting, though she knew Livvy often wore it when she was feeling nervous, the same way Emma kept tight hold of Cortana.

She wished she’d noticed Livvy more in those last moments, paid more attention to her, rather than worrying about the Cohort, about Manuel and Zara and Jessica, about Robert Lightwood and exile, about her own broken, messed-up heart. She wished she had held Livvy one more time, marveling at how tall and grown-up she was, how she had changed from the chubby toddler she recalled in her own earliest memories.

“Don’t,” Julian said, roughly.

Emma came closer to him; she couldn’t stop herself. He had to look up to meet her eyes. “Don’t do what?”

“Blame yourself,” he said. “I can feel you thinking about how you should have done something different. I can’t let those kind of thoughts in, or I’ll go to pieces.”

He was sitting on the very edge of the bed, as if he couldn’t bear the thought of lying down. Very gently, Emma touched his face, sliding the palm of her hand across his jaw. He shuddered and caught her wrist, hard.

“Emma,” he said, and for one of the first times in her life, she couldn’t read his voice — it was low and dark, rough without being angry, wanting something, but she didn’t know what.

“What can I do,” she breathed. “What can I do, I’m your parabatai, Julian, I need to help you.”

Reginald Update

Reginald is working on his novel! It’s sure to be a hit.
Happy Reading!

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