Shadowhunters and Downworlders
A Mortal Instruments Reader
Edited by Cassandra Clare
Available late January 2013
Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, epic urban fantasy set in a richly imagined world of shadowhunters, vampires, werewolves, fairies, and more, has captured the imaginations and loyalty of hundreds of thousands of YA readers.
Shadowhunters and Downworlders, edited by Clare (who provides an introduction to the book and to each piece), is a collection of essays by YA authors on the series and its world, from Jace, Clary, and the rest of the cast to the virtues of Downworlders and the naughty side of Shadowhunting.
And here’s the line-up of amazing authors contributing to the antho:
Holly Black / Kendare Blake / Gwenda Bond / Sarah Rees Brennan / Rachel Caine / Sarah Cross / Kami Garcia / Michelle Hodkin / Kelly Link / Kate Milford / Diana Peterfreund / Sara Ryan / Scott Tracey / Robin Wasserman
Naturally, a lot of the “Team Castle” ladies joined in the antho (Holly, Robin, Sarahs RB and Cross), and I’m super excited for Michelle’s contribution, because we’ve actually talked about it at length, and she did a ton of research, guys. I can’t wait to read it!
My essay is called “Sharper than a Seraph Blade” and it’s about Jace, which may surprise those who know I spend most of my time wanting to pull Clary aside and go, “Honey darling sweetheart, he’s gorgeous and all, but my! What baggage!”
But really, glass houses. I’m the one with the Forever Crush on Logan Echolls.
And though I wouldn’t date him, I do find him a fascinating character, and I’m kinda dying to know what his most recent developments will lead to. (Seriously, I think there’s a scene in Lost Souls that Cassie put in there to personally rip my heart out of my chest and dance around on it. And yes, I talk about that in the essay.)
So, next January! Check it out!