Sorry I have not been around much lately — am in Mexico trying to write more (hopefully lovely and not too crazy) words so that the next books can come out in not a crazy long time. I should have some fun news for you all in the next week or so though.
In our fandom, we have fantastic artists that make the most beautiful drawings. We have great graphic designers that make quotes from the books seem like something more than words from a page. We have hilarious fans that make the funniest confessions that I burst out laughing to. We have so much patience when it comes to our movie, but no matter how much time it will take, we all know we will be there at the midnight premiere, jumping and screaming (even if we are all 80 years old). We have geniuses that are able to dissect every quote from the books or snippet Cassie releases and try to analyze what it could possibly mean. We have the most dedicated fans, winning awards for Clary and Jace which awarded us with even more of Cassie’s lovely words. I just love all of you guys. We are a great fandom.
When Cecily comes to the Institute, will she tell Tessa to stay away from Will or be mad at her for breaking his heart? And from snippets we’ve seen Jem treats Cecily like a little sister so does that mean no romance for them?
Lots of people have been asking me about what special content might turn up in City of Lost Souls (everyone’s getting used to the crazy special content thing, I think.) There is a lot of it this time — four different editions. And even though I don’t have the information for any foreign editions (except Canada!) yet, this is what I do know:
IN THE US:
BARNES AND NOBLE will be carrying their own special edition. It will contain a letter from Stephen Herondale (Jace’s real father) to Jace, written before he died. It will be detachable and affixed to the back of the book.
WALMART will be carrying its own special edition. It will contain the short story “A Dark Transformation” about how Jonathan Morgenstern took over the identity of Sebastian Verlac.
COSTCO will be carrying its own special edition. It will contain “The Act of Falling”: the “alleyway kiss” from City of Fallen Angels from Jace’s perspective.
Target will be carrying its own special edition: the short story “A Question of Power” in which Alec and Camille talk about Magnus and his father.
INDIGO/CHAPTERS will be carrying the same special edition as BARNES AND NOBLE in the US. COSTCO CANADA will be carrying the same edition as COSTCO US.
***As far as I know, no special content comes with e-books/kindles/nooks. [Because no one expects anyone to buy more than one copy of the book, ALL THIS SPECIAL CONTENT WILL BE POSTED ONLINE AFTER AN EXCLUSIVITY PERIOD OF BETWEEN 3-6 MONTHS. So just pick whichever you think you’d like to own/would be your favorite, and know you can read the others online for free down the road.]