Friday, 10 August 2012

Clockwork Angel graphic novel cover

Just released by Cassandra Clare, here is the first book of the Infernal Devices graphic novel cover (coming in October):



Looks good!

Posted by Amy

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Kevin Zegers Cast as Alec Lightwood in TMI

Kevin Zehers has been cast as Alec Lightwood in the Upcoming Mortal instruments movie, City of Bones. Here is a picture of what he looks like...





Cassandra Clare's Opinion:


So yes, thank goodness, finally, all the paperwork is signed and I can tell you that YES IN FACT, YES ACTUALLY Alec is going to be Kevin Zegers. 


So in fact the gossip sites got it right but at the time there was no signed paperwork and he wasn’t actually cast yet so — there wasn’t anything I could say. Especially after we already had one Alec and lost him. So really I’ve been ripping out my hair since then. I think there are just pieces left.
Kevin was actually one of the first actors approached to play Alec but his schedule didn’t work with the filming originally so they went with someone else; then the scheduling changed once again and it didn’t work for Alec Mark Two, but did work for Kevin. Such are the vagaries of casting.


I’ve always liked Kevin, since Transamerica, and I had him on my website for Sebastian for ages which is funny in retrospect because now I’ve seen him play Alec so I think he’s much too nice for Sebastian. 


One of the things I really liked about Kevin was that one of Alec’s audition scenes was the scene where Alec shouts at Clary in City of Bones and tells her she endangered Jace’s life. And a lot of the actors who auditioned played it yelling and really mean so you just thought, boy, Alec. What a jerk that guy is. Kevin played it with a quiet sort of intensity that grew through the scene so you could see through the cracks of the anger and think: wow, this guy is really scared and vulnerable. Because that is the Alec people love.


Also he will not have to wear contacts to get Alec’s baby blues because he already has them. Which is just a fortunate plus.


So yes, welcome Kevin!


Personally I think he is a bit old but we cant be too picky.

Posted by Ruby

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Sequel Rumour

This rumour is not based in alot of fact however I thought it merited a post anyway. While scouring the internet for the Australian release date of the movie (one of the only ones not yet released) I came across this bit of information...

"The author hinted for a possible sequel of the book but there are no plans yet.

This was said in an article on ibTimes. The topic of the piece was on the cast and trailer release of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It said in the live video chat where the trailer was released that Stephen Chobosky (Author and Director) had hinted at a sequel. 

The link to the whole article is here... (LINK)

Any thoughts?

Posted by Ruby

Monday, 30 July 2012

Cassie on the Alec Casting Rumour

Here is what Cassandra Clare has to say of the Alec Casting Rumours...

And yes, I know there are casting rumors swirling and you want to know whether they’re true or not. Unfortunately I can’t confirm or deny (and I was hoping to get out of this without sounding like Nixon) at the moment. Hopefully this Dark Suspense will not last too long…".

Posted by Ruby

Exclusive First Chapter of The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Here is the link to read it...


(LINK)


That would freak me out so much.... I think Im seeing a great escape on the horizon or maybe more of a great rescue... if you know what I mean... ("noah" *cough*, "did you hear something?... well that was awkward...)

Posted by Ruby

Luke and Madame Dorothea Cast in The Mortal Instruments Movie

Aidan turner has been cast in the role of Luke...


Cassies Opinion:



"Luke — Clary’s surrogate father figure, he has a hell of a dark past despite his current mild-mannered, bookstore-owning ways. The scars he bears belie his gentle heart — but he could tear you apart with his teeth if you threatened something he cared about.
Holly has long insisted Luke is her Fictional Boyfriend, so today, Holly, you have won: Aidan Turner."



CCH Pounder is Madame Dorothea..

Cassies Opinion:





"Madame Dorothea was a lot of fun to write. She’s Clary’s downstairs neighbor and a “witch” — the kind with crystal balls and Tarot cards. Her secret is that none of that magic is at all real: it’s a cover for the powerful position she actually does hold in the secret society of Downworlders.
Our Madame Dorothea is: CCH Pounder.
You may know her from The Shield. Or The X-Files. Or Warehouse 13. Or ER. Or The West Wing. Or pretty much every cool show in the known universe. Our director’s wanted to work with her for ages and I think she will be amazing. Welcome, CCH!"


Posted by Ruby

Clockwork Princess Sneak Peeks

"I am not at your beck and call," Magnus sais. "I helped with de Quincey because Camille requested it of me, and Will once, because he offered me a favour in return. I am a warlock. And I do not serve Shadowhunters for free."



"Will’s eyes met Tessa’s as she came closer, almost tripping again over the torn hem of her gown. For a moment, they were in perfect understanding. Jem was what they could still look each other straight in the eye about. On the topic of Jem, they were both fierce and unyielding. Tessa saw Will’s hand tighten on Jem’s sleeve. “She’s here,” he said.
Jem’s eyes opened slowly. Tessa fought to keep the look of shock from her face. His pupils were blown out, his irises a thin ring of silver around the black. “Ni shou shang le ma, qin ai de?” he whispered."

TRANSLATION:
你 受伤 了 吗,亲爱的 
Ni shou shang le ma, qin ai de?
Are you hurt, my love?



Posted by Ruby

Friday, 27 July 2012

Read the first chapter of Rebel Heart (Dust Lands Book #2) by Moira Kelly free online

Here is the post from the books facebook:



We have something very special for all you wonderful fans of BLOOD RED ROAD...


To celebrate that it's the weekend and that REBEL HEART publishes in the UK next Thursday we're supplying the first chapter of REBEL HEART for you to have a read!


Click on the link to read the chapter. We'd love to hear your thoughts too!


http://images.scholastic.co.uk/assets/a/c5/6f/rebelhearlookinsides-976629.pdf


Happy reading!


Posted by Amy

Thursday, 26 July 2012

New Book: The Program by Suzanne Young


Hey all, saw this a while ago and thought it had an interesting premise:


Expected publication: April 30th 2013 


The Program (The Program, #1)Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. 


With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.


Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in.


And The Program is coming for them.


Posted by Amy

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Hodge Cast in The Mortal Instruments Movie

Jared Harris has been cast as Hodge in The Mortal Instruments.

Cassandra Clare's opinion:


Hodge is also a really complicated character. He’s not entirely bad, not entirely good. He’s a brilliant man led down a bad path a long time ago and he can’t turn back, but he does love those kids he tutored. So if you’ve seen either Mad Men or Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows (in which he was Moriarty), you know this guy, and you know he’s fantastic at moral ambiguity.  





He’s got SAG awards and Emmys all over the place and I think he’ll really nail Hodge’s moral dilemma. Welcome, Jared!


I told you it wasn’t going to be a boring day!


Posted by Rapunzel

Jocelyn Cast in The Mortal Instruments

Casting announcements have just been rolling in and one of the most recent ones is Jocelyn. Lena Heady has been cast to play this role.

Cassandra Clare's post:


Jocelyn is a really fun character to write. She’s overprotective (but for a reason) and often really unyielding and unsympathetic, but she’s also a heroine who saved the world from Valentine, endured a lot of loss, and can execute some pretty badass moves. Moral ambiguity is always fun to play and who does it better than



the gorgeous and talented Lena Headey. You probably know her best as Cersei from Game of Thrones.




I have had an actress crush on Lena for years so when they told me she was cast I did a happy dance and hit Sarah Rees Brennan on the head with a spoon. Actually I would have done that last bit anyway. Lena is amazing and I think she will be amazing as Jocelyn. I 
am super psyched.


What do you guys think? I'm loving this casting choice!

Thoughts?

Posted by Ruby

Magnus Bane Cast in The Mortal Instruments

Godfrey Gao has been cast as Magnus Bane in The Mortal Instruments movie.

Here is what Cassandra Clare has to day about it...


Yes it is MAGNUS!!!
So after an exhaustive search during which many, many hot Asian men were considered by the casting director (her job, so painful), the director, and the seventy-odd other dudes who have to sign off on this kind of thing, I can confidently tell you that our Magnus may be …
THE HOTTEST MAN IN THE WORLD.
Which is only fitting for Magnus, of course.
Our Magnus is:
Godfrey Gao.
*said of picture posted above*
You cannot take a bad picture of this guy. It is impossible. That is probably why he is a supermodel as well as being an actor.

Godfrey is, in addition to being all gorgeous and stuff, super-talented (his audition was awesome), loves the books, and is, like Magnus, ridiculously tall.

He is also super-nice — we emailed briefly and he said “I’m half Southeast Asian, because my mom is Peranakan Malaysian And my dad is Shanghainese - Soo hopefully the fans will like me playing Magnus!”
Oh, I don’t think there’s any worry about that! But if you are as happy and excited as I am, tell Godfrey! He’s on twitter at http://twitter.com/godfreygao and he’d love to hear from you.
Meanwhile, I am off to compose a letter to whosoever may be playing Alec.
Dear So and So,
Here are some pictures of Magnus. Please feel free to send me a fruit basket. My address is …


Does that last bit mean that Alec has been cast but not announced?

Posted by Ruby

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Catherine Hardwick No Longer Directing Maximum Ride

"With a Maximum Ride movie in development at Universal Pictures — the script is by Iron Manscreenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, but Catherine Hardwicke dropped out as director"

Posted by Ruby