Today has been a very busy day for Shadowhunters (and Downworlders :P ) as Cassie Clare releases two new snippets from Clockwork Princess at the request of fans on Tumblr.
The first includes Sophie and Gideon, two characters that aren’t often requested so thankfully Cassie was feeling generous.
Gideon touched her cheek, lightly, with the tips of his fingers. “Did you know your name means ‘wisdom’? It was very well-given.” Link
This is sweet, don’t you think? What do you think this implies in regards to their relationship?
Onto the next and this time it’s Will and Tessa (listens to hearts break across the universe), and Tessa seems to be expressing what most of us fans feel towards Cassie’s book series. *sigh*
Tessa craned her head back to look at Will. “You know that feeling,” she said, “when you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing tight around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage and you cannot let go or turn the course aside.” His blue eyes were dark with understanding — of course Will would understand — and she hurried on. “I feel now as if the same is happening, only not to characters on a page but to my own beloved friends and companions. I do not want to sit by while tragedy comes for us. I would turn it aside, only I struggle to discover how that might be done.”
“You fear for Jem,” Will said.
“Yes,” she said. “And I fear for you, too.”
“No,” Will said, hoarsely. “Don’t waste that on me, Tess.” Link
Let us know your theories about what either of these snippets mean by commenting below.
When you're part of the TMI fandom, you must understand a few things...
How Cassie Clare thinks:Hm, I have this really cool book in mind about demon hunters that are angels. Let me make all the characters completely perfect & the plot so twisted my readers will die.
3 books later:Oh look at that! Even though I've perfectly completed & tied up all loose ends, I think I'll write a prequel series with an even more screwed up love triangle.
1st book of prequel:I think I'll screw my readers over even more by adding 3 more books to the mix.
CoFA & CoLS:Let me just mess everything up one more time. Oh I know they're all waiting for Jace & Clary to just go already, but I think I'll make them wait. Meanwhile, I'll make everyone suffer in agony for 2 years before they get the last book. Oh! And I'll make yet ANOTHER series of an entirely new set of characters just to make sure my entire readership is dead!
Meanwhile:Let's make a movie, but I'm not gonna tell anyone who's casted as whom. Instead, I'll give them an actor a year.
And then Cassie's just like:*makes balloon animals*
As much as I want the TMI fandom to explode with newcommers, when the movie comes out I’m going to miss our small little family.
I don’t think I’m ready for people to join the fandom, who have only seen the movie and have no intentions of reading the book. Who won’t know the characters complete story, because I’m sure the film makers will cut out scenes and change the plot/characters to fit the movie. (Even if they are small changes.)
I don’t think I’m ready for The Mortal Instruments to become the best selling movie at the box office.
I’M NOT READY TO LEAVE THIS BEHIND.
*goes into corner clutching all the TMI books to her chest as if they were children.*
Oh my god. I feel exactly the same. I will welcome the new people with arms open, but let’s face it - it won’t be the same. We won’t now everybodys urls anymore, and we won’t be as close as we are now ;;
Just imagine the new talent though- with new fans comes a whole new barrel of writers, artists, theorisers and friends :)
And, I mean I have a bit of the hipster me coming out, but we are the first TMI/ID fans, the true original Shadowhunters and we always will be! And that some of the fans who will come in due to the movie will become as super obsessed as us and just as loyal.
And Cassie and her work gets the attention she truly deserves. :D
Will rose slowly to his feet. He could not believe he was doing what he was doing, but it was clear that he was, clear as the silver rim around the black of Jem’s eyes. “If there is a life after this one,” he said, “let me meet you in it, James Carstairs.”
“There will be other lives.” Jem…
Infernal Devices is personally a little more favored for me but I love them both to death. So yes, I’m super excited about this snippet :D
This will probably be up on Deadline and all the other good places soon enough, but Sony told me I could spill the news so I AM GOING TO. I’ve been traveling and doing Dark Artifices research in Italy and Vatican City so I wasn’t hiding from y’all, but it is nice to come back with BIG FUN NEWS TO…
YES totally YES! I can completely see her as Isabelle (so long as they stick some dark contacts in cause Izzy’s supposed to have dark eyes). She’s crazy gorgeous and I love the look of her, especially that first pic. Decked out in Shadowhunter gear and probably some dark makeup, she’ll be an amazing Izzy!
“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”—
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
I already actually enjoyed this novel despite having to read it for school, but reading Infernal Devices made me like it more. It is a bit boring in the beginning, but by the end I had finished it like a week before I had to. :) I can definitely see Carton reflected in Will at times.
Trying so hard to write! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this is why I’ve been absent lately. Trying to write a novel in a month. Needless to say, I’m about 6-7 days behind (on day 10) and I just lost my drive to write. After having had it for the past few hours in which I was dragged out of my house. Whyyyy is this so difficult???