Cassandra Clare Announces New Adult Fantasy Series: Critical Linking, November 30

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Cassandra Clare, the best-selling author of the YA series The Mortal Instruments, announced on Tuesday she’s set to write a new adult fantasy series for Del Rey Books.

The first book, Sword Catcher, is currently in progress and will feature the “criminals, princes, magicians, and warriors” which Clare has been toying with in her head for years. It will mark her first foray into high fantasy and is likely to come on the heels of Queen of Air and Darkness, a Mortal Instruments sequel slated for release at the end of 2018. No publication date information for Sword Catcher has been made available.

New fantasy from a YA powerhouse.

Carrie Fisher has been nominated for a posthumous Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album, for the audiobook recording of her memoir The Princess Diarist. Unlike her previous memoirs and memoir-lite novels, including Postcards from the Edge and Wishful DrinkingThe Princess Diarist dealt in detail with Fisher’s role as Leia. It was based on the handwritten diaries that 19-year-old Fisher kept during filming. When she re-read these diaries as an older woman, Fisher was astonished by their “youthful naiveté, and a vulnerability that she barely recognized,” and so she wrote The Princess Diarist to reflect on the journey between her teenage self and her adult one.

Well deserved.

The president who boasts of having no time to read books has found a way to make use of them (the green ones, anyway): turn them into a very large holiday decoration. Photos of the White House library decked out for the holidays show an unusual selection of (mostly green) books organized into the shape of a Christmas tree. Constructed beneath the chandelier once owned by James Fenimore Cooper, this literary Tannenbaum has lofty aspirations.


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