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Cassandra Clare's 'City of Bones' read by 'Parenthood's Mae Whitman -- EXCLUSIVE

City of Heavenly Fire, the final book in The Mortal Instruments series, comes out in only six weeks on May 27, 2014. That means you have six weeks left to revel in the saga of Clary and her golden boy Jace and her dark angel brother Sebastian and the most loveable dork/vampire Simon and the man-eating, demon-killer Isabelle and poor, lovesick Alec. After this, guys, it’s finito.

As we roll up to the final book, Simon & Shuster is releasing a new edition audiobook for City of Bones, which will be narrated by Mae Whitman, who plays Amber Holt on Parenthood. (She was also Roxy Richter, Evil Ex #4 in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Such a great performance.) We’ve got an exclusive interview with Mae, talking about her preparation for the book and who her favorite characters are. Check out the video: READ FULL STORY

On The Books: Jimmy Carter talks biblical misogyny and an author imagines Hitler is a comedian

It’s a weird collection of book news this Monday. To start with, Jimmy Carter has a new book, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power, which hits shelves tomorrow. The 39th President has published more than 25 books during his career, covering everything from history to politics to “The Virtues of Aging.” But his newest book is on the subjugation of women around the world, looking closely at how religion is used as a tool of oppression. NPR interviewed the former president this weekend and you can listen to an excerpt on their website.

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See the cover of the final 'Bane Chronicles' installment -- EXCLUSIVE

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The final installment of The Bane Chronicles arrives next week (March 18). In The Course of True Love (And First Dates), titular character Magnus Bane shares his first date with Alec Lightwood. Check out our first look at the cover above. And now that we’ve (almost) reached the end of the spin-off series by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan we can talk about the hardcover release of The Bane Chronicles. Due Nov. 11, the book will feature the 10 already-released original e-short stories, and will include a never-before-seen 11th tale. The hardcover will also feature 10 illustrated scenes. Are you excited about The Bane Chronicles, Shelf Lifers?

Cassandra Clare's 'City of Heavenly Fire': Read an excerpt -- EXCLUSIVE

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The final installment of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series doesn’t hit shelves until May 27. The good news? That’s only a few months away. The bad news? City of Heavenly Fire is veiled in all kinds of secrecy. I can only assume the manuscript is being guarded by lock and key somewhere in Idris. Fortunately, Cassandra Clare was nice enough to share a few non-spoilery details about the much-anticipated sixth book. (The cover was revealed earlier this month.) To sweeten the pot, she gave us an exclusive excerpt from City of Heavenly Fire. So, by the angel, read on!
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Hear 'Battlestar Galactica' star Jamie Bamber narrate latest 'Bane Chronicles' installment -- EXCLUSIVE

What the frak?! Your YA and sci-fi worlds will collide with today’s audiobook release of The Last Stand of the New York Institute. Battlestar Galactica‘s Jamie Bamber narrates the ninth installment of The Bane Chronicles, written by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson. We’ve got an exclusive excerpt showcasing Bamber’s oratory skills. But first, listen to this interview with the actor about the book. Check it out after the jump.  READ FULL STORY

See the cover of 'Bane Chronicles' No. 9 -- EXCLUSIVE

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The penultimate installment of The Bane Chronicles arrives next week (Dec. 17), but you can see the cover today. The Last Stand of the New York Institute (written by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan) was originally scheduled as the final novella in the spin-off series, but jumped ahead in the publication schedule. Here’s the official description: “In the time of the Uprising, Valentine’s Circle goes after Downworlders in New York…and the Shadowhunters of the Institute must decide whether to join him, or fight with Magnus and his kind. This is the first time Magnus sees Jocelyn, Luke, and Stephen—but not the last. It is not long before Jocelyn seeks him out….”

There’s only one more ebook in the series. Are you excited about the conclusion? Check back next month for the final cover reveal.

Hear 'Orphan Black' star Jordan Gavaris narrate latest 'Bane Chronicles' installment -- EXCLUSIVE

What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (And Who You’re Not Officially Dating Anway), the eighth installment of The Bane Chronicles, became available yesterday. But what do you buy the Shadowhunter who has everything? At the risk of sounding too meta, may we suggest the audiobook version of the latest novella? Here us out: Jordan Gavaris, best known for playing Felix on Orphan Black, lends his narration skills to the ebook. And in the process, he joins the likes of Jesse Williams, David Oyelowo, and Michael Trevino—all of whom have narrated an installment from Magnus Bane-centric series. In this exclusive clip, listen to co-author Cassandra Clare and Gavaris chat about the story and dissect Magnus and Alec’s relationship. Then, check out an exclusive  excerpt from the audiobook. READ FULL STORY

See the cover of 'Bane Chronicles' No. 8 -- EXCLUSIVE

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The title of the newest Bane Chronicles novella really does beg the question: What do you buy a Shadowhunter who has everything? The eighth installment, appropriately titled What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (And Who You’re Not Officially Dating Anyway), hopes to explore that very issue. Set in the time between City of Ashes and City of Glass, Magnus Bane searches for the best possible birthday present for Alec Lightwood. Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan helmed No. 8, which comes out Nov. 19. Check Shelf Life next month for the cover reveal of the penultimate ebook.

See the cover of 'Bane Chronicles' No. 7 -- EXCLUSIVE

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The rise comes before the fall. (I know it’s technically “pride,” but I think Magnus Bane would still approve.) The fifth installment of The Bane Chronicles was titled The Rise of the Hotel Dumort. And the seventh installment, which debuts Oct. 15, is aptly titled The Fall of the Hotel Dumort. From the official description: “Magnus Bane watches the once-glamorous Hotel Dumort become something else altogether in 1970s New York City. Fifty years after the Jazz Age rise of the Hotel Dumort, immortal warlock Magnus Bane knows the Manhattan landmark is on the decline. The once-beautiful Hotel Dumort has fallen into a decayed thing, a ruin, as dead as a place can be. But the vampires don’t mind…” Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson teamed up for Fall. Make sure you check back next month for cover reveal No. 8.

See the cover of 'Bane Chronicles' No. 6 -- EXCLUSIVE

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The sixth installment of The Bane Chronicles is almost here! In Saving Raphael Santiago (out Sept. 17), Raphael goes missing, and his distraught mother hires Magnus Bane to track him down. Of course, that’s assuming Raphael can be found. But if anyone can do it, it’s likely the series’ titular character. Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan paired up for SRS. Check back next month for the release of No. 7, The Fall of Hotel Dumort.

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