Late- AGAIN! 4th Mortal Instruments coming March 2011

Thank God!
If you are a longtime follower of this blog, you'll know that I am a crazy fan for The Mortal Instruments Series. So I was completely surprised to find myself dissatisfied with City of Glass! The BIG reveal was dragged out to the point of not just exhaustion, but roadkill. And while Simon is very cute and funny, I tend to think of him as bland (celery-like) in comparison to Jace.

Hopefully this will be his time to shine without the unfair comparison to Jace who is described as a dangerous, sexy, dark, moody, broody, deliciously-tortured, über-forbidden, Golden God.

Here are the details:

New York, NY, August 24, 2009—Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, has acquired City of Fallen Angels, a fourth book in Cassandra Clare’s bestselling young adult fantasy series, The Mortal Instruments, which has over 1 million books in print. The story follows Simon, a character from the first three Mortal Instruments novels, City of Bones, City of Ashes and City of Glass, as he adjusts to life as a vampire. City of Fallen Angels will publish in hardcover in March 2011, followed by a paperback edition in July 2012.

Love, blood, betrayal and revenge — the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels. Simon Lewis is having some trouble adjusting to his new life as a vampire, especially now that he hardly sees his best friend Clary, who is caught up in training to be a Shadowhunter—and spending time with her new boyfriend Jace. Not to mention that Simon doesn't quite know how to handle the pressure of not-quite-dating two girls at once. What's a daylight-loving vampire to do? Simon decides he needs a break and heads out of the city—only to discover that sinister events are following him. Realizing that the war they thought they'd won might not yet be over, Simon has to call on his Shadowhunter friends to save the day — if they can put their own splintering relationships on hold long enough to rise to the challenge.

“Simon has always been one of my favorite characters to write about, and I’m excited to get the chance to tell his story while revisiting some of the other characters that I love form The Mortal Instruments series,” said Cassandra Clare. “The enthusiasm for telling Simon’s story that I’ve received from the team at McElderry Books and Simon & Schuster has been great and I’m excited to be working with them to bring a fourth book to the series.”

And while the release date and the book title may change before this baby hits the bricks, I am so elated to know that there is a commitment to making this book come to fruition. And while I know I'm late in "breaking the news", better late than never- right?


Zombie Girrrl said...

Totally better late than never! That's the first post I've seen on the subject. I can't wait to read it!
I was not at all disappointed with City of Glass, yeah it was a little predictable, but I was so happy with how it turned out. I was practically doing cartwheels by chapter 8! XD
I did have a couple problems with it, they all stemmed from me though. I'd just finished reading Harry Potter 7, so everytime I saw the word Valentine my mine would percieve it as Voldemort, and I had listened to the first one as an audio book, so I had trouble flushing the narrator's voice out my head. But other than that, I think it was the best of the series (thus far).

Hillary said...

Whoa, #4 doesn't come out until I GRADUATE?! Pphhft, and I was going to wait for all the paperbacks. Looks I'll be re-buying everything in hardcover so I can get the new one asap.

Thanks for the update!

Liyana said...

I laughed a lot when reading about Simon's comparison to Jace. You're right, he didn't have a chance in the trilogy so I'm glad the fourth book will focus on him. Would have loved a trilogy about Simon, but a book is better than no book!

Italia said...

I enjoyed this book. It kept you guessing right up to the end. I can't wait to read the conclusion to the series in hopes that Clary and Jace finally get their happy ending.