Badly Explained YA Books
The Lunar Chronicles: Cyborg Cinderella tries to save the emperor from marrying her evil aunt who lives on the moon
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Hyperactive kids are given way too much responsibility
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: Dead kids are given way too much responsibility
The Raven Cycle: wdym we are going to fall in love while looking for dead welsh kings
The Mortal Instruments: “Oh no she’s my sister, oh no I love her, why why why”
Six of Crows: A master thief constantly fools everyone but most of all himself and his feelings
To Kill a Kingdom: Prince-killing siren + siren-killing prince = Trouble
The Selection: Please just choose Maxon, this is way too frustrating
Stalking Jack the Ripper: Stop exposing these two teenagers to serial killers
All for the Game: Gay college athletes somehow think sports is more important than trying to escape the Mafia
Truthwitch: Goddamit Merik, we’re under attack, stop staring at Safi for 5 minutes!
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We Jace you a Clary Christmas
otome-azarada said: Just one more question (sorry to bother you, Cassie!): do you have any plans of writing a Clace novella or something like that? I miss them so much! Love you!
Between Sword Catcher and Chain of Thorns I don’t have any spare time for novellas etc. alas. BUT! This was a good time for this question, because . . .
(Art by Cassandra Jean OF COURSE)
For a holiday present for my newsletter subscribers, I went through all my archives and pulled up everything I’ve written over the years — as extras for special editions of books, etc — that focuses on Clary and Jace. From “Awake”, which tells the story of the first time Jace saw Clary, to Jace’s perspective on their first kiss, to the marriage proposal story A Long Conversation (and the second marriage proposal story, A Love That Never Tires) it’s in there — more than sixty pages of Clace extravaganza spanning City of Bones to now.
It will be offered to my newsletter subscribers early next week as a holiday present. They’ll be able to download an illustrated PDF of all the stories for free. The easiest way to sign up for the newsletter is to pop over here:
You’ll get an explanatory welcome message, etc. As I’ve been on deadline I’ve been moving a lot of my social presence to the newsletter, which is why I encourage people to sign up so they get news and snippets — but if you only want to sign up for the Clace freebie and go, that’s okay too! Happy holidays, Shadowhunters!
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Magnus and Alec 💛 City of Glass
"But-" Maia, still looking over at Alec and Magnus, broke off and raised her eyebrows. Simon turned to see what she was looking at- and stared.
Alec had his arms around Magnus and was kissing him, full on the mouth. Magnus, who appeared to be in a state of shock, stood frozen. Several groups of people - Shadowhunters and Downworlders alike - were staring and whispering.
Glancing to the side, Simon saw the Lightwoods, their eyes wide, gaping at the display. Maryse had her hand over her mouth.
Maia looked perplexed. "Wait a second," she said. "Do we al have to do that, too?"
I'm really, really, REALLY PROUD of this art 🥰 I hope you like it too my loves!
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HELP BRAZILIAN READERS
so, in brazil, we have this gigant publisher called ‘galera record’ and and they publish most of the big titles and authors (here’s a list of some authors and books, but there are many more)
the problem begins with the absurd price they put on the books. it’s so expansive, most people can’t afford it. when they released koa (one year after the book was launched) it was cheaper to buy the original, hardcover, signed copy then the portuguese one. but then you say “okay, it’s expansive, but you’re paying for a high quality product, so it’s worth it” right? no.
here are some of the problems we have with this publisher:
1. the translations
i’m going to use a recent exemple, but you can find stuff like this in basically all their books.
they released the brazilian version of house of earth and blood, by sarah j maas this semester, and it was one of the most expected books of the year. they whitewashed ALL the non white characters. Hunt, Fury, Juniper, Isaiah... you name it, they whitewashed. it was absurd. all the fans ware so angry, we made it to the trends and they said that in the next edition they were going to fix it. but if you had already bought it, it’s your problem. you keep the racist copy or pay for the new one.
like i said, you can find things like this in most of their books. here we have Raphael from tmi (Cassie Clare) saying “i’m not gay. i’m not straight. i’m not interested.”, and they turned to “i’m not gay. I’m straight. i’m not interested.”
they literally changed his sexuality
and this is an old book, they never fixed. besides changing characters races, skin color and sexuality (among other absurd things), their books are poorly translated. wrong words, characters names spelled wrong, changes in the original texts that are not necessary or make sense
2. bad quality of the books
besides the poor translation, the books have a low quality. like, really low.
the paper they use it’s terrible and gets yellow with months (in the pictures, 1° one is books that i have for six years from other publishers and 2° have 3/4 years)
we’ve been complaining about this for YEARS, they aways say they will change the papers, but never do.
besides this we have other problems: books with missing chapters, books with the pages glued together, with whole pages missing, the bumps of the books not aligned, literally anything you can think about. and yet they put an absurd price no one can afford
3. lack of professionalism
this one is the most recent one. yesterday, the main editor of the publisher was “talking” against pirate books. i understand. it’s her job. but then she compared piracy with RAPE, RACISM AND MURDER and then made this joke, referring to a case that is running here in brazil, where a girl’s rapist was sentenced with “guilt rape”, witch is basically saying he didn’t meant to rape her. that’s not even legal and it’s so so so disgusting and wrong. we are still fighting to have justice brought to this case and this girl, and the main editor of one of the biggest publisher in the country had the nerve and lack of character to make a joke saying that reading in illegal epubs is “guilt piracy.”, when most people who read in illegal forms don’t have the money to buy books. we don’t have many libraries. it’s either read in epubs or don’t read at all. so besides having no compassion with all these peoples, she used an serious and disgusting issue as a joke.
that’s not the first time she’s involved in cases like this, and yet she was never fired or reprimanded. they just ignore it, because she’s the heir of the publisher, so i guess it’s okay she does this kind of thing
we are basically hostage of this publisher because it buys all the big titles and it’s either give them money or don’t read the books we love so much.
most of us cant read in english or cant afford to buy international copies, so if we want our favorites, we need to buy it from them. the reason for this thread is to ask you to help us bring attention to this. we are tired of the disrespect this is and we want authors to know who their selling their work to, and to know what is happening here. so please, tag the authors, publishers, managers ANYONE you can think of that will read this and be able to do something to help. please. we are so tired of having to deal with this, we just don’t know what to do.
thanks for reading, i’m so sorry for any mistakes, and please share this and tag people
UPDATES: AUTHORS WHO SAW THIS AND MADE A STATEMENT
brittainy c cherry
sarah j maas
we reached to every author i mentioned and more. thank you so much to everyone who helped us, it means the world to us!
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