Virtual Author Talk with YA Author Cassandra Clare

On Wednesday, August 23rd, you will have the exciting opportunity to join a virtual author talk with mega best-selling author Cassandra Clare to talk about her latest book - Chain of Thorns!

With three series that have been at the top of the New York Times Bestseller list, almost 50 million books sold, a Freeform show based on her series and millions of positive reviews on Good Reads, it is clear Cassandra Clare has earned her place as one of the most famous young adult authors. Her The Mortal Instruments series skyrocketed her to fame and has become a staple in young adult fiction. Her enthralling worlds and beautiful storytelling blend magic, romance, and fantasy in a way that captivates both teens and adults.

Her latest series, The Last Hours, delves further into the dangerous but enthralling world readers have come to love - the world of the Shadowhunters. In The Last Hours, readers meet Cordelia Carstairs, a Shadowhunter. Like all Shadowhunters, she has been trained as a warrior to fight demons since birth. Taking place during the early 1900s in London, Cordelia enters a world of dazzling ballrooms, supernatural beings, dangerous missions, and dark secrets.

In the first book, Chain of Gold, Cordelia is in London hoping to clear her family name after her father was accused of a terrible crime. After encountering her old friends, James and Lucie Herondale, Cordelia is drawn into their world of magic, partying, and danger. Cordelia must balance her forbidden love for James while helping with a string of horrible demon attacks. Furthermore, she and her friends discover some shocking revelations about their connection to a dark legacy.

In the second book, Chain of Iron, Cordelia finds herself engaged to James Herondale and has a new life with him and his group of friends - The Merry Thieves. As they hunt down a crazed knife-wielding killer, everything seems to be falling in place for Cordelia, James, and Lucie - if it were not for the dark secrets that could ruin their relationships and their life. Cordelia is bound to a mysterious entity. Lucie wants to risk everything to raise someone from the dead. James wants to uncover the secrets of his family and their connection to an ancient demon.

In the final installment in the series and the focus of this author's talk, Chain of Thorns, Cordelia has fled to Paris. After an oath to an ancient demon that has stripped her of her powers and being betrayed by people she loved most, Cordelia has lost everything she held dear. While trying to forget her past life, she hears shocking news from London. The demon Belial is threatening the city and raising an army. Furthermore, her old friends James and Lucie are under suspicion of working for him. Cordelia and her friends can save the city but they must learn to trust each other again and overcome the past.

Please note this is a virtual event. Follow this link to register yourself and post any questions you want to ask the author. If time allows, questions will be taken during the event as well. A link to the recorded session will be sent to everyone who registers.