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14 December 2010 @ 01:04 pm
City of Fallen Angels cover reveal: in closeup  

As promised earlier, the cover for City of Fallen Angels is now up over at Entertainment Weekly's Shelf Life! There's also an excerpt from the first chapter of the book.

I've always loved the covers Cliff Neilson has done for the MI series. Each one is fun and different in its own right. For the "second cycle" of The Mortal Instruments we wanted to do something that would link the cover aesthetically to the earlier covers while having a different quality that announced that this was a new chapter in these characters' lives. We decided that each of the Second Cycle covers is going to have two characters on it — in this case Clary and Simon.

Since the copy in the reveal video is small, here's a slightly larger version:

And here are some details I love, like Clary's bright green eyes:

and the Morgenstern ring around her neck.

And don't forget to read the exclusive COFA excerpt here! For those who can't read it/load it, you can look here. And for those asking why you can see the characters' full faces/why there are two characters on the cover, go here: http://twishort.com/ab5rx
jenababy13 on December 14th, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
Its beautiful!!! I love Clary's hair.. it look like wind blown fire! Just love it!!!! :) I'm already excited for the COLS!
foobacoligistfoobacoligist on December 14th, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC)
I never noticed the ring around her neck! That's an awesome little detail. :D
Tony Ferrell jrtheiceman2323 on December 14th, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
It looks amazing I can wait to read it
loving_robloving_rob on December 14th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
LOVE IT! It looks beautiful :) I can't wait for more teasers. Especially the one you are gonna post this weekend with Jace and Clary :D
I really love the fact that she is wearing Jace's ring (A) Hih ;-)
~ Carina
Malu CentinMaluCentin on December 14th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
Thank You :D
It's AMAZING, Cassie!
Thank you soooo much for writing this books *-*
I love it soo much.

Here in Brazil is difficult to find, but I'm trying to buy the second one :o

(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 02:56 am (UTC)
Re: Thank You :D
Hey, girl. I'm also Brazilian and I have all the three books, hardcover and all. You should try Livraria Cultura, no matter where you live, they'll deliver. Here goes the link:

Good luck with your books.
(Anonymous) on December 14th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
City of Ashes will always be my favourite cover, but this one isn't far behind.
I most definitely love this cover, it has that Mortal Instruments feel towards it, with the characters over-looking the city below. I would much rather have preferred to keep Clary's face hidden, just like the other covers, but it is still nice to see her face. I really like that there are now two characters on the front for the second cycle, it gives you that feel that this is still the same series, but a new beginning.

angelfish_82angelfish_82 on December 14th, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
Re: City of Ashes will always be my favourite cover, but this one isn't far behind.
I agree, having Clary's face fully shown on the cover threw me a bit, but at least Simon's is still covered. The rest of the cover is gorgeous though! :D
Mi Barilochemibariloche on December 14th, 2010 06:13 pm (UTC)
It looks amazing!
maeror_merormaeror_meror on December 14th, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC)
I like it, but her eyes makes her look possessed (although, who knows, maybe she is.)
(Anonymous) on December 15th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
Exactly what I thought when I first saw it. "Is she possessed?" Though, with Cassie's frequent plot twists I wouldn't doubt that her being possessed would somehow happen.
Viviane HebelViviane Hebel on December 14th, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC)
I love the details, It look great!
Erika LeeErika Lee on December 14th, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC)
The cover looks amazing!! I can't wait to have the book in my hands!
(Anonymous) on December 14th, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah it's good to finnaly get an idea of what simon looks like. I hope he gets with Izzy.
(Anonymous) on December 14th, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC)
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
so the CoLS and CoHF covers will have two people on it too? i hope Jace will be on one of them :)
Gracegncurrier on December 14th, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC)
yes! can we get a Jace face, please? :)
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cynthial11 on December 14th, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC)
Love it!!! I'm so glad to see faces, it's beautiful!
(Anonymous) on December 14th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
OMG! I really like that cover, is nice to finally see some faces. I can't wait to read this book.
Thanks for writing, you do it amazingly.
Deh ✔DehziinhO_ on December 14th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
Ta PERFEITA essa capa! *-*