The latest edition of Children's Corner (featuring an interview with Paul Volponi about The Final Four—just in time for March Madness!) came out this morning, and it included some exciting news:

Cassandra Clare, whose previous best-selling series of YA urban fantasy novels have been set in contemporary New York (The Mortal Instruments) and Victorian-era London (The Infernal Devices), has signed a new deal with Margaret K. McElderry Books for an upcoming series set in present-day L.A. The first book in the Dark Artifices series will be published in 2015.

This new series will also take place in Clare's beloved Shadowhunter world. The author's publisher, Simon & Schuster, released some more plot information about the new books:

The series follows Emma Carstairs, the fiercest warrior and most skilled young Shadowhunter since Jace Wayland, and Emma's sworn partner in arms, Julian Blackthorn. Despite Emma's complicated feelings for Julian, the two must band together to investigate a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.

Are you a fan of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series? Are you pumped about The Dark Artifices? We're only sad that we have to wait until 2015!

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