We have our first look at Cassie Clare’s Book Tour Bus promoting her new book Clockwork Princess and the summer release of her first book’s movie adaptation. The tour will kick off on March 19th in Mesa, AZ. Clare will be joined by The Bane Chronicles co-authors Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson as well as the star of the City of Bones movie adaptation actress Lily Collins (Collins will make an special appearance in Los Angeles on March 22nd only).
On March 19, Clare will embark on a weeklong, eight-market tour, traveling in a wrapped bus decorated with book covers and a poster promoting the movie The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which opens in August. She’s looking forward to her first-ever bus tour for several reasons. “I have to admit, I hate flying,” she says, “but I think the real core idea of the bus tour is that there’s something about the on-the-ground nature of it that really builds excitement. The wrapped bus is a cross-country billboard for both the book series and the upcoming movie.” She also likes the fact that she can carry more giveaways for fans, since she’s not flying. “Plus, it makes me feel like I’m in a rock band, writing songs on the road. I’m tone-deaf, but it’s nice to dream!”