The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Have you ever read a book and you knew immediately it had to be a movie, too? I felt that way with The Hunger Games and I felt again with Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series.

These books have everything you could possibly want in a fantastic YA urban fantasy novel:  vampires, werewolves, fairies, supernatural creatures, hot guys, sweet guys, kick-butt heroines.  And Cassandra Clare has a way to deliver all of it in a way that prohibits the reader from putting the books down for a moment.   I have to say she is one of my favorite authors and I have spent lots of time evaluating her writing style so I can learn what makes it work so darn well.

I got all giddy when I found out the first book in the series, City of Bones, would be made into a film.  Like many others, I waited patiently to hear who would star, and I was surprised to find a fairly unheard of cast (Lena Headey from The Brothers Grimm; Lily Collins (daughter of Phil Collins); Robert Sheehan; and Jamie Campbell Bower (not how I pictured Jace at all!)).  I began to have my doubts about the casting until I saw they signed on  Jonathan Rhys Meyers to play Valentine.  I was sold.

The film is set to release August 23, 2013 in the US.  I hope it’s as good as the book.  I really don’t want to be disappointed with this one.

9 thoughts on “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

  1. I saw this trailer last night when I went to see Breaking Dawn Part 2. I love the Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices books so I’m excited they are heading to the big screen. The trailer looks promising, but I’m not sure about the guy playing Jace. Like you, I don’t see the resemblance!


  2. With so many stinkers left odiously on the horizon, I am so very exited for this one! I felt just as you when reading the book: MUST be made into a movie. 😉 The Hobbit is another I anxiously anticipate!


  3. I liked City of Bones but haven’t read the others. The blurb about the second book at the end of the first didn’t grab me because I had invested so much time in the girl and it looked like the second book wouldn’t be about her at all. Am I wrong? If so, I’d grab the other books to read, too. The movie looks awesome, though. 🙂


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