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.
- ‘City of Bones’: Lily as Clary (shelf-life.ew.com)
- First Look at Lily Collins in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (dreadcentral.com)
- Cassandra Clare talks CITY OF BONES movie, THE DARK ARTIFICES + more with Entertainment Weekly (tmisource.com)
9 thoughts on “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”
Squeals! I’m so excited for the movies!!
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!
Awe… I can’t see the trailer. It says the uploader had not made it available 😦
odd. try it again.
Looks good, but I think who they picked for Jace is disappointing:-(
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!
I can’t wait for the Hobbit, but how Jackson’s going to pull this off as a trilogy is going to be interesting.
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. 🙂
Oh, heavens, no, the second book is very much about Clary. It is wicked awesome. Lots of stuff going on. Don’t want to give away any spoilers.