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)