The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Release Date Moved To August 21

augustGreat news Shadowhunters! Sony Pictures has revealed that The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will hit theaters 2 days early! Yes! City of Bones will be out in US Theaters on Agust 21, 2013.

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This is a very exciting news because we now get to see this amazing movie early! Shadowhunters, I cant really wait till August!

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Cassandra Clare Shares New ‘City of Heavenly Fire’ Snippet

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Cassandra Clare teased us with yet another City of Heavently Fire Snippet in her Tumblr account. The final installment of the international bestselling The Mortal Instruments, out in March of 2014.

The snippet features Clary and Sebastian/Jonathan:

His eyes shone when he looked at her, green as spring grass.

He has always had green eyes, said the voice in her head.People often marvel at how much alike you are, he and your mother and yourself. His name is Jonathan and he is your brother; he has always protected you.

Somewhere in the back of Clary’s mind she saw black eyes and whip marks, but she didn’t know why. He’s your brother. He’s your brother, and he’s always taken care of you.

Shadowhunters, what you think? What are you theories?

By Pamela Pena (Site Owner)

New Exclusive Footage From ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ To Be Shown At LeakyCon

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Shadowhunters, great news. Some new exclusive footage from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will be shown at Leaky Con in Portland, Oregon on June 29.

LeakyCon will also feature a conference chat with author Cassandra Clare following the screened footage.

FOOTAGE FROM SONY PICTURES “THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES” TO BE SHOWN AT LEAKYCON PORTLAND, FOLLOWED BY TALK WITH AUTHOR CASSANDRA CLARE

 

We have some very exciting news for LeakyCon Portland today! Sony Pictures will show us exciting new footage from the upcoming film, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones at LeakyCon in Portland on June 29, 2013. This glimpse at the eagerly awaited film will be accompanied by a live video conference chat with the New York Times Bestselling author of the series, Cassandra Clare, a famous alum of the Harry Potter fan world. We are thrilled welcome her to LeakyCon, and can’t wait to bring this peek to our guests!

 

LeakyCon will run from June 27-30 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

Registration for LeakyCon is only $160, for the 4-day Convention. You can also purchase a single day pass.

Any of our readers attending this Convention? Sound off in the comments!

By Pamela Pena (Site Owner)

Teaser Art For The Magisterium Series

magisteriumShadowhunters, mark your calendars because we are getting more Cassandra Clare’s Books! Yes, its true.  2014 will be the year of the release of The Magisterium Series.

Magisterium, a five-book middle-grade series with “one book for each year of Call’s life between twelve and seventeen,” is co-written by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black. The Iron Trial, the first installment, will be published by Scholastic Books in 2014.

New teaser art for the Magisterium series can be found on miss Clare official Website.

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Here is the synopsis for The Iron Trial:

Twelve-year-old Callum Hunt has grown up knowing three rules by heart. Never trust a magician. Never pass a test a magician gives you. And never let a magician take you to the Magisterium.

Call is about to break all the rules. And when he does, his life will change in ways he can’t possibly imagine.

The Film Rights for The Iron Trial where quickly snatched by Constantin Film, the studio that owns the film rights to The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. Miss Clare and Miss Black will pen the screenplay and serve as executive producers.

What you think? Are you excited for The Magisterium Series?

By Pamela Pena (Site Owner)

Cassandra Jean’s Shadowhunter Tarot Card. Day #18 Seelie Queen and Meliorn

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Over the past couple of months, The Mortal Instruments / The Infernal Devices fans have been treated to the sight of the amazing art work of Cassandra Jean, including her Shadwhunter-inspired Tarot Cards.

Cassandra as revealed that, thanks to a colaboration with Cassandra Jean, every day for the next 84 days she will be sharing the complete deck, which Jean has now completed, in order.

“Cassandra Jean has finished the complete Shadowhunter Tarot, so for the next … eighty-four? days I’ll be posting a card a day in order, from the first card to the last. Some will be under spoiler cuts; some you’ll have seen before — I’ll explain why each character has the card they have.”

 

Tarot Card #18 Seelie Queen and Meliorn

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“We’ve moved on from the Major Arcana to the minor Arcana — the first suit is the suit of Rings, which takes the place of the suit of Pentacles. The Ace of Rings shows Meliorn and the Seelie Queen: the rings are the gold leaf rings the Seelie Queen gives to Clary and Simon in Lost Souls so they can hear each other’s thoughts.

All the Rings in this suit are family rings except this card, and one other.”

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Cassandra Clare Talks ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ Movie and ‘Magisterium’ Series With Bookish

magisteriumOur friends from Bookish had the chance to sit down and talk with Miss Cassandra Clare about The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and the Magisterium series–that she’s co-writing with Holly Black in this new interview.

Bookish Interview:

“Ten years ago, Cassandra Clare was a “Harry Potter” and “Lord of the Rings” fan fiction writer. Now, she’s the bestselling author of “The Mortal Instruments”series, with the movie adaptation of the first novel, “City of Bones,” releasing in theaters August 23. Clare spoke with Bookish about the parts of “City of Bones” she was committed to keeping in the movie, the use of “mundane” in both her books and pop culture, her forthcoming “Magisterium Series” with Holly Black and her blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo.”

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Bookish: “The Mortal Instruments” has several more mature jokes and darker themes–a departure from a lot of YA, which keeps things fairly clean. How does that more mature sensibility translate to the movie?

Cassandra Clare: It’s interesting, because you never know how something is going to be digitally realized until the director puts it on film. [The movie’s] got a very dark sensibility–gritty urban fantasy, which I really like.

Bookish: Are there any scenes in particular you feel express that?

CC: Yeah! I think that they did a great job with Magnus Bane’s party. And also the club scene that opens the book, where Clary and Simon first go to [Pandemonium], the first time she sees the Shadowhunters. For me, urban fantasy has always been about the marriage of modernity and fantasy, and I think that captures it very well visually in the film.

Bookish: How did you feel about Lily Collins getting cast? She’s a great actress but doesn’t look a ton like how Clary’s described in the books–redheaded, freckled. Was that difficult to adjust to?

CC: Lily is the only one I wasn’t involved in casting; she was attached to the project when Sony picked it up. I went and watched “The Blind Side,” and really loved her [in it]. And she actually does have freckles! As a person who’s covered in freckles myself, it’s one of those things where… If you’re a star in Hollywood they cover up the freckles with foundation whenever you do photo shoots and everything. And I was so happy, because she got those freckles in there, and I think they’re completely cute. You can see them a bit.

We’re really lucky to have [Collins in “City of Bones”]. Not only is she in every project going on right now–she’s one of the hottest young actresses in Hollywood–but she really was a big fan of the books before she started on the project, so she brought a lot to Clary in that way. I think that the reason they didn’t dye her hair bright red was she’d had her hair dyed for four different movie roles before that. They were going back and forth, like, “We could have her wear a wig, or we could put a red rinse on her hair, but we can’t really do the bleaching and dyeing, or it’ll all fall out.” I figured, you know, as long as she could capture Clary’s bravery and vulnerability, that was more important to me than the exact shade of red for the hair.

Bookish: Right, pick your battles.

CC: Exactly. [laughs] I would’ve felt really bad if her hair had fallen out and it would’ve been my fault!

Bookish: When Jamie Campbell Bower was announced as Jace, many fans were up in arms at first. If you check Tumblr now, they seem like they’ve accepted him, but what was that like initially?

CC: It was probably hardest on Jamie. He talks about it in interviews, but he took things to heart. It made me think about what it must be like as an actor. Because if you’re a writer and you write a story that’s rejected–well, they rejected your story. But as an actor, if you’re being rejected in some way, they’re rejecting the whole of you. It must be really difficult.

When I saw the reaction, I thought, “Well, I was kind of braced for this.” Jace is supposed to be the embodiment of your fantasy, what the boyfriend would be based on all my favorite literary characters. He’s supposed to be incredibly talented and incredibly funny and good-looking, so everyone’s got their different idea of what that looks like. So, you just have to remember that this happened when they cast Robert Pattinson in “Twilight,” and when they cast Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth [in “The Hunger Games”].

Bookish: It’s definitely one of those “you know you’ve made it” moments, when people get that bent out of shape.

CC: Yes! It’s one of those things where [you think], “Well, I guess it’s a good thing in disguise.”

Bookish: You started out as a fanfic author, writing the “Very Secret Diaries” series for “Lord of the Rings.” What’s been the biggest adjustment for you since you’ve developed your own avid fanbase, having once been such a huge fan of someone else’s work?

CC: When I was a big fan of “Lord of the Rings” and whatnot, you kind of think of these creations as not having been created by a person so much as existing; they feel real to you. To be on the other side of it, you think, oh my gosh, these stories were created by just one person–in this case, me–and it’s strange. You’re like, “Oh, it’s not that it was created by a faceless conglomerate, it’s actually the work of individual people.” Also, having been a fan, I come to it sometimes from a fan’s perspective: “If I were a fan of this material, what would I want? Would I want to see scenes that were cut from the material? Would I want a sneak peek of the next book, or drawings of characters?”

Looks like great things await for miss Cassandra Clare and Miss Holly Black!!!! What you think? Are you excited for Miss Clare new projecs?? Sound off in the comments!

By Pamela Pena(Site Owner)

Cassandra Clare To Sign ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones’ Movie Tie-Ins On Friday, May 31

PicMonkey CollageLast month it was annouced that our queen and writer extraordinare would be signing copies of the ‘City of Bones’ movie tie-ins at Book Expo America (BEA). Now Book Expo America has  released the official signing schedule.

Miss Cassandra Clare will be signing on:

Friday, May31 from 3 pm – 4 pm at Table 5.

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Autographing Session: Cassandra Clare

Date: Friday, May 31
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Table 5

Author/Participant:Cassandra Clare

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Soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August.

Books:

City of Bones (move tie-in edition) Soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August. -Published By: Simon & Schuster 07/13

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Cassandra Jean’s Shadowhunter Tarot Card. Day #16-17 Simon Lewis and Maia Roberts & Jordan Kyle

TOTESOver the past couple of months, The Mortal Instruments / The Infernal Devices fans have been treated to the sight of the amazing art work of Cassandra Jean, including her Shadwhunter-inspired Tarot Cards.

Cassandra as revealed that, thanks to a colaboration with Cassandra Jean, every day for the next 84 days she will be sharing the complete deck, which Jean has now completed, in order.

“Cassandra Jean has finished the complete Shadowhunter Tarot, so for the next … eighty-four? days I’ll be posting a card a day in order, from the first card to the last. Some will be under spoiler cuts; some you’ll have seen before — I’ll explain why each character has the card they have.”

 

 

Tarot Card #16 Simon Lewis: The Daylighter

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“Knocking off two here with the Sun card and the Moon card. The Sun becomes the Daylighter, Simon, and the Moon, for probably kind of obvious reasons, becomes the Lycanthropes, Maia and Jordan. I think Simon is leaning on a sundial. First I thought it was a tree trunk, but I’m pretty sure it’s a sundial. As it says on the sundial in Lost Souls, I only count the hours that shine.”

Tarot Card #17 Maia Roberts & Jordan Kyle

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Cassandra Clare Takes Over Tumblr To Share ‘City of Heavenly Fire’ Snippet Featuring Characters From Dark Artifices

PicMonkey CollagecassieMiss Cassandra Clare took over her Tumblr page to share a spoilery snippet of the upcoming conclusion to the international bestselling The Mortal Instruments out early next year.

The snippet features new characters we’ll next see in The Dark Artifices, coming March 2015:

A moment later, Helen had returned; she was walking slowly now, and carefully, her hand on the back of a thin boy with a mop of wavy brown hair. He couldn’t have been older than twelve, and Clary recognized him immediately. Helen, her hand firmly clamped around the wrist of a younger boy whose hands were covered with blue wax. He must have been playing with the tapers in the huge candelabras that decorated the sides of the nave. He looked about twelve, with an impish grin and the same wavy, bitter-chocolate hair as his sister.

Jules, Helen had called him. Her little brother.

The impish grin was gone now. He looked tired and dirty and frightened. Skinny wrists stuck out of the cuffs of a white mourning jacket whose sleeves were too long for him. In his arms he was carrying a little boy, probably not more than two years old, with the same wavy brown hair that he had; it seemed to be a family trait. The rest of his family wore the same borrowed mourning clothes: following Julian was a brunette girl about ten, her hand firmly clasped in the hold of a boy the same age: the boy had a sheet of tangled black hair that nearly obscured his face. Fraternal twins, Clary guessed. After them came a girl who might have been eight or nine, her face round and very pale between brown braids.

The misery on their faces cut at Clary’s heart. She thought of her power with runes, wishing that she could create one that would soften the blow of loss. Mourning runes existed, but only to honor the dead, in the same way that love runes existed, like wedding rings, to symbolize the bond of love. You couldn’t make someone love you with a rune, and you couldn’t assuage grief with it, either. So much magic, Clary thought, and nothing to mend a broken heart.

“Julian Blackthorn,” said Jia Penhallow, and her voice was gentle. “Step forward, please.”

Julian swallowed and handed the little boy he was holding over to his sister. He stepped forward, his eyes darting around the room. He was clearly scouring the crowd for someone. His shoulders had just begun to slump when another figure darted out onto the stage. A girl, also about twelve, with a tangle of blond hair that hung down around her shoulders: she wore jeans and a t-shirt that didn’t quite fit, and her head was down, as if she couldn’t bear so many people looking at her. It was clear that she didn’t want to be there — on the stage or perhaps even in Idris — but the moment he saw her, Julian seemed to relax. The terrified look vanished from his expression as she moved to stand next to him, her face ducked down and away from the crowd.

“Julian,” said Jia, in the same gentle voice, “would you do something for us? Would you take up the Mortal Sword?”

I’m guessing this is part of the parabatai ceremony of Emma and Jules. What are your theories? Sound off in the comments!

By Pamela Pena(Site Owner)

Cassandra Jean’s Shadowhunter Tarot Card. Day #15 Valentine Morgenstern

valentineOver the past couple of months, The Mortal Instruments / The Infernal Devices fans have been treated to the sight of the amazing art work of Cassandra Jean, including her Shadwhunter-inspired Tarot Cards.

Cassandra as revealed that, thanks to a colaboration with Cassandra Jean, every day for the next 84 days she will be sharing the complete deck, which Jean has now completed, in order.

“Cassandra Jean has finished the complete Shadowhunter Tarot, so for the next … eighty-four? days I’ll be posting a card a day in order, from the first card to the last. Some will be under spoiler cuts; some you’ll have seen before — I’ll explain why each character has the card they have.”

 

 

Tarot Card #15 Valentine Morgenstern

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“Valentine takes the Devil cup because, well, who else really. He is always comparing himself to Milton’s Satan, his last name is Morgenstern (which means morning star, as in How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how are you cut down to the ground, who did weaken the nations!his motto is non serviam, etc and so on.

I like that Cassandra Jean has incorporated both the Mortal Cup and the chains that bind Valentine, because he really was always something of a reluctant embracer of evil. More a “ends justify the means” guy than the “burn down the world” villain Sebastian is. “

By Pamela Pena(Site Owner)