August 23, 2013. Save that date! It is the premier of the highly anticipated City of Bones movie, the first of many films to come in the Mortal Instruments series. City of Bones is the first book of 5 in this series by Cassandra Clare. It was published in 2007 and was followed by City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, and this year’s City of Lost Souls.
The best part about this series is that it’s got something for everyone. To just say it’s paranormal romance would be a huge disservice to the book and its millions of fans around the world. This is fantasy fiction at its finest, with angels, demons, monsters, vampires, and werewolves, all vying for survival in a dystopian setting.
Without giving too much away, City of Bones is about fifteen-year-old geek hipster Clary, who thought she was just a normal kid, but normal kids don’t see invisible people, and normal kids’ mothers don’t suddenly disappear, seemingly captured by horrific monsters. But like many fantasy heroines, Clary isn’t normal, and she’s got all the secret parentage, dramatic revelations and amazing magic powers to prove it. Clary is a Shadowhunter, brought up as a mundane but born to fight demons. She and her mundane friend Simon fall in with a trio of Shadowhunter teens, and are soon embroiled in a quest to understand Clary’s past—and incidentally save the world.
Amazing stuff right?! There’s a lot to read here but there’s still a lot of time before the movie! Check out the film’s official trailer and fan webpage. Then check out the books!