Thursday, January 31, 2013

Book Lover Q&A talk with @Xtinemay

Check out this video by the always hilarious Christine on her Youtube channel PolandbananasBooks where she answers fans questions about different books that she's read. 

She mentions The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices a bunch. 

She talks about the order she reads TMI and TID, when she discovered TMI, her favorite book in The Mortal Instruments series. She also picks between Will and Jace and Will and Jem.One of the ladies from TMI even makes it as her favorite female character.

Watch the video below:

You can follow Christine on twitter @xtinemay and check out the rest of her videos on both of her Youtube channels PolandbananasBOOKS and Polandbananas20.

New 'Clockwork Princess' snippet!

We are getting closer and closer to the release of Clockwork Princess. The wonderful Cassandra Clare has given us yet another CP2 snippet:

Tessa couldn’t help herself; despite everything, she giggled. “It laces,” she whispered. “In the back,” and she guided his hands around her until his fingers were on the strings of the corset. She shivered then, and not from cold, but from the intimacy of the gesture.

Clockwork Princess will be in stores on March 19.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Kevin Zegers joins the cast of 'The Curse of Downer's Grove'!

Next month Kevin Zegers (Alec Lightwood) will begin shooting scenes for his upcoming movie The Curse of Downer's Grove. The film is based on Michael Hornburg's novel of the same name.

Canadian actor Zegers will next be seen on the big screen in the anticipated adaptation of another YA novel, “The Mortal Instruments: The City of Bones” with Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell-Bower and wrapped indie film “All The Wrong Reasons” last year.

The Curse of Downer's Grove starts filming next month. The film also stars Aimee Teegarden and Lucas Till.

Source: Up&Comers

TMI Movie in the Cineplex 3 Mega Movies Contest

Now that we'v entered 2013 we can definitely start the countdown to The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie. As the time rolls on we can obviously expect to see a lot of movie advertisements, merchandise and new trailers popping up.

Cineplex Odeon Theatres in Canada, posted a contest today slating City of Bones as one of the three mega movies to look forward to in their 3 Mega Movie contest along with Warm Bodies and The Host.

By seeing all three movies and entering the contest, you afford yourself a chance to win free movies for an entire year!

Residents of Canada check out the contest details and be sure to enter!

Warm Bodies, the first of the three movies is in theatres this Friday, February 1st.

The Host releases March 29th and

City of Bones is in theatres August 23rd

Lily Collins spotted at LAX airport Jan 28th

Check out this photo of Lily Collins, who will play Clary Fray in the upcoming hit film THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES while at LAX on Monday, Jan 28.

Lily wears winter apparel while holding what looks like her boarding pass. In family news, her dad, singer Phil Collins, celebrates a birthday today (Jan 30th)! Happy birthday!

The Mortal Instruments:City of Bones merchandise coming in June and July!

We have about 7 months until The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will be in theaters. Merchandise will be coming from everywhere. Below we have a list of movie related merchandise that will be coming out. There will be more and more merchandise up until TMI's release on August 23.

2014 The Mortal Instruments:City of Bones (Premium and mini) Wall Calendars (June 1)

According to Barnes and Noble, two The Mortal Instruments:City of Bones Calendars are coming on June 1. 

The mini calendar is 7 x7 inches for $6.29 at

The full size wall calendar is 11.50 X 11.50 inches at $13.49 at  pre-order over at

Both calendars are available for pre-order right now.


The Official Illustrated Movie Companion (July 9)

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie with this official companion book. This fan favorite features full-color photos from the set, designers’ sketches, interviews with the cast and crew, and more! From the screenwriting process to the casting decisions to the director’s vision, this definitive book is a must-have for fans of the blockbuster film!

Available for pre-order at both Amazon and Barnes and Noble

Official Movie Tie-in Novel (July 9)

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. And she’s more than a little startled when the body disappears into thin air. Soon Clary is introduced to the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world and back to their own. And Clary is introduced with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque monster. How could a mere human survive such an attack and kill a demon? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

 Available for pre-order at Amazon.

The Mortal Instruments:City of Bones mini kit (July 30)

According to Amazon, a The Mortal Instruments:City of Bones mini kit from Running Press will be available on July 30. The kit will include 32 pages and is listed for $9.95.

Here is the description that Amazon provided:

Mini Kit licensed with the upcoming film including an angelic rune pendant, ten temporary rune tattoos, magnets, and mini book.

Monday, January 28, 2013

'THE BANE CHRONICLES' placeholder art revealed!

The cover of The Bane Chronicles has yet to be revealed, but fans can relish in the moment because we have the placeholder art. The background art of Cassandra Clare's Tumblr page is Magnus's hand with blue fire coming out of it. We all know that blue is Magnus's color. If you look closely you'll be able to see the building in the background.

Here is what Cassandra Clare had to say:

"Rule of thumb: THE SHADOWHUNTERS OF TUMBLR NOTICE EVERYTHING! Yes, that is the placeholder art for the Bane Chronicles. It isn’t the final cover, because they have to shoot a model for that, but it’s Magnus’ wizardy hand shooting blue fire, so that’s something!"

The first story in the series The Bane Chronicles, "What Happened in Peru", will be available on April 16 in ebook format.

A new story will be released each month for the following nine months after April. All ten stories will be printed in 2014.

Music Monday #17: "Fix You" By Coldplay

This week's Music Monday came a little later in the day than normal (working on videos and other posts and doing real life Mundane things got in the way).

I was sitting at home checking out Cassie's post on the MTV Movie Brawl and the new Clockwork Princess snippet when I heard my daughter listening to "Fix You" by Coldplay.  I know we are all slightly bummed that we didn't pull off a win today, but being second to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is incredible! Look how big that first movie was and what a huge fandom the Tributes are. I think we should be seriously proud of having TMI right up there with Katniss Everdeen.

So, today I just want to send a sweet song to you guys. I love this song, and I also think it does fit with Jace and Clary, although it may fit more in City of Ashes more. Anyway, enjoy the's from 2009 and just so happens to be live from Toronto!

Cassie Clare shares new Clockwork Princess snippet for MTV Movie Brawl

Way to go, Shadowhunters! We worked hard and got The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones to a second place finish in the finals of the MTV Movie Brawl 2013.

Cassie shared her appreciation to the fans on her Tumblr account, explaining a little more of what EP Martin Moszkowicz said regarding TMI since it's rare for a new movie to have this type of momentum: "That is, actually, a phenomenal accomplishment, doing that well so early," Cassie said. "Pat yourselves on the backs, love one another, and have a snippet from Clockwork Princess."

Will looked at his sister. “And you don’t care about being a Shadowhunter. How is this: I shall write a letter and give it to you if you promise to deliver it home yourself —and not to return.”

Cecily recoiled; she had many memories of shouting matches with Will, of the china dolls she had owned that he had broken by dropping them out an attic window; but there was also kindness in her memories: the brother who had bandaged up a cut knee, or retied her hair ribbons when they came loose. That kindness was absent from the Will who stood before her now. Her mother had used to cry for the first year or two after Will went; she had said, in Welsh, holding Cecily to her, that they —the Shadowhunters —would “take all the love out of him.” A cold, unloving people, she had told Cecily, who had forbidden her marriage to her husband. What could he want with them, her Will, her little one?

“I will not go,” Cecily said, staring her brother down. “And if you insist that I must, I will —I will —”

The door of the attic slid open and Jem stood silhouetted in the doorway…

So, be proud of yourselves, Shadowhunters and get ready for more amazing things to come!


The winner of MTV's Movie Brawl is.... The Hunger Games:Catching Fire.

The Mortal Instruments of course came in second place. We had a really great run. We beat out Carrie, The Hobbit and Spring Breakers.

Congratulations to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire for the 2013 win.

"After "The Hunger Games" lost a knock-down, drag-out fight at the hands of Robert Pattinson fans and the indie surprise "Cosmopolis," "Catching Fire" has risen from the ashes — and 10 million votes — to
claim this year's title as the most anticipated movie of 2013. The victory, however, does mean a disappointing end for "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," the hotly anticipated YA adaptation and the rookie star of the bracket."

The Mortal Instruments lost by 100,000 votes. There were over 10 million votes were cast by both Shadowhunters and Tributes.

Check out what Executive Producer Martin Moszkowicz had to say:

It was a close race for us and we showed that we are a force to be reckoned with. We have the best fandom ever. We are so proud to we are able to represent it.

Check out the article that MTV did on the brawl.

Remember The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will be in theaters on August 23. 

Shadowhunter Tweets o' the Week January 20 - 26, 2013

 Here are the top Shadowhunter, Downworlder and Mundane tweets of the week of January 20-26, 2013.

This is our year Shadowhunters! Don't stop voting!

Empieza la Fiesta!!! todos a twittear!! VAMOSSSSS :D

What’s the one book you think everyone should read? — The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Not the best in the...


Reading this book called City Of Bones >>

Rereading "City of Bones." Can not wait for the movie to come out!!

Amazing! What an incredible fandom! The best. I am so proud to be associated with TMI.

VOTE VOTA Every vote counts, so vote a million times!!!! VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE!!

I'm in love with the mortal instruments <3 :3

The Mortal Instruments and Supernatural are SO similar. They keep referencing the same things. I love them both so much.

the mortal instruments is my fave book series hands down

City of Bones looks like a really good movie.

Ok the mortal instruments has officially destroyed my emotions

Jace Wayland.... please magical appear at my front door.

I mean, not that I am not mean sometimes. "TESSA WILL END UP WITH..." *runs*


I love the mortal instruments series!!

just finished ! now on to the next. 💙❤😍

THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES - Official Trailer (perfectioooon <3)

Planning to re-read City of Bones


I'm reading City of Bones have any of you read it

personally I'm . I mean he's Will freaking Herondale ;-)

Do you want to see as Magnus? Maybe we can get it if we win!

yes I finished city of bones and now I'm on city of ashes I love it

Saw City Of Bones Trailer at the movies yesterday... and let me just say the fact that I could almost touch Jamie's face/smexyness (C)

omg i'm fangirling so much over City of Bones...

Friday, January 25, 2013

Cassandra Clare shares new 'City of Heavenly Fire' snippet for MTV Movie Brawl finals

Cassandra Clare took to Tumblr to share her thoughts on the finals of the MTV Movie Brawl and also shared a compelling new City of Heavenly Fire snippet involving Sebastian and a mysterious, anonymous girl.

First, here's what Cassie said about TMI vs. Hunger Games in the MTV Movie Brawl finals:

And we are up against … the Hunger Games. yikes. Books I love by the way. I remember reading an ARC of The Hunger Games and being like, “This is some extra-amazing stuff.” In sum, I think it’s important to remember that whoever wins this round, the Movie Brawl will be won by a movie with a strong female main character at its heart,and that is an achievement.

That said:

1) We have a cool graphic!


2) To celebrate getting all the way to the finals, here is a snippet from City of Heavenly Fire that I hope will be extremely mystifying. It does refer back to something in Lost Souls…

She turned to look at Sebastian, lying on the bed. He was shirtless, and even in the dim light the old whip weals across his back were visible. She had always been fascinated by Shadowhunters but had never thought she would find one whose personality she could stand for more than five minutes, until Sebastian.


Check out the new graphic and give us your thoughts on what you think of this new snippet by giving us your comments below!

Download your THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS:CITY OF BONES badges for MTV's Movie Brawl now!!

As you all know THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS:CITY OF BONES has made it to the final round of the MTV Movie Brawl. MTV has provided all of us with badges representing the movie we are most anticipating, TMI of course. You can represent THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS to the fullest by using this as your avi, screen saver, wallpaper and more.

"Movie fans: It's come down to this! Forty highly anticipated films entered the 2013 MTV Movie Brawl and only two remain: "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"! Your feverish voting got us here and will ultimately name only one flick champion"

You can download them over at Hollywood Crush.

Don't forget to go vote for THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES in the final round. Voting has started and ends on Monday, January 28.


In honor of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES making it to the final round of the MTV Movie Brawl 2013, I thought we'd bring back Shadowhunter Saturday one week early!

So, this Saturday at 11 am Eastern, we will trend #TMImoveFTW! We know we have tough competition facing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, but I know that Shadowhunters are the best and can come up with the win! We know that MTV is holding the final results until January 28th, so let's work extra hard to get in as many votes as we can and come up with the big win!

THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS:CITYOF BONES advances to Final Round of MTV Movie Brawl!

THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES has made it to final round of MTV's Movie Brawl! We beat out Carrie, The Hobbit and the Spring Breakers. Now it is time to beat The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. This is a HUGE accomplishment for us. But we have to keep voting so that THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES wins the whole lot.

The winner of the Movie Brawl will be announced on Monday, January 28.

Robert Sheehan is one of 13 actors VH1 thinks will be headed to the A-list in 2013!

VH1 has named Robert Sheehan one of 13 actors to be headed for the A-List is 2013. As we all know, Robert is playing our Simon Lewis in The Mortal Instruments:City of Bones. He is also know as Nathan on the popular show Misfits and Dareen on Love/Hate.

"Robert Sheehan first grabbed our attention as the cocky flirt Nathan on the British superhero series Misfits. (If you haven't seen it, stop what you're doing now and sit down in front of the TV and watch yourself some Misfits asap.) But his big Hollywood break is coming in the form of sure-to-be blockbuster The Mortal Instruments, the film adaptation of Cassie Clare's epic YA series."  

You can see who the rest of the actors are over at VH1.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Lily Collins stylin' while rocking Clary hair in LA

Looks like The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones actress Lily Collins is still sporting her auburn locks from her time as Clary Fray.

Lily was seen leaving the Los Angeles Convention Center with all smiles, wearing a cute oversized blazer and skinny jeans. We love the look! Could it be that this is a jacket belonging to her TMI co-star and reported boyfriend Jamie Campbell Bower? We'd like to think so.

What do you think of Lily's look? Are you loving it? Share your thoughts below!


To give Shadowhunters a little bit more incentive to get the vote out for The Mortal Instruments' City of Bones in the MTV Movie Brawl, Cassandra Clare posted a new snippet from City of Heavenly Fire.

Here's the snippet:

Magnus rolled onto his back and put his feet up on the arm of the sofa. “What do you care if Alec’s miserable?”

“What do I care?” Jace said, so loudly that Chairman Meow rolled off the couch and landed on the floor. “Of course I care about Alec; he’s my best friend, my parabatai. And he’s unhappy. And so are you, by the look of things. Takeout containers everywhere, you haven’t done anything to fix up the place, your cat looks dead —“

“He’s not dead.”

Make sure to go vote in the MTV Movie Brawl. Voting ends at 12:00 pm on Friday. TMI is up against Spring Breakers. If the movie wins, it will either take on Hunger Games: Catching Fire or Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Robert Sheehan in new Duologue video

The band Duologue recently released their new single 'Push It' starring Robert Sheehan. Sheehan is a big fan of Duologue and was very excited to take the lead role in the video's plot. Here's what he said:

“I wanted to be a part of this project as I love their music and also what really excited me was the ambition of the narrative going on in the video, it’s a real story. Watch out for these very talented guys”.

Check out the full article below

And watch the video here

Monday, January 21, 2013

Lily Collins news

On Friday afternoon (January 18) fellow meat-free girl, Lily Collins was spotted in Los Angeles having a vegan lunch with the gal pal, looking very chic in a Bohemian style shirt and suede boots. After lunch the two sat curbside for a chat.

New Clockwork Princess snippet

Cassie Clare promised us a new Clockwork Princess snippet with illustration thanks to all the shadowhunter votes that got us to the fourth round in the MTV movie brawl. Here's the snippet, enjoy:

Rage flared up in Tessa and she considered belting Woolsey with the poker whether he came near her or not. He had moved awfully quickly while fighting Will, though, and she didn’t fancy her chances. “You don’t know James Carstairs. Don’t speak about him.”

“Love him, do you?” Woolsey managed to make it sound unpleasant. “But you love Will, too.”

Tessa froze. She had known that Magnus knew of Will’s affection for her, but the idea that what she felt for him in return was written across her face was too terrifying to contemplate.

COB + round four MTV Movie Brawl= CP2 Snippet

ICYMI The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones has made it to round 4 in MTV's Movie Brawl and to celebrate the wonderful Cassie Clare said she'll give us a new Clockwork Princess snippet with illustration, stay tuned!

Here's Cassie's Tumblr post:

MTV Movie Brawl 2013: Round Um…Four?
Second: To celebrate, I am going to post a small Clockwork Princess snippet, with illustration!
Third: We are now up against Spring Breakers. I have not heard of this movie, admittedly, so I can’t say anything about it, but — if you are reading my Tumblr, I am going to hope you are more excited about City of Bones, and will vote for it. You can vote here:
Third: Just to say: I’ve been seeing some upset comments about people getting really angry at each other over the Movie Brawl. Really, I just want to say — it’s just a poll for fun. It doesn’t mean anything. You know what won last year? Cosmopolis. It beat the Hunger Games. Have you heard of Cosmopolis? I hadn’t. It made less than a million dollars at the box office and I believe that the Hunger Games made 400 million. This is all about voting for movies that none of us have ever seen, so there is no way it can be a quality referendum. It’s just a fun poll about excitement levels. So be happy, have fun with the poll, and if anyone’s hateful to you about the things you like, don’t be hateful back. 

MTV Movie Brawl round 4

Hooray Shadowhunters! We've made it to round 4, the final 4 in the MTV Movie Brawl!
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones beat out The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in round 3 and is up against Spring Breakers next. Be sure to vote, vote, vote to ensure that The Mortal Instruments makes it to the very end!

vote here!

Music Monday #16: "Better with You" by Kris Allen

This week I thought I'd bring it home with one of my favorite people. If you guys don't already know, I'm a big fan of American Idol Season 8 winner Kris Allen. If you don't know the back story on why he means so much to me, here's my post about how Kris' music got me through a really tough time in my life.

This week's Music Monday comes from Kris' album "Thank You Camellia". The video comes from my good friends, SnapCracklyPop, who takes amazing videos/photos and is another concert junkie like me. When I think about this song, it reminds me of not only Jace and Clary, but the friendship trio of Jace, Simon and Clary. I get in a funk picking slow songs or edgy rock songs. This time, I just want a great feel-good song. At the end of the day, the thing I love the most about TMI is about the relationships with Clary.

Take a listen:

Kris Allen is a product of Central Arkansas, which is also where I live. He had an early album, Brand New Shoes, before getting his big break on the Idol stage. Even though his brother, Daniel, tried out for Idol, it was Kris who got the golden ticket to Hollywood. Edging out Adam Lambert for the win, Kris embarked on a new road having success with hits on his self titled album like "Live Like We're Dying", "Alright With Me" and "The Truth".  He's done solo shows and toured with Maroon 5 (I went to the Memphis show), Keith Urban and Lifehouse. He's currently recuperating from a head-on car collision but has more shows at the end of this month.
You can check out Kris' music on YouTube as well as on his Facebook page. His official site is currently under construction.
What do you think? Can you hear the love of Jace and Clary/Jace and Simon? Share your thoughts below or on Twitter.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Shadowhunter Tweets o' the Week: January 13-19, 2012

I'm back from the land of the flu-ridden sneezes and here to give you the best of the tweets from January 13-19! Here's some of the top tweets to get you caught up on the twitter land of the Shadowhunters!

15h   RT if you believe love is worth the risk.
Have you marked your calendars for 4/16/13? That's when The Bane Chronicles installment #1 is being released

: shares how you can get Lily Collins' look as Clary
WOW just tweeted for the first time in 117 days! Is Jocelyn Fray back on twitter now for good?! :)

Fortunately will be with me on my US tour this year too.
RT : " Who's your favorite dwarf ?" Aidan Turner. TMI cast loyalty requires it.
Reblogged from the official Teen Wolf tumblr... too cute. If you have questions for Daniel about recording Cl…
If you don't vote for the ducks, the faeries and some demons will join against you!
OH HAI star Daniel Sharman in the studio narrating 's 'Clockwork Princess':
It's a blowout: is dominating by more than 30,000 votes...
Congrats, Shadowhunters! We have WON Round 1 of the ! Now we must continue to vote to keep up top! More to come!
RT I think I've gotten to the point where I just keep watching the trailer to hear Jamie Bower's smexy accent.<3 p="p">
LMFAO! The MTV site blocked me from voting too much for ^__^!

that's what I'd guess. If any movie premiere calls for a black carpet it's :-)
When you have to vote one of two movies that you love, I'm like: "I think my loyalty is being tested. This is cruel."
I wish all the books and movies I want would just come out already!! I cant stand waiting!

Clockwork Princess..... COMES OUT IN ABOUT TWO MONTHS!!
"But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?"omg WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Just pre-ordered Clockwork Princess by ! SO EXCITED. Only a little more than 2 months left!

"Jessamine, have you ever read The Lamplighter?" "Certainly not. Girls shouldn't read novels." Can I slap her please?

Jem Carstairs is perfect

"You are the first dream of my soul, and from that dream I hope will come all other dreams"
Splitting hairs over Clary's red locks

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