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Luke and Madame Dorthea Cast in The Mortal Instruments Movie
July 31, 2012 posted by Nichole

Luke and Madame Dorthea Cast in The Mortal Instruments Movie

With filming for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones happening in fifteen days, casting is finally starting to wrap up. In the meantime, please welcome Aidan Turner (Luke) and CCH Pounder (Madame Dorthea) to the cast.

Aidan Turner has starred in The Tudors, Being Human, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again. He is not how I pictured Luke at all. Wayyyyy too young looking. I don’t know about anyone else, but I had a completely different image of Luke in my mind.

CCH Pounder has starred in Miami Vice, Quantum Leap, Home Improvement, The Cosby Show, The X-Files, ER, Strong Medicine, Girlfriends, Numb3rs, Justice League, The Shield, Orphan, Avatar, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Revenge and Warehouse 13. I am pretty excited to watch Pounder transform into Madame Dorthea. I know I’ve seen her around (obviously, since she’s been in a million tv shows), but I can only really place her from Revenge. What do you guys think about CCH Pounder?

Sound off in the comments, and let us know what you think about these casting choices!

That’s all for now, folks. See you next time!














Cover Reveal: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
July 11, 2012 posted by Nichole

Cover Reveal: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

I adore this cover! I’m not the biggest fan of this series ( I read the first one and haven’t continued on), but Cassandra Clare’s books are known to be beautiful.

What do you guys think about this cover? Are you excited for the book? Sound off in the comments!

That’s all for now, folks. See you next time!

First Known Audition for Alec Lightwood
June 7, 2012 posted by Nichole

First Known Audition for Alec Lightwood

 With the first book in the Mortal Instruments series, City of Bones, coming to theaters on August 23, 2013, casting is well underway. So far, Lily Collins has been cast as Clary Fray and Jamie Campbell Bower has been cast as Jace Lightwood. Also, a lot of auditions have been going on for the role of Magnus Bane. But now we have some new news! There  has finally been an audition for Alec Lightwood, brother of Isabelle and Jace Lightwood. Meet Chris Riggi!

You may have seen Chris Riggi in Gossip Girl, Vampires Suck, and To Redemption. I have recently just started watching Gossip Girl  from the first season, and I don’t think I’ve ran across him yet. I also have not watched any of the other shows he’s been in. However, he seems very Alec like to me. What do you guys think? Could this be our Alec Lightwood? Let me know in the comments section below!

I found my information at imdb and this website.


That’s all for now, folks. See you next time!


City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments #5)- Cassandra Clare
Book of the Month
May 28, 2012 posted by Nichole

City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments #5)- Cassandra Clare


The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.

No magic the Clave can summon can locate either boy, but Jace cannot stay away—not from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s dying magic has wrought—Jace is no longer the boy she loved. He and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become what he most feared: a true servant of Valentine’s evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. Will the Shadowhunters hesitate to kill one of their own?

Only a small band of Clary and Jace’s friends and family believe that Jace can still be saved — and that the fate of the Shadowhunters’ future may hinge on that salvation. They must defy the Clave and strike out on their own. Alec, Magnus, Simon and Isabelle must work together to save Jace: bargaining with the sinister Faerie Queen, contemplating deals with demons, and turning at last to the Iron Sisters, the reclusive and merciless weapons makers for the Shadowhunters, who tell them that no weapon on this earth can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. Their only chance of cutting Jace free is to challenge Heaven and Hell — a risk that could claim any, or all, of their lives.

And they must do it without Clary. For Clary has gone into the heart of darkness, to play a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing the game is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she even still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love?
Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

In the fifth installment of The Mortal Instruments series, Clary, Jace, Simon, Isabelle, Alec and the rest of the gang are back. Following the ending of City of Fallen Angels, Clary and friends are on the hunt to find both Jace and Sebastian, who have mysteriously disappeared after the epic fight with Lilth. In this 536 page book, follow all the characters on their own segments and race with Clary to find and save Jace once and for all.

I have been reading The Mortal Instruments series since it came out, long before it was even being considered as a movie. I remember absolutely devouring the pages of the first three novels. I was devasted when I thought the third installment was the last of the series, and cheered with glee when I learned there was going to be three more novels in the series. I fell in love with Alec/Magnus and Clary/Jace, and I was really able to place myself in the story. I became distant from my own body, watching the scenes play out in front of me.

When the fourth book, City of Fallen Angels, came out, I was slightly disappointed. It took me a long time to get into the novel, but when I did it was fabulous. The second half of the book was filled with action and adventure, and I was reassured that Cassandra Clare wasn’t taking this series too far. So, when I started the newest novel, City of Lost Souls,  I was really disappointed to find out that it wasn’t the same case as the previous book. There was no action scene for well over 300 pages. When an action scene finally did happen, I had to wait approximately 150 pages longer for a second action scene, which was the final one.

One major problem I had with this book was the multiple narrators. Two pages would be dedicated to Clary, then to Simon, then to Alec, then to Isabelle, then to Jordan and Maia, and so on and so forth. Due to this approach, I was never able to really connect with the characters like I had in the previous novels. Instead of giving me time to adjust to the new narration and plot, I was instantly thrown into another perspective. I felt like this really took away from the novel, and I just wanted to sit down for a chapter and read about one or two specific things instead of five, six or seven.

While I did not enjoy reading multiple perspectives, I did enjoy all of the extra Magnus and Alec time in the book. In the previous books, Magnus and Alec’s relationship was only shown now and then. In this book, though, their relationship was more announced to the readers. As they are two of my favorite characters, I could not complain.

Fans of Jace are going to be really disappointed in this book, as his character is almost completely different. Because of the bond between Jace and Sebastian, Jace is no longer himself throughout most of the book. While he does have his sarcastic Jace moments, they were rare, and when they did happen they lacked the strength the real Jace could produce. He did have moments when he was perfect, but they didn’t happen all that often. I found that I’m really getting sick of Cassandra Clare turning Jace into the victim. I’m going to be really upset if this happens to his character in the next installment.

The ending of the book was a lot better than the majority of it. However, it lacked the strength that the previous books in the series have displayed. I often found myself getting bored during this novel, and I even picked up another book and finished it before I was even halfway done. I would have never done that for the first four in the series, which lets you know how disappointed I really was.

In the end, I have to recommend this book simply because the rest of the series is so brilliant. However, I worry that the final installment is not going to catch my interest at all. There were times that I had to force myself to be interested. If it weren’t for my loyalty to the characters, I feel like I might have set this book down. If it had been any other book, I would have had to have rated it about a 2 or 2 1/2. However, because I am so invested in this series, I have to give it at least a 3. I hope others found more pleasure in this book that I did. Let me know in the comments section below.

Pages: 536

Publication Date: May 8, 2012

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry

Rating: : ★★★☆☆


Teaser Quote #1 “Basia Coquum,” Simon said, “Or whatever their motto is.” “It’s Decensus Averno facilis est.’ “The descent into hell is easy,'” said Alec. You just said “Kiss the cook.” “Dammit,” said Simon. “I knew Jace was screwing with me.”

Teaser Quote #2 “Dammit, woman, you read my mind,” he said. “Is there no filthy wordplay you can’t forsee?”

“It’s my special magical power. I can read your mind when you’re thinking dirty thoughts.”

“So, ninty-five percent of the time.”

She craned her hear back to look up at him. “Ninety-five percent? What’s the other five percent?”

“Oh you know, the usual-demons I might kill, runes I need to learn, perople who’ve annoyed me recently, people who’ve annoyed me not so recently, ducks.”


A smile tugged at the edge of his mouth. “I hate ducks. Don’t know why. I just always have.”

Casting Information for The Mortal Instruments Movie
May 19, 2012 posted by Nichole

Casting Information for The Mortal Instruments Movie

A big shout out to Tmisource.com for announcing the casting information for The Mortal Instruments movie. Here are the descriptions of the characters so that noone is confused about how they are supposed to be portrayed.

  • Alec Lightwood, 20-25 year old gay British male
  • Simon Lewis, a dark haired tall and skinny 18-20 year old male
  • Isabelle Lightwood, 18-20 year old sexy British female
  • Magnus Bane, 25-30 year old Asian bisexual male

You can find out more information about the characters and how to audition at this website.

I guess I didn’t realize that the Lightwood’s were British. I believe that Cassandra Clare said it was because they were from Idris, but they live in New York. Shouldn’t they have a New York accent? I just find it a little confusing. I’m really excited to start seeing some casting news, though! Tell me what you guys think in the comments section below!


That’s all for now, folks. See you next time!



January 4, 2012 posted by Kiona

City of Lost Souls Reveal

So the cover of City of Lost Souls, the next in Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, has been revealed today and it’s completely gorgeous.

For a closer look and a chance to read or reread the prologue, head on over to USA Today’s article on City of Lost Souls. I, for one, am in love with this cover. Exactly how I pictured Jace and Clary.

City of Lost Souls is set to hit stores May 8, 2012.

March 13, 2011 posted by Christina

New Covers + First COFA Book Trailer

Hey there yaReaders, in the absence of an In My Mailbox post this week (no new books = no IMM) I thought I’d share a few exciting releases…

First is the cover for the companion novel to Anna & the French Kiss, which is Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins.

“In this companion novel to Anna and the French Kiss, two teens discover that true love may be closer than they think.

For budding costume designer Lola Nolan, the more outrageous the outfit—more sparkly, more fun, more wild—the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins move back into the house next door.

When the family returns and Cricket—a gifted inventor and engineer—steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.”

Check out Stephanie’s blog post here, which includes a hint as to how Lola is connected to Anna.

Release date: September 29th 2011 (can’t wait!)


Next is the sequel to last year’s hugely popular release, Matched which is Crossed by Ally Condie.

“In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky — taken by the Society to his certain death — only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

Cassia’s quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander — who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia’s heart — change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever”

Release Date: November 1st 2011

So excited for this one too!


Lastly, the first of three book trailers in the lead up to the release of Cassandra Clare’s City of Fallen Angels was unveiled this week. The first one is a recap of the series so far, check it out below, I would love to hear your thoughts.