Wednesday, 12 September 2012

The Mortal Instruments Review

Hey everyone! I hope you're having a great day!

Today is supposed to be a book review, which it is, but before i get on to that... i just waned to take a minute to express my sadness as yesterday was the anniversary of the 9/11 attack. this attack really was, and still is a tragedy, and i am sincerely sorry for those of you who were personally effected by it. My thoughts are with you.

Anyway, now that the sad part is over...Today I wanted to tell you about this awesome book series which i really enjoyed reading- The Mortal Instruments. Cassandra Clare; 5 books: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, and one set to be released next year; City of Heavenly Fire.

These books, the latest installment was released in May of this year, really are amazing. The plot lines are so intense and unexpected- i just love it. But since it was a bit confusing to explain the whole plot (what? there are 5 books!), i thought that this summary would suffice. Its a brilliant one from here.

  A girl named Clary, supposedly typical at first, lives with her single mother. Her father for a reason her mother would never tell was just never around. Clary has one best friend, Simon and her mom's good friend Luke to whom she is close to. One day, Simon and Clary wanted to go out but Clary's mom didn't want her to for a strange reason. Plus, she kept talking to Luke in hushed tones as if they were both really worried about something.
  That same night, Clary went out anyway, even though her mom insisted for her not to,at a club with Simon, she spots 2 guys with knives attempting to kill a boy she believes is innocent. Let's not get into details, she soon finds out that her mother isn't who she thought she was and that she had hidden a lot from her daughter. Her mother is captured that same night which makes her unable to get the answers she wants. She meets people with whom she really belongs with: Shadowhunters. 
  Their job is to mainly protect humans from bad vampires or werewolves or faeries and even warlocks. There is also creatures called demons. One of the shadowhunters she meets is called Jace and they have their own little love story, but things happen and the course of true love doesn't really run smooth. In the 3rd and 4th book, Jace is in danger and his brother and sister Isabelle and Alec help Clary and her best friend Simon save him.

There is currently work happening on the sets of Hollywood, turning these fansastic books into a movie, but I think that the casting is all wrong! When i was reading the books, this is how i saw it;

Alex Pettyfer as Jace

Karen Gillan as Clary

Dylan O'Brien as Simon

Crystal Reed as Isabelle

Robbie Amell as Alec

These books really are amazing- i truly recommend them! If you read them, let me know what you think!
Jenny xx