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City of Bones – Movie Stuff

I realised I haven’t posted much on this eagerly awaited film version of Cassandra Clare’s popular YA series – The Mortal Instruments.

So here is my contribution to teasing you.Robert Sheehan Jamie Campbell Bower Lily Collins Kevin Zegers The Mortal Instruments City of Bones TMI



Lily Collins Jamie Campbell Bower Clary Fray Jace Wayland The Mortal Instruments City of Bones TMI 2





the-mortal-instruments-city-of-bones-movie-photo-02There are some fine looking people in this film and I have to say some solid acting chops so it will be interesting to see how it translates to screen.


City of Bones – Movie Trailer


Here it is the official trailer for the City of Bones, first of the Mortal Instruments series written by Cassandra Clare. It’s been a while since I’ve read the book so I don’t know how close to the source material it will be. It is due for release in August.

Mortal Instruments Casting News

So continuing the Cassandra Clare theme from yesterday, I thought I’d put together some casting info for the upcoming City of Bones movie. It is listed on imdb as Mortal Instruments but the initial treatment poster does say City of Bones,

Keep your eye on both those titles if you are interested in following the progress of the film. There is a City of Bones website and imdb is a great source for movie news.

So here is your cast so far:

Lily Collins is Clary Fray

Jamie Campbell Bower is Jace Wayland

Jemima West is Isabelle Lightwood

Robert Sheehan is Simon

Clockwork Princess – Cover Reveal

Okay to this is how you do a cover reveal. Cassandra Clare used the power of the tweet, as fans tweeted the #clockworkprincess tag, a little more was revealed until they hit the 30 000 tweet target.

So for your visual pleasure –

This is scheduled for release March 19 2013

Clockwork Prince

I received a copy of this book from the publisher

By: Cassandra Clare

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Tessa Grey knows she has some place in the magical underworld of Victorian London but she’s just not sure what it is. Things at the Institute are tense. Mortmain is still out there and Benedict Lightwood is trying to gain control of the Institute and have Charlotte ousted. Tessa is staying at the Institute, for safety, it seems she is a key to Mortmain’s plans but no-one can say to what end. While there she begins to train and learn more of the ways of the Nephilim as well as help research into where Mortmain could be. In the process Tessa finds herself drawn more and more to Jem, even though she can’t sever her attraction to Will. Then another betrayal hits close to home, Tessa’s skills prove crucial as secrets are discovered and deals are made.

There are two story lines in this book, Will’s curse and the need to find Mortmain and uncover his plans. The pace is a nice mix of action and layers of plotting. Tessa’s character appeal lies as much in what she doesn’t know and what she choses to do to help those around her despite not knowing, as it does in her determination to discover who she is. She has a pure kind of heart and this could come across as weak but it doesn’t.

Will’s bad boy attitude, though explained is a bit annoying, however I do like the supporting cast, with all their foibles they make for a mixed up but balanced group of people.

The story itself is entertaining. with enough twists and turns to make it difficult to put down. Clare has created a world that is easy to sink into for a time, the descriptions are gritty and add almost another character. For me I find the love triangle a little irritating because so many stories have them but that is a small quibble, if you like Jace and Clary I’m sure you’ll love Jem, Will and Tessa.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd

Published: 01 December 2011

Format: Paperback 432 pages

Categories: Fantasy, Paranormal

ISBN 13: 9781406330373 or 9781406330359

Purchase: here or use Booktopia logo on side of page

Cover Art – City of Lost Souls

Well we’ve had and read the Clockwork Prince so that means attention has now been turned towards Cassandra Clare’s other series The Mortal Instruments. The release date for this book is still months away but the cover art has been released and here it is. What do you think?

The Inky Awards 2011 – Winners

The Inky Award Winners have been announced.

The Gold Inky for the most popular Australian book for 2011 was won by James Moloney for his fantasy novel Silvermay.

The Silver Inky for the most popular international book went to Cassandra Clare for her Victorian-era fantasy Clockwork Angel.

A big congrats to these winners and all the other nominees.

Inky Awards 2011

Today was the day the short list for the Inky Awards (a choice award for teenagers) was announced. Here it is…

THE GOLD INKY (for an Australian YA book)

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley






This Is Shyness by Leanne Hall






Silvermay by James Moloney






Black Painted Fingernails by Steven Herrick






All I Ever Wanted by Vikki Wakefield





The SILVER INKY (for an international YA book)

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan






No and Me by Delphine de Vigan






Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare






The Agency: The Body at the Tower by Y.S. Lee






Where She Went by Gayle Forman





A big congrats to all listed authors.

If you are under 20 years of age you can vote for your favourite here. Voting closes midnight October 14 with the winners announced on the 25th.

Inky Awards – Long List

Readers of insideadog.com.au are the ones who get to vote for the Inky Awards, international awards for teenage literature. The Inkys are divided into two categories; the Gold Inky which recognised writing talent that comes from Australia and the Silver Inky for international titles.

The long lists for the Inkys were announced on July 1 and here are the deserving nominees:


(Australian titles)

  • Pigboy by  JC Burke
  • Good Oil by Laura Buzo
  • Just a Girl by Jane Caro
  • The FitzOsbourne’s in Exile by Michelle Cooper
  • Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
  • This is Shyness by Leanne Hall
  • Black Painted Fingernails by Steven Herrick
  • Silvermay by James Moloney
  • The Comet Box by Adrian Stirling
  • All I Ever Wanted by Vikki Wakefield


(International titles)

  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
  • No and Me by Delphine de Vigan
  • Where She Went by Gayle Forman
  • Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
  • The Agency: The Body in the Tower by YS Lee
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • First Light by Rebecca Stead
  • Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco Stork
  • Violence 101 by  Denis Wright
September 1 will see the short list announced and the voting will be open until October 18.
If you would like to know more or find out about this years judges then head over to insideadog.com.au and follow the links.

The Mortal Instruments Casting News

The Twitterverse has been buzzing for a while now about the casting of this series by Cassandra Clare and now it has been announced that the role of Jace Wayland will be played by Jamie Campbell Bower. His is a face that will be familiar to fans of both the Harry Potter films and the Twilight films. He will be playing opposite Lily Collins who has been cast as Clary Fray.

Read more here

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