Thursday, November 15, 2012

Theater Thursday: City of Bones

Today is the perfect day for Theater Thursday.  Thanks to a certain financially successful adaption of a young adult book, there are three new trailers debuing this week about other YA books turned movies that I am excited for.  The other two I will probably cover later, but today is devoted to The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

If this does well, there will be at least two other movies and potentially five.  That is, if they don't change the plot too much.  In some ways the trailer looks amazing, but in other ways . . . I feel that they may have changed a few too many things from the book.  Of course, I won't know that until Aug 23, so we've got a bit of a wait.  Regardless, here's the book summary (and please don't judge me because there's a half naked man on the cover. This is absolutely a book anyone could read, boy or girl, old or young).

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. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . . 

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end. Quoted from Goodreads

Now doesn't that sound delightful.  Honestly, I really loved these books, and I'm hoping the movie is up to par.  Now, enjoy the trailer, and I hope all of you as excited as I am.   I think it's going to be great.


  1. Oooh, that trailer made me want to read the series I have resisted so long! Ok Rachel, you have piqued my interest!

  2. Huh. The movie looks good, but I'm not such a huge fan of the person who plays Jace. Maybe he can impress me later but . . . it's an uphill battle (still better than the actor who plays edward:). However, I do think the actress playing Clary looks great!

  3. I'm trying to withhold judgement until I actually see the movie. It all depends on whether or not he's a good actor. I've only ever seen him in Twilight, so there's not much to go on.