Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Cassandra Clare Talks 'City of Ashes' Film

Cassandra Clare spoke with MTV News about the upcoming Mortal Instruments sequel saying that she's ready for it. City of Bones fans have been patiently waiting for more news on the second installment which is set to film sometime in 2014 and we finally have some! Cassandra Clare dishes that the next movie "ratchets up the stakes". An obvious play on words for what's to come.


"Simon (Robert Sheehan) is turned into a vampire," Clare teases, "And he goes from being this human who's Clary's friend to this ravenous undead thing." Cassandra says that casting Robert Sheehan for the role was always the plan, "Robbie was actually my idea," she says. "I saw him in 'Misfits,' which is a big comedy hit in Britain, and he's just so good and yet also able to be heartbreaking and I thought he'll be great and he will enjoy the hell out of being a vampire."

MTV asked what fans can expect from City of Ashes, and although the 'Mortal Instruments' author couldn't say a lot, she told them Sigourney Weaver joining the series as the Inquisitor is what fans will enjoy. That the character is, "This badass, scary lady". Clare also talks about the scene she can't wait to see play out onscreen which is a huge battle that takes place on the deck of a warship. If you've read the books you know the one!

She also shares her thoughts concerning the first film and her reaction upon seeing her series come to life. She describes it as a "bizarre" experience adding, "Even though in the movie they're very different from the way they are in the books, there were moments where I sort of jumped because a certain prop or a certain thing was as I imagined it in my head."

Though City of Ashes hasn't begun filming yet this interview gives us reassurance that everything's on schedule to move forward soon. Since Cassie talks about Simon's character, which moment from the novel with him in it are you dying to see happen in the COA film? Comment below or tweet us @TMI_Institute!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Mortal Instruments Fan of the Month: November

Introducing:  Hayley Hemming  
Month of: NOVEMBER 

Mini Showcase: 

Hayley was originally going to draw something, but for the sake of time she created a few Mortal Instruments collages:

Hayley dressed up as a Shadowhunter: 

Heart by Heart is a song by Demi Lovato that is in soundtrack for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. "This song describes Jace and Clary perfectly and I cannot stop listening to it. The lyrics and tune are haunting and it takes you straight into the heart of City of Bones." - Hayley Hemming. 

When your soul finds the soul it was waiting for
When someone walks into your heart through an open door
When your hand finds the hand it was meant to hold
Don't let go
Someone comes into your world
Suddenly your world has changed forever

No there's no one else's eyes
That could see into me
No one else's arms can lift
Lift me up so high
Your love lifts me out of time
And you know my heart by heart

When you're one with the one you were meant to be find
Everything falls in place, all the stars align
When you're touched by the cloud that has touched your soul
Don't let go
Someone comes into your life
It's like they've been in your life forever

No there's no one else's eyes
That could see into me
No one else's arms can lift
Lift me up so high
Your love lifts me out of time
And you know my heart by heart

So now we've found our way to find each other
So now I found my way, to you

No there's no one else's eyes
That could see into me

No there's no one else's eyes
That could see into me
No one else's arms can lift
Lift me up so high
Your love lifts me out of time
And you know my heart by heart

And you know my heart by heart

And you know my heart by heart

And you know my heart by heart

Fan of the Month Fun Facts:

Name: Hayley Hemming

Age: 23

Where you're from: Droitwich Spa, England

Favorite book:  My favorite book of the series has to be City of Glass :) for totally obvious reasons. Its got action, romance and the ending... well... PERFECT!

Favorite character and why: I love them all but after thinking I'd have to say Jace. He's currently one of the best shadowhunters around and I like how his past was shrouded in mystery. I love his cocky attitude, saracastic ways and the way he acts to Clary is just hot haha. He loves her and because of it she gets put on this pedastool even though she can totally handle herself. I love how Jace's attitude was "To love is to destroy" but yet when he meets Clary his whole personality changes. He's the guy you have to love. Even though Valentine was bad towards him Jace still loves him and it goes to show what a better person he is. And of course he's a Herondale :) And we all know how much I LOVE WILL HERONDALE :)

Favorite quote: “Do you remember back at the hotel when you promised that if we lived, you’d get dressed up in a nurse’s outfit and give me a sponge bath?" asked Jace.
"It was Simon who promised you the sponge bath."
"As soon as I’m back on my feet, handsome," said Simon.
"I knew we should have left you a rat.” - City of Bones

Favorite fan moment: I haven't met the cast yet :'( but thinking back to my fav fan moment.. Not only when I heard they were making City of Bones into a movie but I practically screamed and jumped for joy when I found out they were making City of Ashes :)

Fan of the Month Social Media:  

We really hope you enjoyed meeting November's Mortal Instrument's Fan of the Month! The Mortal Instruments have brought people together of all ages from around the world, and we are hoping to make a few introductions that will lead into a lasting fandom family. Say hi to Hayley in the comments below, and come back to meet December's Mortal Instrument's fan of the month! 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

NEW SNIPPET: 'City of Heavenly Fire' - Parabatai

Cassandra Clare posted a new snippet from the final novel of The Mortal Instruments series, City of Heavenly Fire. 
parabatai. Like he was. And Jace knew, too, what that faded rune meant: a parabatai whose other half was dead. He felt his sympathy leap toward Brother Zachariah, as he imagined himself without Alec, with only that faded rune to remind him where once he had been bonded to someone who knew all the best and worst parts of his soul. 
Anyone else tear up from reading that? We did *raises hand*! 

CoHF will be available on bookshelves in May 2014! 

Feel free to tell us what you think of the new snippet in the comment box below!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Stylish Talent Jamie Campbell Bower Graces Special Edition Cover of SID Magazine

'City of Bones' actor Jamie Campbell Bower shows he is anything but mundane on the cover of British SID Magazine N5. Not only does he act but he also models, and is a musician. His talents are endless and he's only beginning to share them with the world.

Bower is a rising star whose quickly stealing hearts and gaining media attention for his many abilities. Fans are awaiting his return as demon hunter Jace Wayland in the upcoming 'Mortal Instruments' sequel City of Ashes.

You can buy this special edition magazine with Jamie featured on the cover here.

The face of an angel? I certainly think so!

Comment below or tweet us @TMI_Institute to share your thoughts!

'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' Now Available on Digital

The 'City of Bones' DVD/Blu-ray releases on December 3rd but you don't have to wait that long to watch it. It's now available to purchase on digital!

If you were one of the many people who had to go see City of Bones multiple times in theaters you can now buy an online copy and watch it as much as you want. Invite some friends over, pop some popcorn, and introduce them to the world of Shadowhunters and Downworlders!

Buy your digital copy now.

Have you seen the film already? Are you going to be buying it on digital or waiting for the DVD? Tell us by commenting below!

Monday, November 18, 2013

HAPPY 25th BIRTHDAY, @JamieBower!!! Here's a video card for you!

GO JAMIE, IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY!!! A very, very Happy 25th Birthday to our very own Jace Wayland, Mr. Jamie Campbell Bower....

That's right, Jamie is a quarter century old... or young, in my opinion. We love him so much and adore his sense of humor, SOOOOOO I had to find a perfect fun birthday eCard to give to him. Jamie, make sure to take a look at the video and the comments under the original post below because a LOT of people have birthday wishes for you!


Hey everyone! We are trying to set into motion a birthday post wishing Jamie Campbell Bower a very happy birthday on November 22!

Just take a look at this beautiful photo with Jamie and Benedict Cumberpatch... what is not to love about this guy. By the way, this photo (thanks to Getty Images) was taken at CineCity Film Festival kick-off party in Brighton... hence Jamie's tweet about going to Brighton. Anyway, that's not exactly the point.   IT'S ALMOST JAMIE'S BIRTHDAY!!!


What I would like for all the Shadowhunters to do is to post happy birthday wishes in the comments below and share what it is you love about Jamie. It would be awesome to share a story about what having him as Jace has meant to you, what you like about him as an actor, or maybe just what having him around on Twitter means to you. 

Jamie has been there online for us, Shadowhunters, so we want to share lots of love for him.

Make the comment directed to Jamie, so we can in turn send him a link to the post and hopefully he'll see it. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Lily Collins discusses the wait for 'City of Ashes' with MTV

We have all been waiting for more news on The Mortal Instruments sequel, City of Ashes, and it seems Lily Collins has as well. Watch here where she talks with MTV about the wait for the next film.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Clockwork Princess named best YA literature of 2013

Examiner Magazine reports the best Young Adult novels of 2013 according to YA Magazine, with Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Princess in the number one spot! 

The magazine states that there are no surprises here, Shadowhunter's are taking over the world! 

"With Ms. Clare's fans in the tens of thousands, this installment was as widely anticipated as the rest of the novels in this steampunk'd shadowhunters saga. And with nearly perfect ratings from fans, it was the biggest hit of 2013!" 

Clockwork Princess has an average rating of 4.58 stars out of 5 on Goodreads. 

Do you think Clockwork Princess deserves the title of best YA novel of the year? Tell us in the comments below! 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Jordan Gavaris of Orphan Black to Narrate Bane Chronicles Novel


Cassandra Clare has a thing for talented actors and their narrating abilities. She has just announced that 'Orphan Black' actor who plays Felix on the show will be reading the upcoming installment in the Bane Chronicles short What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything. If you're an Orphan Black fan—like I am—this is beyond awesome. He will lend his voice to one of the funniest books in the series.

Cassandra Clare shared her excitement earlier by saying this in a Tumblr post,

"Hello! Cute boy got your attention? I am zipping by in the middle of editing to announce that Jordan Gavaris of Orphan Black will be reading the next of the Bane Chronicles. If you haven’t seen Orphan Black, Jordan’s character Felix is one of the most fantastic things about an already fantastic show with amazing performances, and we’re so happy to have Jordan reading what might be the funniest of the Bane Chronicles installments: What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything. In which Magnus angsts, calls Ragnor, and seeks advice from a tentacled demon about his love life.

Look out for an interview where I chat with Jordan about reading the Bane Chronicles and also angle for Orphan Black spoilers. (If you aren’t watching it, you should be! Sarah RB turned me onto it and I am grateful enough to forgive her for the stunt she pulled in Italy with the bat.)

Welcome, Jordan. :)"

Are you an excited Orphan Black/Bane Chronicles fan? Comment below if you are!

City of Bones and City of Ashes on Sale at Amazon

Shadowhunters and those newly introduced to the Mortal Instruments world created by Cassandra Clare, Amazon is having a fantastic sale! The first two books in the series are only $2.90 each on Kindle for a limited time so grab your copies now while the prices are dropped!!

Buy City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) NOW!

Buy City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) NOW!

Read the first two books and than watch the movie which will be available on DVD December 3rd! The second film, City of Ashes will be filming next year in 2014 so it's never too late to become a fan!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Clockwork Princess in the Running for Best Books of 2013

It is that time of the year again, Goodreads is hosting a choice awards for the best books of 2013, the categories include: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance, Horror, Memoir and Autobiography, History and Biography, Non-Fiction, Food and Cookbooks, Humor, Graphic Novels and Comics, Poetry, Debut Goodreads Author, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction, Middle Grade and Children's, and finally, Picture Books.

Why should the Shadowhunters care? Well, Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Princess has been nominated for Best Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction - that's why!

This week is the opening round for nominations, so get on Goodreads and vote - or create a Goodreads account, and vote! The important thing to do here is to vote vote vote Shadowhunters!

Vote for Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Princess as the Best Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction book of 2013 HERE for the Goodreads choice awards 2013!


Monday, November 4, 2013

Music Monday: Jamie Campbell Bower shares new music snippets for fans

RECORDING from Jamie Bower on Vimeo.

Jamie Campbell Bower offered us a tasty treat by sharing a Vimeo of new music he is working on with Tristan Marmont and Dan Smith.

I asked the guys if they could share with us!

@tristanmarmont @Jamiebower @kebabfingers Can y'all do a tumblr snippet of some of the new stuff you are working on? I'm curious to hear it! — The Mortal Institute (@TMI_Institute) November 4, 2013

What do you guys think of the band's sound!? I am a rock girl through and through, so this is right up my alley! Thanks to Jamie and the guys for sharing!

New Bane Chronicles snippet features Elyaas the demon

Cassie Clare took to Tumblr to share a brand new snippet from The Bane Chronicles: What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who has Everything, which features a fun interaction with the blue tentacled demon Elyaas, who made an appearance in The Infernal Devices. Read ahead...

Bane Chronicles snippet
“How have you been keeping? You know, since the last time you summoned me,” said Elyaas, the demon.“What?” Magnus asked.“You don’t remember me?” said the tentacle demon.“I summon a lot of demons,” Magnus said weakly.There was a long pause. Magnus stared into the bottom of his coffee cup and desperately willed more coffee to appear. This was something a lot of mundanes did too, but Magnus had one up on those suckers. His mug did slowly fill again, until it was brimming with rich dark liquid. He sipped and looked at Elyaas, who was shifting uncomfortably from tentacle to tentacle.“Well,” said Elyaas. “This is awkward.”“It’s nothing personal,” said Magnus.“Maybe if I jogged your memory,” Elyaas suggested helpfully. “You summoned me when you were searching for a demon who cursed a Shadowhunter? Bill Herondale?”“Will Herondale,” said Magnus.Elyaas snapped his tentacles as if they were fingers. “I knew it was something like that.”“You know,” Magnus said, enlightened, “I think I do remember. I’m sorry about that. I realized right away that you weren’t the demon I was looking for. You looked kind of blue in one of the drawings, but obviously you are not blue, and I was wasting your time. You were pretty understanding about it.”“Think nothing of it.” Elyaas waved a tentacle. “These things happen. And I can look blue. You know, in the right light.”“Lighting’s important, it’s true,” said Magnus.“So whatever happened with Bill Herondale and that curse a blue demon put on him?” The cecaelia demon’s interest seemed genuine.“Will Herondale,” Magnus said again. “It’s actually rather a long story.”“You know, sometimes we demons pretend we’re cursing people and we don’t really do it,” said Elyaas chattily. “Like, just for kicks? It’s kind of a thing with us. Did you know that?”“You could have mentioned it a century or two ago,” Magnus observed frostily.Elyaas shook his head, smiling a slime-bedecked smile. “The old pretend-to-curse. It’s a classic. Very funny.” He appeared to notice Magnus’s unimpressed expression for the first time. “Not from your perspective, of course.”“It wasn’t funny for Bill Herondale!” said Magnus. “Oh, damn it. Now you’ve got me doing it.”— from What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything*We just got news on an awesome audio narrator for this one - I think you guys will be pleased!

What do you think about this fun snippet? Are you excited about the newest Bane Chronicles from Cassie and Sarah Rees Brennan? Share your thoughts below.
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