Bibliomantic Book Club: “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”

The Mortal Instruments: City of BonesThe Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Release Date: August 21, 2013
Genre: Fiction, young adult, fantasy, magic, angels, demons

Summary: Clary is just your ordinary girl, until she learns that she’s part of a race called the Shadowhunters who are tasked with killing demons and keeping humanity in the dark about their constant impending doom. Enter Jace, her love-interest who seems to think fixing your hair is the same as acting and his team of leather-clad teens. And also Alec. When Clary’s mom is kidnapped, she is stuck in the middle of a plot that becomes unnecessarily convoluted and is tasked (for some reason) with protecting the Mortal Cup from Valentine, a diabolical villain with the worst hair of all time who picked up all his tricks from the web-series Acting With James Franco.

Let’s talk about The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

We know, we don’t want to either because our hearts still hurt, but it must be done. For the good of humanity. For all the people who loved the book series and wanted to see it hit the big screen but haven’t yet subjected their feelings to this monstrosity playing on screens around the world. And more importantly, for every person who will never read The Mortal Instruments because of this film.

WARNING: City of Glass spoilers that are super duper spoiled by this movie anyway ahead.

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Hot Off the Proverbial Presses: August 20, 2013

Rise of the Hotel Dumort Cassandra Clare Maureen JohnsonThe Rise of the Hotel Dumort by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson

In 1920s Manhattan, Magnus Bane hobnobs with the elite at a glamorous Jazz Age hotspot. One of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles.The immortal Magnus Bane is making the most of his time in the Roaring Twenties: He’s settled into New York society and is thriving among the fashionable jazz set. And there is nowhere better to see and be seen than the glamorous Hotel Dumort, a glittering new addition to the Manhattan landscape. But a different type of glamour may be at play…This standalone e-only short story illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality populates the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series. This story in The Bane Chronicles, The Rise of the Hotel Dumort, is written by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson.
WHY WE’RE EXCITED: TEAM MAGNUS BANE! Also does City of Bones finally come out tomorrow!?! We’re so excited and simultaneously worried.Read More »

New York Comic-Con 2012: Cosplay Gallery

IT’S NYCC COSPLAY GALLERY TIME! Due to our costume choices, the second part of the gallery is “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “The Legend of Korra” themed and the final section is all about “Supernatural”. You have been pre-warned!

P.S. Not everyone at conventions wearing trench-coats are the 10th Doctor. Some of us are Castiel. Or Colombo. Or once (hypothetically) McGruff the Crime Dog. Take a bite out of crime!