When packing for my move to Wales, I had to be select in what I could bring as my life had to fit into a suitcase. Of course books *had* to be in there and I could not bare to leave without my well-loved copy of City of Bones. Which brings me to this post … I am dying to get my hands on a copy of this collectors edition!!
We have less than a month until Cassandra Clare’s worldwide bestselling series The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices will be published with gorgeous new covers and some bonus content! Barnes & Noble is selling a Collector’s Edition of the book that started it all, City of Bones:
This edition of City of Bones features an exclusive poster and new scene, a brilliant new cover, a map of New York City, a new foreword, and a bonus story.
Cassie shared that this special edition will actually be a hardcover – the other books will be paperbacks – and that “[i]t contains the beginning of City of Bones, when Jace and Clary first meet, rewritten from Jace’s perspective.”
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Since some seem to have problems with the link, here it is again: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/city-of-bones-cassandra-clare/1100329400?ean=9781481456807
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Ok, I’m just gonna lay it all out there …. I’m having a hard time adjusting to how the Shadowhunters characters are being cast. Or most of them. Choosing diversity over staying true to the books? That’s not ok with me. Am I the only one who feels this way? I am a stickler for tv shows/movies staying as close to a book’s details and storylines as possible. Particularly when it comes to the description of the main characters. I really admired Cassie when she wanted CoB’s movie characters to be like their book’s counterparts but felt disappointed when I found out, that for the tv show, she’d expressed that she wanted acting ability over character likeness. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for wanting the show to have great actors but you are not seriously telling me that the majority of the actors who walked through their casting door looking like the characters, didn’t measure up in acting ability? Really? I find that hard to believe. It just really makes me nervous for the future of the show and whether they will follow the book/s or go way off kilter like Trueblood and The Vampire Diaries have. That being said, I LOVE how TVD is turning out (the books just got ridiculous in the end) so I guess maybe there’s hope yet lol.
Sorry for the grumble, I’d just been mulling it over in my head and felt I had to vent. Being a long-time fan of the series, I feel really protective over it and want everything to be just-so, ya know?
Anyhoo, it’s gone 3am so I must try get back to sleep.
It’s back to normality after spending a week in Wales with my boyfriend (who lives there) for my birthday. I honestly didn’t wanna leave him but *sigh* I had work and family to get home to. I had a great birthday and went out for a meal with my boyfriend and his family.
My boyfriend got me these amazing gifts:
A close-up of Elena’s locket which is real silver. I’ve also put some vervain in it. 😉
He also gave me some birthday money so we spent the day in Swansea shopping and went to see Dracula Untold at the cinema which we enjoyed though would have preferred more story than action. I bought these amazing Superman Cons with my birthday money:
And I just had to buy this top:
When I got home from Wales I opened my presents from my sister and this small but awesome “The Mortal Instruments” jewellery box was my “main” one:
Inside the lid it reads:
My sister and my boyfriend know me so well!
Ohhh and I also treated myself to a birthday present:
And of course I had to buy the purse, too:
Time to go eat pizza. I hope everyone’s ok and having a lovely evening.
It has been quite an exciting week for fans of Cassandra Clare (including myself). On Wednesday, Mundie Moms exclusively revealed the cover of Clockwork Prince (Book #2 in the Infernal Devices series a prequel to The Mortal Instruments series):
On the front of the cover we have Jem in front of the Temple Bar, Fleet street, London. I think it’s absolutely beautiful! Cliff Nielson (who designed the covers for both The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series) is so incredibly talented. If I was an aspiring author I’d be honored to have him design the covers of my books.
So what do you guys think to the cover?
Also, yesterday Mundie Source exclusively revealed the chapter titles for Clockwork Prince and their meanings. Go here to check them out! After reading about them, December 6th can’t come soon enough! I can guarantee there will have been plenty of deciphering going on amongst the fans trying to figure out what could be in store for each chapter. I know I’m itching to find out!