2012 Year in Review: THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS

The Mortal Instruments

The end of the year is approaching and a new year is just on the horizon.

The year 2012 brought Cassandra Clare fans a lot of exciting news, including plenty of news regarding THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS.

Throughout the week we will recap all the major storylines of 2012 in our Year In Review series leading up to the new year.

Our Year In Review series will include:

12/26 – THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES

12/27 – THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS

12/28 – THE INFERNAL DEVICES

12/29 – THE DARK ARTIFICES

12/30 – OTHER NEWS

12/31 – FULL RECAP

Let’s get to it!

THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS

CLARY WINS YA HEROINE TOURNAMENT

JANUARY 7, 2012

Clary completed the sweep for Team Cassie and was crowned YA Heroine Tournament champion just months after Jace had won the YA Crush Tourney. Clary defeated a girl that fans know from another of Cassandra Clare’s series, Tessa of THE INFERNAL DEVICES, in the finals.

GREENHOUSE SCENE FROM JACE’S POV

JANUARY 8, 2012

As a reward for Clary winning the Tournament of Heroines, Cassandra Clare shared a special scene which featured the greenhouse scene from Jace’s perspective.

DELETED SCENE FROM CITY OF LOST SOULS FEATURING CLARY AND SEBASTIAN

FEBRUARY 24, 2012

Cassandra Clare shared a deleted scene from CITY OF LOST SOULS featuring Clary and Sebastian. The scene happens after the Dirty Sexy Club Scene.

GREENHOUSE SCENE FROM JACE’S POV

APRIL 9, 2012

Cassandra Clare shared a cut scene from CITY OF LOST SOULS featuring Clary, Jace and Sebastian, which didn’t appear in the final book.

 

CITY OF LOST SOULS BOOK TRAILER

APRIL 18, 2012

The book trailer for CITY OF LOST SOULS, produced by Dirty Robber, premiered on Entertainment Weekly on April 18. Cassandra Clare wrote the script, which was the voiceover read by the actor that played Sebastian/Jonathan.

CITY OF LOST SOULS DELETED SCENE FEATURING CLARY AND SIMON

APRIL 21, 2012

Cassandra Clare shared a deleted scene from CITY OF LOST SOULS featuring best friends Clary and Simon.

THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS SPENDS 1 YEAR ON NY TIMES BEST SELLERS LIST

MAY 2, 2012

THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS reached the 1-year mark charting on the New York Times Best Sellers List in May. Cassandra Clare had nothing but thanks for fans: “Thank you guys so much! A year on the bestseller list is a big deal and it’s all down to you.”

CITY OF LOST SOULS RELEASE

MAY 8, 2012

CITY OF LOST SOULS, the highly anticipated fifth installment of the bestselling THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS, was released on May 8. 

CITY OF LOST SOULS BOOK TOUR

MAY-JUNE 2012

The launch party for CITY OF LOST SOULS kicked off in Naperville, IL, on May 8, which marked the only U.S. tour date. Cassandra Clare spent the remainder of her book tour in the U.K., which included trips from London to Wales that ran May 26-June 3.

DELETED SCENE FROM CITY OF LOST SOULS FEATURING ALEC AND MAGNUS

MAY 11, 2012

Cassandra Clare shared a deleted scene from CITY OF LOST SOULS featuring Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood.

WALL STREET JOURNAL DUBS CASSANDRA CLARE THE ‘NEW QUEEN OF FANTASY’

MAY 25, 2012

The Wall Street Journal wrote an article about Cassandra Clare dubbing her the ‘New Queen of Fantasy,’ which made the front page of the section. Clare’s SHADOWHUNTER CHRONICLES, including THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS, have sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and been translated into more than 30 languages. Fans very well know of the film adaptation of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES that hits theaters on Aug. 23, 2013.

THREE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS GUYS REPRESENTED IN YA CRUSH TOURNEY

JULY 2012

Three MORTAL INSTRUMENTS guys represented Cassandra Clare in YA Sisiterhood’s YA Crush Tourney: Simon, Magnus and Alec. Jace won the first YA Crush Tourney last year and wasn’t eligible for this year’s tourney. While none of the MORTAL INSTRUMENTS guys took home first place, they all got pretty far in the competition and won their battles by significant margins that showed the TMI fandom’s dominance.

ORIGINAL DRAFT OF JACE-ALEC KISS SCENE RELEASED

JULY 16, 2012

In honor of one of Alec’s matches in the YA Crush Tourney, Cassandra Clare shared the original draft of the Jace-Alec kiss scene from CITY OF GLASS.

THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS RANKS NO. 21 ON NPR’S BEST-EVER YA BOOKS

AUGUST 7, 2012

NPR let fans vote on their favorite Young Adult books of all-time and Cassandra Clare’s best selling THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS not only made the Top 100, but came in at No. 21.

CITY OF BONES GRAPHIC NOVEL DEBUTS DIGITALLY

SEPTEMBER 26, 2012

The CITY OF BONES graphic novel by Th3rd World debuted digitally on comixology in late September. It was the first of nine digital issues that are to be released before it is printed in full in August 2013.

CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS PAPERBACK, 4-BOOK BOX SET RELEASED

OCTOBER 2, 2012

CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS was released in paperback in OctoberThe paperback edition features a bonus story, which features Jace and Clary’s first kiss through Jace’s eyes, a story that Clare shared with fans back in January. Also released was a four-box set of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS which features the first four books in the six book series: CITY OF BONES, CITY OF ASHES, CITY OF GLASS and CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS, as well as a MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES movie sticker on the box.

CLARY NAMED KICK-ASS HEROINE BY E! ONLINE

NOVEMBER 1, 2012

Clary Fray came in at No. 3 on E! Online’s list of kick-ass heroines. “Clary Fray, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones: In the flick out August 2013, after New Yorker Clary (Lily Collins) comes home to find her mother missing and a demon from another world wreaking all sorts of havoc on her apartment, the 15-year-old slays the beast. She then joins up with a kickass group of Shadowhunter teens to uncover the truth about her mother and learn how to handle any other baddies she might encounter.”

CASSANDRA CLARE SIGNING IN TORONTO

NOVEMBER 4, 2012

Cassandra Clare, who was in town visiting the set of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES, had a book signing in Toronto in early November at Indigo Books. She discussed everything from THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS to the film to THE INFERNAL DEVICES and more and signed books for fans that had waited as early as 7:30 in the morning. There were more than 700 fans in attendance. Our very own Michelle Mags attended the signing and wrote up a report.

PREVIEW OF ‘SHADOWHUNTERS AND DOWNWORLDERS’

NOVEMBER 30, 2012

Smart Pop Books is releasing SHADOWHUNTERS AND DOWNWORLDERS, a MORTAL INSTRUMENTS anthology, on Jan. 29, 2013, but readers got a preview of the book in November. They shared an excerpt from the book: an introduction by Cassandra Clare which leads into the several essays by fellow YA authors about the series.

CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE SNIPPETS

2012

Cassandra Clare shared some snippets from CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE, due out in March 2014, late in the year.

CITY OF LOST SOULS VOTED BEST YA BOOK OF 2012

DECEMBER 18, 2012

Hollywood Crush held a poll that consisted of about 50 of the best Young Adult books from 2012. CITY OF LOST SOULS easily soared to victory nabbing 24.17% of the vote with The Fault in Our Stars coming in second with about 9%.

What was your favorite MORTAL INSTRUMENTS moment of 2012? Sound off in the comments!

Stay tuned tomorrow for all of the storylines surrounding THE INFERNAL DEVICES!

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Comments

  1. nevertrustaduck says:

    My favorite moment was when we started getting pictures from the set. That’s when it really hit me that “By the angel this is actually happening!” The day we got the trailer was a pretty awesome too.
    I can’t wait for 2013! Its going to be so amazing!!!! We get CP2, The Codex, the movie, and the Bane chronicles! (I’m probably forgetting something)

  2. LOVE that you guys did this!

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