Nominate Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower for a People’s Choice Award

The People’s Choice Awards are reaching out to fans to choose the nominees for the 2012 awards show and you can nominate Lily Collins (Clary Fray) and Jamie Campbell Bower (Jace Wayland) for “Favorite Movie Star Under 25.”

Lily’s name is on the ballet, but you can write in an actor not listed, which is Jamie in this case.

The top five in each category will be the final nominees.

Let’s get our two leads into the finals!


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October’s ‘City of Lost Souls’ teaser features Simon and Isabelle

Isabelle (Saundra Coller) and Simon (Maxwell Reed) in the 'City of Fallen Angels' book trailer. Photo: VLC Productions

We love that every month Cassandra Clare shares a teaser from her upcoming Shadowhunter books.

This month’s City of Lost Souls teaser features Simon and Isabelle, one of my favorite couples in the series and one that doesn’t garner as much attention as others.

Simon and Isabelle have had quite the roller coaster of a relationship from City of Bones through City of Fallen Angels, and they seemed to grow closer at the end of City of Fallen Angels, so what is in store for the vampire and Shadowhunter in City of Lost Souls?

Ultimately we won’t know that question until May 8, 2012, but Cassie shared a small teaser to tide us over and leave us begging for more.

Simon, I’ve been trying to call you but it seems like your phone is turned off. I don’t…

What are you hoping to see with Simon and Isabelle in City of Lost Souls?

Catch up on all the City of Lost Souls teasers.

Tune Tuesday: “Angels” by Within Temptation

Every Tuesday here at The Mortal Instruments Source is Tune Tuesday where we share a song that relates to The Mortal Instruments or The Infernal Devices.

This week’s song is called “Angels” by Within Temptation and focuses on Isabelle and Sebastian/Jonathan in City of Glass.

These lyrics perfectly describe Isabelle’s guilt and heartbreak over Max’s death and being fooled by Sebastian/Jonathan:

“You took my heart/Deceived me right from the start/You showed me dreams/I wished they’d turn to real/You broke the promise/And made me realize/It was all just a lie”

I feel like this set of really describes what Isabelle was feeling when she went after Sebastian/Jonathan.

“There is no escape now/Now mercy no more/No remorse ’cause I still remember/The smile when you tore me apart”

“Angels” by Within Temptation

Sparkling angel
I believe
You are my saviour
In my time of need

Blinded by faith
I couldn’t hear
All the whispers
The warning’s so clear

I see the angels
I’ll lead them to your door
There is no escape now
Now mercy no more

No remorse ’cause I still remember
The smile when you tore me apart

You took my heart
Deceived me right from the start
You showed me dreams
I wished they’d turn to real
You broke the promise
And made me realize
It was all just a lie

Sparkling angel
Couldn’t see
Your dark intentions
Your feelings for me

Fallen angel
Tell me why?
What is the reason?
The thorn in your eye

I see the angels
I’ll lead them to your door
There is no escape now
No mercy no more

No remorse ’cause I still remember
The smile when you tore me apart


Could have been forever
Now we have reached the end

This world may have failed you
It doesn’t give the reason why
You could have chosen
A different path of life

The smile when you tore me apart

You took my heart
Deceived me right from the start
You showed me dreams
I wished they’d turn in to real
You broke a promise
And made me realise
It was all just a lie

Could have been forever
Now we have reached the end

Marlene King dishes on ‘Mortal Instruments’ script

Back on Sept. 30, it was announced that Marlene King, the creative mind behind the adaptation of Pretty Little Liars to the small screen, was rewriting the scipt for City of Bones.

In an interview with our friends at Hollywood Crush, King revealed that she is near complete with the rewrite and should be sending the script to Sony in a couple of weeks.

Movie news has been slow but for the best of intentions. Now that the script is near complete, that January 2012 filming date might be right on track with with Jamie Campbell Bower previously reported.

As for when casting will begin again…

“…when the script’s finalized, that’s when casting starts again,” Cassandra Clare wrote. Definitely something to get excited about!

King also dished that her favorite scene to rewrite was the greenhouse scene, definitely a fan-favorite.

Clare was a big help to King during the process, providing her knowledge of the characters and the world to help King with a scene.

Check out her full interview with Hollywood Crush below:

Hollywood Crush: We must talk “Mortal Instruments” for a moment. How did you get involved with the project? I. Marlene King: I had worked with one of the producers of the movie several years ago, and I did something that was action-oriented for that company, and he just thought of me right away. It’s teen girl sensibilities but with all this great action and mythology. I read the first few books, and I was immediately throw into this world.

How far along are you in the script-writing process? I’m rewriting a script that they had—Sony is now involved with the movie so there was already a script and now I’m rewriting it, and I’m hoping to turn it into the studio in the next couple of weeks. Knock on wood they love it and the movie gets a fresh breath of life very soon.

Which scene were (or are) you most excited to tackle? Well, I just worked on the weekend, from the first book, the Jace-and-Clary-in-the-greenhouse scene.

Definitely a fan favorite… Oh, god. It’s very romantic and really fun. So that’s been a lot of fun. And just sort of helping bring those characters to life on the screen has really been a joy. It’s a fantastic world.

Have you had any discussions with Cassie? I have. I’ve spoken with her and we’ve emailed each other. I’ve had a couple questions for her. She’s been very collaborative and wonderful and extending herself to me because there is so much mythology involved. Occasionally, I’ll just call her and say, ‘Tell me again. What’s that rule?’ She’s been fantastic, and she’s been extremely collaborative and excited about this movie, as so many people are.

Are you familiar with the work of stars Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower? I know of them. I know of their work. I think it’s fantastic casting. I think they’re going to be terrific. I love how these characters sort of grow and transform throughout the book series. So it’s going to be very fun for actors to play these parts.

Who’s excited to see that the movie process is finally starting to go somewhere? Are you excited to have Marlene on board?

‘Clockwork Angel’ nabs top spot on YALSA’s “Teens’ Top 10″ of 2011

Clockwork Angel, the first installment of the bestselling Infernal Devices series, has nabbed the No. 1 spot on YALSA‘s ‘Teens’ Top 10′ of 2011, beating out the likes of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins and Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick.

The book beat out 24 others to take the top spot, something that is not uncommon with Cassandra Clare books.

Here are details about Teens’ Top Ten from YALSA:

Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Support Teen Literature Day during National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote online between Aug. 15 and Sept. 16; the winners will be announced during Teen Read Week.

Watch Cassie’s video acceptance:

Here is the full list:

  1. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster)
  2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
  3. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (Simon & Schuster)
  4. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (HarperCollins)
  5. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (Harlequin)
  6. Matched by Ally Condie (Penguin)
  7. Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson (Little, Brown & Company)
  8. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White (HarperCollins)
  9. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (HarperCollins)
  10. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (Penguin)

Clockwork Angel is now available in paperback. Clockwork Prince, the second installment of The Infernal Devices, will be released on Dec. 6.

Source: YALSA

‘Clockwork Angel’ lands on No. 8 on New York Times Bestsellers list

Clockwork Angel  has found a spot on the New York Times Bestsellers list with the release of the paperback edition of the first installment of The Infernal Devices.

Here’s what Cassandra Clare had to say:

Woo! Clockwork Angel is back on the New York Times bestseller list at #8 thanks to the paperback release. Yay! Thank you all . . .

The paperback edition of Clockwork Angel included a special short story entitled “Magnus’ Vow,” as well as the prologue of Clockwork Prince.

When Clockwork Prince is released on Dec. 6, you can bet The Infernal Devices will once again dominate of the bestsellers list.

Ed Westwick to narrate ‘Clockwork Prince’ audiobook

Cassandra Clare announced that Ed Westwick of Gossip Girl fame will be narrating the Clockwork Prince audiobook for Simon & Schuster.

Westwick co-narrated with Molly Quinn on the City of Fallen Angels audiobook.

I think Clare speaks for everyone in her excitement that Westwick will get to read in his “lovely” English accent.

So the lovely Mr. Ed Westwick will be returning to Simon and Schuster to record Clockwork Prince.

(Which means he can read in his lovely normal accent! Yay!) I will be going by the studios later this week as I have to be in New York anyway doing a panel. If you have any questions for Ed about reading Clockwork Prince (or City of Fallen Angels, which he co-read) tweet them or comment them to me somehow; I’m going to pick a top bunch so ask away!

Be sure to send in your questions for Ed!

Clockwork Prince will be released on Dec. 6. Catch up on the latest teasers or the prologue. Read my spoiler-free review.

Who’s excited for Mr. Westwick to voice Tessa, Will, Jem and the gang?

Jamie Campbell Bower lands at No. 34 on Glamour U.K.’s ‘Sexiest Men’

Jamie Campbell Bower (Jace Wayland) has landed at No. 34 on Glamour U.K.’s list of ‘Sexiest Men,’ a list that includes 70 very sexy men that will leave you swooning.

No 34: Jamie Campbell Bower

Age: 22
Single? Sorry folks, Jamie’s Harry Potter co-star Bonnie Wright has cast her spell over this gorgeous star.
See Him Next: As Jace Wayland, alongside Lily Collins, in cult new book-to-film adaptation The Mortal Instruments.

See the full list

Source: Glamour U.K.

More stills from ‘Snow White’ with Lily Collins

Earlier today shared their exclusive stills from the upcoming Snow White, starring Lily Collins (Clary Fray), Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer.

Now, Entertainment Weekly is sharing their exclusive stills.

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New stills from ‘Snow White’ with Lily Collins

Check out these brand new stills from the upcoming Snow White, starring Lily Collins (Clary Fray).

Snow White will hit theaters Mar. 16, 2012.

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‘City of Lost Souls’ cover to be revealed in December

December is shaping up to be a busy month for Cassandra Clare fans.

Not only is December the month that Clockwork Prince, the second installment of The Infernal Devices, hit bookshelves, but Clare has revealed that the cover of City of Lost Souls, the fifth installment of The Mortal Instruments, will be revealed.

Here’s the official placeholder and message from Cassie:

For those who’ve been wondering when the City of Lost Souls cover is going to be revealed. This is the official placeholder. I’ve seen the final and I love it — keeping my fingers crossed nothing about it gets changed…

And for those wondering, the city depicted is Paris.

City of Lost Souls will be released on May 8, 2012.

Who else is super excited for December?

Mundie Wednesday: Earl Grey tea

Every Wednesday here at The Mortal Instruments Source is Mundie Wednesday, where we share something that has been mentioned or appeared in The Mortal Instruments or The Infernal Devices that appears in our mundane world.

Earl Grey tea can be found in most grocery or drug stores. But don’t expect it to be on Jace’s shopping list.

Here’s the scene from City of Bones in which it appears:

“My mother had a great talent. She could see a man’s future in his hand or the leaves t the botton of his teacup. She taught me some of her tricks.” She transferred her gaze to Jace. “Speaking of tea, young man, would you like some?”

“What?” Jace said, looking flustered.

“Tea. I find it both settles the stomach and concentrates the mind. Wonderful drink, tea.”

“I’ll have tea,” Clary said, realizing how long it had been since she had eaten or drunk anything. She felt as if she’d been running on pure adrenaline since she woke up.

Jace succumbed. “All right. As long as it isn’t Earl Grey,” he added, wrinkling his fine-boned nose. “I hate bergamot.”

Madame Dorthea cackled loudly and disappeatrf back through the bead curtain, leaving it swaying gently behind her.

Clary raised her eyebrows at Jace. “You hate bergamot?”

Jace had wandered over to the narrow bookshelf and was examining its contents. “You have a problem with that?”

“You may be the only guy my age I’ve ever met who knows what bergamot is, much less that it’s in Earl Grey tea.”

-City of Bones, page 100

Paperback edition of ‘Clockwork Angel’ with bonus content in stores now

Clockwork Angel, the first installment of Cassandra Clare’s bestselling Infernal Devices series, is now available in paperback.

The paperback copy comes with a short story called “Magnus’ Vow,” that “takes place during City of Bones and is from Magnus’ viewpoint.”

While flipping through the book I discovered that the Clockwork Prince Prologue is also inside.

In Clockwork Angel, Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa’s power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm’s length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

You can purchase the paperback edition of Clockwork Angel at most booksellers and online outlets.

There’s no better time to get caught up before Clockwork Prince, the second installment, hits bookshelves on Dec. 6.

Tune Tuesday: “Not Alone” by RED (w/ bonus ‘Clockwork Prince’ teaser)

Every Tuesday here at The Mortal Instruments Source is Tune Tuesday where we share a song that relates to The Mortal Instruments or The Infernal Devices.

This week’s song is “Not Alone” by RED and I think it’s the perfect song to describe Will and Jem’s relationship.

Both boys are damaged–Will emotionally and Jem physically. They are what the other needs to keep on living.

The two parabatai are extremely close in Clockwork Angel. Their relationship goes through a lot in Clockwork Prince and we see just how close they are–and just how far they would go for the other’s happiness even if it means the other’s unhappiness.

Here is a Will and Jem teaser from Clockwork Prince; Tessa, Will and Jem discussing parabatai:

“It is like being married, isn’t it,” said Tessa placidly, “in the Catholic church. Like Henry the Eighth, he had to create a new religion just so he could escape from his vows.”

“Till death do us part,” said Will, his gaze still fixed on the countryside speeding past outside the window.

“Well, Will won’t need to create a new religion just to be rid of me,” said Jem. “He’ll be free soon enough.”

“Not Alone” by RED

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Movie Monday: Script rewrite underway for ‘City of Bones’

Every Monday here at The Mortal Instruments Source is Movie Monday, where we talk about one of the many topics involving the movie adaptation of “City of Bones.”

Last Friday it was announced that Marlene King, the showrunner for the successful Pretty Little Liars television series, was working on the screenplay for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

King revealed the news on Twitter and seemed genuinely excited about delving into Cassandra Clare’s world of Shadowhunters.

“Excited to collaborate with Cassie Clare on the first Mortal Instruments film,” King wrote on Twitter. “She’s created a world like no other. It’s gonna be a ride.”

This news came as a shock to fans as Jessica Postigo had penned the first draft of the City of Bones script.

So what exactly happened with Postigo’s draft?

King is merely rewriting the original script, according to Cassandra Clare, and this is in fact quite “normal.”

Actually, it seems as if it will benefit the Mortal Instruments film franchise in the long run.

King was brought in “at the studio’s request that the screenplay hew a little closer to the book,” Clare wrote on Twitter.

The fact that the studio wants the script to be closer to the book is quite comforting and makes up for the long wait that fans have been going through. It will ultimately pay off in the end.

King is already hard at work and has become enchanted by Clare’s world.

“This is beyond fun @cassieclare,” King wrote. “Thank you for creating such a compelling world. I’m having a ball. Jace and Clary have stolen my heart.”

Clare is excited to see what King will bring to the script.

“You know, I trust @imarleneking,” Clare wrote. “I’m excited to see what she does.”

It’s unknown at which stage King is currently at with writing the script, but she has been hard at work.

Filming is rumored to begin in January 2012, but that is all dependent upon the completion of the script and casting.

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