CITY OF BONES Read Along: Chapter 9: The Circle and the Brotherhood

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Shadowhunters! We’re your next stop on the City of Bones Read-Along.

Continuing now until August 12, TMI SourcePage to PremiereMundie Momsand Fangirlish will be hosting a read-along to prepare you for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which hits theaters on August 21.

CHAPTER 9 – THE CIRCLE AND THE BROTHERHOOD

This chapter begins after Jace realizes that he has just seen the two men that killed his father. Jace becomes closed-off and he, Clary and Simon head to the Institute. (Shadowhunters take the subway. Who knew?) With the knowledge of what just happened, Clary is kind of glad that Jace can’t leave her alone. At least for now.

Next, we’re out front of the Institute, which appears to be a “dump” to our mundane Simon. But as Clary lets her mind relax we see that it was just a glamour and that the a truly gorgeous sight is hidden beneath it. We get a shot of the transformation in the film trailer (which is breathtaking) as we see the glamour melt away and the glorious Institute appear in its place.

Once inside, Jace, Clary and Simon follow Church into the kitchen where Isabelle is busy cooking some peanut-fish-olive-tomato soup (we all know Isabelle should be nowhere near a kitchen). Isabelle gets upset with Jace bringing Simon — a mundane — into the Institute, and Jace tells Isabelle of what happened before that led to this. We get some nice banter between the non blood-related siblings, as well as Clary and Simon.

Clary tags along with Jace to find Hodge, who is in the greenhouse (which will be the setting of a highly-anticipated moment between our two leads. But you already knew that.) Jace explains everything that has happened since they left for Clary’s apartment — the Forsaken attack, Madame Dorothea’s, the portal, Luke’s, Pangborn and Blackwell, but he leaves out the part about the men being the ones who killed his father. Hodge comes to the realization that the Circle is rising again.

Back in the library, Hodge explains about the Circle of Raziel — or Valentine’s Circle — and how the Valentine-led group was “dedicated to wiping out all Downworlders and returning the world to a ‘purer’ state.” We discover that Hodge was a part of Valentine’s Circle, as well as Clary’s mother. But not only was Jocelyn a part of the Circle, she was also Valentine’s wife. So ends Part One.

Head to Page To Premiere for Chapter 10 tomorrow (July 29).

Catch up on past chapters:

Chapter 1 (TMI Source)

Chapter 2 (Page to Premiere)

Chapter 3 (Mundie Moms)

Chapter 4 (Fangirlish)

Chapter 5 (TMI Source)

Chapter 6 (Page to Premiere)

Chapter 7 (Mundie Moms)

Chapter 8 (Fangirlish)

CITY OF BONES Read-Along: Chapter 5: ‘Clave and Covenant’

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Shadowhunters! We’re your next stop on the City of Bones Read-Along.

Continuing now until August 12, TMI Source, Page to Premiere, Mundie Moms and Fangirlish will be hosting a read-along to prepare you for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which hits theaters on August 21.

CHAPTER 5 – CLAVE AND COVENANT

Following the events at her apartment, Clary wakes up three days later in the infirmary of the New York Institute. She’s in-and-out of consciousness and she hears about everything that has happened from the voices of Alec and Isabelle. When Clary wakes up she finds Isabelle sitting on a nearby bed. Isabelle fills her in on everything, explains the Institute, Hodge and what happened to Jace’s parents.

After she changes into some of Isabelle’s clothes, Clary wanders the corridor of the Institute until the sound of a piano grabs her attention. She follows the music to a music room where she sees Jace seated at a grand piano, his fingers gliding over the keys. Clary announces herself and we get some nice banter between her and Jace before he takes her to see Hodge, filling her in on the Lightwoods and about Idris.

In the library, Clary first meets Hodge and his raven Hugo. Hodge talks with Clary about what happened with the Ravener demon. Alec walks into the room and in this scene we get the first taste of his hostility towards Clary and she fires right back. There’s a lot of discussion in this scene about Clary, the Ravener attack, Madame Dorothea, Shadowhunters, etc., and Jace reveals that back at Clary’s he drew a mendelin rune on the inside of her arm to help get her to the Institute. Clary learns that the marks could have killed her if she wasn’t a Shadowhunter.

Clary calls Luke to tell him what has happened only to have her heart broken by Luke’s seemingly lack of regard for Clary and her mother. Clary is nearly in tears and Hodge, seeing that, asks Jace and Alec to clear the room. Hodge talks with Clary about everything that has happened to her, starting that night at Pandemonium. Clary mentions “Valentine” and it shocks Hodge. He explains about Valentine — the rogue Shadowhunter — and his distaste for Downworlders, which he explains are vampires, werewolves, faeries, and warlocks. Clary is crushed with so much information in this chapter on the history of the Nephilim, to their dealings, to the other creatures out there, etc.

Hodge agrees to let Clary head back to her place to see what’s left, as long as Jace accompanies her. She sets off after Jace in the weapons room, leaving Hodge to send a secret message. 

From what we’ve heard about how this plays out in the film, Clary and Simon and taken to the Institute by Jace and it’s there where Clary passes out after being bitten by the Ravener demon back at her apartment. Clary wakes up, with an iratze on her arm, to Simon and Jace. I’m excited to see how the rest of this chapter plays out on the big screen!

Head to Page To Premiere for Chapter 6 tomorrow (July 25).

Catch up on past chapters:

Chapter 1 (TMI Source)

Chapter 2 (Page to Premiere)

Chapter 3 (Mundie Moms)

Chapter 4 (Fangirlish)

CITY OF BONES Read-Along: Chapter 1: Pandemonium

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Shadowhunters! We’re kicking off the City of Bones Read-Along.

Starting now until August 12, TMI Source, Page to Premiere, Mundie Moms and Fangirlish will be hosting a read-along to prepare you for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which hits theaters on August 21.

CHAPTER 1 – PANDEMONIUM

Our story begins outside a little all-ages club called PanDEMONium where we meet our protagonist Clary Fray and her best friend Simon Lewis. Clary’s attention immediately falls on this blue-haired kid trying to get his way into the club. That attention continues when Clary and Simon get inside the club.

Once inside the club, the blue-haired demon’s attention falls on a gorgeous girl with ink black hair wearing a floor-length white dress and a red pendant. The girl beckons him with her eyes and he follows her into a storage room, unaware that he is being followed.

Our attention shifts to Clary and Simon are dancing — albeit awkwardly, but dancing nonetheless — and right out of the gate we know that these two do not fit in to this club scene. We get a sense of Simon’s adorable humor and his and Clary’s relationship. As Simon tries to get Clary’s attention, Clary notices the blue-haired guy’s attention has fallen on a gorgeous black-haired girl. She watches as the blue-haired guy follows the girl into a storage room. Clary watches as two guys slip into the storage room after them, a blond guy holding a knife. Clary shouts for Simon and tells him what she saw, but he didn’t see it. Clary makes her way through the crowd toward the storage room in search of answers.

Back in the storage room, the blue-haired demon discovers the girl’s name is Isabelle. After some flirting he notices a bracelet — no, runes — etched into her skin and before he can react she lashes out and soon is striking him with a whip. The two boys that Clary saw join Isabelle and we, along with the blue-haired demon, learn they are Shadowhunters.

Clary eases her way into the storage room to get to the bottom of what she saw. At first she sees nothing — an empty room — but suddenly she hears voices and sees Isabelle, Jace and Alec. Clary ducks behind a pillar and watches the scene unfold. The blond-haired boy interrogates the blue-haired guy. Words like demons and Clave and dimension are thrown around as Clary can only watch and think they’re insane. The blue-haired boy mentions someone named Valentine, which seems to grab their attention. As Jace prepares to kill the blue-haired guy, Clary jumps out from the behind the pillar and screams for them to stop. The three are are stunned and whip around to get a look at Clary. They seem surprised that they can see her, but of course she doesn’t find it surprising. Why should she? 

Clary begins arguing with Jace and he explains that the blue-haired guy is not a person, but a monster. The blue-haired demon throws himself at Jace and they roll around as the demon claws at Jace. Clary watches as the three work together to kill the demon. Clary doesn’t want to believe them but the body of the blue-haired guy disappears. Jace begins asking Clary questions about her past, wondering why she can see them. Simon then enters, security guard in tow, calling for Clary and she realizes that only she can see these three people standing before her.

Outside the club, Clary and Simon try to hail a cab and they discuss what happened at the club. Clary is beginning to think she’s going crazy.

Head to Page To Premiere for Chapter 2 tomorrow (July 21).

Presenting the CITY OF BONES Read-Along

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Shadowhunters! We are less than two months away from the theatrical release of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones on Aug. 21, which means that there are less than two months to prepare with a re-read of City of Bones.

We have teamed up with our friends at Fangirlish, Mundie Moms and Page to Premiere to host a special City of Bones Read-A-Long. The Read-Along will kick off right here on TMI Source on Saturday, July 20, and wrap up on Fangirlish on Monday, August 12.

Every day from July 20 to August 12, one site will be covering one chapter from the book , sharing recaps and our thoughts from Chapter 1 to Epilogue (See schedule below).

Throughout the Read-Along we will be hosting giveaways for some pretty awesome prizes, including City of Bones movie tie-ins signed by Cassandra Clare and lots of Mortal Instruments Hot Topic merchandise.

Check out the Read-A-Long schedule below:

Chapter 1- TMI Source (July 20)

Chapter 2- Page to Premiere (July 21)

Chapter 3 – Mundie Mons (July 22)

Chapter 4 – Fangirlish (July 23)

Chapter 5 – TMI Source (July 24)

Chapter 6- P2P (July 25)

Chapter 7 – MM (July 26)

Chapter 8- Fangirlish (July 27)

Chapter 9- TMI Source (July 28)

Chapter 10- P2P (July 29)

Chapter 11- MM (July 30)

Chapter 12 – Fangirlish (July 31)

Chapter 13 – TMI Source (August 1)

Chapter 14 – P2P (August 2)

Chapter 15- MM (August 3)

Chapter 16- Fangirlish (August 4)

Chapter 17 – TMI Source (August 5)

Chapter 18- P2P (August 6)

Chapter 19 – MM (August 7)

Chapter 20- Fangirlish (August 8)

Chapter 21 – TMI Source (August 9)

Chapter 22 – P2P (August 10)

Chapter 23 – MM (August 11)

Epilogue – Fangirlish (August 12)

We hope you’ll join us as we prepare for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and gush about the book that started it all!

Exclusive Walmart ‘CITY OF BONES’ movie tie-in novel now available

Walmart is selling an exclusive City of Bones movie tie-in novel, which went on sale Tuesday, June 25. The book is on sale for $7.49.

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The movie tie-in is not the official one, it’s exclusive only to Walmart. The official movie tie-in with poster art will go on sale July 9.

Here is the Walmart exclusive City of Bones movie tie-in next to the official City of Bones movie tie-in:

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Be sure to head to Walmart to pick up your copy!

Cassandra Clare thanks fans for their participation in the City of Bones fundraiser

A while ago we reported about Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones fundraiser for the Trevor Project where she offered the chance “to win a cast-autographed copy of City of Bones”. The fundraiser ended on May 31 and fans donated over $ 6,000. Today Cassie sent an email to everyone who supported this cause.

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Thank you for participating the City of Bones fundraiser! Through your contribution to the Trevor Project, you’ve joined in making a real, lifesaving difference in the lives of young people who are often very alone. Your comments have given me so much hope for the world. It means a lot to know that there is such a generous, caring, articulate base of support among my readers. You are all amazing.

Cassie also included an excerpt from the fourth installment of The Bane ChroniclesThe Midnight Heir – which will be released on July 23.

To everyone who donated money – head over to your inboxes to read about Magnus and his latest acquaintance! ;)

New MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES “Pre Show” interview

While scrolling through Tumblr we discovered a little gem brought to us by Nicky. Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower explaining the story of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones for new audiences for the “Pre Show,” a before the Movie Previews type of advertisement.

Although there is not any new footage of the movie itself, its always good to see promotions going out for the movie. Check out the video below.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones hits theaters in August.

Partying Like A Shadowhunter in NYC

I had the amazing opportunity to attend Simon & Schuster’s Mortal Instruments party on Thursday, May 30, along with good friends from Mundie Moms, Page to Premiere, Hypable, TMI Institute and others.

We arrived about 10-15 minutes before the doors opened, but I was immediately struck by the location, which resembled the Institute.

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We had a feeling we were in the right place when we saw men in tuxes and women in fancy dresses, and we knew we were in the right place when we saw these signs:

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Walking into the “Institute” was an unbelievable experience. It opened up into this beautiful looking cathedral with gorgeous lighting and three big screen TVs with the film’s insignia on a stage.There was also a huge Angelic Power rune on the floor right when you walked in. There was music playing in the background–a playlist from Universal Republic, the record label working on the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones soundtrack. Side note: I cannot wait to hear the songs they put on the soundtrack!

Shannon (TMI Institute), Katie (Mundie Moms) and Alyssa (TMI Source)

Shannon (TMI Institute), Katie (Mundie Moms) and Alyssa (TMI Source)

Shannon, Katie, Cassie, Kallie, Val and I

Shannon, Katie, Cassie, Kallie, Val and I

There were two seating areas on each sides of the location where life size covers of all of Cassandra Clare’s books were hung. On one side there were The Infernal Devices and The Bane Chronicles: What Really Happened in Peru.

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With my love Will Herondale

With my love Will Herondale

On the other side featured The Mortal Instrumentsincluding the book that started it all:

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Also on display by the front door were the three movie tie-in covers–the City of Bones movie tie-in, the Illustrated Movie Companion and the Shadowhunter’s Guide.

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On the second floor they had a rune station where guests could get various runes airbrushed on. Every time I went back I just had to get another. I wound up with four runes: Fearless, Angelic Power, Strength and Clairvoyant Sight.

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Getting my rune on!

Getting my rune on!

At one point, a group of us, including Page to Premiere’s Kimmy and Amy, decided to get runes on the palm of our hands and reenact the first still we got of Clary. Ladies and gentlemen, our distressed Clary pose:

Me, Amy, Kimmy and Amy doing our distressed Clary pose

Me, Amy, Kimmy and Amy doing our distressed Clary pose

There was also a tarot card reading set-up, but the line was too long so we skipped it.

There were several props from the movie–which Cassie said the actors all used/wore in the film–on display.

The Mortal Cup

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The Gray Book

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Isabelle’s Electrum Whip and Snake Bracelet

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Isabelle’s Ruby Pendant and the Morgenstern Ring

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Isabelle’s Stele

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Tarot Cards and Witchlight

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Cassandra Clare, along with (via video messages) Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and Kevin Zegers, presented an exclusive five-minute clip from the film. As for the exclusive clip shown at the party, I won’t tell you exactly what happened in the scene, but I will tell you that it was unbelievably epic and–believe it or not–made me want the movie even more than I already did!

As we were departing, we received swag bags, which included the City of Bones movie tie-in (which Cassie signed at BEA on Friday, May 31) and a Mortal Instruments: City of Bones shirt. I managed to snag an extra for one of you lucky Shadowhunters. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for your chance to win these prizes!

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I cannot thank Simon & Schuster, Cassie and Sony enough for such an incredible party. I had such a fantastic time hanging out with Cassie and friends. We had a ball partying it up like Shadowhunters!

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Cassandra Clare shares photo of CITY OF BONES movie tie-in

On her tumblr account Cassandra Clare posted this image of the CITY OF BONES movie tie-in edition.

Cassandra Clare's copy of the Movie Tie in City of Bones

Cassandra Clare’s copy of the Movie Tie in City of Bones

Cassandra Clare said on her Tumblr

The City of Bones tie-in edition! I’m always a little frightened of tie-in editions but this one came out extremely pretty. I love the creepy upside-down city and the book is shimmery gold on top and shimmery silver on the bottom. Here it is having arrived today, living on my coffee table.

Although this image is not new to the fandom, it is rather fun seeing this picture on the cover of CITY OF BONES. What do you think of the cover? Will you be buying this version of the book purely because of the cover? Tell us why or why not in the comments!

Fan Friday: Various TMI Fanart

Every Friday here at TMI Source is Fan Friday, where we feature a fan who has demonstrated creativity and passion for Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments or The Infernal Devices.

As always, we’ve been getting even more new stills and pictures from the incoming movie City Of Bones, and fans have responded with amazing and hilarious graphics!

“But his father had taught him that to kill without mercy was a virtue, and maybe you could never forget what your parents taught you. No matter how badly you wanted to. Maybe people could never really change.”

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BEA: Cassandra Clare to sign CITY OF BONES movie tie-ins on Friday, May 31

Last month we learned that Cassandra Clare would be signing copies of the City of Bones movie tie-ins at BookExpo America (BEA) in New York City. At that time there was no set schedule for which day she would be signing, but now BEA has released the official autograph session schedule.

Cassie will be signing on Friday, May 31 from 3 pm – 4 pm at Table 5.

City of Bones Movie Tie-In Edition

City of Bones Movie Tie-In Edition

Here are the full details from BEA:

Autographing Session: Cassandra Clare

Date: Friday, May 31 
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Table 5

Author/Participant: Cassandra Clare

Description:
Soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August.

Books:

Any of you Shadowhunters going to Cassie’s signing BEA? I (Alyssa) will be there with Katie from Mundie Moms. Be sure to stop by and say hi!

Sam Cushion unofficial MORTAL INSTRUMENTS score giveaway winners announced!

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The winners of our ‘Mortal Instruments Music Project Part 1: Shadowhiunter’ giveaway have been chosen.

Congrats to the following Shadowhunters:

  • Irena
  • Rebecca
  • Pat
  • Michelle
  • Juan
  • Sally
  • Courtney
  • Gwen
  • Emily
  • Jessica

All of the winners have been notified by email along with their download code.

Thank you to everyone who entered and congrats to the winners!

Sam Cushion unveils tracklist for ‘The Mortal Instruments Music Project Part 1: Shadowhunter’

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Sam Cushion’s unofficial Mortal Instruments score, The Mortal Instruments Music Project Part 1: Shadowhunter, is set to be released this coming Tuesday, May 7, and now you can check out the full tracklist.

  1. The Mortal Instruments
  2. City of Bones
  3. Pandemonium
  4. Clary
  5. The Shadowhunters
  6. Ravenor Demon
  7. New York Institute
  8. Jace
  9. Simon
  10. The Greenhouse
  11. Hotel Dumort
  12. The Silent Brothers
  13. Silent City
  14. The Accords
  15. Madame Dorothea’s Apartment
  16. Renwick’s Ruin
  17. Valentine
  18. Ending
  19. Pandemonium 2 (bonus track)
  20. Pandemonium 3 (bonus track)

The songs that have been released so far are “The Mortal Instruments,” “Hotel Dumort” and “Valentine.”

If you pre-order the score for $5 by Sunday (May 5) night, you’ll receive the unofficial score two days before it’s set to be released on Tuesday.

In our exclusive interview, Sam revealed that he plans to release one album per Mortal Instruments book.

Will you be buying this score? What song are you looking forward to hearing? Sound off in the comments!

EXCLUSIVE: Sam Cushion talks MORTAL INSTRUMENTS music project, future installments

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We had a chance to talk with Sam Cushion about his Mortal Instruments music project, which will be released on May 7. 

Here is our exclusive interview with Sam, in which he talks about the process of putting the score together, future installments, how working on scores for The Hunger Games and Divergent helped him with The Mortal Instruments and more.

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TMI Source: This score is called: “The Mortal Instruments Music Project Part 1: Shadowhunter.” How much of the series does this score cover?

SC: Part 1 covers the events in ‘City of Bones’. My plan is for each book to have its own “part” of the project.

TMI Source: Can we expect any other installments?

SC: Absolutely!

TMI Source: How long did the process take you to put together this compilation from planning to recording to finalizing?

SC: I wrote the first song over a year ago. For one reason or another it kept getting put off. Once I really set my mind to completing a score for part 1 I had almost 10 songs within the first month and am hoping to have close to 20 on release. I am still actively writing new songs for the album. I have to set a release date for myself more than anything otherwise I would just keep writing and it would never get released.

TMI Source: Can you describe the process of writing a song?

SC: I start by re-reading the book and making a list of scenes or character traits that I would like to write about. Then I start going through that list and writing songs based off the notes I have taken. A lot of the time I go back and re-read those specific parts during recording. The actual writing and recording process takes anywhere from 8-16 hours per song and then all the re-reading that I do, it can get time consuming. But I love it.

TMI Source: What is your favorite song from the score?

SC: I would have to say “Valentine”. When I read ‘City of Bones’ I had a very specific vision of the character and when I went to portray that with music it was a lot of fun. I am very excited with how it ended up.

TMI Source: How familiar are you with the Mortal Instruments books?

SC: I am extremely familiar with ‘City of Bones’ with all the current writing. The rest of the series I have read but am looking forward to really diving into them in depth once I begin the next album later on.

TMI Source: Did you find yourself particularly inspired by certain parts of the book(s) or certain character(s)?

SC: It is really hard to pick a certain part or character. There are so many scenes that inspired me to push myself musically to create something that not only fit but that could live up to what people are reading.

TMI Source: This isn’t your first project involving a Young Adult book series. Would you say you’re an avid Young Adult reader?

SC: I would say that I am. I enjoy reading Young Adult books more often than not. But I think that is because the genre as a whole is very appealing to readers of all ages.

TMI Source: You’ve also worked on scores for The Hunger Games and Divergent. How has working on those scores helped you in composing the Mortal Instruments score?

SC: For one it has helped me connect with fans of these series and really see and hear what these readers want to hear when it comes to music. Musically just the experience that comes with writing so much music that is based on a pre-existing storyline or scene it starts to become easier to interpret the story and emotions into music giving me an opportunity to explore more ideas rather than focusing so much on if it makes sense.

TMI Source: Where did your passion for writing music originate?

SC: I played guitar in a band in high school. I was really into the punk scene then and didn’t give classical music a second thought. I continued writing music after I graduated and when I was about 20 I was reading one night and thought it would be really cool if books had a really big score like movies. I started messing around with composing and here we are now.

TMI Source: What’s the most difficult part about composing a score?

SC: Finding the theme for sure. You can write an amazing piece of music that completely blows people away, but if you try to then put that with a story that doesn’t fit it just doesn’t make any sense.

TMI Source: What is the best part about composing a score?

SC: Getting to meticulously comb through page after page of the book and learn as much as you can about the story and characters. Then getting to share how you interpreted those words into music.

TMI Source: Do you have any plans for an Infernal Devices score?

SC: I really hope I get to. But right now there aren’t any solid plans for that.

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Be sure to pre-order “The Mortal Instruments Music Project Part 1: Shadowhunter” now for just $5.

Cassandra Clare’s Trevor Project fundraiser extended until May 31

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Back in February we wrote about the chance “to win a cast-autographed copy of City of Bones by donating to the Trevor Project”. Originally, the fundraiser was supposed to end on April 2 but now it has been extended until May 31.

Here is what has been added on the fundraiser’s page:

***Update!***

We’re going extend the fundraiser through May! Because a snippet from a story that’s already out isn’t the most exciting reward, contributors will instead receive a snippet from “The Midnight Heir,” The Bane Chronicles story that features James Herondale.

We apologize for the change of plans. Thank you for your patience, and all your wonderful support!

Right now fans have donated $3,932 so head over to the Trevor Project if you want to support a good cause and donate $10 or more.

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