The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones not only made The Guardian UK‘s top five book-to-movie adaptations of 2013 list, it nabbed the top spot over another highly anticipated adaptation in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
1. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Number One is too easy. One of my very favourite series is FINALLY being made into a film! City of Bones by the BRILLIANT Cassandra Clare – one of the most amazing authors ever. It is going to be the most epic film: I mean, with demon hunting and the totally amazing Jace Wayland, how can it not be?! The basic idea is that there is this hidden world full of all kinds of beings: Downworlders (vampires, werewolves, etc), demons, and Shadowhunters (human-angel hybrids who protect humans from demons).
For all you fantasy, action-packed, demon-slaying lovers out there, this film and book is definitely for you! And, may I just say, the casting is brilliant: Jace, Clary, Simon, Luke, Jocelyn and Valentine all look perfect! I’m not entirely convinced by Isabelle and Alec, but I’m sure they’ll be great too! With humour, wit, action and romance, this film will have something for everyone! City of Bones is slated to come out on August 23rd! I am counting down the days!
The rest of the list included the aforementioned The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (#2), The Host (#3), Beautiful Creatures (#4) and Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (#5).