Sunday, 25 August 2013

A Review for Shadowhunter's Guide: City of Bones & City of Bones: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Mimi O'Connor

17164657Posted by Donna
Release Date: July 9th, 2013
Finished Date: August 17th, 2013
Publishers: Simon & Schuster UK
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013.

Delve deep into the world of the Shadowhunters with this ultimate guide that’s based on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie. 

This comprehensive book features full-color photographic portraits and profiles of the film characters, quotes from the script, detailed information on downworlders, Shadowhunters, the Clave, and more. Fans of the movie won’t want to miss this must-have guide to the realm of the blockbuster City of Bones movie!

The Review: As a huge fan of The Mortal Instruments, I have to admit I was very curious about The Shadowhunter's Guide. I first read City of Bones back in 2011, so I guess you could say by now I'm a little rusty on the introduction of Clary's story, but reading this guide takes me back.

I loved how the guide was broken down into chapters, telling you bits of information without spoiling too much of the story for you. Of course, the first thing I noticed was how the story was slightly changed for the movie, but that's to be expected. It's left me more than excited to watch it on the big screen now. As I said before, the guides broken down into chapters. We see chapters called What to Know, Who to Know, Places to Know, Runes, Weapons and so many more. It was a great insight to the story, especially for me because I was so intrigued to see if I had pictured things like the rune's in my head correct. Not only that, but the introduction is followed up with pictures from the movie and honestly, it's really great. It's great to see this story come to life and so far (baring in mind, I haven't watched the movie yet) I'm really impressed. I loved seeing all the characters come to life - especially Lily as Clary and Godfrey Gao as Magnus. I'm still not 100% convinced with Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace but, I'm hoping I change that opinion once I've watched the movie.

Even though I really enjoyed reading The Shadowhunter's Guide I don't believe it's a must read and honestly, even though I'm a huge fan of this series, I don't think I would ever buy the guide if I hadn't received it for review. Mainly because it didn't tell me anything new and secondly, I think the guide will only be suitable for fans that want to add it to their Mortal Instrument collection. I'd highly recommend you read it if you could borrow it from a library or from a friend, but I'm not sure buying the guide would be beneficial to someone new to the series, hey, but then that's just my thoughts.

16718143Posted by Donna
Release Date: July 9th 2013 
Finished Date: August 19th, 2013
Publishers: Simon & Schuster UK
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 129

Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie with this official companion book. 

This fan favorite features full-color photos from the set, designers’ sketches, interviews with the cast and crew, and more! From the screenwriting process to the casting decisions to the director’s vision, this definitive book is a must-have for fans of the blockbuster film!

The Review: City of Bones: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion is definitely a must read for any fan of this series. This is only my second ever illustrated movie companion - the first being Twilight. I'm one of them people who will watch the commentaries on a DVD and this is very similar to that because of how much insight to everything that happens behind the scenes. 

We see how the film comes together, we get quotes from the cast and even their thoughts on the movie and books. We all see notes from the directors and there's just so much more goodness that comes from this book. It's full of fun and interesting facts, and the pictures are fab too. It will definitely get any fan excited to see the movie after reading this. 

What I loved about this book is how much is looks like the writers, director and actors have worked so hard to deliver us fans a movie that will not let us book fans down.There's so much pressure on these people to create the best movie and I'm really hoping it reflects on screen because, otherwise fans, and probably myself included will be disappointed. And I seriously don't want to be disappointed! 

In all, highly recommended to any fans who wants a glimpse behind the scenes into one of the most anticipated movies of the year. 

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