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For some reason, unbeknownst even to myself, The Mortal Instrument book series never crossed my path until after I had seen the movie, even though when you read the synopsis it all looks like something I would enjoy.
And enjoy I did, well the movie anyway. I actually hated the books and couldn't even get through the first one (yes yes I know - unpopular opinion - when has that ever stopped me).
The movie, that fans had been waiting on for years, got a LOT of hate. They hated the casting, they hated, well pretty much everything to do with it really, and it was by all definitions a box office flop. I didn't watch the movie until a few years after its DVD release but I LOVED IT, (Well apart from my vamp Mitchel in it as a wolf - THAT didn't work for me), but it seems I was definitely in the minority. I think it was one of those things where fans had already decided it wasn't what they wanted, and non fans (for the most part) found it was touching on too many elements to make it enjoyable. That being said, it is FULL of stars you will recognize and I definitely suggest checking it out - it's often streaming.
I did watch the TV Series (mainly because Jenn kept nagging me too), and that's a whole other take again. Throwing the world into a mix with futuristic style tech, and I wasn't sure about it at all. For the most part I prefer the movie casting but I will say Magus in the tv show is fabulous. I think it's one of those shows you have to watch a bit like True Blood and pretend there isn't anything already known, and then it's quite enjoyable (except the end - I agree with Jenn that what they considered to be an acceptable ending most definitely was not - despite the fact that the network gave them the episodes pretty much so that they COULD finish it).
If you like the supernatural and you haven't seen it my rec is check out the trailers below and you'll see which one might appeal more to you - or maybe you'll check out the books. The nice thing is the winner of the giveaway gets a chance for 2/3 of the starting options lol.
Jenn - Jennifer Rhodes met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
This is one movie where I actually enjoyed the show a little bit better, and no I didn’t read the books. "Shadowhunters" had quite a following as it went from books, then to movie form with "The Mortal Instruments : City of Bones", and then to a show on Freeform. Fans even tried to bring it back when it was canceled. Unfortunately their campaign did not work. I wasn’t a fan of the ending and to me it wasn’t closed even though the writers said it was.
I’m sure many have heard of this story either through reading the books or watching the movie or show. Clary learns on her birthday that maybe the world is more complicated than she thought. Demons basically exist and she’s part of an elite team that hunts them called the shadowhunters. Well at least they hunt the bad ones. I bet Clary misses when her only worry was getting into art school not fighting demons.
This story is definitely not one to be missed. Personally my advice is to watch the show but hey the movie is good as well, it just sucks that a second one was never made.
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And Now For The Giveaway
Melanie's Muses will be giving away a "Mortal Instruments" prize pack including Book 1 from Jenn, and the dvd, a resin wand, a necklace, and stickers from Melanie's Muses Prize Hoard.
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