Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Trailer Reaction Vlog!

Check out my eighth vlog now & please subscribe! :D ~V

MTV Exclusive: Meet Jamie Campbell Bower aka Jace On The Set Of 'Mortal Instruments'

Hey everyone!
This morning MTV revealed another exclusive from the set
of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones!
This time they introduced us to one of our favorite sexy Shadowhunters, Jace!
When MTV News visited the set of the urban fantasy (based on the best-selling novel by Cassandra Clare), the actor was quick to affirm that while his character is something of a jerk, it’s a role he’s relishing.

“What I love about him is the fact that he’s actually a bit of a douchebag,” Bower said during a 3 a.m. interview on the Toronto set. “He’s not like a meathead, he’s just sarcastic and rude.”

And for good reason, as fans of the series can attest. Jace has a complicated background (one we’ll leave vague to avoid spoilers), but suffice it to say, this history has gone a long way towards making him the oft-prickly character he is today. Bower commended director Harald Zwart for capturing not only Jace’s moodiness, but that of the monster-ridden world in which he and his fellow Shadowhunters exist.

“I think there is a darkness that Harald has brought to the piece that is easily lost in adaptations, particularly of YA novels,” Bower said. “And there’s a reality to it, as well, which is nice. You know, it’s very easy to go into fantasyland too quickly — he says wearing a dress, effectively. Every girl’s got to have a little black dress — that’s how I look at it.”

Of course, it takes a lot more than black garb and strategically placed runes to embody the Nephilim.

“There’s a lot of physicality to the role, as well,” Bower continued. “Which has been difficult to prepare for, absolutely, but it’s paid off, which is great. Like, not eating cookies is so hard.”

And if you have any lingering doubts as to how effectively Bower embodies the mercurial teen, well, author Cassandra Clare is happy to attest.

“Personality-wise, Jamie is exactly like Jace,” Clare said. “It’s actually like interacting with Jace, talking to him. It’s a little bit creepy.”

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones comes to theaters on August 21st! :D ~V

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Teen Wolf Season 3: Cast Tease!

Hey everyone,
Watch this fabulous video where the cast of Teen Wolf
teases us on how Season 3 differs from Season 2. Enjoy!
Teen Wolf Season 3 Premieres June 3rd
on MTV at 10/9pm Central! :D ~V

Monday, May 27, 2013

Second Clip from Teen Wolf Season 3 is Released!

Hey everyone!
A couple days ago we were given another amazing surprise, this time on Hulu...
the release of the second clip from Teen Wolf Season 3!
Watch & Enjoy a chilling flock of birds crashing though the windows during one of Stiles, Lydia, & Allison's classes below, but be warned...
THIS MIGHT HURT!
Teen Wolf Season 3 Premieres June 3rd
on MTV at 10/9pm Central! :D ~V

TMI: City of Bones featured on ET's Summer Movie Preview Special!

Hey everyone!
Check out the video I filmed of Entertainment Tonight's Summer Movie Preview Special featuring The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones & audio of my reaction!
Enjoy! :D ~V

Saturday, May 25, 2013

TMI: City of Bones FanVid Features!

Hey everyone,
I was thinking about what many people don't post enough about & that's the fabulous FanVideos that a lot of fans make for all the fandoms we love! So, every now and then I'm going to feature several FanVids I absolutely adore! Today I want to show you all some amazing & beautiful FanVids that have been made so far for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones!
Enjoy & Please Subscribe to the talented FanVidders below! :D ~V

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

TMI Secret Project in Support of Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace is Revealed!

Hey everyone!
The fan sites Fangirlish, TMI Source, Page to Premiere, Mundie Moms, & Hypable recently put together the Secret TMI Project in which us, the fans, sent in photos of ourselves with signs in support of the talented Jamie Campbell Bower and his role as Jace in The Mortal Instruments. The reason for it was because many TMI fans in the beginning didn't support him playing Jace and now want to apologize. I was one of the ones that supported him in the role from the beginning. The photo of me & my sign is about right at 4 minutes into the video. Only the first 250 photos sent in were put into the video and the rest can be viewed at http://www.mortalinstrumentslove.com!


Me & my sign in support of Jamie as Jace!
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones comes to theaters on August 21st!
And don't forget, JAMIE IS JACE! ;) ~V

First Clip from Teen Wolf Season 3 is Released!

Hey everyone!
Today, I woke up to a fantastic surprise...
the release of the first clip from Teen Wolf Season 3!
Watch & Enjoy a badass Alpha fight below, but be warned...
THIS MIGHT HURT!

Teen Wolf Season 3 Premieres June 3rd
on MTV at 10/9pm Central! :D ~V

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Interview with the talented Delilah & Natasha of BitterSweet Stories Designs!


Hey everyone!
I recently bought a beautiful custom Shadowhunter Rune Purse to support my obsession with The Mortal Instruments made for me by the talented Delilah Aratani & Natasha Polis of BitterSweet Stories Designs. I was lucky enough to get them to agree to an interview on their fabulous new venture. Enjoy!


Natasha & Delilah with their Shadowhunter Rune Purses they made!
(Photo taken by Tatiana Santana of http://cityofshadowhunters.com)
Natasha & Delilah with Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments & The Infernal Devices.

Hey Delilah & Natasha!

Thanks for agreeing to this interview.

I recently got my fabulous Shadowhunter Rune Purse that y'all designed/made & I love it so much! I'm very proud to be you girls' first customer.


Q: What inspired this new venture for you both?

A: The Mortal Instruments series of course! We really wanted to put out a fashionable product that everyone could wear everyday - without having an actor's face on your chest! We love them, but sometimes people stare and that just gets creepy!

Q: Natasha, how do you design/make such gorgeous fabric & pick the perfect colors? Where did you learn how?

A: Basically, it's all about trial and error! If I have an idea in for a graphic I'll try my best to translate it onto photo editors. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't! I've taught myself how to graphic design. It comes with the experience I have on the computer through podcasting and working on websites.

Q: Delilah, how do you design/make such beautiful bags & where did you learn how?

A: Well... I did go to a fashion school (F.I.D.M.), however they did not teach me how to make bags/purses. I took my experience and researched it for awhile, but again it was trial and error for me as well!

Q: What do you both love about creating your new products the most?

A: We love being artistic, it's the Clary in us. What we love the most is people's reactions to our products! It so very rewarding!

Q: Please tell everyone a little bit about yourselves & your products.

Natasha: I have a couple different facets to my life! I'm a true fangirl, a Christian, a reporter, and also a hairstylist (going to school this Fall!). I enjoy just being creative, hanging out with family and friends, and going on wild fangirl adventures!  When it comes to our products, we create them for the everyday fan adding "a little chic for the geek!"

Delilah: Jeez, well... I'm a crazy nut job, but lovable I hope! I'm passionate about many things, like reading, watching films, making things, as well as art! I love being with my family and friends, and playing with my three little dachshunds! Our products are here to tell people's stories.

Q: What are the current fandoms that y'all are making custom creations for & which future ones do y'all hope to make things for?

A: Currently it's just The Mortal Instruments and Divergent. We'd love to dip our toes into The Game of Thrones, Hunger Games, and The Fault in Our Stars! Also for past fandoms, we want to create something for Harry Potter and Twilight fans since there is still a huge following. There are probably other fandoms we could create for, but for right now those are our top six.

Q: I heard y'all had a fun experience giving some of your Shadowhunter Rune Fabric stuff to some of The Mortal Instruments cast at WonderCon 2013. Would y'all tell everyone that story?

A: Unfortunately we didn't get to go in together, Delilah went in by herself because of a stupid raffle! Alas, when she approached the signing table, in her batgirl costume which Cassie Clare adored, she handed out the tie she made for Jamie Campbell Bower. His reaction was, "Wow this is cool!" then surprised Delilah by standing up and giving her a hug. He then said, "I don't wear ties often, but I will because you are a big deal!" Lily Collins was next and admired the packaging, but once she held up the blouse Delilah made she was dumbfounded, and kept saying, "you made this?" over and over again. Lily even turned to Kevin and said, "this is for real!" Kevin Zegers was of course next, and commented with, "so cool thanks," then turned to Jamie as yelled, "see I got one too, you'te not that special!" 

Delilah then came out and told us all about the experience!! It was such a fun day!

Jamie Campbell Bower aka Jace from TMI with his Shadowhunter Rune Tie made by Delilah & Natasha. Cassandra Clare, the author of The Mortal Instruments & The Infernal Devices is sitting next to him.
Kevin Zegers aka Alec Lightwood from TMI wth his Shadowhunter Rune Tie made by Delilah & Natasha.

Fun Q: What are each of your favorite fandoms of all time?

Natasha: Twilight was my first, but I love The Mortal Instruments!

Delilah: First, Twilight because of what it has done to my life! However I think Mortal Instruments will quickly surpass that!
                                                                                                                             

Here are a couple photos of me with my Shadowhunter Rune Purse!

If any of you are interested in getting your own custom Shadowhunter Rune Purse made you can get in contact with Delilah & Natasha with the links below. :D ~V

Website: http://bittersweetstoriesdesigns.weebly.com
Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/BittersweetStoriesDesigns
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BitterSweetByDN

The release date for TMI: City of Bones is changed to August 21st!

Great News Shadowhunters!
The release date for The Mortal Instruments:
City of Bones has been changed to August 21st!
That's a whole 2 days earlier than the original release date!
Go ahead & do a happy dance! You know you want to! :D ~V

Monday, May 20, 2013

Teen Wolf Season 3 Full Trailer & Promo Photos!

Hey everyone!
Well, today is a pretty exciting day for all of us that are fans of MTV's show Teen Wolf!
They have finally released a full trailer for Season 3 after many "painful" teasers...
.....you know what I mean if you've seen them.
Below I've provided the trailer for y'all & the promo photos that've been released so far!
THIS MIGHT HURT...Enjoy!

Besides the fact that this season promises to be the best yet...
One amazing thing that we learned from the trailer is that Scott will finally become an Alpha in Season 3! I'm so thrilled about this! ;)
Promo Photos!
Teen Wolf Season 3 Premieres June 3rd
on MTV at 10/9pm Central! :D ~V

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Magisterium Series co-written by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black!

Hey everyone!
I am a huge fan of Cassandra Clare's writing & am planning to start reading Holly Black's books soon. These two authors are very talented & when I heard they would be co-writing a series together I was thrilled! The Magisterium series is going to be made up of five books with the first book, The Iron Trial, releasing in 2014!

Synopsis:

Twelve-year-old Callum Hunt has grown up knowing three rules by heart. Never trust a magician. Never pass a test a magician gives you. And never let a magician take you to the Magisterium.
Call is about to break all the rules. And when he does, his life will change in ways he can’t possibly imagine.

Cassie & Holly also have an option deal to produce the film along with Constantin Features!

So, who else is super excited for this book series?! :D ~V

IMDB fixes the pages for TID: Clockwork Angel & TMI: City of Ashes!

Hey everyone!
I have just a quick update for all of my Shadowhunter friends!
The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel
The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes
now both have accurate IMDB pages!
By the Angel, Yes! :D ~V

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire takes the 2013 Cannes Film Festival by storm!

This is very exciting! Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss), Liam Hemsworth (Gale), & Sam Claflin (Finnick) from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire along with the director Francis Lawrence went to the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and took it by storm! I'm very excited for all the new press photos that will be releasing in the coming months leading to the movie releasing in theaters on November 22nd! Check out some of the photos from the Cannes Film Festival below! :D ~V

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Cassandra Clare reveals the cover for The Bane Chronicles: The Runaway Queen!

Today, Cassandra Clare revealed the cover for the next installment of The Bane ChroniclesThe Runaway Queen,
that will be released this Tuesday!
The talented Maureen Johnson co-wrote this second installment.
What a gorgeous hand & ring you have Magnus Bane! ;) ~V

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Trailer on TV!

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones trailer on my tv screen playing on the CW!
For the first time ever!
100 days until TMI: City of Bones releases in theaters! Yay!!!!! :D ~V

Cassandra Clare's Interview with Bookish!


Cassandra Clare was recently inteviewed by Bookish about her series The Mortal Instruments and the Magisterium series that she’s co-writing with Holly Black.
Get insight into Cassandra's thoughts on her work being brought to life on screen, possible TMI books written in Jace's perspective, & more in the inteview below. :D ~V
Bookish: ”The Mortal Instruments” has several more mature jokes and darker themes–a departure from a lot of YA, which keeps things fairly clean. How does that more mature sensibility translate to the movie?
Cassandra Clare: It’s interesting, because you never know how something is going to be digitally realized until the director puts it on film. [The movie's] got a very dark sensibility–gritty urban fantasy, which I really like.
Bookish: Are there any scenes in particular you feel express that?
CC: Yeah! I think that they did a great job with Magnus Bane’s party. And also the club scene that opens the book, where Clary and Simon first go to [Pandemonium], the first time she sees the Shadowhunters. For me, urban fantasy has always been about the marriage of modernity and fantasy, and I think that captures it very well visually in the film.
Bookish: How did you feel about Lily Collins getting cast? She’s a great actress but doesn’t look a ton like how Clary’s described in the books–redheaded, freckled. Was that difficult to adjust to?
CC: Lily is the only one I wasn’t involved in casting; she was attached to the project when Sony picked it up. I went and watched “The Blind Side,” and really loved her [in it]. And she actually does have freckles! As a person who’s covered in freckles myself, it’s one of those things where… If you’re a star in Hollywood they cover up the freckles with foundation whenever you do photo shoots and everything. And I was so happy, because she got those freckles in there, and I think they’re completely cute. You can see them a bit.
We’re really lucky to have [Collins in "City of Bones"]. Not only is she in every project going on right now–she’s one of the hottest young actresses in Hollywood–but she really was a big fan of the books before she started on the project, so she brought a lot to Clary in that way. I think that the reason they didn’t dye her hair bright red was she’d had her hair dyed for four different movie roles before that. They were going back and forth, like, “We could have her wear a wig, or we could put a red rinse on her hair, but we can’t really do the bleaching and dyeing, or it’ll all fall out.” I figured, you know, as long as she could capture Clary’s bravery and vulnerability, that was more important to me than the exact shade of red for the hair.
Bookish: Right, pick your battles.
CC: Exactly. [laughs] I would’ve felt really bad if her hair had fallen out and it would’ve been my fault!
Bookish: When Jamie Campbell Bower was announced as Jace, many fans were up in arms at first. If you check Tumblr now, they seem like they’ve accepted him, but what was that like initially?
CC: It was probably hardest on Jamie. He talks about it in interviews, but he took things to heart. It made me think about what it must be like as an actor. Because if you’re a writer and you write a story that’s rejected–well, they rejected your story. But as an actor, if you’re being rejected in some way, they’re rejecting the whole of you. It must be really difficult.
When I saw the reaction, I thought, “Well, I was kind of braced for this.” Jace is supposed to be the embodiment of your fantasy, what the boyfriend would be based on all my favorite literary characters. He’s supposed to be incredibly talented and incredibly funny and good-looking, so everyone’s got their different idea of what that looks like. So, you just have to remember that this happened when they cast Robert Pattinson in “Twilight,” and when they cast Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth [in "The Hunger Games"].
Bookish: It’s definitely one of those “you know you’ve made it” moments, when people get that bent out of shape.
CC: Yes! It’s one of those things where [you think], “Well, I guess it’s a good thing in disguise.”
Bookish: You started out as a fanfic author, writing the “Very Secret Diaries” series for “Lord of the Rings.” What’s been the biggest adjustment for you since you’ve developed your own avid fanbase, having once been such a huge fan of someone else’s work?
CC: When I was a big fan of “Lord of the Rings” and whatnot, you kind of think of these creations as not having been created by a person so much as existing; they feel real to you. To be on the other side of it, you think, oh my gosh, these stories were created by just one person–in this case, me–and it’s strange. You’re like, “Oh, it’s not that it was created by a faceless conglomerate, it’s actually the work of individual people.” Also, having been a fan, I come to it sometimes from a fan’s perspective: “If I were a fan of this material, what would I want? Would I want to see scenes that were cut from the material? Would I want a sneak peek of the next book, or drawings of characters?”
Now that we have the Internet, there is a much more immediate ability to connect with creators of things that you like. When I was growing up, authors were faraway, distant figures. I never would’ve thought I could talk to them, and now you can.
Bookish: That’s one of my favorite things about Stephenie Meyer, is that she puts the deleted scenes from the “Twilight” books on her web site. It’s a great way to engage with modern fandom.
CC: I think it is. Now that we have the Internet, there is a much more immediate ability to connect with creators of things that you like. When I was growing up, authors were faraway, distant figures. I never would’ve thought I could talk to them, and now you can. That was always something I loved about Stephenie: She had the deleted scenes; she had ["Midnight Sun"] from Edward’s point of view; she had a great sense of “what would you like if you were a fan of this?”
Bookish: To that end, have you thought about writing “The Mortal Instruments” from Jace’s point of view?
CC: It’s definitely something that I’ve been asked about. I have thought about it. One of the things that I have done is put up on my web site different scenes from his perspective. I think that it would be a fun thing to do, and I want to do it, but I think that I would like to finish the series and get a little more distance on it before I started on a project like that. [The books are] already in third-person, but as we go on through the series, we do see it going into other people’s perspectives–Alec’s, Isabelle’s, Simon’s and some Jace. I’d have to think about it–what can I bring to a book from Jace’s perspective that’s something we haven’t already seen before?
Bookish: The Shadowhunters make a big deal of the difference between them and “mundanes,” or humans. You’ve mentioned that you picked up that term from Dungeons & Dragons; my ex was a LARPer, so I’ve encountered the phrase as well. The characters in “Harry Potter” are similarly obsessed with Muggles vs. wizards. Now, some geeks have appropriated the term to set themselves apart from non-geeks. What’s your take on this?
CC: It’s an interesting question, because when I picked it up from my friends it was because they were role-playing. I asked if they would run a shotgun campaign in the world of “The Mortal Instruments” because I thought it’d be a way to beta-test the magic system and see if there were any things that didn’t work. They asked me if I wanted to be in on it, and I said “no,” because I’d never played Dungeons & Dragons and I didn’t want to hold up what they were doing. They kind of jokingly called me a “mundane” and I was a little bit hurt because I was like, “What do you mean, I’m a mundane? I’m writing a fantasy book, I’m obviously a geek!”
I wound up putting the word in the book because when the Shadowhunters call human beings mundanes, it puts a little bit of a derogatory spin on it. As the books go on, one of the things that I wanted to explore was forcing the Shadowhunters to confront their attitude about humanity and the problematic aspects of thinking of yourself as better than the people you’re supposed to protect.
Bookish: How goes the writing on your and Holly Black’s forthcoming “Magisterium Series”? What we know so far is that it’s middle-grade, and the main character is 12-year-old Callum Hunt. It’s sort of flipping the typical magical story, because Cal is training to become a dark magician. I actually wrote a piece for Bookish recently, “7 Celebrities Who Should Write Young Adult Novels,” and I made up that pitch. I should’ve known someone was already on it!
CC: [laughs] That always happens and you’re like, “Aww, someone’s doing it.” It seemed like such a fun concept. A lot of the books that I loved as a kid–there’s a book called “Which Witch” by Eva Ibbotson. It’s a great book about a dark magician who’s trying to find a wife, and so he’s auditioning all of these witches; he’s evil in a different way. I just remember how much fun she had with the dark magic for kids, and so I think it was a little of that sensibility.
Bookish: You and Holly live only a mile apart now. Do you find that it’s easier to both write in the same room, or do you send pages back and forth electronically?
CC: As much as we can, we write in the same place. I’ll write and then I’ll hand the computer to her, and she’ll kind of go over what I wrote and then add her own stuff, then she’ll pass it back to me… It creates a very seamless style, so that you can’t tell what I wrote and what she wrote.
Bookish: Constantin Film, which is adapting “City of Bones,” has already acquired the film rights to “The Magisterium Series.” Plus, you and Holly are adapting the screenplay. From your experience being on the set of “City of Bones,” what will you bring to the film adaptation of the first book “The Iron Trial”?
CC: [On the set of "City of Bones"] I learned a lot about screenplay writing that hopefully I’ll be able to put to use when we write “Magisterium”–about things that work in books that don’t translate that well to film, but also how you can use film as a visual medium to indicate things. There are ways you can show character in a book, but in a movie there’s great ways to show character visually–what somebody is wearing. Or if you walk into a set that’s, say, their office, the camera can linger on items they own, and that can tell you a whole bunch about them in a way that you would do differently in a novel.
Bookish: Are there moments you come across while writing with Holly now that you think to yourself, “Well, this can’t go in the book, but we’ll file it away for the movie”?
CC: Yeah, that definitely does happen, where we talk about how that might translate into the movie. Then of course there’s the question of special effects. For me the biggest thing is, when you’re writing a book, you have an unlimited budget of imagination; you can write anything to happen, and it doesn’t cost you anything. But in a movie, if you want to say, “Now there’s a shot of every volcano on Earth exploding at once!” they’re gonna push back and want to limit those things. So you have to think kind of cleverly of, “How do we get this stuff across without having to blow up every volcano on Earth and film it?”
Bookish: What were you most excited about in the movie?
CC: I got to be an extra in one of the scenes. I really want to go to the movies with my family and show them my film debut. I’m a cat demon and I’m wearing pointy cat ears and have all this crazy makeup on. I’m really excited to see myself as a monster in this movie.
Bookish: Was that your idea or the filmmakers’?
CC: No, it was totally [director Harald Zwart's] idea! I was standing around on set and he was like, “You must be in the party scene at Magnus’ with all the demons and banshees and pixies and fairies! You’ll be in that scene and you’ll be a demon.” I just went to the makeup trailer, and they made me up and kind of glued these cat ears onto my head and gave me crazy cat makeup and whatnot. It was really fun, so I’m excited about that.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Once Upon A Time in Wonderland Trailer & More!


In the World of Wonderland, nothing is ever quite as it seems…
 
DESCRIPTION
In Victorian England, the young and beautiful Alice (Sophie Lowe) tells a tale of a strange new land that exists called Wonderland….one that has her family and doctors convinced she is mad. When the Knave of Hearts (Michael Socha) and the White Rabbit (John Lithgow) arrive to save her from a doomed fate, the trio tumble down the rabbit hole for the adventure of a lifetime to rescue Alice’s lost love, Cyrus (Peter Gadiot).
 
CAST
Peter Gadiot, Sophie Lowe, Emma Rigby, John Lithgow, Michael Socha
 
Once Upon A Time In Wonderland premieres Thursdays this Fall on ABC! :D ~V

Cassandra Clare shares a snippet spoiler from TMI: City of Heavenly Fire!

City of Heavenly Fire snippet SPOILERS

 A moment later, Helen had returned; she was walking slowly now, and carefully, her hand on the back of a thin boy with a mop of wavy brown hair. He couldn’t have been older than twelve, and Clary recognized him immediately. Helen, her hand firmly clamped around the wrist of a younger boy whose hands were covered with blue wax. He must have been playing with the tapers in the huge candelabras that decorated the sides of the nave. He looked about twelve, with an impish grin and the same wavy, bitter-chocolate hair as his sister.

Jules, Helen had called him. Her little brother.
The impish grin was gone now. He looked tired and dirty and frightened. Skinny wrists stuck out of the cuffs of a white mourning jacket whose sleeves were too long for him. In his arms he was carrying a little boy, probably not more than two years old, with the same wavy brown hair that he had; it seemed to be a family trait. The rest of his family wore the same borrowed mourning clothes: following Julian was a brunette girl about ten, her hand firmly clasped in the hold of a boy the same age: the boy had a sheet of tangled black hair that nearly obscured his face. Fraternal twins, Clary guessed. After them came a girl who might have been eight or nine, her face round and very pale between brown braids.

The misery on their faces cut ay Clary’s heart. She thought of her power with runes, wishing that she could create one that would soften the blow of loss. Mourning runes existed, but only to honor the dead, in the same way that love runes existed, like wedding rings, to symbolize the bond of love. You couldn’t make someone love you with a rune, and you couldn’t assuage grief with it, either. So much magic, Clary thought, and nothing to mend a broken heart.

“Julian Blackthorn,” said Jia Penhallow, and her voice was gentle. “Step forward, please.”
Julian swallowed and handed the little boy he was holding over to his sister. He stepped forward, his eyes darting around the room. He was clearly scouring the crowd for someone. His shoulders had just begun to slump when another figure darted out onto the stage. A girl, also about twelve, with a tangle of blond hair that hung down around her shoulders: she wore jeans and a t-shirt that didn’t quite fit, and her head was down, as if she couldn’t bear so many people looking at her. It was clear that she didn’t want to be there — on the stage or perhaps even in Idris — but the moment he saw her, Julian seemed to relax. The terrified look vanished from his expression as she moved to stand next to him, her face ducked down and away from the crowd.

“Julian,” said Jia, in the same gentle voice, “would you do something for us? Would you take up the Mortal Sword?”
City of Heavenly Fire, the last installment in The Mortal Instruments book series releases in April 2014! :D ~V