The Mortal Instruments 3: City of Glass

YES! I’m finally done! This was probably the most enjoyable one, compared to the other two. Mainly coz of all the Magnus-Alec thingy… ^^ And of course I like the fact that every character grows (matures?) with every book. The fact that there is a terrible war just round the corner made it even more compelling. It was definitely a page-turner. In fact, there was never a boring time. Well, okay, except during those repetitive, annoyingly predictable and ho-hum-ish Clary-Jace-Romeo&Juliet-moments… I stopped getting amused or even at least excited whenever they play their ‘poor-us-we-love-each-other-but-we’re-siblings’ or their ‘you-and-me-against-the-world’ card. I think I’ve seen enough Asian dramas with the same plot to last me a lifetime…

The suspense as to how, when, where and what’s gonna happen when Valentine resurfaces with his army of demons and how the plot was built around constant fear and alertness among Shadowhunters & Downworlders alike, was extremely riveting. Moreover, I like how everything was FINALLY explained here. Right from the start. It left no more queries or confusion in my mind. The minor love stories were weaved in between some major plot lines, just to give the readers a quick breath of fresh air or something… I guess. I mean, there was a point when all hope seemed to be lost and I was getting more and more frustrated. Magnus and Alec reeled me back to life and helped me carry on reading. ^^

The deaths in the story was… TOO heartbreaking for me to even think about them again. T_____T

The best part of the story was probably the bit about SEBASTIAN. I kinda suspected him at first… but I wasn’t entirely sure since I couldn’t figure out where he fits in the story. Although, halfway through book two, I was already kinda thinking that Jace & Clary might not REALLY be siblings after all. I mean, how could the story go on if they’re pining and whining after each other when it’s forbidden (and extremely incestuous, might I add XD)… so yeah, that part I kinda had it all figured out. And I’m so glad I did.

My fave part is a NO BRAINER. Of course it’s when Alec suddenly kissed Magnus in the middle of the Accords Hall – right in front of his family and ALL those Shadowhunters and Downworlders! I can so imagine that moment and I can’t wait to see that in the movie!!! 😀

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Simon and Luke are still my fave characters so far… my slight annoyance with Jace during the last book was gone by the time I finished this one. Glad he came back to his senses and eventually pulled through. ^^ And can I just say, I wanna go to IDRIS!!! ^^

But now that Valentine’s gone… and everything seems to be fine and dandy between Shadowhunters and Downworlders alike… what’s next? I’m kinda thinking Sebastian might still be alive and he’ll continue his father’s evil plans, with ten times EVIL in it… Or there might be another war between Shadowhunters and Downworlders because of… something. 😄

I need to get my hands on the FOURTH BOOK now. ^^

The Mortal Instruments Movie ~ The MOST perfect cast ~

The Mortal Instruments Movie cast is the most perfect cast ever!!!

So it’s been a while since I blogged here. Kinda busy with all the Korean, Japanese and American dramas and movies I’m watching, reading books, Tumblr-ing and of course, my job. -.-

BUT, what’s got me sooooo freakin’ excited these days was the fact that the cast of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS MOVIE IS NOW COMPLETE. And I can only say ONE THING- it’s FUCKIN’ PERFECT! This is the MOST perfect casting of a book adaptation ever since Harry Potter! I swear! I was a bit disappointed with the casting of my OTHER fave book – BEAUTIFUL CREATURES… so I was so over the moon when I found out the official cast for The Mortal Instruments movie.

First we have Lily Collins as Clary Fray.

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Well, typical. I mean, she’s been getting loads of project left and right nowadays. I like the girl. She can act. And I bet she’ll do Clary justice. The thing is… there are rumors about her and Jace Wayland actor – JAMIE CAMPBELL BOWER. That made me want to strangle her. >_< Of course it’s just a rumor… but she’s been known to… you know, date almost all of her leading guys… But… but… I’m a big Jamie-Bonnie fan… T_T

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Next is of course the lovely and sexy Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace Wayland. He’s perfect. Period. The blonde hair, golden eyes, well-built body, height and that adorable-mischievous smirk~ Although there were some fans insisting Alex Pettyfer, I think it’s about time we all move on from that guy. He’s MAGIC MIKE material now. ^^

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Then the BFF slash unofficial other guy – Simon Lewis which will come to life in the form of Robert Sheehan! Now this was also almost perfect. I had a hard time imagining Simon-  physically. I mean, I can imagine what a nerd or geek he is based on his personality… but I couldn’t imagine anything beyond that. So when I found out it was Robert, I was like, OH YEAH… he’s gonna do great! He has that geek-band-member-smart-ass-sarcastic-prick look. ^^

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The most PRECIOUS among all the characters and the one that made me scream my lungs out when I found out who’s the actor playing him… MAGNUS BANE. Hottie Asian supermodel/actor Godfrey Gao is Magnus Bane. At first I Googled him coz I had no idea who he was and I was really looking forward to who’s gonna be playing Magnus coz he’s a very unique and fun character to read… Then I found out it was this gorgeous, sexy, goddamn HOT supermodel actor!!! And he’s ASIAN, which is perfect coz that’s how Magnus is supposed to be. 😀

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And if there’s Magnus Bane of course what’s next is Alec Lightwood. I didn’t really care that much for Alec but when I started on City of Ashes, I got so obsessed with the Alec-Magnus couple… *wink wink* So when I found out that Kevin Zegers was confirmed to play  Alec, I was like O_O. Seriously?! I hyperventilated so much I thought I was gonna die!!! Shit. KEVIN EFFING ZEGERS – those bluer than blue eyes, boyish smile and perfect face??? DAMN! Okay… *breathes in* It’s just... Kevin Zegers + Godfrey Gao =  I CANNOT.

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There’s Alec’s hot, strong and a bit bitchy sister Isabelle Lightwood. The actress playing her, Jemima West, is… well, I dunno anything about her except she’s French. But damn she’s pretty and she can totally play Izzy. I can so imagine her. 😀

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Then there’s Clary’s mother – Jocelyn Fray, played by Lena Headey. Well, I didn’t really anticipate this character that much. I mean, she was gone for like most of the book… so yeah… but I imagined her to look just like Clary, of course. 😄 Pretty much like Harry Potter looks just like his father. 😀

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And then there’s one of my favorite character – Lucian Graymark. Hottie Aidan Turner will give life to this character and I couldn’t be happier. ^^I love this character. He reminds me so much of Lupin and Sirius from Harry Potter. ^^ I didn’t imagine him to be THIS hot… so that’s  a  PLUS.

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Last but not the least is of course, the evil guy – Valentine Morgenstern. I recently found out that another drop-dead gorgeous guy with those deep, bluer than blue eyes, will be playing this character. *DRUMROLL* Jonathan Rhys Meyers!!! *insert fangirl shriek here* OMG OMG OMG! I cannot! I cannot! Gosh. I didn’t see this one coming. I always thought Valentine should be hot and gorgeous but JRM is like WOAH!!!

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AND that concludes the MOST PERFECT MOVIE CAST in a book to movie adaptation. I rest my case. Now I’m gonna wait patiently for this. It’s rumored to be out on August 2013… T___T