Author: Mimi O’Connor
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (2013)
This is the ultimate guide to the dark, seductive New York City of the Shadowhunters, based on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones feature film.
This comprehensive compendium includes:
* Full-colour photographic portraits and profiles of characters like Clary Fray, Jace Wayland and Valentine Morgenstern.
* Detailed information on the rest of the Shadowhunters, Downworlders and demons, as well as the various weaponry and runes.
* Quotes from the movie script and more!
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones — Shadowhunter’s Guide is a cool add-up to any The Mortal Instruments’ fan book collection. Despite focusing more on the movie aspect of this recent franchise, it still shows an interesting approach to this amazing world building. With great illustrations and a really good summary of the film as a whole, this Guide brings you back to the dark and mysterious atmosphere that Clare created in her series, with the plus of giving you tiny bits of information that you might not yet know—especially in what comes to the runes, both design and meaning.
With a major in Film and a future master’s degree in Publishing, to me, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones —Shadowhunter’s Guide is the perfect example of a successful marriage between book and movie. Even though I read it in just a couple of minutes—besides being quite the small book, the visual component is also extremely strong, vibrant—I felt both satisfied and pleased.
Of course, after this one and as you all may imagine, I’m more than excited to grab and devour The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones — The Official Illustrated Movie Companion. Expect a review soon…