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Shadowhunters TV Show | First Impressions

I wasn’t initially planning to watch the TV Series after being disappointed with the film back in 2013. However, I’ve been hearing that it’s actually an okay TV show so I decided to check it out for myself.

The show begins featuring Jace, Alec and Isabelle following a Demon into the club Pandemonium and I’m surprised to find that my attention is caught. Although, not the most amazing Pilot episode I have ever watched the show seems to hold a lot of promise.

The casting consists of some very attractive people. In terms of acting however, I find Clary and Jace to be a little melodramatic. Isabelle and Alec I can tell with certainty are good actors and Simon promises to be a strong role in the future as well.

The special effects are satisfactory and don’t contain any of the cringe-worthy moments that the film had thank God.

In terms of the book, the show seems to be following the story line very closely which I’m glad about. The Mortal Instruments definitely seems more suited to being a TV show than it does to being a film, just because there are so many elements and arcs.

In all honesty the Show does appear to be a bit flat however, I can tell it holds great potential and it really has the ability to take flight in the next few episodes.

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City of Heavenly Fire Discussion- SPOILERS

Hello there

I feel like I have been a bit MIA. My sincerest apologies. What with exams coming up and everything blogging just hasn’t been my number one priority.

It’s about time we discuss the City of Heavenly Fire WITH SPOILERS

The feels were very active, I whizzed through it because I really wanted to know the end and I wanted Sebastien to die!

Sebastien did die but in the most heartbreaking way EVER. His whole obsession with Clary was creepy to say the least but I could sort of understand him? Like he obviously was lonely and everyone including his parents saw him as a monster and I couldn’t blame him for seeking a little affection you know. Sebastien’s death was the only part in the book that made me cry like NO YOU TURNED INTO NICE JONATHAN YOU SHOULDN’T DIE NOW!

SIMON OH MY GOD! WHY WHY. I did not like that one bit. I mean why couldn’t Magnus just become mortal and stay the same age and get with Alec and they could live happily ever after then Simon wouldn’t have to lose his frekin memories! Simon not remembering everyone was so annoying because he and Isabelle were my favourite couple and then this to happen! Although I am happy they are still kinda together

Speaking of weddings…those dream visions Clary and stuff had in Hell game me SO MANY FEELS. It was brilliant just showing everyone’s desires. That part made me wish Jonathan Morgenstern had existed and that Max had never died. But Jace’s vision though, I mean his characterization was so strong throughout this book, how he doubted himself then defeated Sebastien then accepted himself to be a Herondale “claps”.

It was cool getting to meet Emma Carstairs and Jules but I feel like Cassandra Clare was setting up for the next book so basically this book was advertising The Dark Artifices which irritates me. And why the heck did Emma become Julian’s Parabatai, I feel like that was so betraying on her part I mean she could have told him the truth about her parents just WHY

I did a little happy dance when Jem returned YES. I mean I expected it but it was really cool to see it actually happen finally. His reunion with Tessa just bought back a heap of Infernal Devices feels for me.

This is the last thing I swear. Maya’s “thing-she-had-to-talk-about-with-Jordan” was made such a big deal but turns out she only wanted to break up with him? I thought she had like betrayed him or gotten pregnant or something.

On a parting note let’s just have a moment for Alec and Magnus BEST COUPLE EVER.
I feel like there are a hundred other things I could talk about but this post is already so long and if you made it this far then YOU ARE GODDAMN AWESOME

Ok bye 

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City of Heavenly Fire- NON SPOILER review

Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #6
Pages: 725
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Summary:

ΕRCHOMAI, SEBASTIAN HAD SAID.

I am coming.

Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance?

 

  • This has been one of my most anticipated books of the year. I shall not discuss my thoughts extensively in this review as it is non-spoiler.
  • If you haven’t read The Mortal Instruments series yet. What are you doing with your life? In all seriousness. I highly recommend them!

Cassandra Clare’s writing is so involving and I love how it flows almost like a poem, but there are also the action packed scenes which give it an edgy feel. The sarcastic humour of the Character had me literally laughing out loud, these moments were like a nice refreshment from all the pressure and seriousness of the rest of the novel. We see the return of some old characters as well as the introduction of some new and ahh it was like a big happy reunion. I loved the cause and effect sequencing of events, like everything seamlessly lead to the conclusion so smoothly. As to the ending, I can’t say anything without spoiling so you’re gonna have to read my spoiler review 😉

Rating

5