‘The Fault in our Stars’- Book Review

This is my way overdue book review of The Fault in our Stars. If you haven’t heard of it, which is extremely unlikely, then all you need to know is that its just another one of those silly famous books of John Green. YEAH RIGHT. Im just kidding…This is one of my favourite books ever! John Green killed the fandom with this book, but we all love it so much and we are also so excited for the movie adaptation coming to theatres on June 6!

The Fault in our Stars… where do I even begin? This is an absolutely fantastic book that I recommend for all ages. Everyone seems to love it; me, my 18 year old cousin, my grandma, the MILLIONS OF PEOPLE in the fandom…John Green writes loveable, quirky stories which are very relatable and completely adorable. TFIOS is just one of the many beautiful books he has written, and by far my favourite! It is internationally known as a #1 bestseller, and if you haven’t already, I promise it won’t disappoint!

Let’s start with the character you just immediately fall in love with within the first few pages. Hazel Grace Lancaster; a teenage girl struggling with Stage IV cancer and the pressure of going to a support group just to make her mom happy. Hazel is another beautiful character conjured up from John Green’s fabulous mind, a girl that is so relatable to in many ways. I don’t have cancer or anything, but the way she describes things in that way that just makes me understand her point of view completely. She is the most relatable character that I have ever encountered, and have ever had the pleasure of reading about. Hazel has a beautiful heart, someone who is so sweet and strong, and brave to fight her cancer for years to stay alive. That’s where Augustus comes in. Augustus Waters is ALSO the sweetest person, which makes him and Hazel the perfect couple. They meet in support group, Augustus stating that he has lost his leg to sickness. From then on, the story just keeps getting more and more adorable, as they bond. From the moment they met, we could all feel the electricity zapping between them, the chemistry. John Green always manages to create such beautiful characters with amazing relationships with one another. The love between them is so heartbreakingly romantic! 😦

This book is an amazing story of bravery and romance. Something that I love about TFIOS (that I have also stated in my YouTube video) is that I love how real this book is. The story it tells isn’t fiction fantasy; it’s a real story with real characters and real problems in the real world. I think that’s what makes them so relatable. They struggle with everyday problems just like the rest of us, only theirs are a bit more extreme. Hazel Grace is such an amazing heroine. I notice that nobody ever calls her that, but she is. She is more brave than any of the others from my fandoms. She’s stronger than Katniss Everdeen. She’s braver than Tris. She’s more loyal than Clary. Even Hermione shrinks in comparison with her. Hazel Grace Lancaster is THE hero. Maybe she never faced demons, but she had to fight Stage IV cancer, isolation and the loss of her boyfriend. Hazel Grace is the strong one. Whenever I read the book, I always feel like I am having a direct conversation with Hazel and Augustus. To me, it feels like they are actually sitting right in front of me, not trapped within the confines of pages. But not to worry about that problem anymore, because the movie is coming!!! aasdfghjk soo excited asdfghjkl!

An incredible book that definitely deserves all the attention and brilliant reviews that it has received. Thank you all for reading my TFIOS Book Review, I hope you enjoyed it! Stay tuned for ‘TFIOS Trailer Review and Reaction”, or you can view it on my YouTube channel! my channel is “the tmi fangirl” so please go take a look! xo <4

My Melbourne Bookstore Bash: 20 Bookstores in a Day

Spending a quick five day vacation with my dad in my sort of hometown was a wonderful conclusion to my summer holidays. I decided right then and there that I wanted to go to all the bookstores in Melbourne, or at least try to. I managed to go to all of the best ones, all 20 in one day. It took seven hours of walking by foot around countless suburbs and the city to reach all of my destinations. It was very interesting for me to experience all of the different types of bookstores that Melbourne had to offer, coming from the Gold Coast which doesn’t have a big selection of bookstores. I found that I ended up going to a lot less bookstores than I had originally intended, but not because I didn’t get there. I got to all the bookstores that I said I would, but some were closing down. I think that this has to do with bad locations of the stores, and that more and more, people are downloading books for free instead of buying them.

Experiencing all of these bookstores was really a treat for me, and I am very happy to have done it. I encountered the missing bookshop, which was very interesting. The bookshop had an  address that should be real, but wasn’t. It had legit pictures and everything, but there just wasn’t a “shop 2.”

Below, I have listed some recommendations for different bookstores in the area.

Recommendations:

“Hill of Content” and “Dymocks” – both bookstores provide a very large range of Young Adult books. Both are very modern bookstores photo-18and are very large and have great staff if assistance is required. Location- 234 Collins St, Melbourne and 62 Bourke St, Melbourne.

“Minotaur” – this is more than just a bookstore, it’s un underground city! Man, experiencing this was amazing. Miontaur not only has books on offer, but also every sort of fandom merchandise available! Whether you’re into Doctor Who (very large section), superheroes, cartoons and more, this store has got it! I found costumes, merchandise, graphic art and so much more in this amazing shop. I highly recommend it! It is located on 121 Elizabeth St, Melbourne.

“City Basement Books” – this shop is great if you’re looking for fantastic second hand books and an extensive range of old fashioned children’s and young adult’s books, e.g. Enid Blyton, Lemony Snicket, C.S. Lewis and other well known, but old fashioned, authors. This is  cosy bookstore filled with the brilliant smell of books and happiness. It is located on 342 Flinders Street, Melbourne.

photo-15“Alice’s Bookstore” – this bookshop is great if you are looking for history and poetry. I found books on nearly every topic here, everything from astronomy to medieval literature. Though the shop does not offer a huge Young Adult’s section, it is better known for its extensive range of literature and shelves of poetry. I have forgotten the precise location, so I cannot tell you exactly where it is, but it is in Carlton. It looks like a small shop from the outsider but it is really quite large when you get inside.

The bookstores above are my top recommendations, though there are many more that I have gone to. It was such a fantastic experience for me. If you want to see all of the pictures of me at every bookshop, head over to my YouTube channel. I’ll be uploading a video shortly! The link is in this site’s About section. Thank you for reading!

Tris Prior; Role Model (Allegiant Spoilers)

Our beloved Divergent series character Tris Prior is such an incredible role model. No, I refuse to refer to her in the past tense. Maybe they’ll pull a Sherlock Lazurus and create a post-series; I mean that worked out with SH, Irene and Moriarty! Anyway, Tris is such a great example for us all. She knows that she is not a perfect person, yet she takes pride in that part of herself and all of her other characteristics. Her bravery and strength is so inspiring for us, thinking of her always gives me the power to push through difficult times. Throughout the trilogy, she demonstrates so many acts of incredible courage that it’s absolutely remarkable. She makes many new friends along her journey, and I believe she is great at communicating with other people and building friendships. I love how she finds Tobias and together they have a pretty unbreakable relationship. They have problems like any other couple, but that only proves that they are real. Perfect couples only exist in perfect worlds, and Tris has sort of taught me that there is no such thing, perfectness. At first, Tobias and Tris’s issues bothered me, because in a lot of books I read, characters and their relationships with one another are very loving and without deep fights. Fourtris made me realise that that’s not very realistic, and that the utopian relationships that often pop up in my books are not real. Of course, this doesn’t stop me from wanting my own Jace Wayland and Augustus Waters.

In the  beginning of Divergent, Tris has to choose between her family and herself, and that is a very hard decision to make. At some point in all of our lives, we have to make a similar decision to the one she made, and it it always difficult. She goes to Dauntless, helping to understand herself in a way that eventually helped her to understand her own family better. Finding out that her mother was also Dauntless and had come from outside the fence was quite a big shock to Tris, but in the end, she liked knowing the her mother wasn’t just a boring Abnegation with no background story. That’s someone that Tris didn’t really want to become, or for anyone to be, and I think that is very admirable.

In the series, Tris has a strong sense of her character and wellbeing, which is a known characteristic of the Dauntless. She continues to state things like, “I am selfish, I am brave” and “I am not Abnegation. I am not Dauntless. I am Divergent.” These phrases show that Tris eventually figured out she was, and she made an agreement with herself that nothing and nobody could change that. I really look up to that in a person, and I think she helped me to understand who I am, and to stop following others who only were copies of undesirable people.

Tris has a strong blend of impulses, reflexes and instincts which help her in the battlefield. She may be small, but behind that, she is made of unbreakable steel and is ready to take on the world. Tris is such an amazing role model for us all, and I cannot thank Veronica Roth enough for creating such an ideal character.

Rest in peace, Tris. We love you and will never forget your bravery and courage. To me, you do not fee like a fictional character, but more like a real life friend that I have lost, someone whom I have gotten to know and love. I wish you hadn’t been taken away from me, but I still love you and please rest in peace. See you in the afterlife.

The Fault in our Stars Movie!

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For those of you who don’t know about it already, The Fault in our Stars is being made into a movie! Mark your calendars for the 6th of June, because that’s when the film hits the theatres! Our fandom favourites, Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, star in the movie! They have both already been in the upcoming Divergent film together, but as brother and sister. Wow, it’s like Hollywood incest!

The TFIOS movie is based on the book by John Green, and if you haven’t read it, why are you even here? It’s a fantastic book filled with laughter and tears, witty people and shy characters. I will be posting a review of the book soon! Until then, I highly recommend it!

The fandom is stockpiling up their tissue boxes for the event, preparing themselves for the emotional storm that is The Fault in our Stars. We cried for days over the book, and we know that the film will bring us to tears once again. Nevertheless, we are excited for the film, and to see our favourite characters come to life! Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters have always seemed like such vivid characters to me, more than any other book characters that I have ever read about. I find that they are very relatable in a lot of different circumstances. I hope that the movie really captures that essence, because I think that it will feel like something is missing from the film if they don’t get that right. They both seem like very good actors, but I will judge that for myself when I view Divergent in the cinemas on March 21st.

Stay tuned for my upcoming book review for TFIOS!

Sherlock Season 3

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The new season of Sherlock lasted as quick as it came! The season passed within a few weeks, leaving us on an extreme cliffhanger and begging for more. The three episodes (The Empty Hearse, The Sign of Three, His Last Vow) were a whirlwind of emotion, all the way from Sherlock’s miraculous survival, Mary and John’s wedding, and then the incredible comeback of Jim Moriarty. A new slimy villainous mastermind, Charles Augustus Magnussen, was introduced in the final episode. Thankfully, he was killed and our favourite villain, Moriarty, is back! The season ends a few seconds after the credits with Moriarty mysteriously saying “miss me?” We replied with comments like “YES BBY I MISSED YOU!”…Sherlock-Season-3-Teaser-2

The third season of Sherlock attracted over 13 million fans to the television series, making Sherlock the #1 Crime Show (as stated my IMDb) and one of the top drama series, as well as Doctor Who and Supernatural. The wait for Season 3 was about two years long, but the producers are trying to get season 4 to us by Christmas. Still, a year long wait is quite a while! Benedict Cumberbatch has confirmed Season 4 & 5. Filming for the new series is already planned, and probably will begin shortly, depending on the Cumberbatch and Freeman’s schedule. Producers say, “we want a Sherlock Christmas Day special.” Well       so do we!

Stay tuned for my Season 3 episodes reviews, will be coming to you within the next few weeks!

All COHF Snippets so far!

Hey Shadowhunters! These are all of the spoilers that Cassandra Clare has released for City of Heavenly Fire, which as we all know is the final book in our favourite internationally best selling series, The Mortal Instruments. It releases on May 27 so mark your TMI calendars! Some of these snippets have destroyed me, and I haven’t even read the book yet!

Spoiler #1

“Did Brother Zachariah just steal our cat?”

Spoiler #2

parabatai. Like he was. And Jace knew, too, what that faded rune meant: a parabatai whose other half was dead. He felt his sympathy leap toward Brother Zachariah, as he imagined himself without Alec, with only that faded rune to remind him where once he had been bonded to someone who knew all the best and worst parts of his soul.

Spoiler #3

Alec looked down at the shattered pieces in disbelief. “You BROKE my PHONE.”

Jace shrugged. “Guys don’t let other guys keep calling other guys. Okay, that came out wrong. Friends don’t let friends keep calling their exes and hanging up. Seriously. You have to stop.”

Alec looked furious. “So you broke my brand new phone? Thanks a lot.”

Jace smiled serenely and lay back on the grass. “You’re welcome.”

Spoiler #4

Alec pulled his knees up to his chest and looked thoughtfully at Jace. “I know,” he said. “I’m not jealous. I always knew, from the first, that everyone thought you were better than me. My dad thought it. The Clave thought it. Izzy and Max looked up to you as the great warrior they wanted to be like. But the day you asked me to be your parabatai, I knew you meant that you trusted me enough to ask me to help you. You were telling me that you weren’t this lone and self-sufficient warrior able to do everything alone. You needed me. So I realized that therewas one person who didn’t assume you were better than me. You.”

Spoiler #5

Not much had changed at Magnus’s since the first time Jace had been there. Jace used an open rune to get through the front door and took the stairs, buzzing Magnus’s apartment bell. It was safer that way because Magnus could be playing video games naked or really anything. Magnus yanked the door open, looking furious. He was wearing a black silk dressing gown, his feet were bare, his dark hair was tangled, “What are you doing here?”

“My,” said Jace, “You’re so unwelcoming.”

“That’s because you’re not welcome.”

“I thought we were friends,” said Jace.

“No, you’re Alec’s friend, Alec was my boyfriend so I had to put up with you. But now he’s not my boyfriend so I don’t have to put up with you.”

“I think you should get back together with Alec,” said Jace.

Magnus looked at him, “And why is that?”

Spoiler #6

The Frays had never been a religiously observant family, but Clary loved Fifth Avenue at Christmas time. The air smelled like sweet roasted chestnuts, and the window displays sparkled with silver and blue, green and red. This year there were fat round crystal snowflakes attached to each lamppost, sending back the winter sunlight in shafts of gold.  Not to mention the huge tree at Rockefeller Center. It threw its shadow across them as she and Simon draped themselves over the gate at the side of the skating rink, watching tourists fall down as they tried to navigate the ice.

Clary had a hot chocolate wrapped in her hands, the warmth spreading through her body. She felt almost normal—this, coming to Fifth to see the window displays and the tree, had been a winter tradition for her and Simon for as long as she could remember.

“Feels like old times, doesn’t it?” he said, echoing her thoughts as he propped his chin on his folded arms.

She chanced a sideways look at him. He was wearing a black topcoat and scarf that emphasized the winter pallor of his skin. His eyes were shadowed, indicating that he hadn’t fed on blood recently. He looked like what he was—a hungry, tired vampire.

Well, she thought. Almost like old times. “More people to buy presents for,” she said. “Plus, the always traumatic what-to-buy-someone-for-the-first-Christmas-after-you’ve-started-dating question.”

“What to get the Shadowhunter who has everything,” Simon said with a grin.

“Jace mostly likes weapons,” Clary sighed. “He likes books, but they have a huge library at the Institute. He likes classical music …” She brightened. Simon was a musician; even though his band was terrible, and was always changing their name—currently they were Lethal Soufflé—he did have training. “What would you give someone who likes to play the piano?”

“A piano.”

Simon.”

“A really huge metronome that could also double as a weapon?”

Clary sighed, exasperated.

“Sheet music. Rachmaninoff is tough stuff, but he likes a challenge.”

“Now you’re talking. I’m going to see if there’s a music store around here.” Clary, done with her hot chocolate, tossed the cup into a nearby trash can and pulled her phone out. “What about you? What are you giving Isabelle?”

“I have absolutely no idea,” Simon said. They had started heading toward the avenue, where a steady stream of pedestrians gawking at the windows clogged the streets.

“Oh, come on. Isabelle’s easy.”

“That’s my girlfriend you’re talking about.” Simon’s brows drew together. “I think. I’m not sure. We haven’t discussed it. The relationship, I mean.”

“You really have to DTR, Simon.”

“What?”

“Define the relationship. What it is, where it’s going. Are you boyfriend and girlfriend, just having fun, ‘it’s complicated,’ or what? When’s she going to tell her parents? Are you allowed to see other people?”

Simon blanched. “What? Seriously?”

“Seriously. In the meantime—perfume!” Clary grabbed Simon by the back of his coat and hauled him into a cosmetics store that had once been a bank. It was massive on the inside, with rows of gleaming bottles everywhere. “And something unusual,” she said, heading for the fragrance area. “Isabelle isn’t going to want to smell like everyone else. She’s going to want to smell like figs, or vetiver, or—”

“Figs? Figs have a smell?” Simon looked horrified; Clary was about to laugh at him when her phone buzzed. It was her mother.

where are you? It’s an emergency.

Spoiler #7

The way Magnus’ breath had sounded, rattling in his chest, before he’d said his father’s name.

Spoiler #8

A rune, hovering like an angel: a shape like two wings joined by a single bar.

Spoiler #9

Simon’s Sacrifice

Spoiler #10

Black for hunting through the night

For death and mourning the color’s white

Gold for a bride in her wedding gown

And red to call enchantment down.

White silk when our bodies burn,

Blue banners when the lost return.

Flame for the birth of a Nephilim,

And to wash away our sins.

Gray for knowledge best untold,

Bone for those who don’t grow old.

Saffron lights the victory march,

Green will mend our broken hearts.

Silver for the demon towers,

And bronze to summon wicked powers.

— Shadowhunter children’s rhyme

Spoiler #11

“Clary,” Jocelyn said. “I want you to meet Tessa Gray.”

Spoiler #12

“Oh, God,” Magnus said. “They’re dead. They’re all dead.”

Spoiler #13

“Why did he kiss you?” she asked.

Spoiler #14

They landed at Simon’s feet. “Take your clothes and go!” Isabelle shouted.

Spoiler #15

“He’s not feeling well,” Clary said, catching at Simon’s wrist. “We’re going.”

“No,” Simon said. “No, I — I need to talk to him. To the Inquisitor.”

Robert reached into his jacket and drew out a crucifix. Clary stared in shock as he held it up between himself and Simon. “I speak to the Night’s Children Council representative, or to the head of the New York clan,” he said. “Not to any vampire who comes to knock at my door —“

Simon reached out and plucked the cross out of Robert’s hand. “Wrong religion,” he said.

Spoiler #16

“I think,” Jace said, “that you don’t want to tell your secrets, so you decided to break up with Alec because..”

Spoiler #17

“We shouldn’t,” protested Isabelle. “The Clave has a plan.”

“The Clave has the collective intelligence of a pineapple,” said Jace.

Alec blinked up at them. “Jace is right.”

Isabelle turned on her brother. “What do you know? You weren’t even paying attention.”

“I was,” Alec said, injured. “I said Jace was right.”

“Yeah, but there’s like a 90% chance of me being right most of the time, so that’s not proof you were listening,” said Jace. “That’s just a good guess.”

Spoiler #18

“No killing,” Jordan said. “We’re trying to make you feel peaceful, so you don’t go up in flames. Blood, killing, war, those are all non-peaceful things. Isn’t there anything else you like? Rainforests? Chirping birds?”

“Weapons,” said Jace. “I like weapons.”

“I’m starting to think we have a problematic issue of personal philosophy here.”

Jace leaned forward, his palms flat on the ground. “I’m a warrior,” he said. “I was brought up as a warrior. I didn’t have toys, I had weapons. I slept with a wooden sword until I was five. My first books were medieval demonologies with illuminated pages. The first songs I learned were chants to banish demons. I know what brings me peace, and it isn’t sandy beaches or chirping birds in rainforests. I want a weapon in my hand and a strategy to win.”

Jordan looked at him levelly. “So you’re saying that what brings you peace … is war.”

“Now you get it.”

Spoiler #19

She turned to look at Sebastian, lying on the bed. He was shirtless, and even in the dim light the old whip weals across his back were visible. She had always been fascinated by Shadowhunters but had never thought she would find one whose personality she could stand for more than five minutes, until Sebastian.

Spoiler #20

Magnus rolled onto his back and put his feet up on the arm of the sofa. “What do you care if Alec’s miserable?”

“What do I care?” Jace said, so loudly that Chairman Meow rolled off the couch and landed on the floor. “Of course I care about Alec; he’s my best friend, my parabatai. And he’s unhappy. And so are you, by the look of things. Takeout containers everywhere, you haven’t done anything to fix up the place, your cat looks dead —“

“He’s not dead.”

Spoiler #21

“Okayyyyy,” Isabelle said in a low voice, “When did Brother Zachariah get hot?”

Spoiler #22

“Simon,” said a voice at his shoulder, and he turned to see Izzy, her face a pale smudge between dark hair and dark cloak, looking at him, her expression half-angry, half-sad. “I guess this is the part where we say goodbye?”

Spoiler #23

His eyes shone when he looked at her, green as spring grass.

He has always had green eyes, said the voice in her head.People often marvel at how much alike you are, he and your mother and yourself. His name is Jonathan and he is your brother; he has always protected you.

Somewhere in the back of Clary’s mind she saw black eyes and whip marks, but she didn’t know why. He’s your brother. He’s your brother, and he’s always taken care of you.

Spoiler #24

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 at 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?”

COHF Page Count

Cassie has confirmed that the COHF book page account is 733 pages long! This is longer than any of the other Mortal Instruments books. What has she done to fill up these pages? Hopefully they are filled with action-packed sexy Clace, Malec and Sizzy scenes, and not the horrible gory deaths of my favourite characters! -_-

Mockingjay Part One!

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Suzanne Collins’ award winning trilogy has done well internationally so far, with both the books and the movies. We adored the latest movie “Catching Fire” and know that “Mockingjay” will not disappoint. The final film is being split into two parts, as to catch all the details written in the books. I have a positive response to this because I think it is a great idea to make sure that no details are left out from the book. The Hunger Games books are really complex, and I think mostly that the Catching Fire movie really showed that well. It left next to nothing out from the book, and included all dialogue, more accurately portraying the characters I think than the first movie. It was definitely the best book to movie adaption that I have ever had the pleasure of viewing, and I really think that it has upped the game for all upcoming movies. The book was obviously scrutinised down to the last detail, and the movie reflected that so well. I have incredibly high hopes for both parts of Mockingjay, and I really think we won’t be disappointed.

It will definitely be difficult to create this movie, I think. Mockingjay is very complicated and has some very hard concepts to grasp. Summing up book series isn’t always easy, I mean, take a look at Allegiant. Reading the final book in the Hunger Games series a year or so ago really destroyed me for a good while. The plot is consistent, yet it changes constantly, moving to fit in the elaborate scheme of events. Characters die and are mourned, and new characters are introduced that help the story along. I think that it was a very good move on the producers’ part to create the movie into two parts. It definitely worked with Harry Potter, The Hobbit and even Twilight. The rebellion really goes into fully-blown mode in Mockingjay, with some really hard core action scenes that will take the actors through rigorous training, and many stunt doubles will have to be employed. The budget for both of these movies is going to be insane, to include all the right props, settings, outfits and technology, but they know and we know that it will pay off with the box office reactions.

I am so amazingly excited for this film and I am happy that it is in two parts because I don’t want this series to end yet. It has such an incredible cast and such a great plot line to follow and I am highly anticipating the final two movies.

Fan Cover or Official Cover?

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As we all know, the City of Heavenly Fire book cover was released just the other day. I love Cassie for keeping us fans excited by giving us spoilers and all sorts of hints to keep us guessing. But do we like the fan covers or the official cover better? I’m not sure how to feel about the real cover. It definitely has all sorts of hidden meaning to it, but frankly, for something that I’ve been waiting for for so long, I’m a little bit disappointed. It wasn’t as attractive and appealing appearance wise as I thought it would be. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m sure it represents the book inside fantastically, and of course what the book cover looks like doesn’t mean anything, but I was hoping for an AMAZING cover for the final book, not just something that makes me shrug my shoulders and say “eh, it’s alright.” I feel that the cover could have been a lot more physically appealing, and I do not think that it was as beautiful as the other covers in the series.

However, some of these fan covers are amazing! I guess they got my hopes up a bit too much, because I was expecting something like the images above. If I had to choose between the fan covers and the official cover, I’d probably have to choose the fan covers because though people say not to judge a book by its cover, it’s great to get drawn in by a beautiful cover that really catches your eye in the bookstore.

The first fan cover above made by Carmen (@homeofnephilim) is absolutely fantastic and it also seems to convey so much hidden meaning. The city seems to be burning, which sets the theme for City of Heavenly Fire. Clary and Jace hold each other as the world burns, as if they cling to the only stable things left in their lives.

If it came down to it, which would you choose? Comment below.