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Book vs Screen: The Mortal Instruments / Shadowhunters

January 28, 2017 | 4 comments


My sister got me hooked on the tv show Shadowhunters, based on The Mortal Instruments books by Cassandra Clare. I actually read City of Bones, the first book in the series (originally published in 2007) before watching the first season of the tv show Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (premiered 2015).

TV SHOW over book, because:

1. The book was ok, but definitely not my favourite genre. It had some great parts, but a lot of it it was slow going and hard to follow. I have no intentions of reading the other five books in the series.

2. The tv show, on the other hand, is addictive. For me, the plot and characters works perfectly on screen.

3. The soundtrack is great.

4. The show has plenty of pretty boys to look at. And several kick-ass female characters.

5. The main characters are a few years older in the tv show (which definitely made the story better).