By: Melanie | February 14, 2016 | (48) Comments


So, if you’re like me and just never have been interested in owning a copy of The Mortal Instruments (now called Shadowhunters) by Cassie Clare because of how… er… not-so-great the old covers were – never fear! Because let me tell you people, The Mortal Instruments got a makeover AND THEY ARE JUST ASDFGHJFDSKFBKSDNDSJF. Here’s a few to feast your eyes on.

City of Bones City of Glass City of Heavenly Fire

I adore them, I really do. In fact, I might just go and grab a set of these new shiny covers myself  *nods happily* And for you, my lovely Aussie readers, you have the chance to win a set of these new Shadowhunters covers by simply filling out + completing the Rafflecopter below! How awesome is that?

Speaking of Shadowhunters, I have been watching the TV series adaption that ABC Family have undertaken, and contrary to these covers… the TV series is honestly a disgrace. I mean, who knew it could be WORSE than the movie adaption? Bad actors + corny asf script = just a huge mess.

At least it serves as some nice eye candy.

Regardless, I can’t seem to stop watching because it’s so bad that it’s good lmaoooo. IS THIS JUST ME???


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So, what do you think of the new Mortal Instrument covers? Yay or nay? ALSO has anyone else been watching Shadowhunters? Because we must discuss thoughts.

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Melanie is one of the totally fabulous bloggers at YA Midnight Reads. She's a 16 year old student from Melbourne, Australia. She is normally found binge watching TV series, reading , blogging, procrastinating or fangirling about how Percabeth is the best ship ever. She's also a lover of caps lock and uses it excessively.

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48 Responses to Giveaway: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

  1. Paul says:

    THE NEW COVERS LOOK BEAUTIFUL *scream* It is basically book heaven when the spines of a book series line up to a bigger picture. And this panorama is SO PRETTY.

  2. These covers are way better than the old ones, haha. So great to see the AUS community excited over the new ones! I haven’t read the books, but I hadn’t known the TV adaptation turned out disappointing, which is a huge shame because GAH it’s supposed to be so lovely to have screen adaptations :'(
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  3. I can’t stop watching it anyway. So, so, so terrible. But it might get better!?!?

  4. Meleika says:

    I totally agree Melanie !! In comparison to the movie the TV show is horrible. I love Alec on the show though. He can pull off and work with that bad script
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  5. I really like the new covers, but I think my obsession with the series has past, so I don’t plan on buying them. I still have City of Lost Souls and Clockwork Princess to read. When she started releasing all those novellas for The Bane Chronicles and Shadowhunter Academy, I began to lose interest. Just too many things that need to be read in order to understand the stories! Although, Lady Midnight sounds good, so I may jump back on the bandwagon…I’m rambling… But I totally agree with you on the show, it’s horrid. I actually enjoyed the movie — at least there were good actors and the lines weren’t SO BAD. I’m still watching though, who knows why… 😛
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  6. What an awesome giveaway! I agree with you about the TV show… yeah sadly, I prefer the movie lol

  7. I haven’t read this series, Mel, but these covers are gorgeous! Sorry to hear about TV series adaption, though I get you on “it’s so bad that it’s good”, I was guilty of watching bad movies myself for the same reason.
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  8. Kelly says:

    I am watching the show and reading the books to see where they differ and I like the show! Some of the acting is horrible but I like their retelling, esp since Cassandra had stated that the show would not be a book per season but a blend, and I think they are doing a great job at blending it!

  9. Laura W says:

    These covers are so pretty! I have to say, I don’t really like the books or the TV show or the movie… *hides behind hands* The books annoyed me (it was mostly Clary). The TV show is semi-okay. There are some seriously awkward moments/lines/plot structures but Magnus behaves so ridiculously towards Alec it makes my day. Malec is seriously the best ship ever but in the show, Magnus almost seems like a creepy stalker. The new covers are great though!

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  10. Tiffany H says:

    I have never read TMI before and if I could win this, it would be THE MOST amazing thing ever because those covers a absolutely gorgeous! I love these covers more than the original covers as well 🙂

  11. Anna says:

    OH MY GOD THE TV SHOW- that was just horrible. But I can’t stop watching it either!!!

  12. Alecia says:

    These covers are so beautiful!! I have to admit I haven’t even read this series before but I really want to and despite the horrible tv show, I now these books are much, much better!

  13. Richard Harrison says:

    Lots of people saying the books are amazing, the show is terrible and these covers are great. I only saw the movie so playing catch-up!

  14. Debbie says:

    YAAAYYY for new covers! These look incredible and would like lovely in my bookshelf 😉 Thank you for the giveaway and good luck to everyone (myself included)

  15. I refuse to see the show. Honestly. Please don’t even get me started on it. I cannot believe that they were just content with ruining the series with a seriously crappy movie, but now they have to butcher it with an ever crappier TV show? Why would they torture use like that!? *grumbles*

    Anyway, I’m still not sure about these covers. I mean the spines are just … *drools*. But the covers? I don’t know. I was happy with the old ones, really.
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  16. Hannah M says:

    I LOVE these new covers, they are so beautiful! Definitely the ones I need, that’s for sure. Thank you for the giveaway!!!

  17. Jessica Gilham says:

    From what I’ve seen of Shadowhunters, I can’t really say it turned out the way that they kept saying it would. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it was worse than the movie…because the movie was an absolute trainwreck. Like huge explosions, things flying through the air, tons of gore – the whole works. Possibly the worst book-to-movie adaptation I’ve ever seen – either that or Percy Jackson, UGH.
    I think that the script is quite cheesy, but I was kind of expecting worse? Gosh, I’m horrible, aren’t I?!
    Is it weird to say that I don’t mind the casting (not Clary/Jace, though. BLEH) but all the rest of the stuff was a bit…MEH? I guess what I’m trying to say is, I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it, so I’m just left at that MEH stage, again…which I honestly think is worse than hating it with a passion, because at least that shows you care?
    OK. Good, Jess. Offend as many people as possible…that’s the idea! T_T

    • Siobhan says:

      Haven’t seen the mortal instruments film but surely nothing can be worse than the Percy Jackson films???

  18. Inas says:


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  19. MaryLou says:

    Love the new covers!

  20. This is like the 5th time I’ve seen this giveaway and I am really wishing I lived in Australia right now… SHADOWHUNTERS! I have watched the first 3 episodes so far. They are good… Not great, but good. The acting is just okay, but on concept I love it so much!

  21. Hell, no! It’s not just you. I also find Shadowhunters an awful show, but for some reason I keep on watching every new episode. It’s so bad you just have to see how they muck up things even more. Although I was starting to warm up to Izzie and Jace. Sorta. And Magnus is just deadly hilarious: “I don’t know, does he usually just lie face-down?” (or whatever the exact phrase was, but it was great).
    Like, I’m not even that much into TMI, but it’s sad to see a book butchered (I mean, you could say they are butchering it more or less). The movie was much better, although silly and cheesy, as well.
    Me watching Shadowhunters: Oh, Valentine! *skip, skip, skip* Silly, silly. Seriously? Oh, well, nope *skip, skip, skip* In the end from the around 40 mins of an episode I watch only 30, because there’s always at least one moment/scene that I just can’t take, because it’s so baaad. 😀
    But the new covers sure are pretty. Too bad I’m not in Australia.
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  22. You’ve just reminded me to watch the Shadowhunters series, I’ve totally forgotten about that! The new covers are absolutely stunning, fingers crossed!
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  23. Wendy says:

    I’ve never read them before but have been curious for a while! Beautiful cover indeed, and thanks for the giveaway!

  24. OMG YES I LOVE THE NEW COVERS SO MUCH!!!! And YES I do watch Shadowhunters!!!! I thin kit gets better with each episode and I am loving it more as it goes along and gets more complicated. MATTHEW DADDARIO OMG LOVE HIM SO MUCH AND HARRY SHUM JNR OMG I SHIP MALEC SO SO MUCH!!!!! Not loving the chemistry between Jace and Clary, but I am also loving Izzy. AND WE SAW MAX AND OMG I AM GOING TO CRY SO MUCH IF THEY DO SEASON 2.
    But I do love it, and it’s growing on me as I continue to watch it. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway and thanks for sharing!!!! xoxo
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  25. Aentee says:

    I am wishing upon a star rn that I will win one of these many fabulous giveaways. The odds are totally in our favour, right? I owned Book 1 of the old cover once, but could not bear its yellow and naked blond man so I never finished reading the book. This new series is so much more shiny and the actor in the gif is God’s Gift to Netflix *A* I need these covers, plus the spines are so awesome! *fingers crossed*

    As for the show… I tried watching the first episode and I lost interest – the dialogue is terrible. I might go back for the pretty faces though.
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  26. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway, Mel! This is so exciting for us Aussies who always miss out on the cool giveaways. This is the coolest giveaway of all! I love all of the Shadowhunter books and these new covers are amazing! I have to have them on my shelf! The new TID covers are even more amazing and I’ll definitely be buying them the next time I go to Dymocks! Okay let’s be real, I’ll buy the TMI set as well, if I don’t win any of the giveaways!
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  27. Oh my god, yes someone who’s like me! I can’t stop watching the show either even though it’s kind of a trainwreck. I’m mostly in it for the Malec feels and I mean, the actor playing Alec because yes. Haha. But yes, I am the same way, it’s horrible, worse than the movie, but I can’t stop watching it! I had to comment when I saw that you felt the same way. Also, like I just really want to slap Jace in the show. =)
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  28. Helen says:

    Oh god the TV series IS so bad that it’s addicting….. Clary and Jace are horribly casted, etc. etc…… I could write a better script, honestly. BUT MALEC. WAITING FOR FABULOSITY, MAN!
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  29. Lana says:

    THESE COVERS ARE SO SO SO NICE! I’m hoping that I can win a set of them! I haven’t watched the Shadow Hunter’s TV show yet because I wanted to read the books first, but apparently it’s not worth it, so oh well, I won’t bother with the TV show. I wish someone would make a proper TV show of SOMETHING just for once! 🙁

  30. Ohhh…I love the elegant black-and-white scene the spines paint when they line up together. And goodness, if those covers don’t convey the utmost action and intensity! It looks less mysterious, but much more action-packed, which I think is probably a good thing when you’re putting out a new edition of a modern YA classic 🙂
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  31. Rebecca says:

    These new covers are great, but I’m especially in love with the spine art! Woo, fantastic job, cover designers! Can’t wait to see these up close IRL 🙂
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  32. I LOVE these new covers! They look so awesome! Plus, I love how theres one of each character on each book now? Because I think in the original releases, it was only ever Simon, Clary and Jace? I can’t remember too well haha xD
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  33. Yousra El-Gaafarawy says:

    Thank you for this opportunity, I really want to win I really hope to win. I love those books so much.

  34. I agree, the Shadowhunters TV show is a mess. But I can’t stop watching anyway even though my head hurts from rolling my eyes so much during each episode. Me still watching might have to do something with Matt Daddario. Maybe. Who knows.
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      Good one, it would have been better if it had the twist that the kid WAS the demon, possessed by the spirits as a result of his attempted suicide and desperation. That could be a movie plot…VA:F [111]29_1.69.(from 6 votes)

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  35. Arvenig says:

    I hope to win so much! I also tagged you for this tag:

  36. book addicts must have this!

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