Mundie Moms

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

2013 Inky Awards Announced in Melbourne Australia

We are pleased to announce the Inky Awards for best teen Australian and International Book in 2013. The Inky Awards is hosted each year by Inside A Dog which is the website dedicated to Children's and Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria Australia.  As an Aussie Mundie Mom I love all the hard work the people at our Vic State Library do for Children's and Teen fiction.

The awards are voted on every year in Australia by Australian Teens aged 12-20 years. Books need to be available for Aussie Teens to buy in regular book shops and from Aussie online stores to be eligible for nomination

The nominations for the 2013 Gold Inky which is for best Australian teen book were 
Girl Defective by Simmone Howell
My Life as an Alphabet by Barry Jonsberg
Cry Blue Murder by Kim Kane and Marion Roberts
Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil
Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield
The nominations for the Silver Inky which is for best International teen book were
The Diviners by Libba Bray
See You At Harry's by Jo Knowles
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
And the Winners for the awards were

The Gold Inky for Best Australian Teen book goes to My Life As An Alphabet by Barry Jonsberg

The Silver Inky for best International Teen book goes to The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Congratulations to all those nominated and especially to the two winners!

Cassandra Clare Talks City of Ashes Movie (SPOILERS)

MTV News recently posted their interview with Cassandra Clare, in which she talked about City of Ashes movie.

While actress Lily Collins told us earlier this month that she wasn't sure when shooting will start on "City of Ashes" ("I don't know anything else; I kind of am with everyone else in the waiting game.”) Cassandra Clare is ready for the sequel which she says "ratchets up the stakes".
"Simon (Robert Sheehan) is turned into a vampire," Clare teases, "And he goes from being this human who's Clary's friend to this ravenous undead thing." Clare adds that she pushed for Sheehan in the role, with early discussions about his casting centering on how right he'd look stalking the night and sucking blood. "Robbie was actually my idea," she says. "I saw him in 'Misfits,' which is a big comedy hit in Britain, and he's just so good and yet also able to be heartbreaking and I thought he'll be great and he will enjoy the hell out of being a vampire."
What else can fans expect from "City of Ashes?" Well, Sigourney Weaver is joining the series as the Inquisitor. Describing the previously-announced casting, Clare says the character is "This badass, scary lady" that fans can expect to enjoy. Although she's sworn to secrecy about any other details for the adaptation, Clare says there's a massive battle on the deck of a warship capping the second story that she's excited to see onscreen.
Clare describes the experience of seeing "City of Bones" on an editing bay in a L.A. studio for the first time as "bizarre": "Even though in the movie they're very different from the way they are in the books, there were moments where I sort of jumped because a certain prop or a certain thing was as I imagined it in my head."
And what about that kiss? You know, the one that happens just before Clary and Jace learn that they might have accidentally pulled a Luke and Leia? "You have this relationship built up between the two characters, then you have this revelation at the end of the story... and it's slightly more clarified in the movie that [the romance] is possible."
Not everything was perfect with that first viewing: Clare says she had some "small" notes such as realizing that the character of Isabelle (Jemima West) went the entire movie without being named. But overall, she was happy with the adaptation by first-time screenwriter Jessica Postigo and director Harald Zwart.
"It was a lot of continuity stuff - I asked them to cut out things that contradicted later books in the series," but there was one thing the author wishes could have made it into the movie: "In the books, the motorcycles can fly, and they didn't want to do flying motorcycles. We went back and forth on whether we should imply they can fly [laughs]."

It will definitely be interesting to see what stays and what doesn't make it to the big screen with City of Ashes. I can't wait for December 3rd, when I can run out and pick up my The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones blu-ray combo pack!

Jamie Campbell Bower with Benedict Cumberbatch

BZGPy5cCMAIHor2 If you want to make any Shadowhunter happy - show them a picture of Jamie Campbell Bower. He looks like he's bulking up (maybe that's the layers, but I will take it). He's at the Soho House and Grey Goose Party. Not in bad company either. Yes people, that is Cumberbatch. Be still my beating heart. SOURCE

Lily Collins (Clary Fray) Joins Instagram

Capture Lily Collins has joined instagram, and it has been confirmed by her Mortal Instruments co-star Kevin Zegers. Follow her at @lilyjcollins.

Cassandra Jean Postcard Featuring Jace and Brother Zachariah

tumblr_mwtul1eqba1qck31zo1_500 Cassandra Jean is working on postcards now, for City of Heavenly Fire. It's an moment featuring Jace and Brother Zachariah. What do you think of the card?
Working on the Postcards for City of Heavenly Fire for cassandraclare I drew this scene and thought “Technically this is still Heronstairs” and then I made myself sad. Because that is sad.

See a Clip from 'The Mortal Instruments' DVD Extras

Can't wait for 'The Mortal Instruments' to come out on DVD? Us either! It's not too long now, but here's the great thing... DVD extra's are being released. Here's what we know about special features...
Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Material: - Bringing Them to Life – Filmmakers & Cast discuss the characters of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - Descendants of the Cup – A look at the stunts and the cast’s transformation into Shadowhunters - Music Video: “Almost is Never Enough” by Ariana Grande featuring Nathan Sykes - Deleted Scenes Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Material: - Interactive Lineage Tracker – Allows users to learn more about all the characters in the world of The Mortal Instruments - Deadly Attraction – Lily Collins & Jamie Campbell Bower on their roles as Clary Fray & Jace Wayland - Entering The Shadow World – Creating the extraordinary creatures of the shadow world - Into the Shadows: From Book to Screen – A look at this monumental book’s journey from page to screen