City of Lost Souls Launch Party set for May 8th!

Attention ChicagoLand! The wonderful Cassie Clare just posted the info on the launch party of the City of Lost Souls!According to her blog, the event will be held on Tuesday, May 8th at 7 pm at Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College in the town of Naperville, IL. Click here for a map to the event!

This is your one chance to see Cassie as it’s the only book signing appearance she’s doing for City of Lost Souls in the US — ” possibly my only US signing this year”, she says. There will be giveaways, prizes, trivia and other fun things!

 Here’s all the event info:
City of Lost Souls launch party!
Tuesday, May 8th at 7pm
Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College
310 E. Benton Ave.
Naperville IL 60540
For tickets call : Anderson’s Bookshop 630-355-2665  (A ticket is the price of a book: when you turn up, you get the book for signing. You can bring older titles to be signed, but you can only get in with a copy of City of Lost Souls. This is for the bookstore’s sake, so they can afford to have the event! So ticket = book.)
So, how many of you would plan at trip to go to this signing? Let me know! 

‘Mirror Mirror’ Star Lily Collins Says Snow White Is No Damsel In Distress

 Here’s an interview with MTV’s Hollywood Crush and “Mirror Mirror” and upcoming “City of Bones” star Lily Collins. Just like we’ve seen in the recent ABC hit “Once Upon a Time”, Lily explains that Snow White is not the damsel in distress that most might think. The complexity of these classic characters go much deeper, in Lily’s opinion.

‘Mirror Mirror’ Star Lily Collins Says Snow White Is No Damsel In Distress

What do you think? Is Snow a kick-ass fighter and is the Evil Queen justified in her quest to destroy Snow?

Shoot me a comment!

City of Lost Souls Chapter Hunt

Just like an Easter egg hunt, TMI fans will get the chance to go hunting for the first chapter of the City of Lost Souls.

According to Cassie, “There’s going to  be a chapter hunt for the whole first chapter of City of Lost Souls, spread out over five blogs and five days, starting toward the end of this week. And with prizes and things! So stay tuned for updates on that!”

We look forward to all Cassie has in store for us! 🙂

Follow Cassandra Clare at for more details and Happy (shadow) hunting! 🙂

Welcome to the world of The Mortal Institute! If you are on this site, you undoubtedly are a fan of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. If you’ve never read the books, drop what you’re doing and run — don’t walk — to get a copy of the book (or put it on your eReader).

So why have I made this site? First of all, you should know a little about me. My name is Amber. I’m a mom, a blogger/aspiring entertainment writer and a lover of music, books and TV. In the past, I’ve helped write for because I was a mega-fan of the show LOST. Since the ending of that series, I’ve grown to be a lover of so many book series that have turned into hit TV shows and movies. I love everything from Twilight to The Vampire Diaries. But with all the fangirling I have done, the world I seem enjoy the most belong to that of the Shadowhunters.

So why did I pick The Institute as my theme for the site? What I like most about the Institutes are that they are located all around the world as well as they belong in the past (The Infernal Devices), the present (The Mortal Instruments) AND the future (The Dark Artifices). On the site, I want fans to discuss all the books, the upcoming film project(s), music and all the other favorite things we all like as fans of urban fantasy/YA books.

That’s all for now. This page is a work in progress, so check back often for updates!

Fan Site for Cassandra Clare and Shadowhunters TV show