Topic: National Siblings Day is a few days away. Choose a book that has your favorite bookish siblings.
My most beloved bookish siblings right now are Alec and Isabelle Lightwood from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. The brother and sister duo are first introduced in City of Bones when they are seen fighting demons at the Pandemonium Club. Alec and Isabelle are Shadowhunters, half-angel/half-human beings who fight against demonic forces.
The siblings are very close and fiercely loyal to each other! Isabelle knows how the Shadowhunter world (and their parents) would react to Alec being gay and does her best to protect him. They both mess up and have abrasive personalities at times, but they bring out the best in each other.
I wasn’t sure about the City of Bones movie (it left a lot to be desired), but I am loving the casting of Matthew Daddario as Alec and Emerald Toubia as Isabelle in the Shadowhunters TV series. Yeah, the show can be cheesy at times, but these actors are just perfect and adorable! Honestly, just watch it for these two (and Magnus Bane 😉)!
Original Book Cover + Cover From My Country:
This is the cover I’m most used to seeing. It’s what made me curious about the series when I first saw it in the library. It embodies what a Shadowhunter is: light against the darkness.
Favourite Book Covers:
1.) The first cover was published in the UK. I like the angel wing design and colour.
2.) Again, the original is “the cover” for me.
3.) This was part of a series of new covers issued recently. It stays true to the original with the Shadowhunter covered in ruins, but instead of showing light triumphing against darkness, the man is looks burnered.
Least Favourite Book Covers:
I dislike faces on the covers. It creeps me out! I also really hate movie/TV show tie-ins. They just look tacky!