Fictional Crush of the Week: Jace Wayland from the Mortal Instruments (Re-Post)

To celebrate my What A Nerd Girl Says Mortal Instruments Read-a-Thon, there every Saturday will feature a character from the series in the Fictional Crush of the Week!

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Character Name:

Jace Wayland Morgenstern Herondale Lightwood

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Book or Series They Appear In:

The Mortal Instruments Series

City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, City of Heavenly Fire 

Author:

Cassandra Clare

Played By: 

Jamie Campbell Bower

Who They Are:

Jace Wayland is the main character, alongside Clary Fray, in the Mortal Instruments series. He is a Shadowhunter, a human with angel blood and a predestined mission to rid the world of its demon infestation. He is tall, well built, blond hair and gold eyes. Jace was raised by Valentine, a rogue Shadowhunter, who was not easy with his affection for his “son”. This makes Jace hard, sarcastic and cocky, and not easy to see through at times. He isn’t easy with his affection but when he does eventually fall in love, he is incredibly romantic and protective, and yet, he shows strength and belief in Clary. He has a fierce loyalty to his friends and his adopted family, and he is a strong fighter and one of the BEST Shadowhunters that has even been.

Why I Am Crushing On Them: 

Jace Lightwood. How can I describe Jace Lightwood? Sigh.

I first read the Mortal Instruments series three and a half years ago. My boyfriend and I had broken up for a couple months and I was in a miserable state, and I just needed the one thing that can always distract me: books. I went to Borders (oh Borders…rest in peace), and I found City of Bones. I thought it sounded kind of interesting, and took it home, and proceeded to read the second and third books, which were the only ones out at the time, and fell in love with series hard.

And with that came the BIGGEST crush on a fictional crush ever. I was lonely and mopey and pathetic at the time and I thought Jace Wayland was the best character to ever exist and the love of that character has not gone away.

For one thing, he’s a badass warrior, who is super strong and can fight like no other, and is extremely loyal and clever and brave and fearless. And he’s the bad boy too: he has sarcasm and biting words and he’s cocky as hell, and I don’t know, I love that sort of boy. I love the ones that are so hard to see sometimes and have these hard shells because when they do fall in love, and they do start to pull down the walls, its so beautiful and its like a relief. I remember feeling like, OHMYGOD, finally, Jace opens up with people!

Plus, if Jace were real, he’d be super hot. I know that Alec Lightwood is supposed to be the beautiful one, but Jace has that blond, tortured soul, tough warrior, with sexy rune tattoos thing going on. Yeah. Whew. I need to splash my face with cold water.

Plus, he’s funny. He makes me laugh with the ridiculous stuff that he says, and I love when a boy can make me laugh.

Notable Quotes: 

“I don’t want to be a man,” said Jace. “I want to be an angst-ridden teenager who can’t confront his own inner demons and takes it out verbally on other people instead.”

“It means ‘Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234?.”

“I know it’s wrong – God, it’s all kinds of wrong – but I just want to lie down with you and wake up with you, just once, just once ever in my life.”

“There is no pretending”,Jace said with absolute clarity.”I love you,and I will love you until I die,and if there’s a life after that,I’ll love you then.” (This one kills me every single time…)

“I love you Clary. More then I ever– God. More than i probably should. You know that, don’t you?”

“To love is to destroy and to be loved is to be the one destroyed”

“Don’t order any of the faerie food. It tends to make humans a little crazy. One minute you’re munching a faerie plum, the next minute you’re running naked down Madison Avenue with antlers on your head. Not, that this has ever happened to me.”

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Tuesday Top Ten-Favorite City of Bones Moments!

Welcome to the first official post of the What A Nerd Girl Says Mortal Instruments Read-a-Thon! Yay!

I felt kind of like Kermit the Frog writing that. I hope you felt that when you read it. I want that sort of enthusiasm to permeate off the webpage you’re reading.

For those of you who don’t know, buy information pills I’m re-reading the five books of the Mortal Instruments series (for the millionth time) in order to prepare myself for the sixth and final book, sickness City of Heavenly Fire, which releases on May 27th.

I decided that the Mortal Instruments would be taking over my blog, and I am doing that as best I can. For the next five weeks, I’m all TMI. So I hope you all can sit back, relax and enjoy all things Shadowhunter.

Every Tuesday for the next five weeks, I’ll be counting down my favorite moments in each Mortal Instruments book. As this is the first week of the Read-a-Thon, that means today is my top ten favorite moments of City of Bones.

10. Church 

Jace was glaring at the cat. “I told you to bring me to Alec! Backstabing Judas.”

Church rolled onto his back, purring contentedly.” 

Its simple: everything Church does is absolute magic. This is the book where we meet him, where we learn that he’s a smart, silly, and loving cat that you can’t help but love and the moment that you realize that you start to ship Church with Chairman Meow. In all seriousness though, I have a weird addicting to this cat and I love the connection between the Infernal Devices when Church is first rescued, to him being part of the Lightwood family at the New York Institute.

9. When Clary Discovers Her Powers

“When she was done, it was as exact as she could make it. Driven by some instinct she didn’t quite understand, she reached for the cup and set it down on top of the paper. Then, very carefully, she began to sketch the runes beside it.” 

As soon as I learned what a Shadowhunter was, and that Alec, Jace and Isabelle were Shadowhunters, I wanted to be one. And I wanted Clary to be one. When I learned that Clary was a Shadowhunter, I was squealing with excitement. I was like, she’s going to get Marks and learn to use a stele and a seraph blade and its going to be absolutely awesome. I was so into that, and I knew it was only going to make her journey in the books that much better. When Clary is drawing and discovers her ability to make the image on the page become real, I was dying of happiness. I was blown away when she pulled that coffee cup out of the pages. Not only was she a Shadowhunter, but she was special and how completely cliche that is, I don’t even care because it was beautiful.

 8. When Simon and Jace First Meet

“Yeah, well, you clearly also couldn’t be bothered to call me and tell me you were shacking up with some dyed-blond wanna-be goth you probably met at Pandemonium. After I spent the past three days wondering if you were dead.”

“I was not shacking up,” Clary said, glad of the darkness as the blood rushed to her face.

“And my hair is naturally blond,” said Jace. “Just for the record.”

This is such an awesome moment, especially now that I’ve read the rest of the series. The moment when Simon and Jace meet each other officially for the first time is beautiful because they’re both so different and so hostile toward the other, that you can’t help but hope that they become best friends. They continue to have an uneasy friendship as time goes on but the moment they meet is so great. Its kind of when you think, this book series could be all about a love triangle and oh god, these boys are just going to fight the entire series. And that does happen to a point but it all comes down to the fact that they’re so different and they see each other as competition instead of allies and its just too funny to watch. They are both so obviously trying to be cool and awesome in front of Clary at this moment and they both fail at it.

7. Discover Luke is a Werewolf 

“He looked at her, not saying anything, and she remembered suddenly the wolf in the alley, all black except for that one gray streak down its side, and she remembered the disc hitting it, and she realized it. 

‘You’re a werewolf.'”

Everything about Luke suddenly made so much more sense when we discover that he is a werewolf and he tells the story of his growing up, becoming Valentine’s parabatai, and becoming a werewolf and living his life as a mundane as Jocelyn’s best friend. I was so angry at Luke and the way he treated Clary but he came and saved her life from Hodge (ew) and made me absolutely happy. I love that everyone has their foot in this world somehow. We have the vampires (more on that in City of Ashes) and a warlock in Magnus and a werewolf in Luke. I loved that it just seemed so natural for him to be so and that it fit the history that we had learned from Hodge of the Circle and all that. I love also that it gave Clary the equal opportunity to try and get Jace back from Valentine.

6. When Magnus and Alec First Meet 

“What welcome?” Magnus asked. “I’d say is was a pleasure to meet you, but it wasn’t. Not that you aren’t all fairly charming, and as for you-” He dropped a glittery wink at Alec, who looked astounded. “Call me?”

I ship Malec so hard and not just because I actually like them together, but because I love all the boundaries that Cassandra Clare pushes in their relationship. Besides the obvious boundary being pushed with Malec being a gay couple, I think its because it pushes both characters. Alec is gay but can’t admit it, and Magnus is in love with Alec, a Shadowhunter, something that he doesn’t really want to do. And I love the moment that they meet. Alec thinks he’s so good at hiding how he feels and that no one in the world knows he’s gay but Magnus notices so fast, and is immediately attracted to him. I love that it completely throws Alec off his game, and that it intrigues him. Its a beautiful moment.

5. When Jace Turns Against his Father 

“Turning in astonishment, she saw Jace by the door, his arm still raised, and realized he must have flung the dagger with enough force to knock the black sword out of his father’s hand.” 

Finding out that Valentine Morgenstern is both Clary and Jace’s father was a huge thing that I had never seen coming when reading the book for the first time. I think I legitimately felt sick to my stomach. No, no way. There was no way that Clace was a pair of brother and sister. They were meant to be! Clary was going to break down the hard walls of Jace’s personality and make him fall madly in love with her and they were going to live happily ever after…and then suddenly they were brother and sister, and Jace is ready to do whatever his father needs him to do, and I felt like Jace was all lost. The moment that he stops his father, and disobeys him for the first time in his entire life, gave me hope that Jace was exactly the kind of character that I had hoped he was, and that I wasn’t stupid for fictionally falling in love with him.

4. When Simon Saves Everyone’s Life

“He was holding Alec’s bow, she realized, and the quiver was strapped across his back. He drew an arrow from it, fitted it to the string, and lifted the bow expertly, as if he’d done the same thing a hundred times before.”

I think this is the moment that the reader, even myself, realizes that there is so much more to Simon than just being a mundane. I wanted Clary with Jace from the moment she met him (see later), and I was annoyed with Simon for so long. I thought he was holding her back, to be honest, until this moment. When he comes in with the bow and arrow and shoots out the skylight and saves them from the Greater Demon, I think I gained a lot more respect for him. He’s not gifted with the blood of the angel and he isn’t a Shadowhunter, but he’s incredibly smart and incredibly brave and willing, especially when it comes to the loyalty he has to Clary. I think that’s when I vowed to give Simon a better chance than I had before. Now that we’ve reached five, nearly six books, Simon is one of my favorites and I’m happy to remember the moment that he really proved himself to me.

3. When Clary Slaps Jace 

“There must have been something in her voice, because he turned to look at her. Her hand cracked across his face, a slap that rocked him back on his heels. He put a hand to his cheek, more in surprise than pain. “What the hell was that for?”

The other ten percent,” she said, and they rode the rest of the way down to the street in silence.” 

Why do I like the moment that Clary slaps Jace? Because she’s not completely in awe of who he is. I feel like there are so many YA novels out there where the girl meets the guy and he’s so special and different that she is literally in awe of him. It doesn’t feel like love or friendship or companionship to me, it feels like worship and that sort of thing does NOT lead to an actual good, healthy relationship. Just my opinion. Seeing the way Clary obviously is attracted to Jace but isn’t willing to let him push her around was always fantastic and why I loved the both of them. Jace is so cocky and he was willing to take Clary’s life in his hands at a hunch that she was a Shadowhunter and not a normal mundane and he was really lucky that he was right. Clary recognizes this and slaps him for basically being an assuming asshole. I totally cheered at that moment, and knew that Clary was the kind of girl that I could really love as a character.

2. The First Scene in Pandemonium 

“What’s this?” he demanded, looking from Clary to his companions, as if they might know what she was doing there.

“It’s a girl,” Jace said,recovering his composure. “Surely you’ve seen girls before, Alec. Your sister Isabelle is one.” 

Sometimes it takes more than just the first chapter for me to fall in love with a book. I have to give it at least page 50 until I’m like, okay, this book has me hooked, let’s keep this going. With City of Bones, though, that was so different. I was in a rough place when I read the book, so there is that, but I was hooked from the moment that Clary stepped through the closet at Pandemonium and witnessed the showdown between Jace, Isabelle and Alec and the demon. I was massively in love with Jace from the moment they said his name, mostly because I love that name, and have for quite a many years but also because I just knew he was going to be “IT” in the books, if you know what I mean. I knew immediately that I wanted to find out the rest.

1. The Greenhouse Scene 

“There is a hollow in the pit of his stomach, a nervous edginess. He wants to pull her back to himself, to pour into her everything he is feeling: his admiration, his new-born knowledge, his devotion, his need. “I’ve never been more awake.”

I mean, duh. I think I would have a cold, cold heart if I didn’t absolutely love this scene. I LOVE this scene. Its beautiful in so many ways. I love that Jace takes the time to do something for Clary’s birthday, which is so out of character for him, because he doesn’t DO those kinds of things for people, especially those he has just met. I love that he opens himself up to her in ways that he never really has before, and I just love it all. Its the calm before the storm that is Simon or Valentine or Hodge or the Mortal Cup. Just for that moment, they’re together and they’re experiencing those fragile steps into first love and it makes me so happy every time I read it. The first time that I read Jace’s POV (which is where the quote comes from), I loved it even more. For that one moment, you think everything is going to be okay between them, right before the news that they are brother and sister, or that there’s the complication of Simon, all of that. I think that’s why I love this scene so much. Its what I had been waiting for, and it gave me hope for the rest of the series because I knew how they felt for each other. 

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I hope you enjoyed Stop 1 on the What A Nerd Girl Says Read-a-Thon, and that you’ll be with me the rest of the way! You can check out the rest of the “tour” schedule by clicking this link!

And don’t forget to share your own favorite scenes from City of Bones in the comments!

City of Heavenly Fire Official Synopsis and Reaction

Now, here you guys know that I’m not a news site. I don’t post news, because frankly, I have too much going on in my life to keep up with that sort of thing. I wish I did. I try to post as much as I can on the Facebook page but honestly, I just don’t have the patience.

This is a fan experience and fan opinion and all around fangirl site.

But that means I can share the official synopsis of City of Heavenly Fire, and I can share my reaction to it.

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And here is the synopsis:

In the long awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. 

 

Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Dark Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell.
 
The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris — but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons? 

 

When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim has ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon and Alec must flee –even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned…

 

Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the world in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments. 

Jeez.

My heart is breaking and I haven’t even read the book yet. Its going to be a Clockwork Princess kind of night when CoHF is released. I’m going to stay up until 3 or 4 am reading it, and walk around the next day with complete blood shot eyes. Sigh.

Let’s break this down:

“transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers”

That KILLS me. I wonder if any Shadowhunters we know are going to become a dark Shadowhunter the way Amatis did in CoLS. And I hate the way it says lovers. It makes me thing that Luke will be turned against Jocelyn, or vice versa or that Alec or Isabelle or Jace or any of them will turn bad and turn against their friends. It makes me wonder who Sebastian is going to get his claws on.

“not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay” 

Um, why? What’s going on? He has demon blood so we know that he can knock out the wards, the way he did in City of Glass. Is he just going to march into Idris and take it over?

“the Nephilim are trapped in Idris”

Sebastian is totally taking over Idris. The Shadowhunters are going to be under his thumb while he just wreaks destruction upon the world. Because the word ‘trapped’ means its more than just them seeking refuge there. Trapped suggests that they can’t leave. Why can’t they leave? AGH!

“one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim has ever known is revealed”

Um, excuse me? What? WHAT? Who is betraying who? Why is it so crazy? What is going on? Ohmygod I can’t stand this kind of anticipation. Who is going to betray who? Is it going to be absolutely heartbreaking? AGH!

“even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned”

Someone is going to die, someone is going to die, someone is going to die, and my TMI feels can’t handle this because I don’t want Clary or Jace or Isabelle or Alec or Simon to die but one of them is going to die and I’m going to became a tragic mess.

Basically all this as shown me is that I am so incredibly unprepared for the release of City of Heavenly Fire. I honestly have no idea how I am going to handle it but its going to be an emotional night. And I can’t wait for it.

What are your reactions to the official City of Heavenly Fire synopsis? Share in the comments! 

A Message to the Critics and the Haters

I’ve been stewing all day. I’ve been on the brink of exasperation and annoyance and yeah, rx a little bit of anger. And it took this little picture here to make me happier.

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But still. I’m frustrated. City of Bones hit theaters yesterday, officially, in most countries. Thousands and thousands of TMI fans have flocked to the theaters, and I know several fans who have seen it more than once, some three times already! I am so proud of this fandom, and I am so proud of Harald Zwart and his team, and our beloved actors for making a great movie.

Now, I didn’t expect that the critics would absolutely adore this movie. I didn’t think that people were going to be shouting “Oscars!” at the top of their lungs or handing out A+ ratings for it. I didn’t think people were going to be talking about what a masterpiece it was. I honestly didn’t. But myself, and so many of the fans I’ve talked to (and I’ve talked to quite a bit of you) absolutely loved it, and we are going to be the harshest critics. We are the ones who read the books and fell in love with the characters and hold them so dear to our heart. We are the ones going in with preconceived ideas of what this world and characters and story is about. We should be the ones that should be the hardest to please.

And yet this is not how it happened. I saw a picture on my friend Perla’s Facebook page today, and it really accurately displays what I think what down in the world of critics today.

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And its really what happened. Look, I like Twilight well enough. I recognize that its a terribly written book series and that the movies were made pretty terribly too. I recognize that completely. But its a guilty pleasure for me. But one thing I can say is…its given the whole young adult literature group a bad name. Honestly, I spend so much of my time, both on this computer with my blog and Tumblr and Facebook and such and in real life defending young adult literature and its movies and I am SO tired of it. I am so ridiculously tired of it.

Now this picture says “every male critic”. I happen to think its just every male (I do recognize there are exceptions). The male population tends to have a very negative view of young adult literature, and I think that’s partly due to Twilight. I think Twilight turned off a lot of people because of how badly it does as a book and a movie, critic wise, and it causes a blanket assumption on the rest of young adult lit books. Which is absolutely and completely ridiculous.

I love young adult literature and I’m 25 years old. I’ve met people from all different ages who adore young adult literature, including people into their sixties and seventies. Young adult literatures reaches people because it is a time in your life that you will NEVER forget, because you never feel as strongly and as powerful and invincible as you do when you are a teenager. Who wouldn’t want to experience those feelings again, and in such wonderful worlds like The Hunger Games, The Mortal Instruments, and Divergent and such.

But these preconceived notions that people have about young adult books and their movie adaptations, and it effects the way they go into the movie. I read a lot of these reviews of the City of Bones, because I just had to, and what I noticed was…majority of these reviews? They weren’t even based on actual review and critique. These reviewers, these so-called critics already had an idea of what this movie was going to be before they even sat down in their seats and they judged it before they could even get past the previews. They already had it in their mind that it was “just another Twilight” and that sort of attitude is so heavy in the reviews, that is blatantly obvious that so many of these critics didn’t even try to give the movie a chance.

And its so hard to take these critics seriously either! So many claim to be legit critics, “top” critics, so knowledgable about movies and so-called experts in the realms of movies, but you have no idea how many reviews I read that couldn’t even get their facts straight! They had movie plot points wrong, they spelled Cassie’s name wrong, they compared it to books, TV shows and movies that literally made no sense and they completely messed up actors’ names! How am I supposed to take your review of this movie seriously when you can’t even do the work to review it properly?

Even worse, its not just these critics that are like this. Its friends, its family, its people I know, who are judging this movie so harshly already. I want to scream, you’ve never read the book, you’ve never seen the movie, and you know how important this is to me, and yet…yet, you’re sitting here, high and mighty, judging something before you can even give it a chance. And I’m afraid that these attitudes, combined with the negative connotation given to young adult books and the overflow of negative reviews is causing people to avoid going to the movies to see it.

Even though, as a gigantic fan (check the fearless rune tattoo), I thought it was brilliantly made.

So today, I’m angry. I’m angry and upset and frustrated and tired. I’m tired of defending this group of books again and again and again. If you don’t want to believe it, fine. These beautiful books that are capable of transporting you into wonderful worlds, creating best friends and loves, changing your lives and teaching you so much can stay with those who appreciate them. You can stick to your capital L “Literature” all you want.

So I’m asking my followers, my fellow TMI fans, to go out there and watch this movie. Watch it again and again and again. Buy up the merchandise and tell Harald and Cassie and Jessica and Martin and Lily and Jamie and Kevin and all of them how great it is. Buy the books and support it all. Show them that we are not sitting down. Tell them they can throw their F. Scott Fitzgerald and their James Joyce and their capital L Literature our way but we are NOT standing down. Young adult literature is here to stay! And we will keep loving it and keep showing that it is NOT all Twilight and it is worth giving the chance. We’ll show all those snobs out there that they can stick their nose up at our books and our movies as much as they want. We are a force to be reckoned with and we have shown that!

I have this message to all the critics, and to all the haters:

Not all movies are meant to be Oscar winners. Not all movies go out there with the purpose of telling a super dramatic story or changing the entire world. Sometimes they are simply meant to entertain. Sometimes it may not make sense to you, but the movie does change people, but a select group of people. Sometimes you need to watch a movie and not constantly compare it to others simply because they are of the same AGE GROUP BOOKS (not genre because young adult literature is made of a TON of genres) and to give things a chance.

Not all books are Twilight. Not all books are the same. We have been writing about demons and vampires and werewolves and teenagers and love and coming-of-age and self-identity and sickness and all sorts of things FOR CENTURIES. Stop assuming that all young adult books just copy others. Pick one up for once, and give it a shot, and maybe you’ll find yourself surprised, and pleasantly so.

I’ve been angry today, but I love this movie. I think the City of Bones movie is brilliant. And if you critics don’t want to be on that same page with me, well, I guess that’s your choice now, isn’t it?

But I’m a Shadowhunter. And I’m a Shadowhunter for life. 

 

Update!

I’m starting a hashtag #TMIFansLoveTMIMovie to show the world that we don’t care what the critics say. We LOVE this movie and this fandom, and we are a force to be reckoned with :) Shadowhunters for life!

I made a hashtag on Twitter: #TMIFansLoveTMIMovie! Hashtag all weekend to show your support, tag your pictures on instagram and Twitter and Facebook and show your TMI Love!

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Giveaway!

So, prostate most of you know that last week, I spent quite a bit of time in Los Angeles (which I always make seem like its far away, but its not at all), for the official world premiere of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, and the TMI Mall Tour stop.

You can read all about those here:

TMI Premiere Recap
TMI Mall Tour Recap
Spoiler Free City of Bones Movie Review

Or you can check out the pictures on the WhatANerdGirlSays Facebook page here.

Here are a couple for your viewing pleasure!

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While I was there, I managed to get my hands on some Mortal Instruments swag, and in celebration of the release of the movie, I’ve decided to have a Mortal Instruments giveaway.

Here are the prizes!

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-Gray Mortal Instruments: City of Bones t-shirt, with glow-in-the-dark Angelic Rune

-Angelic Rune necklace

-a copy of City of Bones, the movie tie-in edition. Please note: yours will NOT be signed. I haven’t bought the new copy for this giveaway yet and so I took a picture of mine, but this signed one is MINE.

-a few SURPRISES!

Here are a few rules and such:

The contest will run from August 19th until August 30th

The winner will be contacted within 12 hours of contest end, and if the winner does NOT respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

The contest IS International :)

Make sure to come back every day to tweet about the giveaway and earn extra entries!

Share with your friends!

This contest is in no way endorsed by Cassandra Clare, Simon and Schuster, Sony Pictures, Screen Gems, Hot Topic, Constantin Films, etc. WhatANerdGirlSays is not responsible for any lost or damaged prizes.

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Good luck everyone! I hope everyone enjoys the movie! Make sure to tell me how much you love it, and tweet/instagram your pictures!

Blogger Spotlight-Hayley from Geek and Book Nerd

One of the best parts about running this blog is having the ability to meet some really cool people, viagra buy and some of the coolest people that I have met have led me to really cool blogs. I’ve said it before, no one’s blog is 100% original but everyone’s voices are different so there are blogs that I love to read because I love the writer, and I love the passion that they show for what they are writing. They are fun and interesting to read and they inspire me to get better and better in my blog.

So I decided to do a feature (inspired by Megan at the Nerdy Girlie’s Geek Girls Gab), where I profile the bloggers that I love. Not only do I get to find out more about them, but I also get to share them with you guys! Most of the bloggers that I follow are like me, nerd girls, fan girls and they enjoy the same things as me, and you! Every blogger that I profile is one that is super important to me and I urge you to check them out!

If you are interested in being featured on the Blogger Spotlight, feel free to contact me, please! I would love to hear from you, to feature you on the blog and to help spread the word about it!

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This week’s blogger is Hayley from Geek and Book Nerd

She prefers to be known as: Hayley Black Wayland Herondale Belikov Ivashkov Cipriano Eaton Pendragon Hemming (yep that is correct haha)

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Sara: Tell me a Little Bit About Yourself:

Hayley: Well where can I begin… I’m 22 and as you can probably guess that is not my full name (although I wish it was!) I’m from a little unknown town of Droitwich Spa in the UK (Okay maybe its not that unknown but some people don’t know where it is… We’re famous for salt!) I love anything to do with books… seriously anything. I even work in the book department of WHSmith! (I have my own little section) I love anything to do reading and writing and hopefully I want to write my own book/books one day! (I have already started my Vampire Trilogy). I’m a little geeky… (okay little is not actually the word!) And when I find something I really really love I can become a little obsessed over it (King Arthur, Doctor Who, TMI etc) Oh and I LOVE fangirling and geeking out!

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Sara: Tell me about your blog: 

Hayley: My blog is about anything nerdy and bookish. A place where I can geek out and be myself. I do review books and do segments on things (Books to Movies is my one at the moment) and even though I’ve only just started out i hope to be able to do quizzes and polls and giveaways :)

Sara: What inspired you to start your blog?

Hayley: Well to be completely honest my inspiration for starting this blog was seeing and reading yours :) and also my friend Anthony encouraged me to do it when I was telling him all about the Lux Series. 

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Sara: What is your favorite nerd memory?

Hayley: Oh my life I have so many! haha Probably when I ran past the Torchwood Insitute in Cardiff and started shouting “DOCTOR!” and a bunch of tourists just watched me and my friend as we ran past….

Sara: What are you most looking forward to, as far as new books/movies/etc?

Hayley: Oh by the angel…. CITY OF BONES!! hahaha *fangirling* and also the Origin book becasue Daemon is just drool worthy…. and the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary :)

Sara: As my blog is mostly about books and reading, what are some of your favorite books or authors to read? 

Hayley: The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. The Lux series by Jennifer L Armentrout. Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick. Vampire Academy and Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. Starcrossed trilogy by Josephine Angelini. The Revenants trilogy by Amy Plum and finally Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent… Oh and Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth….  Oh and The Mists of Avalon series by Marion Zimmer Bradley aaaaaand The Warlord Chronicles by Bernard Cornwall and OMG the most important one HARRY POTTER! (I’m going to stop now before I name anymore!!)

Sara: What are some of your favorite blogs to follow? 

Hayley: Well I do love reading yours :) FanGirlFeeels and MeMyBooksandI

 Sara: Who is your fictional crush?

Hayley: Oh My Life!! I have too many… Okay so Daemon Black, Jace Wayland, Will Herondale, Dimitri Belikov, Patch, Adrian Ivashkov Tobias Eaton and Arthur Pendragon :)

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