It’s no new news that The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones came out in theaters yesterday. We’ve only been talking about it for a couple of years now after all... (so go, run out and watch it NOW lol). For those of you not in the know, the movie is based on Cassandra Clare’s series The Mortal Instruments which consists of 6 books; the last book will be published in May 2014. It may come as a surprise though that I only finished reading book 1 two days ago. (eek, I know!)
So in honor of this much awaited release, my question for you is: Do you read the book before seeing the movie?
I won’t lie, I tend to jump on the band wagon with some books and series after learning it will soon be a movie. The previews always look so awesome. (I’ve done this with The Hunger Games, Divergent, even Harry Potter). And I like to always read the books first, mostly because I feel many movies are unable to fully do the book justice. There simply isn’t enough time to capture all the author wants us to know… so whole events and characters are left out and the viewer is left pondering about way too much. Relationships are not fully developed and key plot points are skipped over when they play a major role. One pet peeve though with seeing the movie after reading the book is when the character looks nothing like how I envisioned them in my head.
So you know my preference, but what about you?
LET ME KNOW!