Book News | ‘Shadowhunters’ TV Show Casting Update: Simon & Isabelle

Hi there! I’m super excited to present this little casting update on The Mortal Instruments (series by Cassandra Clare) TV show, ‘Shadowhunters’ (check out my post on it here): they’ve casted Isabelle and Simon!

As most of you know, Dominic Sherwood has been cast as Jace, and now we have Alberto Rosende and Emeraude Toubia joining the cast!

Alberto Rosende & Emeraude Toubia as Simon and Isabelle
Alberto Rosende & Emeraude Toubia as Simon and Isabelle

I have to admit, Alberto Rosende is far from what I had in mind for Simon. I really liked Robert Sheehan as Simon in the City of Bones movie, and I’m kind of disappointed he’s not coming back for the show, although in the back of my mind I expected it. I’m definitely going to keep an open mind, and hopefully I’ll come to see him more of a Simon.

As for Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle, I can kind of see it, however again I feel like Jemima West (from the movie) did a pretty good job for Isabelle. I’m not against Emeraude as Isabelle, I just have not completely come to terms with it yet. I haven’t seen any of the previous movies she’s been in, so I can’t say what I think of her acting skills, so I’m looking forward to seeing how she is.

Overall, I can’t completely see in my mind these two actors as Simon and Isabelle, but hopefully that will change as I watch the show.

What are your thoughts on this little casting news? Agree with it? Disagree? Indifferent? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to know your opinions.


The Beautiful Blogger Award

Another award! I definitely think I don’t deserve it, but I’m flattered that Tash @ The Bookie Monsters thought I did enough to nominate me in the comments for this award! Her blog is amazing, and she’s a sweet cookie. 🙂 You should definitely check it out!Beautiful Blogger Award 2

The Rules:

Link to the blogger who took the time to nominate you.

List seven random things about yourself.

Nominate seven creative, beautiful bloggers.

Notify the amazing people that you nominated for the award.

My 7 Random Things:

1. I am a Ravenclaw! ❤

2. I love ice-cream, especially vanilla or chocolate flavoured. I especially like ice cream sandwiches where I have both! 🙂

3. I’ve never been to a concert of a famous singer. I’ve always wanted to go to a concert, although I’m not quite sure of which singer’s. There are just so many singers I like!

4. I never bite my nails. I really don’t understand people who do! It’s not that I’m prejudiced against those people, I just don’t understand how it helps them calm down or whatever.

5. For some reason, I always eat one banana every day. It’s been something I ate since I was a little kid, and you’d think I’d get sick of it, right? Nope, I still eat one every day. 😀

6. When I get REALLY frustrated I like to use paper to take out my anger on. I just kind of furiously rip it up into shreds.

7. I really like Bath & Body Works lotions and soaps! Their scents are just heavenly, and I love them! ❤ I also like their hand sanitizer. 🙂 I am currently using and in love with the Sweet Pea one. They have like a thousand of them but yeah. That’s the one I’m liking right now.

I nominate:

I tried to nominate people I haven’t previously nominated for an award, and who I think deserve to be recognized. Of course, since all of you lovely people deserve to be recognized, if you want to do this, go for it! Consider yourself officially nominated by me. 🙂 I’d love to read your random facts! Thanks again to The Bookie Monsters for (kind of) nominating me!

Have a wonderful Saturday, I’ll be back soon! 😉