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Watch: First Trailer For Next YA Franchise Contender 'The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 14, 2012 at 11:04PM

Bella and Edward might be walking away into that immortal sunset, but for fans of YA franchises, 2013 is serving up a whole heap of options. Of course, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" continues that new hit series while two more on the way: "Beautiful Creatures" which we've much from already and now, "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones." Does it have what it takes to be the next pop culture phenom?
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Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones Lily Collins

Bella and Edward might be walking away into that immortal sunset, but for fans of YA franchises, 2013 is serving up a whole heap of options. Of course, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" continues that new hit series while two more on the way: "Beautiful Creatures" which we've much from already and now, "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones." Does it have what it takes to be the next pop culture phenom?

The first trailer has arrived and....well, you tell us. Based on the book by Cassandra Clare, 'Mortal Instruments' tells the story of a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray, who discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother, Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures.

Is Lily Collins the next Jennifer Lawrence or Kristen Stewart? Does this have what it takes to stand out against the other supernatural teen dramas coming? (And remember, "Divergent" is just also on the way). Watch the trailer and tell us your thoughts. 'Mortal Instruments' opens on August 23, 2013. [MTV]

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