Watch half-angels war with demons in 1st Mortal Instrument trailer

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Jul 4, 2015, 11:42 AM EDT

Cassandra Clare's successful series The Mortal Instruments is the latest YA offering to make its way to the big screen. We've got its first trailer and it looks like there's a nice blending of Buffy and Harry Potter, with just a splash of Twilight that could make Instruments the next big thing.

The story for the first book, City of Bones, introduces us to Clary Fray, a young girl who turns out to be more than she knew she was. After seeing a number of things and people no one else seems to, Clary discovers that she is descended from a group of half-angels, called Shadowhunters, who fight to keep balance to the universe by battling with demons.

Add to that the dark, alternate version of New York, called Downworld, and you've got a concept that does a nice job of blending familiar YA tropes with just enough fresh to engage. Take a look at the first trailer and let us know what you think.

(via Latino Review)

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