The-Mortal-Instruments-coversF5 stars

 Let me just start out by saying…I LOVE THIS SERIES!

***May Contain Spoilers***

Cassandra Clare is a fantastic, easy to follow and detail oriented writer.

The story follows Clary, a teenage girl who knows nothing about the Shadowhunter/Downworlder world and that she belongs in it.  She goes to the Institute after her mother is kidnapped by Clary’s evil father, who’s plan is to take over the Shadowhunter’s and rule.  Clary finds out she is a Shadowhunter and so was her mother but her mother left that world and hid it from Clary by having her memories wiped over the years by a warlock named Magnus Bane.  It follows her all the way through battles with her father, a love triangle (done exceptionally well), friends becoming Downworlders, Angels, Nephilim, the Clave (kind of like a council for the Shadowhunters) and an evil brother.

It is a story of good vs. evil of right and wrong and of love and sacrifice.  These books are listed as young adult but I think anyone of any age would enjoy these books.  They are remarkable.

I fell in love with this series from the jump.  It is imaginative and engaging.  Cassandra totally created a world where I want to live and be apart of.  Her characters a very well planned out with rich histories and personalities.  My favorite character was Jace, he is sarcastic and very humorous.  I cannot think of one character who did not need to be there.   Nor would I omit any scene or character arc.  She set it up perfectly!

I wish I could go back and read it for the first time again 🙂

List of Books in Order:

1. City of Bones

2. City of Ashes

3. City of Glass

4. City of Fallen Angels

5. City of Lost Souls

6. City of Heavenly Fire (To be release: April of 2014)

City of Bones *In Theaters August 23, 2013

You can read the first 100 pages of City of Bones here

I highly recommend this series!

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*Jace Quote

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