City of Bones / City of Ashes / City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments Series #1-3)

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Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013.

The first three books in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series, available in a collectible paperback boxed set.

Enter the secret world of the Shadowhunters with this MP3 collection that includes City of Bones, City of Ashes, and City of Glass. The Mortal Instruments books have more than five million copies in print,...

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Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instruments Series (5 books): City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass; City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls

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Overview

Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013.

The first three books in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series, available in a collectible paperback boxed set.

Enter the secret world of the Shadowhunters with this MP3 collection that includes City of Bones, City of Ashes, and City of Glass. The Mortal Instruments books have more than five million copies in print, and this collectible set of the first three volumes in paperback makes a great gift for newcomers to the series and for loyal fans alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442409521
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Publication date: 10/19/2010
  • Series: Mortal Instruments Series
  • Edition description: Boxed Set
  • Pages: 1520
  • Sales rank: 48,316
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 4.10 (d)

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Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Mortal Instruments series, the Infernal Devices trilogy, and the Bane Chronicles. Her books have more than 30 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her at CassandraClare.com. Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at Shadowhunters.com.

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  • Posted January 17, 2010

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    Not another Twilight... no really... it's better...

    I have never been the sort of girl who was ever been interested in teen vampire romance. Being a bookseller, however, forced my hand at having to read the Twilight series - and to my suprise it wasn't that bad. In fact, I read one a night. So I shouldnt be suprised that when I picked up the Mortal Instruments Series - which I felt I had to read before recommending it to customers - I not just liked, but loved this series. Is there still a lot of teen drama with love triangles and forbidden loves? oh ya. But there are so many redeeming qualities. For starters, Cassandra Clare does an excellent job of developing some pretty dynamic characters. Every character is developed to where you know them and maybe even identify with them. The characters are extremely diverse and so the story balances out well.
    There is also a much more complex plot line that is riddled with adventure and intrigue as opposed to other teen vampire romance books. What is so excellent about the series is the delicate balance that Clare constructs between the teen romance, the extreme action and fighting scenes (thats right, they actually fight the bad guys in this series...)and the magic/ underworld culture that is the series. I cannot think of a point in the series where I was not entertained.
    This series is also very "clean" so-to-speak... lets just say that unlike the Twilight saga, no one ever does enough to become pregnant... I'm just saying... and all romance scenes are short and clean. There is also little to none inappropriate language. This was an excellent seris that I have been recommending to teens and parents shopping for teens who loved Twilight. I hope you enjoy Cassandra Clares fantasy world as much as I did! Happy Reading!

    49 out of 51 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

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    Excellent read

    I loved reading this set! Those books keep you entertained for hours.

    24 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2010

    Great Guilty Pleasure Series: Give it a Chance

    I'm one of those people that reads the occasional Young Adult book, even though I haven't qualified as a young adult for some time. I picked up the first book in this series just to have a book to read on an airplane, but I quickly bought the remaining books and completed reading the trilogy very quickly. Its very easy to get hooked on the characters and before you know it you just have to find out how things are going to end. There are alot of fantasy elements here, so if that is not your thing you probably shouldn't bother with this series. Also, if you are easily offended by religious implications (i.e., angels, demons, God, Satan, etc.) you probably shouldn't bother. But, if you are pretty open minded and like a tale that keeps you guessing until the end, you should definitely check this one out. I promise you won't be able to stop after the first book.

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 13, 2009

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    OMG! better than I would have thought! more than five stars!

    This book series was awesome! Honestly, I'm not much for paranormal- you know, vampires, werewolves, faeries and all that. it's just not my style. but in the teen reads book club I heard about them and Jace, and thuoght that it might actually be pretty good. I read the first book over the summer, then the other two a couple weeks ago. All of these are just terrific.I honestly can't do this series justice with words, at least in my opinion. All the characters are unique and 3-d in their own way. Jace is a great imaginary boyfriend(LOL) and, just omg read them! By the end of the first book, City of Bones, you have a vested interest in these characters...some you like, some you definitely don't, but all the same these reads are just great...I know I'm rambling, but I can't say how, for someone who doesn't like these types of books, by the third chapter in CoB, I was hooked. City of Ashes is emotional and deep, and Cassandra Clare does a great job in City of Glass in tying it all up, and adding new elements that you didn't expect...there are just great endings and everything works out( for the most part;). In all of the books, there are twists and turns that leave you guessing and trying to figure out what's going to happen. These are highly addictive and leave you wanting more in a good way...Jace also is a great character, he is, in his description, cute and he's witty, witty and just is awesome...( team Jace!)...there are also tons of quotes that are hilarious. This series, the Mortal Instuments, is a great mix of funny, emotional, deep and light...in my opinion these are better than twilight, though I confess I have never read that series. I recomments this to all of my friends. It is also written in a manner that although you know that none of it could possible be true, you want to believe and you can picture it in your head. I can reread these for a long time to come, and it's a great story to discuss. So, in closing no matter your preferences: READ THIS SERIES!

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Do not buy packaged set!

    Can someone explain to me why this packaged set of the first three books is nearly thirty dollars, when individually purchased the first three ebooks are $4.99 apiece? Can we say underhanded sales scheme?

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    A

    This book is the cure for the comon twilight! Up with Jace, down with Edward!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2011

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    SUPER **MUST READ BOOK**???????

    if u ever read these following books---- Maximum Ride, Twilight, and shiver u will LOVE THIS. there will be another book u must buy seperate cuz it JUST came out consider urself lucky if u arent on barnes n nobles waiting for it to come out cuz that was me!! MUST READ THIS TO EXPIRENCE LIFE.???????

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2010

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    Must read this series

    I enjoyed this series not once but twice. It's a wonderful story and lot's of fun. Enjoy:)

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2009

    Fabulous!!!! and More - Words can't describe these books

    If you can image a cross between Harry Potter, Twilight and Percy Jackson and the Olympians this is the story. I agree with the other review and I am mid 40's that this blows Twilight out of the water which I loved. Its age appropirate for 10/11+ years of age. Lots of action and adventure, love and friendship and acceptance. I read in 3 days because I couldn't get enough of it and will read them all again. Would love to see this come alive on the big screen too. Jace, Clary, Simon, Isabelle and Alec not to mention Magnus Bane. I love that it tells the story from several angles to - not just one perspective. Just when you are wondering what is going on with Clary or Jace the story Switches to them.

    Fabulous writing. I just love those that create such wonderful worlds for us to escape to. It is truly a gift.

    For the kids that want to ready Twilight that are too young, this story and Percy Jackson can fill that gap until they are old enough. It not as emtionally intense for those 10-13 year olds that are not ready for it.

    You will be capitvated with this series.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    The Mortal Instruments



    The Mortal Instruments is a young adult paranormal romance/urban fantasy, set in a colorful version of our reality where humans walk unaware of not just the vampires, werewolves, fey and warlocks, but also demons and their part-human enemies - the Shadowhunters. The books are fast flowing with vivid characters, a lot of action, and interesting twists.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Zo Silver

    I've never been the type who liked reading about werewolves and vampires. But this series presents old myths into a new perspective. The Mortal Instrements is definetly a book i'd recomend.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2011

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i lost my sister and only saw her 1hr total every 2 days because she wouldnt stop readingit!!! it broke my heart!!:(

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

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    My Favorite Series!

    There are no words to descride how amazing this series is! It brings you into the book and shows you a world but in a different view. It shows you the faeries, werewolves, vampires, and witches but it also shows you a new type of creature and a new type of world. It's a thrill ride you don't want to just forget about. I know i wont. The characters are fanstasic. It's like a roller coaster you never want to get off. Jace and Clary are my favorite characters and always will be. It truly is a world I would love to live in! There is so much drama but without drama there wont be any fun. When I was reading the last book I had 3 more chapters left and I still didn't know what was going to happen next. You have to read this series. It really is better then anything I have ever read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    #awesome

    I promise u this is the best book ever im 11 and i thought this was the best. The only wrong parts r in the last book. But it is amazing. I wanna be a shadow hunter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Not really sure why anyone would buy all 5 books together, or ev

    Not really sure why anyone would buy all 5 books together, or even the first 4 books in the set, because it is MUCH cheaper to buy each nook book *separately*. Buying all *5* separately is $36 ($1 less than the 4 book set) and buying the first 4 separately is $29. Anyway, good series though. Just buy them separately! You'll spend an extra $10 if you buy the set!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

    Amanda you dont needa know my middle and last name.

    I have never actualy felt attached to reading until I read this book. It was the first book ever to make me cry, scream, and laugh. When I first got this book i thought it would take me forever to read but this book is so good it took me one saturday. I am now on the fourth book and I still am in love with it. These books sort of give me a connection to the characters. It makes you feel like you are part of the story. Its so good and i suggest everyone read it! Also i would like to thank Clarissa Clare for making such a wonderful series. It has been so amazing to go on this journey and i wish it would never end. So thanks again for being just so amazing and bringing the mortal instruments books into this world.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    penis

    Penis

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    Isaac

    Why is this book $52

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Most amazing series i have ever read!!!

    I am not one to get obsessed or emotional whrm reading a book but Cassandra Clare gave me no other choice. I read the first 5 of the mortal instrament series in 3 days and was sad that I have to wait a year for the sixth book to be released. But just when I thought I was going to have to write the author and plead for her to move up the reease day I found the infernal device trilogy and let me tell you that if you enjoy the imortal instrament series you will LOVE the infernal device series. When I thought that there was no way to get more attaced to characters I found that I was wrong. Thank you Cassandra Clare for this amazing world that u have created and shared with the rest of us.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    Great books

    Great books can't wait to see the movie

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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