The Mortal Instruments (3 books): City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass

The Mortal Instruments (3 books): City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass

by Cassandra Clare
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The Mortal Instruments (3 books): City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 515 reviews.
JT_bksllr7 More than 1 year ago
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!
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this set! Those books keep you entertained for hours.
grapeapeAS More than 1 year ago
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.
Cheyenne_Catina More than 1 year ago
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 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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the cure for the comon twilight! Up with Jace, down with Edward!
_-Karina-_ More than 1 year ago
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.???????
Pinche_Perros More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this series not once but twice. It's a wonderful story and lot's of fun. Enjoy:)
Morigami More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great books can't wait to see the movie
LoveBooks84 More than 1 year ago
I completely fell in love with this took me three weeks to read these book I had to go out and immediately buy the other two that have already come. One of the things I did not like is Barnes and Nobles shipping I received the box set and the box was completely ruined. There was a big gash right across the front of the box. The books themselves weren't damaged though.
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malashe More than 1 year ago
I simply loved these boobs. i didnt think there was going to be any series as good as twilight series......I was wrong. this series was super great I can wait until the new series continue!!!!!!!!!!!
xxdance4lifexx24 More than 1 year ago
To those who are not sure if you want to read this series, DON'T HESITATE!!! This series has everything one could ask for, and actually doesn't have the main plot of romance. While there is the love triangle with Clary, Jace and Simon, which is an important contribute to the story, the main plot is about Clary's battle for her mother against the cold-hearted Shadowhunter, Valentine and Clary's discovery as to who she really is. This series will keep you aching for more and always guessing. And a little suggestion-get all three books when you go to get the first one, because when I finished the first book (in three days) I had to wait until the next day to get it and I couldn't stop thinking about it in class! I got so distracted because of daydreaming and geussing what would happen next. I also don't know how I'm gonna be able to wait until the release date of CIty Of Fallen Angels, (March 30, 2010!) I hope this review helps!
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The book is awsome.
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page turners! what will happen next to each of the characters?
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