and Cynthia agrees:“I’ve also read The Mortal Instruments series that starts with City of Bones. I thought it was a brilliant series”
and Ricci told us it helped her get over Twilight:“You ought to try Cassandra Clare w/the Mortal Instruments series.. these are awesome!”
About book #1:“The Mortal Instruments – City of Bones got me hooked. A must read for anyone that loved twilight and I can’t stress it enough!!!!!!”
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
- City of Bones (Mortal Instruments)
- City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments)
- City of Glass (Mortal Instruments)
- The Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1) (from her companion series/spinoff – “Infernal Devices”)
- City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments)
- Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices) (from her companion series/spinoff – “Infernal Devices”)
- City of Lost Souls (Mortal Instruments)
- Clockwork Princess (The infernal Devices) (from her companion series/spinoff – “Infernal Devices”)
- City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments)
Taken from the author’s website in regards to what the series is about:
City of Bones begins with a sixteen-year old girl named Clary Fray, who lives in New York with her mother, an artist. She comes home one night to find her apartment ransacked, her mother gone — and a slavering demon ready to tear off her head. Once the demon’s dealt with, Clary follows the clues to her mother’s disappearance into an alternate New York filled with hideous demons, hard-partying warlocks, not-what-they-seem vampires, an army of werewolves and the scariest thing of all: the secrets of her mother’s past. She also finds herself torn between two boys — her best friend Simon, for whom she’s developing new feelings, and the mysterious demon hunter Jace, who has a past more tangled than her own. She becomes a part of the secret word of the demon hunters, or Nephilim, and as she does discovers she might be more connected to them than she originally thought. City of Ashes continues Clary’s adventures with Simon, the demon hunters Jace, Isabelle and Alec, the warlock Magnus, and the mysterious Raphael. City of Glass takes the characters to the demon hunters’ exotic home country, Idris.