Tuesday, October 20, 2009

[Series Spotlight] - The Mortal Instruments

I recently finished reading this series and loved it. Very addicting. If your looking for something new and different this would be the series. Today I saw an ad for the series and it had this quote attached to it that I just love:

"Dear Edward and Jacob:
I adore you both. But I'm
spending the weekend
with Jace. Sorry!"
-Stephenie Meyer
Author of Twilight

Book 1 Summary:

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. . . .

Book 2 Summary:

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, new found brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

Book 3 Summary:

To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters — never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and her best friend, Simon, has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her new found powers to help save the Glass City — whatever the cost?

According to Cassandra Clare's Website Book Four: City of Fallen Angels comes out March 2011!


  1. I have been remiss in not starting this series. I keep hearing such good things. I have book one sitting on my tbr pile. Looks like I'm going to have to bump it up to the top. Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. They sound great :)
    I actually saw the first one in the library yesterday, but in Finnish :( So wont be reading it

  3. I really enjoyed this series but my teen didn't like it at all. After I finished all three books of the "trilogy" my teen said the author was making a 4th book and I was thrilled!



  4. The Stephenie Meyer ad made me laugh.

  5. I've seen good reviews on this series. My teenage son just started reading the first book so I don't know if he likes it yet.

  6. I can't wait to start this series..I have City of Bones in my tbr!

  7. I keep seeing good things about this series. Thanks for summing it all up in one place for me. Now I know I'm going to have to check it out. LOL

  8. I've heard nothing but good things about this series. Maybe I'll look into finally reading it. :)

  9. That is an awesome quote from Stephenie Meyers! LOL! I love it!

    I have had this series on my radar for a long time. I think ever since the first book came out in hardcover! I know my library has them, so I know I'll get to them eventually. Great spotlight.



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