Favorite Books Series: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Book: The Mortal Instruments Series

Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Author's Website: www.cassandraclare.com

5 out of 5 Stars
   (I had already read this series before Chrystina and I started our blog and it's another of my favorites! So I figured since I can't seem to find a book worth recommending, I would let you in on some of my past books that I have read and fell in love with.)

    I literally jump up and down in excitement whenever one of Cassandra Clare's books are released (and I have the hard copy in my hand the same day!) I will read anything Cassandra Clare publishes! Why? Because I love her! I love each characters that she has created ( and I'm emotionally attached to each and every one!) Every time I read a new book of hers I feel like I'm being reunited with old friends and can't seem to keep the goofy grin off my face from start to finish because it's just that good!     -Jess

 Book #1 City of Bones

Blurb: In City of Bones, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is introduced to the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world. And she's introduced with a vengeance, when Clary's mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque monster sent by the evil and powerful Shadowhunter, Valentine. How could a mere human survive such an attack.

Favorite Quote from City Of Bones
“Is this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?"
"If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked.”   

Book #2 City of Ashes

Blurb: In the second novel, City of Ashes, Clary just wants her life to go back to normal--but that turns out to be impossible. For one thing, her mother is still in the hospital, in a mysterious coma. For another, she and her newfound brother Jace have fallen under a cloud of suspicion now that the Shadowhunter world knows that Valentine is still alive--and that Jace and Clary are his son and daughter. Then Clary's best friend Simon is turned into a vampire and kidnapped by Valentine, who intends to sacrifice him as part of a bloody ritual that will make the Mortal Instruments Valentine's forever.

Favorite Quote from City of Ash
“No, I'm just a very naughty boy. I do all sorts of bad things. I kick kittens. I make rude gestures at nuns.”  

Book #3 City of Glass

Blurb: In book three, City of Glass, Clary has to use all her ingenuity and newfound magical skills to get herself to the Glass City in Idris, the secretive Shadowhunters' home country, where she is forbidden to go--for it is only there that she can find the cure to the enchanted sleeping sickness to which her mother has succumbed. When Valentine attacks the city and destroys the demon towers, Clary and her allies are all that stand between him and the total annihilation of all Shadowhunters. Love is a mortal sin and the past tangles inextricably with the present as Clary and Jace face down their father in the final installment of the Mortal Instruments series.

Favorite Quote from City of Glass
“There is no pretending," Jace said with absolute clarity. "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.”                                      

Book # 4 City of Fallen Angels

Blurb: The Mortal War is over, and Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She's training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most important of all—Clary can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her. His mother just found out he’s a vampire and now he’s homeless. Everywhere he turns, someone wants him on their side—along with the power of the curse wrecking his life. And they’re willing to do anything to get what they want. At the same time he’s dating two beautiful, dangerous girls—neither of whom knows about the other.

When Jace begins to pull away from Clary without explaining why, she is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: She herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. The stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.
Favorite Quote from City Of  Fallen Angels 
“I suppose you've always been amazing at this stuff."- Clary
"I was born amazing." - Jace  

Book #5 City of Lost Souls

Blurb: The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.

No magic the Clave can summon can locate either boy, but Jace cannot stay away—not from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s dying magic has wrought—Jace is no longer the boy she loved. He and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become what he most feared: a true servant of Valentine’s evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. Will the Shadowhunters hesitate to kill one of their own?

Only a small band of Clary and Jace’s friends and family believe that Jace can still be saved — and that the fate of the Shadowhunters’ future may hinge on that salvation. They must defy the Clave and strike out on their own. Alec, Magnus, Simon and Isabelle must work together to save Jace: bargaining with the sinister Faerie Queen, contemplating deals with demons, and turning at last to the Iron Sisters, the reclusive and merciless weapons makers for the Shadowhunters, who tell them that no weapon on this earth can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. Their only chance of cutting Jace free is to challenge Heaven and Hell — a risk that could claim any, or all, of their lives.

And they must do it without Clary. For Clary has gone into the heart of darkness, to play a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing the game is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she even still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love?

Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

Favorite Quote from City Of Lost Souls
“As far as I’m concerned, this is the worst thing that’s happened since I found out why Magnus was banned from Peru.”

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  1. ahhh! I LOVE this series too! Though I must admit, a big part of the reason why is a boy called Jace :)
    Have you read the Infernal Devices? Those are great too!

  2. Yes and I love it to! I can't wait until clockwork Princess is released! I love all the Characters but I think Jace and Magnus are my favorites!

  3. I own the first three and they are sitting in front of me RIGHT NOW! They are three books away from being read. Can't wait! :)

  4. LOL! I'm glad my review helped! You won't be disappointed! :)

  5. For some reason I couldn't get into the first one. Does the series get better as it goes on?

  6. yes! Don't give up yet! The second one (City of Ash) is when it starts to really get good! :)

  7. Thanks, I was wondering cause people really like it so maybe I should give the second book a try. :)


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