Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Mortal Instruments Series

I know, I know I haven't posted in a coons age. Sorry but I've been a bit burned out what with NaBloPoMo and the the holidays, but I promise *fingers crossed* to make an effort.


I thought I'd take a moment and post a books series that I recommend reading. Like the last series that I read, an on-line friend recommended this book and I'm hooked. The first book in Cassandra Clare's series of The Mortal Instruments is City of Bones. I would describe this book as a science-fiction urban fantasy with a twist. Here we meet Clary a 16 year old artist going to an all-ages club with her best friend Simon. While there she witnesses three shadowhunters; Jace, Isabelle and Alec, kill a demon boy. Since she is the only one who can see the shadow-hunters, Clary begins to question her whole world. This ability to see through the glamour, and her missing mother lead her into a life she never could have imagined.



As much as she wants her life to go back to the way it used to be, the magical world of the fairies, werewolves, vampires, and shadowhunters has its hold on the young Clary. In the second book, City of Ashes, Clary continues her search for her mother, who she now knows was once a shadowhunter herself. All the enjoyable characters from City of Bones are there, ready to give you the ride of your life. And it is a ride you will truly enjoy!



The third book in the series, City of Glass is due to be released this March. I have so many questions I want answered which I won't voice since I don't want to give any spoilers away. I did, however, read a review that blew my socks off and thought I'd pass the link along to you here.

4 comments:

Ann said...

ooh! thanks for the suggestion, I'm always looking for good books to read.

katarinas mama said...

Oh well, you know, I'm a fan *blushes at her own degree of fandom*.

Loved this line - "As much as she wants her life to go back to the way it used to be, the magical world of the fairies, werewolves, vampires, and shadowhunters has its hold on the young Clary."

I'm itching to respond to it and add spoilers, but I will resist. I am now off to amuse myself...in other more evil ways.

I love your writing, Marye. Please continue it.

Anonymous said...

Oh my. Ok, so there are 3 books in the series, is that all the books, or is there going to be more?

B/c I hooked upon Twilight after all the series had been out, and if I didn't have access to all parts of the series, I don't think I could've waited. Does that make sense?

Oh-- have you read Inkheart?? That's the new movie that's out now. It's really a sci-fi- out there book like Twilight and MI. It's REALLY good!!

PS Amy( my non-non-non- reader) is on the 4th book of Twilight-- Hey if I can get her to read-- anything's possible!!! Thanks, girl, Tina

Sam said...

Sounds intriguing! I might have to try them.

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