Friday, December 10, 2010

The Mortal Instruments

hey! Long time no see, right? well, i am only one online final away from winter break. with the fall semester and NaNoWriMo behind me (or almost behind me, i should say), i finally have time for blogging again!

phew. it's good to be back.

i haven't been completely preoccupied with studying and writing, though--i found some great reads during November and the beginning of December.

starting with the Mortal Instruments series.

i started reading these books because of all the hype about Clockwork Angel. actually, to be more specific, i started reading the first installment, City of Bones, right when i was supposed to be studying for finals.


this series was seriously addictive. i haven't found such a good series in a very long time--and i couldn't put the books down. i HAD to have the next one as soon as i finished reading City of Bones, and then after i finished City of Ashes.

bottom line: these books are awesome. my rating of the series: 5.0 thus far

Short Synopsis of City of Bones (courtesy of Wikipedia):

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. Clary knows she should call the police, but it's hard to explain a murder when the body disappears into thin air and the murderers are invisible to everyone but Clary.

Equally startled by her ability to see them, the murderers explain themselves as Shadowhunters: a secret tribe of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Within twenty-four hours, Clary's mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque 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...

this summary can hardly do the story justice. hopefully, though, it has peaked your interest and you will now rush out and buy the whole series (for yourself! for Christmas!) and will join me as a hopeless Mortal Instruments addict waiting ravenously for the next three books in the series.

and in the meantime, i have Clockwork Angel on my TBR list to keep me from completely despairing as i wait for Spring 2011 and the release of City of Fallen Angels....


  1. city of bones, ashes, and glass were amazing! totally worth the 5!
    i haven't read clockwork angel yet, either... but if it's going to be a trilogy as well, i might wait until all three are released... i love to be able to just open the next one and hate being stuck in release date purgatory. :)

  2. it looks like Clockwork Angel is a kind of prequel to the Mortal Instruments..i haven't seen any sign of there being more books in that series, but i would guess there will be. i totally get where you're coming from about waiting for the next book! still, i don't think i can wait to read Clockwork Angel :)

    there are going to be 3 more books in the Mortal Instruments series, though!

  3. Glad you liked these! I read the first one last year but can barely remember it. I know I loved it tho. I want to read all the books at once sometime soon.

  4. YES-- these are so on my list- thx for the review!


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