Romance Rewind: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Posted May 11, 2017 by Annie in Romance Rewind, Under the Covers / 5 Comments

THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS SERIES

Whenever I think of the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, I’m filled with good memories. It’s one of those series for me that greatly influenced my love for reading. I remember picking up the first book, CITY OF BONES, on a whim and then falling in love with the characters and the world so quickly that I felt like I was literally dying for the next book.

Since then, the series has grown in size and has several spin offs available for rabid fans. Both The Infernal Devices and the Dark Artifices are just as good as the original and I truly believe that the world that Clare has built here is unique and intriguing.

There is also a TV show called Shadowhunters based on the same world. It doesn’t follow the storyline to a tee but it’s close enough that fans of the books will be happy with the result. If you haven’t checked out this series yet, do it now. All the books are already out and I suggest getting a blanket ready because once you start, you’ll never want to stop.

Romance Rewind: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
City of Bones
by Cassandra Clare

BOOK INFO


Released: March 27th 2007
Series: The Mortal Instruments #1
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 485
 

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.

Favorite Quote:

“Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?’

Jace said, “Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself.”

…”At least,” she said, “you don’t have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland.”

“Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.”

 

Romance Rewind: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
City of Ashes
by Cassandra Clare

BOOK INFO


Released: March 25th 2008
Series: The Mortal Instruments #2
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 453
 

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, newfound 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?

In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.

Favorite Quote:

“We came to see Jace. Is he alright?”

“I don’t know,” Magnus said. “Does he normally just lie on the floor like that without moving?”

 

Romance Rewind: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
City of Glass
by Cassandra Clare

BOOK INFO


Released: March 24th 2009
Series: The Mortal Instruments #3
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 541
 

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 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 newfound powers to help save the Glass City - whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the third installment of the New York Times bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.

Favorite Quote:

“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.”

 

Romance Rewind: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
City of Fallen Angels
by Cassandra Clare

BOOK INFO


Released: April 5th 2011
Series: The Mortal Instruments #4
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 424
 

The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old 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 importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, 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 that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary 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.

Favorite Quote:

“You’re the first Shadowhunter I’ve ever met.”

“That’s too bad,” said Jace, “since all the others you meet from now on will be a terrible letdown.”

 

Romance Rewind: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
City of Lost Souls
by Cassandra Clare

BOOK INFO


Released: May 8th 2012
Series: The Mortal Instruments #5
Published by Margaret K. McElderry
Pages: 535
 

The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon.

What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

Favorite Quote:

“Basia coquum,” Simon said. “Or whatever their motto is.”

“It’s ‘Descensus Averno facilis est.’ ‘The descent into hell is easy,” said Alec. “You just said “Kiss the cook.”

“Dammit,” said Simon. “I knew Jace was screwing with me.”

 

Romance Rewind: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
City of Heavenly Fire
by Cassandra Clare

BOOK INFO


Released: May 27th 2014
Series: The Mortal Instruments #6
Published by Margaret K. McElderry
Pages: 725
 

In this dazzling and long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother.

Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell.

The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris - but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons?

When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee - even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned...

Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the word in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!

Favorite Quote:

“Okayyyyy,” Isabelle said in a low voice, “When did Brother Zachariah get hot?”

 

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Thanks for the rec Annie I’ve been waiting for them to go on sale

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I loved the first three books. After that, it kind of dragged.

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So many people recommend these to me. I have got to get on this bandwagon. Thanks fir the reviews!

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I’ve never read this series.

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I had’nt read this series ,but when shadow hunters came out it hooked me! My fave character is magnus love this hot warlock!!! Shared on my socials!!