Clary Fray is a regular fifteen-year-old girl, who is just trying to go through life with her best friend Simon and find her way in the world; or at least that’s what she used to be like. After Clary runs into the intriguing Jace Wayland, Isabelle and Alec Lightwood, she realises that the world was about to get a whole lot more interesting. But when her mother is taken by a demon Clary realises that she has no choice but to trust Jace and the Lightwoods to help her get her mother back.
Clary learns that her mother had lied to her and taken away her memories as a child to prevent Clary from finding out that she was a shadowhunter like Jace. Shadowhunters are a race that were created from the blood of the angel Raziel and who have sworn to protect the mundane world – that’d humans to you and me – from demons.
As time goes on Clary discovers things from her and her mother’s past that were perhaps best left buried. But Clary doesn’t only find new memories; she starts to develop feelings for Jace, feelings which she cannot control – and which incidentally get her into a lot of trouble later on (but you’ll have to read the books to find that out for yourself – you’ll get no spoilers from me).
Her feelings for Jace, however, are not the worst thing that Clary uncovers. Clary learns that Valentine, the shadowhunter who started a rebellion that killed hundreds of Downworlders (part-human, part-demon) and is in search of the Mortal Cup, which Clary’s mother hid, is in fact her father. I know, PLOT TWIST. So follow along on Clary’s journey to find the cup, save her mother, learn what it means to be a shadowhunter and to try to get Jace to notice her.
If you like a book that’s a mix of The Hunger Games, Divergent and Twilight, but with way more action, then you’ll love The Mortal Instruments series. This book is so captivating and never has a dull moment; seriously, I’ve searched for one but couldn’t find anything. If you haven’t read this incredibly written book, then you need to. Even if you think that you don’t like books with monsters in, The Mortal Instruments will change your mind.
There is no other book quite like this one; it is simply magnificent in every way possible. I love series books because you get time to grow with and learn more about the characters; this is certainly what happens with The Mortal Instruments. Well I guess the only thing left to say is enjoy reading it – I know that I did.
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