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Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instrument Series (3 books): City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments) [Kindle Edition]

Cassandra Clare
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Book Description

Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013.

The first three books in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series, available in an eBook collection.

Enter the secret world of the Shadowhunters with this eBook boxed set that includes City of Bones, City of Ashes, and City of Glass. The Mortal Instruments books have more than five million copies in print, and this eBook collection of the first three volumes makes a great gift for newcomers to the series and for loyal fans alike.


Editorial Reviews

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"The Mortal Instruments series is a story world I love to live in. Beautiful". (Stephenie Meyer, author of Twilight)"

About the Author

Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Mortal Instruments series, the Infernal Devices trilogy, and the Bane Chronicles. Her books have more than 35 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her at CassandraClare.com. Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at Shadowhunters.com.

Product Details

  • File Size: 12261 KB
  • Print Length: 1520 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; Boxed Set edition (December 7, 2010)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004DI7TE0
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #96,719 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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63 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ten Reasons I Loved The Mortal Instruments August 19, 2010
By MM
Format:Hardcover
1. Amazing Heroes. I don't think there are enough words in the English language to express my love for Jace. And Simon. But specifically Jace. As a matter of fact, a speechless stance is probably the best to take anyway. If I'm not talking I can concentrate more fully on wiping away the drool.

2. Strong Heroines. Isabelle is definitely a strong female character, and so is Clary, but Clary makes some mistakes. We get to watch her grow over the course of the books, make her way, come into her own. She makes good choices - she makes poor choices. She's relatable. She's feisty. I want her for a friend.

3. Secondary Characters. There's not one token character anywhere in this entire series. All are multi-dimensional, richly drawn, vital, and each one serves at least a dual purpose. Even the Church the Cat.

4. Setting/imagery/worldbuiling/kick ass writing. You can see the lights of the Manhattan skyline and smell the scent of crisp apples and night blooming flowers. You can feel the weight of the weapon in your hand, the bass thumping against the walls of the club, the pressure of the stele as it draws the rune on your skin, and the crack in your heart as it begins to break. Whether New York City or Idris, you are THERE.

5. The covers. Do you SEE THEM? Aren't they PRETTY?

6. The fans. Best fans ever. Because we LOVE IT.

7. Cassie. She's a doll. She is vigilant about interacting with fans. She answers questions frequently on Twitter, has a Google group that she's very actively involved in, and she blogs on Live Journal as well. You can get more information about how to connect with her on her website.

8. The graphic novels!
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31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Awesome Series, Must Read July 12, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I may be a little late to the game with this one. But that's OKAY. A good book still deserves a good mention. And with that mention, I would like to take a moment for the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, City of Ashes, and City of Glass novels written by Cassandra Clare.

I believe it was shear fate that I read these books. You see, it started a few weeks ago while on vacation in Florida. Those pesky flights can be somewhat underwhelming. Waiting in airport terminals is boring. Airplane seats are very uncomfortable. And there is something just simply unnerving about being 32,000 feet in the air in a rocking tube. I'm not a bird. That scares me. So, I try my best to divert my attention. With my nifty smart phone in hand before take off, I reached out to the closest E-book store armed with Starbucks in hand. And thus the adventure began.

All three books are on all sorts of recommended reading lists. I've seen them before while browsing through Barnes and Noble. Certainly the covers all look great. I know, I know... You're not supposed to judge a book by its cover. But these really looked NEAT! None the less my interest was peeked, so I downloaded the first book.

What the Books Are About:

I don't want to give too much of the storyline away. It's hard not to. The plot line has been done before. Let's face it, nothing is original anymore. Boy meets girl. Boy has super powers. Girl has super powers. Insert struggle here. There are a few fights here and there. Good wins triumphantly. That's about the most I'm going to give away.

But what makes this series so interesting? What's so special? The little tweaks in the plot line are all sorts of fun.
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45 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 times better than Twilight. April 19, 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I've seen this book lying around and the sequels. finally picked it up and couldn't stop until after the third one. action packed, angels and demons, magic, and a reluctant love triangle. This makes Twilight just raw dough to this series, which is the icing on the cake. I'm 40+ something, and a reader of anything worthy. Wow! There is to be a forth book next year. I'm so looking forward to it. Bring it on...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars (Try to) read the first book... March 2, 2013
Format:Paperback
...before going here. I tried twice. I couldn't do it, the writing was just that bad. Case in point: "He shrugged perceptibly." Constant 'ly' interruptions, an empty leading lady, and some of the worst dialogue I've ever read.

I'm not saying don't read it, by all means, give it a try, I'm just saying to try reading the first book before investing in the entire series. Hollywood greenlights a lot of garbage, don't assume that a movie deal makes this..."good". The idea feeding the book is great, the execution is terrible.

One of the worst writers ever.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mortal Instrument Series good read June 4, 2011
By R. Berg
Format:Paperback
After reading the Twilight Saga more than 3 times each, I wanted something to get my mind off of Edward. Read The Host. Excellent (by the way). And then this series was recommended to me by my niece. Really liked the characters and action. Fun and a good distraction from the Twilight stuff. Definitely would recommend. The pre-quels (Clockwork books) are not as satisfying and a bit harder to get through, but I understand why C. Clare wanted to write them (several of the characters in the pre-quel come to play beginning in Book 4 of the series). They're fun, light, and entertaining. Definitely a Jace fan!
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