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Title: Cassandra Clare
Post by: cherdabear on May 24, 2009, 12:52:54 am
Has anyone else read the Mortal Instruments Series (City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass).  If you haven't you should I really loved them.  And I highly recommend them to everyone!!! ;D ;D  Clarey and Jace are Awesome.
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: Staplegun on May 24, 2009, 11:04:34 am
I read City of Bones but haven't gotten around to the rest of them. The twist at the end of the first book kinda threw me off them. I'll come back eventually...she tells an engaging story, but I'll wait 'till they are all in paperback.
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: ipod frk on May 24, 2009, 02:44:55 pm
They're quite good books actually. Cassandra Clare sure knows how to zing up the romantic tension. 8) Note her Mortal Instruments trilogy are strictly in the young adult genre. I think. haven't read them books in 2-3 months and my memory's gone hazy. But there's one thing I'm sure of: those looking for a good plotted story won't find it. They'll get quite a few number of holes instead. However her idea of shadowhunters and the alternate world CC presents is quite interesting.
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: cherdabear on May 26, 2009, 01:25:46 am
I really enjoyed the shadowhunters.  I guess I just loved the characters.  They are for young adults they are an easy quick read.  There are a few holes and some rather predictable parts where you go how can you not have figured this out yet. 

staplegun- if you only read the first the twist about kills you at the end.  but it works out slowly but surely.
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: Tish on August 18, 2009, 06:09:44 pm
My sister recommended this series to me.  I've finished the first and just started the second. I had to google what happens with Jace and Clary because the ending of Bones made me so mad I didn't want to read anymore.  My sister called me a cheater because it doesn't get resolved until Glass.  I'm really liking them.
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: charmed on August 23, 2009, 05:37:14 pm
I just received this in my email today:

MORTAL INSTRUMENTS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1. There will be a fourth book in the MI series! And it will follow (wait for it, wait for it), SIMON! Below is a bit of the press release:

Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, has acquired City of Fallen Angels, a fourth book in Cassandra Clare’s bestselling young adult fantasy series, The Mortal Instruments, which has over 1 million books in print. The story follows Simon, a character from the first three Mortal Instruments novels, City of Bones, City of Ashes and City of Glass, as he adjusts to life as a vampire. City of Fallen Angels will publish in hardcover in March 2011, followed by a paperback edition in July 2012.

Love, blood, betrayal and revenge — the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels. Simon Lewis is having some trouble adjusting to his new life as a vampire, especially now that he hardly sees his best friend Clary, who is caught up in training to be a Shadowhunter—and spending time with her new boyfriend Jace. Not to mention that Simon doesn't quite know how to handle the pressure of not-quite-dating two girls at once. What's a daylight-loving vampire to do? Simon decides he needs a break and heads out of the city—only to discover that sinister events are following him. Realizing that the war they thought they'd won might not yet be over, Simon has to call on his Shadowhunter friends to save the day — if they can put their own splintering relationships on hold long enough to rise to the challenge.


2. (AND THIS ONE IS EPIC ON THE AWESOME SCALE!) The Mortal Instruments has been optioned to be made into a film! More info straight from Cassie below:

"The Mortal Instruments have been optioned by Unique Features. This is a film production company set up by former founders and co-presidents of New Line Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, who oversaw the production of the Lord of the Rings movies."

3. The MI series is being made into a graphic novel via Th3rd World Studios.
Press release can be found here (http://www.th3rdworld.com/news/Th3rd-World-will-be-adapting-best-selling-YA-series-The-Mortal-Instruments-trilogy-by-Cass).

Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: ArtAngel on August 23, 2009, 11:04:39 pm
That's awesome news Charmed! thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: Has on August 24, 2009, 06:37:12 am
I saw this on twitter :D

I think Cassandra when I attended her signing kind of hinted at this although she did state there will be a 4th book focusing on Simon - it was originally was going to be a comic series but that fell through and shes using the outline as a new book :D
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: thebeadedchihuahua on October 05, 2009, 05:11:04 pm
I love the mortal instrament series. She is coming out with a prequel to this series. Its called the Infernal Devices. Here is the website http://www.theinfernaldevices.com/. Cool site.
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: Dusk on October 06, 2009, 03:48:36 am
Loved the Mortal Instruments series......was a bit put off at the end of the first book but not enough to stop reading LOL.....its definatley worth reading all three books, and if it becomes a movie i will definatley be watching it. Not so sure about the fourth book being from simons point of view...but that could just be because he wasn't one of my favourite characters. I was a clary and jace fran the whole way through  :D
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: lazybeth on October 08, 2009, 07:20:03 am
I love  this series. I am a bit of a book-a-holic and have read a lot of YA books.  I am pumped about the fourth book coming out next year (i think ???), and about the 'prequel' series. Yay for more good books!!  bOuNcY
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: kitt. on October 10, 2009, 07:40:32 pm
ive read some the 1st two.  bOuNcY and can you tell me if clarey and jace get together?!
pretty please? :D
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: lilliana on October 12, 2009, 06:01:06 am
Found all 3 books in hardback at a really good price over the weekend... I have heard good things about this series. I cant wait to read them.  :)

Edit: I'm so disappointed...I read a spoiler by accident on Amazon about this series and I am seriously thinking about returning the books. Argh, I hate it when that happens. I'm just curious, does anyone think because I know about the relationship between Clarey and Jace before I have read the books, will now spoil how I feel about the books while I'm reading them?
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: Dusk on October 14, 2009, 02:22:33 pm
That really depends on what you have read......the book takes a few twists and turns and it is worth sticking it through to the end.....i had a freak out at the end of book one but am glad i read it the whole way through  :D
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: thebeadedchihuahua on October 14, 2009, 08:04:56 pm
Found all 3 books in hardback at a really good price over the weekend... I have heard good things about this series. I cant wait to read them.  :)

Edit: I'm so disappointed...I read a spoiler by accident on Amazon about this series and I am seriously thinking about returning the books. Argh, I hate it when that happens. I'm just curious, does anyone think because I know about the relationship between Clarey and Jace before I have read the books, will now spoil how I feel about the books while I'm reading them?

I agree with Dusk. If what you read is related to book one, then I would ignore it and continue to read the series. It's one of my favorite Series. I think this series is even better then the Twilight series. My favorite character is Magnus Bane. This whole series is full of twists and turns. I know you will not be disappointed.
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: lilliana on October 15, 2009, 07:39:07 am
Thank you!  :D  I've decided to read the books...actually...I'm pretty excited to get started on them.
 

Note to self: Stay away from spoilers... haha, yeah right.  LOL
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: lilliana on October 24, 2009, 09:23:44 am
I just finished The Mortal Instruments series... Whew! what a ride. I'm soooo glad I read these books. They were wonderful! Glad to know there will be a spin off series - Simon's story - coming out. There were a lot of questions unanswered. Simon is definitely my favorite character.  :D
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: thebeadedchihuahua on October 24, 2009, 12:14:40 pm
I just finished The Mortal Instruments series... Whew! what a ride. I'm soooo glad I read these books. They were wonderful! Glad to know there will be a spin off series - Simon's story - coming out. There were a lot of questions unanswered. Simon is definitely my favorite character.  :D

And there will be a prequel to the mortal instrument series.   http://www.theinfernaldevices.com/ . It has a lot of the adult characters in it that were in the Mortal instruments.

Who was your favorite Character? I really like Magnus Bane.
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: lilliana on October 24, 2009, 02:40:49 pm
Oh sweet a prequel!  :D  Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: Vic on February 10, 2010, 03:31:13 pm
Listened to all first 3 books in audio after they were pushed on me by my sister.  Really enjoyed them but I googled Jace / Clary relationship before continuing after book 1.  Looking forward to Simon's book as well.
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: WinterWolf915 on February 11, 2010, 03:00:59 pm
One of my faces!!! I love the idea that we are missing something in the worldwide around us, that there is a whole world we can't see. I just finished reading this series again and it never gets old
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: Dusk on February 24, 2010, 02:13:43 am
The Mortal Instruments is going to be adapted into comic books, and the Prequel is due out in March yay!!!  :-LOVE :D
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: SisterWolf8807 on April 20, 2010, 09:24:03 am
I'm really excited about the new book! I hope its as good as the one's before it! bOuNcY
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: simplyme on July 04, 2011, 11:46:46 am
Hi! Does anyone happen to have know a book/series that is similar to this series that they'd recommend? I loved the Mortal Instrument Series, but now that I've finished it, it's left me wanting more! I, of course, love Patricia Briggs, but I'm also quite a fan of Kelley Armstrong and Karen Chance.

Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: Pendle on October 27, 2011, 01:03:07 pm
Try Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep and the second book, Kiss of Frost is coming next month.

City of Bones and City of Ashes were sitting on my bookshelf for over 12 months and I wish I'd read them sooner, they're good and easy to read. I bought City of Glass quickly after and I'm 100 pages from the end. :D But I do wonder what's going to get between Jace and Clary in book four.
Title: Re: Cassandra Clare
Post by: Kyria on June 30, 2014, 08:12:14 pm
Looks like many of the people who read this series are no longer active on here.  Anybody read the whole series?  (and I'm talking Infernal Devices AND Mortal Instruments, you have to read them all if you want the whole story. 

With the ends of both series, I see a similar theme:
 
Mortal Instruments
(MAJOR SPOILER.  DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE BOOKS.)
(NO REALLY.  YOU'RE GOING TO WANT TO BE SURPRISED)
Simon - no longer a vampire but also can't remember Clary, the Shadowhunters, or the Downworlders.  Total heartbreak... and then redemption: Magnus gets him to start training to join the Shadowhunters, and he starts to regain a few memories.  And everything will be okay with the world.

Infernal Devices
(SAME DEAL.  DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES READ THIS IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE ENDING OF THIS SERIES ALREADY.  IT'S A BIG SPOILER.)
Jem - almost dies and then gets saved by the Silent Brothers, where he won't be able to be a part of his friend's lives anymore... but he still manages to be there when he's needed.  Eventually is saved and able to rejoin Tessa and live a relatively normal life.  Total heartbreak, followed immediately by redemption. 
It's the same kind of thing in both cases: someone almost dies and then is saved by being taken away from the ones who love him... and then handed back at the last minute, just enough for the reader to see that things are going to be okay.

Part of me thinks that letting Tessa have both Will and Jem this way is kind of a cop-out by the author.  At the same time, I couldn't decide which of the pair I thought she should end up with, and I'd have been both happy and ticked off no matter which way it turned out otherwise.  So I'm also totally thrilled that this is how it ends.