This is the movie tie-in of book one in the international number-one bestselling series The Mortal Instruments. Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistibly drawn towards a group of sexy demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City - and the dangers of forbidden love. Movie release ...Read MoreThis is the movie tie-in of book one in the international number-one bestselling series The Mortal Instruments. Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistibly drawn towards a group of sexy demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City - and the dangers of forbidden love. Movie release scheduled for August 2013. Cast members include: Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror) as Clary Fray, Jamie Campbell Bower (The Twilight Saga) as Jace Wayland, Robert Sheehan (Misfits) as Simon Lewis, Godfrey Gao as Magnus Bane, Jemima West as Isabelle Lightwood, Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) as Jocelyn Fray and Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) as Hodge Starkweather. Tie-in to be supported by a nationwide marketing and publicity campaign. The Mortal Instruments series has over four million books in print. It has been sold in more than thirty countries and has appeared internationally on bestseller lists, including in the UK, USA, Germany, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Backlist: City of Ashes (9781406307634), City of Glass (9781406307641), City of Fallen Angels (9781406330335) and City of Lost Souls (9781406337600), and The Infernal Devices series (Clockwork Angel, 9781406330342, and, Clockwork Prince, 9781406321333).Read Less
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This book is at the top of my favorites list right now. It is one of those books that is categorized as Young Adult simply because the characters are young, but I am certainly not a young adult and I absolutely adore this story.
Set in our modern real world with a few critical fantasy tweaks thrown in that bring this story world to vibrant life. Each and every single one of the characters is so well written you feel that they could very well exist.
Sep 25, 2009
Fantastic New Young Adult Series!!!
If you took the magic of the Harry Potter series and mixed it with the hazardous fighting of the Dresden Files, and with the romance of the Twilight saga, and then shook them all up in a snow globe together. Then you would get the fabulous blend of Cassandra Clare?s The Mortal Instruments. The Harry Potter series (HP) has muggles, and The Mortal Instruments (MI) have mundanes or mundies. The Shadowhunters are nephilim. They have both the blood of human and the Angel Raziel. Their bodies are covered in black Marks, angelic runes that aid them in their battles and healing. And their job is to keep the mundane?s world safe from demons and other Downworlders, (such as werewolves/the Moon?s Children, the fey/faeries or fallen angels, warlocks, and the Night Children/vampires, just to name a few.) The Shadowhunters are similar in character to the Knights Michael, Sanya the big Russian, and Shiro in the Dresden Files. Clary is courageously discovering her Sight. With her best friend Simon, they team up with the Shadowhunters in their fight against Valentine. Valentine was thought to be dead, after creating the Circle of Raziel, to make a purer world, (reminds me of the similarities between true bloods and mud bloods.) He?s in search of the Mortal Cup, ultimately purifying the world of demons. The Institute, with it?s Persian cat Church, (like in the S. K. book Pet Semetary,) will take Clary on a journey of discovery to the City of Bones were the Silent Brothers, (creepy archivist who do not speak, have mutilated their bodies, and posses powers of the mind,) will help her to regain her memory, find a lost treasure, and learn some of the hard lessons of love. Warning: There is harsh language in this book, but guess what, the characters are teenagers and warriors, and it does not distract from the story. It actually helps to find them more believably human, ordinary, mundane.
Publishers Weekly, 2007-07-09 This Buffy-esque YA novel does not translate well to the audio medium, and part of the problem lies in the story's pacing. Teenager Clary discovers she can see supernatural beings that no one else can, gets drawn into the world of the "Shadowhunters" (teens who kill demons and monsters) and learns that her mother is somehow mysteriously connected to all the strange happenings around her. As a result, a good chunk of the novel consists of long explanatory passages, as various characters fill Clary in on supernatural creatures, the history and rules of the Shadowhunters and her mother's entanglements-all of which come across as tedious lectures. In addition, narrator Graynor makes almost no attempt to differentiate the various teen characters' voices. Only the minor character Dorothea, played as a faux witch with a gravelly New York accent, is memorable. Graynor also frequently ignores the author's explicit textual directives, such as "[Simon] came back, sounding worried" or "The tone of arrogant superiority was back in [Jace's] voice," for her performance, making this a program with an intriguing premise and cast but disappointing execution. Ages 14-up. (May) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 2007-04-09 Clare's debut novel, first in the Mortal Instruments series, is a sprawling urban fantasy packed with just about every type of creature known to the genre, and still spacious enough to hold more. Fifteen-year-old Clary Fray witnesses a killing in an "all-ages club"; when she confronts the attackers, she learns that they are spectral Shadowhunters, charged with killing demonic creatures called Night Children. Clary returns home to find her apartment vandalized and her mother missing, apparently kidnapped by creatures in the service of someone named Valentine. An attack by a slithering beast sends Clary to the infirmary at the Institute, hidden home of the Shadowhunters. There she befriends the hunter Jace, who tells her of Valentine's intention to find the Mortal Cup, one of three Mortal Instruments the Angel gave to the first Shadowhunters (the others are a mirror and sword). Great secrets abound both in Clary's past and in her own head--secrets that are gradually revealed to her about her mother, her mother's eccentric friend Luke, her relationship with Jace and, eventually, about Valentine himself. Clare's atmospheric setting is spot-on, informed equally by neo-gothic horror films and the modern fantasy leanings of Neil Gaiman. Werewolves, vampires, angels and fairies all fit in this ambitious milieu. At the core, though, this is a compelling story about family secrets and coming-of-age identity crises. Fans of the smart/chic horror typified by Buffy the Vampire Slayer will instantly fall for this new series. Ages 14-up. (Apr.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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