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Discover this first installment of the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly).

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.

Hardcover, 2496 pages
Published on October 23, 2012 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
ISBN-10: 1442472057
ISBN-13: 9781442472051
79 Book Reviews
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  • wannaone
    wannaoneWednesday, August 24, 2016 at 6:51 am55 stars
    I think it is a great book full of action, fantasy, & romance. I loved this book and I think if you are a fantasy and romance lover you will like this book. I enjoyed reading this I hope you will to!
    • aisan_life
      aisan_lifeSunday, July 31, 2016 at 11:59 pm55 stars
      ive started reading this book and it got real intense, as i reached part 2 it got real! I recommend this book for sci-fi /fantasy lovers its really awesome
      • jonseymarchmlg
        jonseymarchmlgFriday, July 22, 2016 at 10:49 pm
        I've only read the first one its great!!!!!
        • sportsgirl5537
          sportsgirl5537Friday, June 24, 2016 at 9:17 am55 stars
          AMAZING SERIES. I love it!!
          • babybunny02
            babybunny02Monday, June 20, 2016 at 3:36 pm
            I LOVED THIS BOOK! It took me a while to get into it because I thought the beginning was kind of slow but as soon as she finds out WHAT she is, it amazingly written.
            • thebooknerd37
              thebooknerd37Monday, June 13, 2016 at 4:29 pm55 stars
              This collection is amazing. It's just what I love to read. 5 stars for me!!
              • olivia38526661
                olivia38526661Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 9:53 pm55 stars
                If you are into vampires, werewolves and demons, this is the perfect read for you. Follow Clary Fray on an epic adventure to recover her past and create her future, with the help of Jace, Alec, Simon and Isabelle. You will fall in love with The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.
                • pinkbook
                  pinkbookFriday, March 11, 2016 at 5:46 am55 stars
                  This book is just awesome! When i first started reading this book, it seemed so monotonous and i didn't even know what was going on half the time. Bu then, as I dug deeper into the book, I found out that this book is actually very FASCINATING! A perfect mix of adventure, friendship, danger and romance. I recomens this book to anyone who wants a thrilling read on a boring summer or rainy day. This book really cathces it's reader's eyes of you look into it!
                  • lillybooklover
                    lillybookloverMonday, February 22, 2016 at 5:42 am
                    i loved this book because it is like a cross between charmed and twilight meets teen drama.
                    • Sassy10Monday, January 4, 2016 at 7:02 am
                      I wanna read this book, it sounds so GOOD!!!!