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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass Hardcover – 27 Oct 2009


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  • Hardcover: 1520 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; Box edition (27 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416997857
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416997856
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.5 x 12.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,013,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A box set of the first three books in the Mortal Instruments series: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass

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Cassandra Clare lives in Brooklyn. She has worked as an entertainment journalist for The Hollywood Reporter, has published several short stories and is the author of the popular internet parody The Very Secret Diaries. The Infernal Devices is her second major series. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By mrsremuslupin on 5 Dec 2010
Format: Hardcover
I spent a week (that's how addicted I was) reading these books this summer, one after one from the library. I fell in love! After saving for a few weeks I bought myself this boxset, and it's so GORGEOUS! The books are large, chunky and shiny, with beautiful, high res images on them, they feel great to hold and carry and just generally make me happy! :)
These are amazing fantasy novels that twist and turn through romance, action, magic and a whole host of fantasy creatures and lands whilst still being set in New York!
The main plot centres around Shadowhunters, who are basically demon slayers and Clary's journey to become one after accidently bumping in to some on a night out.
At first City of Bones can be a little difficult to get in to, but trust me, once you're a few chapters in you'll be hooked!
If you're a twilight or harry potter, or just fantasy fan this is a great series to make a start on!
Go ahead!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Yiota G. on 2 Sep 2010
Format: Paperback
Since i'm impatiently waiting for Clockwork Angel to arrive (finally was dispatched yesterday) i decided to do a sum-up review at Cassandra's Clare The Mortal Instruments series (sequel of the Infernal Devices which include Clockwork Angel). I will try not to spoil more than the summaries have already done. Actually i will not spoil at all. Read it :)

First of all, on Clare's writing style. What i can say...i love it. After Harry Potter i couldn't believe i could find a same-style world story to enjoy. Most of them were copying it or they were too predictable for me. And then it showed up! City Of Bones was translated in Greek by Platypus Publications. First i was amazed by the cover (i found really important a book has a good and attractive cover) and then i read the summery. I bought and finished it in less than 24 hours. Same came with the rest two books which i purchased in English. I have to admit that i love Clare's writing more than Rowling's. I do love HP but sorry guys TMI topped it for me(HP fans don't kill me). Clare write in a simple way which make you understand perfectly the situation and the places. It's really easy to become one with the book and live in her world. Also i like her humor much more and how she puts her characters in. Finally a book which hasn't a miserable main character or something like that. They all know why they are there and they are accepting what's is going on in a normal way. According to their personalities of course.

Now on the stories and the characters what i can say? Claire is female character which i admire! Seriously! Most girl characters are either too cowards either too b***s. I can read about her again and again. She is normal! Same goes for Isabelle. Well, actually sometimes you will hate her and sometimes you will love her.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Leanne Golightly on 5 Feb 2011
Format: Paperback
I have to admit that I was a Twilight fanatic before I read this series. Now, I am a Cassandra Clare fanatic. It's a lot less "mormony" than Twilight, and I love the sarcastic humour. The twists physically knock the air out of you, and I adore these books.

I have to admit that I prefer the Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel book, but Cassandra Clare writes a good story. Must read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca_21 on 25 Feb 2010
Format: Hardcover
This a wonderful romance for young adults-male or female.
It grips you from the very start and I'm glad it doesn't have any weird names in it(like from Harry Potter) because it would make THIS story sound unrealistic.The book is about a group of teenage demon hunters and two people fall for each other when they weren't supposed to. If you don't want any spoilers then don't read on! And girls, the main guy is about as hot as Edward Cullen and Jacob!!!!!

I loved reading about Jace and Clary falling in love because it was so awkward for Jace because he believes love is a weakness.The whole idea of demon-killing Shadowhunters is wonderful and really interesting. You sort of wonder halfway through if some of the characters are the way they are because they've been trained to be Shadowhunters from a very young age.

The story is addictive right from the start and it has a shocking,heartbreaking ending. The end of this book,litrally broke my heart.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SCS VINE VOICE on 20 Mar 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I cannot lie, I began reading these books and completed all three within a few days, I could not stop reading. I intended to only read the first and then ration myself - completely not doable! Am desperately awaiting the forth book now. The characters are varied, interesting and Clary inparticular is very likeable.
Set in New York, these books are a good mixture of magic, mayhem, plot twists, romance and of course a little violence. Based around the secret world of the shadowhunters who have the difficult role of policing the creatures of the underworld; such beings as vampires, werewolves, demons, fae etc.
If you liked twilight, vampire diaries etc you'll love these books!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kat :) on 29 July 2010
Format: Hardcover
I read these books along time ago but decided to buy this box set, so that I had a hardback version. This box set is great, the books are beautiful, and shiny :) and it arrived quickly and in excellent condition.
The Mortal Instruments series is just brilliantly written, the characters are well-described, along with the places and settings. It's full of quirky quotes that are hilarious and laugh out loud funny. Especially Jace and Magnus's lines.
These books include very different storylines to others of this type of genre, the characters are so real and you understand them. What makes it great is the humour, and obviously the many love stories that evolve through the series.
It contains action, comedy, and romance throughout, and I would recommend these books to everyone. I can't wait for City of Fallen Angels and The Infernal Devices.
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