The Mortal Instruments

13 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 30,777 ratings

City of Bones Publisher's Summary

Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistably drawn towards a group of sexy demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City - and the dangers of forbidden love.

©2007 Cassandra Clare (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • City of Bones

    • By: Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated by: Ari Graynor
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 137

    Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistably drawn towards a group of sexy demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City - and the dangers of forbidden love.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worst narrator ever

    • By Anna on 08-08-14

    Regular price: $27.97

    • City of Bones

    • The Mortal Instruments
    • By: Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated by: Mae Whitman
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,796
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,471
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,494

    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?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Could be better

    • By Petunia1620 on 06-03-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • City of Ashes

    • Mortal Instruments, Book 2
    • By: Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated by: Natalie Moore
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    With her mother in a coma and her father hell-bent on destroying the world, Clary Fray is dragged deeper into New York City's terrifying underworld of werewolves, demons and the mysterious Shadowhunters. Discovering the truth about her past was only the beginning. Now the fate of the world rests on Clary's shoulders, but can she master her new-found powers and control her feelings for a boy who can never be hers?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic book!

    • By Kathryn on 12-18-12

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    • City of Ashes

    • The Mortal Instruments, Book Two
    • By: Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated by: Natalie Moore
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,654
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,511
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,547

    Clary Fray just wants her life to go back to normal - but that turns out to be impossible. For one thing, her mother is still in the hospital, in a mysterious coma. For another, she and her brother, Jace, have fallen under a cloud of suspicion now that the Shadowhunter world knows that Valentine is still alive - and that Jace and Clary are his son and daughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting

    • By Aaron R. on 03-29-08

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 3

    • City of Glass

    • Mortal Instruments, Book Three
    • By: Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated by: Natalie Moore
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    Amid the chaos of war, the Shadowhunters must decide to fight with the vampires, werewolves, and other Downworlders – or against them. Meanwhile, Jace and Clary have their own decision to make: should they pursue the love they know is forbidden?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It should be in the YA genre but somehow suits all

    • By leanne on 10-19-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • City of Glass

    • The Mortal Instruments, Book 3
    • By: Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated by: Natalie Moore
    • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,029
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,913
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,957

    To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters - never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AWESOME!!!

    • By Jennifer A. Peurifoy on 03-21-09

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 4

    • City of Fallen Angels

    • The Mortal Instruments, Book 4
    • By: Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated by: Ed Westwick, Molly C. Quinn
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,221
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4,421
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,466

    City of Fallen Angels take up where City of Glass left off. With Valentine out of the way, Clary thought she and Jace could finally be together--but when someone starts murdering the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine's Circle and leaving their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to destroy the new peace between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, she realizes the past can never be left entirely behind.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • HATE that female reader!

    • By Snow*Bear on 08-28-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • City of Fallen Angels

    • By: Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated by: Ed Westwick, Molly C. Quinn
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    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. Simon decides he needs a break and heads out of the city - only to discover that sinister events are following him. Realising 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….

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • .

    • By Tamara Joy Rankin on 01-29-18

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  • Book 5

    • City of Lost Souls

    • Mortal Instruments, Book 5
    • By: Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated by: Molly C. Quinn
    • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,243
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,753
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,806

    The New York Times best-selling Mortal Instruments continues - and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon. Can the lost be reclaimed? What price is too high to pay for love? Who can be trusted when sin and salvation collide? Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A let down

    • By Rebecca on 05-28-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • City of Lost Souls: Mortal Instruments, Book 5

    • Mortal Instruments, Book 5
    • By: Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright, Eloise Oxer
    • Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Jace is now a servant of evil, bound for all eternity to Sebastian. Only a small band of Shadowhunters believe he can be saved. To do this they must defy the Clave. And they must act without Clary. For Clary is playing a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing is not just her own life but Jace's soul. Clary is willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable romance with violence

    • By Paolo on 03-26-18

    Regular price: $26.11

  • Book 6

    • City of Heavenly Fire

    • The Mortal Instruments, Book 6
    • By: Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated by: Jason Dohring, Sophie Turner
    • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,057
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,662
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,684

    Darkness has descended on the Shadowhunter world. Chaos and destruction overwhelm the Nephilim as Clary, Jace, Simon, and their friends band together to fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother. Nothing in this world can defeat Sebastian - but if they journey to the realm of demons, they just might have a chance.... Lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world will change. Who will survive the explosive sixth and final installment of the Mortal Instruments series?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Jason Dohring is awful to listen to...

    • By Jessica on 05-30-14

    Regular price: $34.99

    • City of Heavenly Fire

    • Mortal Instruments, Book 6
    • By: Cassandra Clare
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright, Eloise Oxer
    • Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon and Alec must flee – even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned. Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the thrilling and long-awaited final installment of the bestselling and acclaimed Mortal Instruments.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It was good but could have been great

    • By Paolo on 04-11-18

    Regular price: $26.11

    • Shadowhunters and Downworlders

    • A Mortal Instruments Reader
    • By: Cassandra Clare (editor)
    • Narrated by: Emily Beresford, Luke Daniels, Tanya Eby
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 190

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Cassandra Clare created the Mortal Instruments in 2004 with City of Bones (Simon & Schuster, 2007). Since then, the series has grown to five books, with a sixth due in 2014, and been joined by two spinoff trilogies and an upcoming film starring Jamie Campbell Power and Lily Collins. Featuring stories by Holly Black, Kendare Blake, Gwenda Bond, Sarah Rees Brennan, Rachel Caine, Sarah Cross, Kami Garcia, Michelle Hodkin, Kelly Link, Kate Milford, Diana Peterfreund, Sara Ryan, Scott Tracey, and Robin Wasserman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not what Expected but Good

    • By Joleen Moyer on 05-13-16

    Regular price: $19.99