Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Mortal Instruments Trilogy

This is the story of Clary, a normal fifteen-year-old growing up in New York City accompanied by her best friend Simon. That is, until she witnesses a murder committed, oddly enough, by three other teenagers. She soon discovers the truth behind the group- they are Shadowhunters; warriors specially trained from a young age to fight and kill demons that inhabit our world. The "person" they killed was actually a demon.

The Shadowhunters become interested in Clary. Why can she see them? What is her past? Clary realizes that she doesn't really know about her childhood, or her mom's life before her, but she realizes it too late. Her mom has disappeared, and Clary is attacked by a monster. Without the help of Shadowhunter Jace, Clary would never make it through this journey, and the search for her mom, alive. This creates a bond between the two that they cherish, and hate. It doesn't make Simon too happy either.

I claim this trilogy as my most recent favorite fantasy series. It has everything I loved from the Twilight series- romance and action, as well as an interesting plot that takes place during present day- but in the right proportion. There is a great deal of action, with an underlying storyline of the love-triangle between Clary, Jace, and Simon. There are some parts that are PG-13 in both violence and relationships. However, I do not rate it as more mature then Twilight.

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