Sunday, May 31, 2009

Mortal Instruments: Book One

I've grown bored of books with only vampires and have moved on to a combination of vampires, werewolves, faeries, and other fantasy sort of creatures. This led me to the first book in a new series called The Mortal Instruments. At the pleading of 3 8th graders, I read City of Bones in one weekend. I enjoyed it more from a curiosity standpoint than anything. I wanted to know what had propelled these 3 to beg me to read it. It certainly was intriguing with a combination of magic, fantasy, romance, and all kinds of mythical creatures. Thankfully, the 2nd and 3rd books are already released so I can move on to the next one without the months of wait time that usually prevail. The author, Cassandra Clare, has a website dedicated to all of her stuff but this series has it's own site here.


Melinda said...

I wondered about this series and actually had it on my "to read" list. You'll have to let us know if the others are just as good.

Did you ever read Graceling?

Amber said...

So are there more BookWorm posts planned now that school's out? I hope so! I always like to see what you're reading, and what kids are into now. It sounds interesting!

By the way, I read the first 3 chapters of "The Boxcar Children" to Grace & Claire tonight. They loved it! Grace is really enthralled. It is a lot of fun to introduce her to the books I loved as a kid, if I could only remember them!

Melinda said...

I just finished this entire series and I really liked it. It was an interesting concept...kind of Harry Potter-ish : ) I can't wait for her new series to come out.