In honor of the premiere of Freeform’s new TV show Shadowhunters that was a few weeks ago, I thought I would review the books that the series was based on, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. The book follows Clary Fray, a hotheaded teenage girl, as she discovers the truth about her past. Turns out, she comes from a long line of ancient part angel part human warriors, shadowhunters. When her mom is kidnapped she must team up with other shadowhunters to save her. The series follows Clary as she tries to defeat the evil shadowhunter that kidnapped her mother.
The Mortal Instruments series has a strong female lead, lots of action, and amazing imagery writing. Clare’s ability to create a detailed picture in the reader’s mind is astounding, and I found myself completely unaware of my surroundings while I was reading the book.
The reason why I gave this book 4/5 stars is because although the writing was amazing, sometimes the story line had some repetition. The constant on and off relationships get a little tired after the second book, but the one-liners and action make up for it.
In short, The Mortal Instruments series is a book series I will never stop enjoying. Although it has some flaws, the series is overall an amazing read. I would recommend it to young adult readers looking to lose themselves in a fantasy world of angels, demons, and heroic super-humans.