Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, epic urban fantasy set in a richly imagined world of shadowhunters, vampires, werewolves, fairies, and more, has captured the imaginations and loyalty of hundreds of thousands of YA readers. Originally a trilogy (City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass), the series has extended to six titles, plus a prequel trilogy, the Infernal Devices, and a planned sequel series, the Dark Artifices. A feature film is planned for 2013.
Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal
Instruments Reader (Anthology), edited by Clare (who provides an
introduction to the book and to each piece), is a collection of YA
authors writing about the series and its world.
Goodreads | Cassandra Clare
Zoe is free. She has
escaped the enslavement of the Community, disconnected from the hardware
that had controlled her every thought and emotion, and evaded capture
by the Chancellor intent on killing her. She is finally free, but she is
far from safe.
Zoe and Adrien hide themselves from detection at
the Foundation, an academy that trains teen glitchers to fight in the
Resistance movement. Together, Zoe and her new team of superhuman
fighters must risk their lives to rescue other glitchers and humans from
the Chancellor's control. Challenges abound at every turn, and Adrien,
who has become silent, distant, and tormented by his visions of the
future, only adds to the growing certainty of defeat. But worst of all,
as Zoe's team fights against impossible odds, distrust and betrayal
leads to the terrible discovery that their greatest threat could already
be lurking behind the safe walls of the Foundation.
Goodreads | Heather Anastasiu