Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

I just want to take a brief moment to veer away from vague discussions of my novel to gush about this series, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. 

Back around Christmas time my sister Aimee suggested this series to me. Probably every time I perused around a book store I would pick up the first book, City of Bones and read the back cover. It sounded alright, but nothing too grabbing, thus I never thought to read it.

However -- at Aimee's suggestion -- I figured I might as well give it a try. Within mere pages, the dynamic characters and plot are revealed and there was absolutely no hope of turning back. 

 Brief synopsis: The book is the story of Clary, a young girl who embarks upon a life changing adventure when she witnesses the murder of a demon. She dives into the world of the Shadowhunters and the supernatural world that surrounds them. 

I am undeniably hooked right now. 
The characters are so well portrayed that they have come alive in my mind. They are clever and witty. Their dialogue is impeccable, eliminating any questions about who they are. 

I blogged a while back about how I read on my way home from work -- now I read both ways.
I eagerly await my commute, because I can't wait for the adventure I am about to embark on.

The syntax and imagery are positively exquisite and reading these books makes me yearn for the ability to write like that one day. While I read I can feel my own story begin to come alive and thus the moment I get home I want to write. 

In conclusion, if you long for a little excitement in your life and would rather not seek that desire by diving out of an airplane, read this series. I promise that you will not be disappointed. And if you are, well, perhaps watching paint dry would be more your cup of tea.

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