The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

The Mortal Instruments

The first installment of Cassandra Clare's bestselling urban fantasy series, The Mortal Instruments, is adapted into a graphic novel series!Hanging out with her best friend, Simon, is just about the most exciting thing in Clary's life...that is, until she realizes there are people only she can see. But when her mother disappears and a monster attacks her, Clary has to embrace a world that she never even knew existed--a world full of vampires, wer...

Details The Mortal Instruments

TitleThe Mortal Instruments
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherYen Press
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Young Adult

Reviews The Mortal Instruments

  • Lola
    Well, it could have been worse. It could have been unreadable. Like most fans of The Mortal Instruments, I had been waiting for a graphic novel adaptation for a very long time. I thought we would have one much earlier than this, but better late than never, right?This is actually a good adaptation, in terms of story, pacing and atmosphere. Cassandra Jean illustrates all important scenes that appear in the first half of City of Bones. Indeed, this ...
  • Josu Grilli
    Otra versión de la historia, ¡y super entretenida!No sabía exactamente qué esperarme de esta novela gráfica, la verdad. El estilo de Cassandra Jean me gusta pero no me termina de convencer. Sin embargo, en este caso, lo ha hecho. YAS!En este primer volumen encontramos la primera parte del libro de Ciudad de Hueso, o incluso un poco menos. La historia se desarrolla con agilidad, los dibujos acompañan muy bien a la trama, y creo que se le ded...
  • 🦊 Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk
    Although I haven’t read the original book, I knew some of the things that were gonna happen from the movie and the show. The illustrations were really good and I will definitely read the other graphic novels in this series! 👏🏻❤ Although I haven’t read the original book, I knew some of the things that were gonna happen from the movie and the show. The illustrations were really good and I will definitely read the other graphic novels ...
  • Beth
    Now I'm no expert on these matters, so I don't know what I'm looking for here...It was okay to say this is my first ever Graphic Novel. It's just a shame it's not the full version and there's a second part.The things I liked?- We got to see the Falcon story Jace tells Clary- Little bits of pieces, there's a book on Peru in Magnus's room which was very fitting!- The height difference between Jace and Clary was so cute!- CHURCH! Anytime I see anyth...
  • Teresa ☼ {semi-hiatus}
    i saw this book at my library today, and of course, your mortal instruments lovin’ girl had to pick this up. i loved this so much! i finished it one hour, and literally loved it. the illustrations are cute and the entire book just made me feel really happy and nostalgic. I’ll probably be checking this book out from my library every month since it just makes me really happy to read. <3
  • Emily
    ¡Lo ame! Me llego hoy y me lo leí en una hora. Tenia muchísimas ganas de volver a leer Cazadores de Sombras pero sentía que leer el libro iba a ocuparme tiempo de mas, así que este novela gráfica me vino perfecto. Tiene una estética muy de manga, lo que hizo que lo ame mas!De mas esta decir que las ilustraciones de Cassandra Jean son PRECIOSAS, GENIALES Y LO MEJOR DEL MUNDO . Me encanta su manera de ilustrar, les recomiendo que la sigan e...
  • Lauren
    Who knew this was so funny? I loved this first graphic novel instalment of TMI!*big shock* I have never read any of Cassandra Clare's books, (despite owning the whole TMI and TID series) but I wanted to try out TMI in graphic novel format first before I fully committed myself to the novels which are waaay thicker. After reading this introductory volume, I'm really very intrigued by the plot and how it will continue. I loved Jace and Magnus but I ...
  • Beatrice in Bookland
    I'm not the biggest fan of graphic novels but The mortal instruments is the series that got me into reading and it's always gonna be a favorite of mine so of course I bought this new release!And well, I love Cassandra Jean's drawings and the characters really look like how I've pictured them in my head. I didn't give 5 full stars just because the story moved too fast (even if this is just the first volume, the last scene is Magnus's party, before...
  • Kirra
    The Mortal Instruments is brought to life again with this new graphic novel inspired by the first novel in the largely popular series. I loved seeing this story again with illustrations and the condensed story and the whole book was over far too quickly. Overall, it was a nice adaption of the first book in series and it seemed like while they covered a fair amount of the story but at times it was disjointed and without a flow. I also thought the ...
  • Romie
    Bless Cassandra Jean and her art. Bless.I'm sad we only had something like 1/3 of the book, but at the same time I'm glad because it means nothing from the original story will be cut.
  • PhantomRin
    Just GREAT!
  • alyssa
    the only adaptation of this series that matters
  • Sarah
    I devoured this, when is #2 coming out lol
  • Nancy The book junkie
    I've always been a fan of Cassandra Jean and once again she didn't let me down. I loved the arts and the way she depicted the characters. This graphic novel cover the first 6 chapters of city of bones and so far it stayed very true to the book storyline. I'm definitely looking forward to volume 2!
  • fairylightsandbooks ( Aino )
    THIS IS A REVIEW FOR HOW THIS WAS ADAPTED FROM THE BOOK NOT THE ACTUAL STORY OF CITY OF BONES Okay so as most of you know City of bones IS MY FAVE BOOK OF ALL TIME.I had high expectations since I love Cassandra Jeans art style and her artwork for the shadowhunter chronicles.I had a big problem with the way the characters looked.... the only ones that looked good and like them selves we're Jace,Alec and Simon.All the others looked like different c...
  • Zoë ☆
    This is a really quick and cool way to read TMI! I really enjoyed it :)
  • Stanislav Lozanov
    I loved it and now I definitely want to reread the series!
  • Giulia Herondale
    2.5non date per scontato che essendo un' opera della Jean e della Clare sia perfetto. Sinceramente non so se la Clare abbia visto l'opera finita e spero di no. Comunque ho la sensazione che questa idea geniale, quale doveva essere questa serie, sia solo un modo per far guadagnare la Jean. Forse ho questa sensazione perché ultimamente non si fa altro che "descrivere" le opere della Jean come libri fondamentali, mentre in realtà sono solo aggiunt...
  • Angela Magic Art
    I have been waiting for this for so long! I finally got my hands on it! This was really really good. The art is wonderful, and it just gave me so many nostalgic feelings! It really just reminded me why I love this series so much. I did miss some of the dialogue that wasn't included from the original City of Bones novel, and a few scenes that were cut. I wish it was longer!!! It was a very fun quick read. I read it in one sitting, in about an hour...
  • Ines
    Of course a 5 stars because I love The Shadowhunters world and I missed my babes so much! I want every single book in TMI in graphic novels.
  • Mandy
    I've never actually read The Mortal Instruments all the way through. Goodness, I didn't even make it through the entire first book in audiobook format even though I was enjoying it. I've failed this book even when I've really enjoyed it. However, I have finally managed to finish it in graphic novel format, and I can say that this might be my favorite version of it so far. To be honest, I can't confirm it kept the storyline in tact or compare it t...
  • Arin ⭐ semi hiatus ⭐
    I don't really have the time to write a full review, so I'm just going to bullet point what I liked and didn't like. SPOILER WARNING: From here on out, there may be mild spoilers for the first half of City of Bones. What I liked:Church! We always stan a cute, judgemental cat. The noticeable height difference between Jace and Clary. The extra scene between Izzy and Simon!Simon's graphic tees, they were a nice touch and very much like book Simon. T...
  • Emily (Falling for YA)
    I preferred the artwork in The Infernal Devices graphic novel. I thought it had a better flow and was more finely detailed. That's not to say the artwork is bad in this work it just isn't as detailed and I felt like the facial expressions were one dimensional.I also didn't like that this volume covers only a portion of the first book in the mortal instruments series. It only covered about half and there were a few scenes I felt could've been left...
  • Lara
    Interesting to read. Provides a different take into the first book in The Mortal Instruments series.
  • Alexandra
    I loved, LOVED revisiting this world! Cassandra Jean's art is very beautiful and funny!
  • Alli
    Amo esta serie con todo mi corazón, el solo hecho de tener otra forma de releerla me hace muy feliz. Me encantan las ilustraciones de Cassandra Jean, es tan lindo volver a ver a estos personajes y sus aventuras. Estoy tan feliz y no puedo esperar para el segundo vol!!!
  • Maddie
    One of my favourite artists + one of my favourite authors = yes please.As with any novel to graphic novel adaptation there’s going to be some differences. There were a couple lines that I noticed were changed and such, but other than that I really liked it.
  • Abooktopia
    http://abooktopia.weebly.comI quite enjoyed this adaptation and found that the pacing suited the book well as it illustrated all the important scenes that appeared in the first third of City of Bones, up to Magnus Bane’s party, and even included some other smaller details. However, it would have been preferable to have the entire contents of City of Bones in this single volume as a larger and thicker copy, rather than having the one book split ...