The Mortal Instruments Age Rating
The Mortal Instruments is a young adult fantasy novel series written by American author Cassandra Clare and illustrated by Margaret K. Published by McElderry Books. The Mortal Instruments is the first series in the Shadowhunters Chronicles. The Mortal Instruments series consists of six novels in total and the last of which was published on 27 May 2014.
The Mortal Instruments series falls under the genre of young adult and includes the paranormal romance/urban fantasy and supernatural genres.
The Mortal Instruments series has been translated into over 34 languages. The series follows Clarissa Frye as she interacts with a group of Nephilim known as the Shadowhunters and discovers her heritage and her family’s history.
The Shadowhunters protect the world from the dark forces that lie beyond their world.
What is the Order to read The Mortal Instruments Series
|Order||Title||No. of Pages||Publication Date|
|1||City of Bones||485||March 27, 2007|
|2||City of Ashes||453||March 25, 2008|
|3||City of Glass||541||March 24, 2009|
|4||City of Fallen Angels||425||April 5, 2011|
|5||City of Lost Souls||535||May 8, 2012|
|6||City Of Heavenly Fire||725||May 27, 2014|
City of Bones (Book 1)
|Name||City of Bones|
|No. Of Pages||485|
|Originally Published||March 27, 2007|
City Of Ashes book is the Second book of The Mortal Instruments Series. It was published on March 27, 2007. It was told in this book. The one who is clary wants her life to be back to every day as before and his mom goes into a coma.
City Of Ashes (Book 2)
|Name||City Of Ashes|
|No. Of Pages||453|
|Originally Published||March 25, 2008|
City Of Ashes book is the Second book of The Mortal Instruments Series. It was published on March 25, 2008. It was told in this book. The one who is clary wants her life to be back to every day as before and his mom goes into a coma.
City Of Glass (Book 3)
|Name||City Of Glass|
|No. Of Pages||541|
|Originally Published||March 24, 2009|
The City of Glass is the City of Glass is the third book of The Mortal Instruments Series. It was published on March 23, 2009. This book tells how Clary saves her mother’s life and how Clary travels to the City of Glass without permission to visit the ancestral home of Shadowhunters.
City of Fallen Angles (Book 4)
|Name||City of Fallen Angles|
|No. Of Pages||425|
|Originally Published||April 5, 2011|
City of Fallen Angels is the fourth book of The Mortal Instruments Series. It was published on April 5, 2011. It was told in this book. A girl of fifteen years old Clary Fray is back home in New York and The Mortal War is over she tells how she became Shadowhunter with her unique power.
City of Lost Souls (Book 5)
|Name||City of Lost Souls|
|No. Of Pages||535|
|Originally Published||May 8, 2012|
City of Lost Souls is the fifth book of The Mortal Instruments Series. It was published on May 8, 2012. This book tells when Jace and Clary meet again. The demon Lilith ties Clary’s Jace and her brother Sebastian together with his magic.
City of Heavenly Fire (Book 6)
|Name||City of Heavenly Fire|
|No. Of Pages||725|
|Originally Published||May 27, 2014|
City of Heavenly is the Sixth and last book of The Mortal Instruments Series. It was published on May 27, 2014. It is told in this book that darkness has fallen upon the world of Shadowhunter and those who Clary, Jace, and Simon with their friends face that evil and its destruction.
The Mortal Instruments Series Characters List
Here is the complete list of The Mortal Instruments Characters
Clarissa Adele “Clary” Fairchild is the main character of the series. She first appeared in City of Bones (2007) and last appeared in Queen of Air and Darkness.
Jace Herondale (Jonathan Christopher) is a Shadowhunter. He first appears in City of Bones (2007) and last appeared in Queen of Air and Darkness. He lives at the New York Institute with his adopted family, the Lightwoods.
Clary’s best friend Simon Lewis always accompanies her on her adventures. He was human in the first book and most of the second book later he eventually becomes a Shadowhunter and he and Clary become Parabatai. He first appears in City of Bones (2007) and last appeared in Queen of Air and Darkness.
Luke Garroway’s birth name was Lucian Graymark. He is Jocelyn Fray’s best friend later they become husband and wife and he becomes Clary Fray’s step-father.
She is a Shadowhunter and lives in the New York Institute her nickname is “Izzy”. She is described as passionate and with a high sense of fashion. She is known to be dangerous and often carries weapons in her tall boots that are never less than seven inches.
Alec Lightwood (Alexander) is the son of Robert and Maryse Lightwood and brother of Isabelle Max and shares a vincule with his adopted brother Jace Herondale who is his Parabatai.
Magnus Bane is the (former) High Warlock of Brooklyn. In The Mortal Instruments Series, after designing a spell that would erase memories he regularly tampered with Clary Fray’s mind. He erases her memories of the Shadow World once every two years as a favor to her mother, Jocelyn.
Maia Roberts is a biracial teenager. She first appeared in City of Ashes and last in Shadowhunters & Denizens of the Downworld. Her brother, Daniel, was beautiful and very abusive. Her parents never trusts her even when he broke her arm. Because of his brothers’ treatment, she always fears and hates beautiful boys.
Jocelyn Morgenstern/Fairchild/Fray/Garroway/Graymark is Clary’s mother and a former Shadowhunter. She was married to Valentine at the age of 19.
Valentine Morgenstern is the main antagonist of the first half of The Mortal Instruments series. He is Jocelyn’s husband the biological father to Clarissa Morgenstern and Jonathan Christopher Morgenstern. He was Lucian Graymark’s best friend.
Sebastian Verlac/Jonathan Christopher Morgenstern/Sebastian Morgenstern is the son of Valentine Morgenstern and Jocelyn Fairchild, and the brother of Clary Fray. He first appears in City of Glass as Sebastian Verlac and last appeared in Queen of Air and Darkness.
At what age should you read The Mortal Instruments books?
We should read The Mortal Instruments books at the age of 12 years and up.
Can a 9-year-old read child The Mortal Instruments books?
It will be a little tough for a 9-year-old kid to understand the book. I think it will be great if he/she will read it at the age of 12 so that he can enjoy it more.
Can an 11-year-old child read The Mortal Instruments books?
We suggest the age rating of The Mortal Instruments is 12 and up but if your 11-year-old is mature enough then he/she can also read the book.
Can a 12-year-old read child The Mortal Instruments books?
Yes, a 12-year-old read child can read The Mortal Instruments. However, it mostly depends on the maturity of your kid.
About the Writer
Judith Lewis better known by her pen name Cassandra Clare is an American author of young adult fiction, best known for her bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.
Cassandra Clare was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran, and spent much of her childhood traveling the world with her family, including one trek through the Himalayas as a toddler where she spent a month living in her father’s backpack. She lived in France, England, and Switzerland before she was ten years old.
Cassie’s first professional writing sale was a short story called “The Girl’s Guide to Defeating the Dark Lord” in a Baen anthology of humor fantasy.
Cassie hates working at home alone because she always gets distracted by reality TV shows and the antics of her two cats, so she usually sets out to write in local coffee shops and restaurants. She likes to work in the company of her friends, who see that she sticks to her deadlines.