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The Mortal Instruments Series

If your older child loves murder mysteries combined with fantasy, this is the perfect series.
 
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City of Bones
Series: Mortal Instruments, Book #1
by Cassandra Clare

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air.

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City of Ashes
Series: Mortal Instruments, Book #2
by Cassandra Clare

Sixteen-year-old Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries?

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City of Glass
Series: Mortal Instruments, Book #3
by Cassandra Clare

Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters, to save her mother's life. Never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death.

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City of Fallen Angels
Series: Mortal Instruments, Book #4
by Cassandra Clare

The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She's training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last.

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City of Lost Souls
Series: Mortal Instruments, Book #5
by Cassandra Clare
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