- Series: The Mortal Instruments (Book 1)
- Paperback: 485 pages
- Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; Reprint edition (February 19, 2008)
- ISBN-10: 9781416955078
- Author: Cassandra Clare
- Obtained: My personal book shelf
- Coverart: Love it, it looks so mystical!
- Overall rating: ***** out of 5 stars
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.
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. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing—not even a smear of blood—to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . .(synopsis provided by goodreads)
If you are like me and want to read or re-read this before the movie, time is running out. Every time I pick up one of Clare's books, I am reminding of why I love her story telling. It doesn't matter if it's my first time reading a specific book by her or the hundredth, it's always an adventure.
For me, the Mortal Instruments series is like Harry Potter whenever I read them, I find something I missed the last time I read it. It's like reading it for the first time each time. Clare's use of words is nothing short of amazing. One thing I love is her descriptions, she is one of those authors who's world comes alive and leaps off the page for me. The Shadowhunters world is a world that I would love to be able to be a part of. (With guys like Jace who wouldn't?)
Clare also is an author that gets to the point., she doesn't spend a lot of time bogging the reader down with unnecessary filler.
I love Jace, I really love him. His humor and sarcastic nature are a great way to laugh at the end of a hard day.
There was a lot in this book that I saw coming, but there was also a few things that really threw me. If you haven't read this book yet, you should. If you are a fan of Harry Potter or supernatural hidden worlds, this is the book for you.
So say we all!