TITLE: City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1)
AUTHOR: Cassandra Clare
PUBLISHER: Simon Pulse Edition
DATE RELEASED: February 2008
PAPERBACK: 485 pages
GENRE: Urban Fantasy
FOLLOWED BY: City of Ashes
Goodreads Synopsis: When Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder. Much less a murder commited by three teenagers covered with odd markings. This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons–and keeping the odd werewolves and vampires in line. It’s also her first meeting with gorgeous, golden-haired Jace. 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 an ordinary mundane like Clary? And how did she suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know….
Review: I remember reading the synopsis of this book a couple of years ago, and I was like “naww…doesn’t sound too good.” But after seeing other people talk about the series and hearing about a movie being made, I had to give this book a try, and man, do I wish I read this series earlier.
Clary’s mom has always been overprotective of her and when her mom goes missing, Clary finally knows why. When Clary starts seeing weird, unexplained, paranormal events, things begin to get even crazier in her life. This book is different than any series I have ever read. It is set in the third point of view as we follow Clare around. With twists and turns around each corner, you never know what is going to happen, what the truth really is, and who you can trust.
Clary→ I actually like Clary. She didn’t annoy me like most main characters do. Her strong, feisty, and witted personality was fun to read as well. She’s brave, even after everything that she is put through throughout the book.
Jace→ It’s so hard not to fall in love Jace Wayland. He’s self-assured, arrogant, clever, and cool headed. It makes his character interesting and funny to read.
The romance is this book was…ehh..different.😜😉 It surprised me the way things turned out but it was still enjoyable to read. This world is realistic and very well structured; it really does seem like there could be a world hidden within ours…everything seems to make sense. I feel so attached to this world and the characters, that I’m craving to read the next book in the series.
Lesson Learned? Family devotion and to appreciate them more often.
Book Cover: .5
Character Development & Plot: 2.9 out of 3
Interest: .7 out of 1
Imagery: .7 out of 1
Total: 4.8 stars