About the Book
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #1
Publication Date: March 27, 2007
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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...
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
My Review of City of Bones
I read City of Bones a few years ago on a suggestion from my sister. I really enjoyed it, but for some reason I never finished the rest of the series. After seeing the movie, I knew I had to restart the series and continue until the end. I decided to refresh my memories of the Mortal Instruments by re-reading City of Bones. City of Bones although the story stayed the same, I love it even more.
The characters in the series each have their own personality and I love so many of them. I do have to say my favorite is not even one of the “main” characters, my favorite is Magnus Bane. His personality sticks out so well, and he seems to care about Clary. I of course love Jace and Clary’s relationship in this book and Jace’s sarcasm made me laugh aloud on more than one occasion.
The way Cassandra Clare writes the story of Clary and the Shadowhunter’s World is captivating. There are many elements to this story along with a lot of mythology. It could have been overwhelming, but it was spaced out to avoid feeling like information overload. I can only imagine that Cassandra Clare has just barely touched the surface of the Mortal Instruments world with City of Bones, and there is much more information to come in the next installments.
For those of you who were like me and just have not pick up this series yet, I suggest giving it a try I think you will be blown away. I am starting City of Ashes tomorrow and I cannot wait to catch up, finally, on this series, before the sixth installment comes out.
**Unabridged Bookshelf purchased this book**