Saturday, June 18, 2011

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Ok so after being the only person in the world who hadn't read this series, I FINALLY started it. I'm really glad I did too because this book was quite an adventure.
Paperback, 485 pages
Published February 19th 2008
The Mortal Instruments #1

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.

At first I wasn't sure how I felt about it, but everytime I decided I didn't like it, something else weird happened and I wanted to know why. Clary's world was amazing to dive into. All the different paranormal creatures made it such an interesting read. Then I began to get impatient because of the romance I had heard about in the book took FOREVER to get there. Finally the romance came and then the explanation of the "mortal instruments" came right after that and I was dragged deeper into the book. As it went on, there was so much that blew my mind.... Like Luke and Jace and Valentine.... Gah talk about a weird triangle! Speaking of which, I am very upset about Clary and Jace's connection... Now I guess she'll have to be with her best friend, but I for one think he is a wimp lol (I know that was mean...) I'd MUCH rather have a strong Shadowhunter as a boyfriend rather than a small geeky boy in a band. I'm just saying... I found myself asking outloud if they did "Shadowhunter DNA tests "so we could find out for sure haha But as for Jace I felt so sorry for him. He wanted so bad to believe in something, to have a "real" family, but everything he had kept falling apart. I loved how the book turned out and by the end I was ready to write the review prematurely  for fear that I would leave something out. Now I have finished it and am very happy I finally picked up the book. I know I'm late on finding this treasure, but better late than never right? Now I'm ready to enjoy the rest of the series.
Overall I give it **** (4 out of 5)

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

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