Monday, February 20, 2017

Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Bones
Author: Cassandra Clare 
Publication Date: March 27, 2007
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Source: Bought  
Format: Paperback
Age Group: Teens
Genre: Fantasy 

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...

This is a series that I have read the first book at least three times because whenever a new book came out, I felt like I could never remember what had happened before. However, now that I think of it, I think it was more of the fact that I came to love this book and where it took me when opening its pages. 

City of Bones is the first installment in the Mortal Instruments series. We follow Clary Fray as she is thrown into a world full of danger, love, secrets, betrayal, and it all starts by going to a club. With what she thought were only dreams and nightmares now a reality, Clary will have to make a decision that puts both her life on the line as well as the people she cares about. 

Clary is this strong kick-ass female protagonist that really likes to test her boundaries. Which for some people, that isn't always a bad thing. For her, family and friends are the most important but with that, she did have a tendency for her judgement to get a little bit clouded. Jace is perfect. He is this arrogant, stuck up boy that at first readers might hate but wait to get to know him and he is the guy to have around. 

I do not know about most but the story just seemed to flow for me. It was an easy read, easy to get into, but hard to put down once you started reading. Cassandra Clare writes a fantasy that will capture millions (as it has) and leave you to find out what's next. 

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