Title: City of Bones
Series: The Mortal Instruments #1
Author: Cassandra Clare
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…
So here I am embarking on this huge journey. A journey to read this series and all the others, I think a total of 19 books as I type this!!!!
Clary is thrust into a world where she should totally fit in. But sort of doesn’t!
I actually really enjoyed it. I read this book quite fast, I was hooked and wanted to see what happened next!
I loved being in the Shadowhunter world, I loved learning about the world that we are inhabiting in this book and I found myself actually loving all the characters, apart from one which I’ll go onto later! But anyway, and this probably won’t surprise you, but my fave was Jace. Oh Jace……
‘To love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed’
I’ll make no secret of it. I’m totally here for Jace!!!
Now the character I didn’t gel with was Simon. He got on my nerves. His non-funny, sarky comments, incessant rambles and just him being there got right on my wick!!!!
Anyway, really enjoyed it, action packed, drama filled and twists and secrets aplenty. But then that ‘thing’ at the end. Say it ain’t so. I have to have faith in love!!!