June 5, 2011

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past three years then you know about the Mortal Instruments series by runaway author Cassandra Clare. I've heard a ton about these books and how great they are, so I finally decided to buy it from Barnes and Noble.

Summary: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. . . .

Okay so, where do I begin? This book was amazing. Clary's character is so easy to connect with as a reader and really makes you care about her. The writing style is so beautiful and flows along wonderfully. The only thing I didn't like about this book was the plot. It was a good plot, don't get me wrong. But it was very hard to follow and easy to get confused. But aside from that, this book was an awesome, epic start to the series that will leave readers longing for more.



  1. I agree. The plot was hard to follow, but the characters were easy to connect to.

  2. This series is great. It makes more sense as you go along into the next books.


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