The Mortal Instruments ~ City of Bones Review

Hey Guys,
So my review today is The Mortal Instruments City of Bones. Let’s get started 🙂

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Book title: City of Bones
Authors name: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Date Published: March 27th 2007
Number of pages: 485 pages
Overall rating:
4.5 star

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…

My Review:
This is the first book in the ever famous The Mortal Instruments series. Like all first books in a series, this book revolved around Clary finding out about the mysterious world of the Shadowhunters and demons that stalk the streets at night, unseen to the untrained eye. What started out as simple curiosity led to adventure and danger for her and all that she holds dear.
I love the amazing characters in this book. They are complex and realistic with amazing personalities and real life situations. Nothing in this book is classified as typical. I know that there are lots of vampire/werewolf/faerie novels out there but this one tops the lot. The extensive world that Cassandra Clare has created engulfs everything around you until you are well and truly submerged into the story.
As much as I loved this book, I found it took a little while to get into the story. After a couple chapters in, the story then picked up and moved along at a reasonable pace, answering almost all of your questions but leaving others.
A thriller of a novel and a wonderful read. Congratulations to Cassandra Clare and I look forward to reading the next one in this amazing series 🙂



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