Review: City of Bones

Posted 19th July 2013 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: City of BonesCity of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Also by this author: City of Ashes
Series: The Mortal Instruments #1
Also in this series: City of Ashes
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books on 27th March 2007
Genres: YA Fantasy
Pages: 485
Format: eBook
Source: I bought it
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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 book is soon to be released as a film, which is how it came on my radar. At first I found this book exciting and interesting. The synopsis outlines what could be a great story but in my opinion it is just a good book.

The story begins in a club where Clary can see things that her friend cannot. The shadowhunters are a little freaked that she can see them. This then leads to another meeting. After Clary’s mother is kidnapped she needs the help of the shadowhunters to bring her back.

Here the story gets interesting more types of characters are introduced and the story of how Clary can see them unfolds.

Up until the last few pages this was a great story but the ending was rather disappointing. I would say this was worth the read and the story does improve in the following books.

About Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Cassandra lives with her fiance and their two cats in Massachusetts.


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