Title: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy
Publication Date: March 27, 2007
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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…
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
This is the book that got me into reading and the first fantasy book I have ever read. I have read this book back in 2013 and since I now have a platform, I will share with you my thoughts on City of Bones.
Cassandra Clare’s writing style is just amazing and I really adore her. The first book was fast – paced and I got hooked! I find the shadow world enchanting because it made me believe that all the legends are true. (wink) I love how Cassie molds her characters into this wonderful book.
My only complaint was the first chapters was more focused on the love triangle of Jace/Clary/Simon. Only in the later chapters is where we see the point of story and its twists and turns and that makes the love triangle acceptable. And let us not forget the major plot twist at the end!
Indeed, this book was exciting and entertaining read. For me, this is the sort of book that you need to stick with because it’s just so addicting and a lot to get used to a new setting. The length of the novel, combined with its pacing it content was the key to my addictive – ness with the book.