Thursday, March 3, 2011

City Of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1)

Book:  City Of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1)
Author:  Cassandra Clare
Publisher:  Margaret K. McElderry
Rating:  4 Stars

Summary From Goodreads:

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.

My Review:

I have had this book and this series sitting on my shelf for way to long.  I finally got a chance to read this one and wished I had read it a long time ago.  It was really good.  I loved Jace as I have read in other reviews that most people do.  I loved his cocky so sure of himself attitude.  This book has it all, action, adventure, a little romance.  I loved how the author brought all the mythical beings into one book.  Clary is a strong character and I enjoyed her story.  Alec I did not really care for, but can't like all the characters sometimes.  Clary, Simon, Isabelle and Jace just make me laugh.  I loved the shadowhunter world, it was somewhat unique and fun.  The middle to ending of the book has a major twist.  I did not see it coming and almost put the book down because I could not believe that Cassie would change the story and characters like that.  I loved Jace in the beginning but towards the end I thought he became to soft and weak.  I hope he is more like himself in the next book.  The plot flows really well and it's just a great start to what is I hope a wonderful series.

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