Monday, October 17, 2011

Review - City of Bones by Cassandra Clare The Mortal Instruments Book One

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare The Mortal Instruments
Released: March 27, 2007
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 496 pages
Format: Hardback
Source: Library
Authors Site: Cassandra Clare

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.

City of Bones was quite an interesting book. It had me fully engrossed from the beginning. I connected with the charactters from the get go because it has vamps, werewolves, shadowhunters, and alot of magical elements that I enjoy. The story was easy to follow; a bit predictable but it's young adult. What do you expect for a YA book? What I really like about it is the author doesn't put in alot of those no nonsense words that you have to guess what they mean or yank out the old dictionary. Gawd I really hate those types, rolling eyes...What's the point in it if nobody can understand what the meaning is? Anyhow Clare used a word that I thought was kinda cool (Mundanes) word that the shadowhunters used meaning humans. They make us humans sound so dreadful, but yet they protect us. This day and age we need all the protection we can get...

1 comment:

  1. I recently finished Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel. Now I can't wait for Clockwork Prince to release in December!

    I’m a new follower :)