City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1)
by Cassandra Clare
Published: 3/27/2007 by 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.
Ahhhh, the famous Mortal Instruments series. I must admit that I was more than a little frightened to start this series because everyone says how epically amazing this series is… and alas I am no different.
Clary was totally my kind of chick! Fabulously sarcastic and funny. Simon reminded me of MY best friend, sweet, funny and too naive. Isabelle completely rocked my world dude. She was awesomeness dude, a complete badass through and through. Alec… oh Alec…I loved him.
Jace, oh dear… SEX. Dirty, hot sex is the only thing that comes to mind when I think of Jace. Sorry.
I can’t believe how amazing this book was! The fight scenes are ferocious, the romance is yummy, add in betrayal, love, loss and lies- City of Bones will be hard to top, I cannot WAIT to start City of Ashes!!!