Review: City of Bones

 Review: City of Bones

 

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1)
by Cassandra Clare
Published: 3/27/2007 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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.

goodreads Review: City of Bones

My thoughts:
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!!!

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27 Responses to Review: City of Bones

  1. Cait says:

    SO glad you enjoyed this book!! It is right up there. Hope you enjoy the next one as much =]

  2. Meredith says:

    I really need to read this one. I am ashamed. But great review! :)-Meredith

  3. Belle says:

    Fantastic review. I am one of the only people left in the world who hasn't got to this series yet. This and the Hunger Games, I need to get to like now!

  4. Somer says:

    I'm so glad you reviewed this. I have been debating whether or not to delve into this series, but you talked me into it!

  5. Kathy says:

    I am so glad you loved this so much. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series. Each book gets better, and you'll adore the characters more and more. Isn't Isabelle awesome?!Great review!

  6. Looooove the Mortal Instruments series. Great review, btw. Yes, all I think of when I read about Jace is pretty much the same (though I'm a nerd girl sometimes and gravitate towards Simon)~Trish Just a YA Girl

  7. Yay!!! I loved this book too! Glad to hear you loved it too, hehe.Big hug,Alex

  8. Precious says:

    YAY!! I love this series! When I read City of Bones last year, I was like: why didn't I read this earlier?? I've been missing out on all the fun!

  9. Yes, yes, and yes. Yes. Cassandra Clare *tortures* me with Jace in this book and with the dudes in the Clockwork Angel book. So, so good. I'm glad you liked it. I totally understand that "frightened" feeling when everyone talks something up so much…but these books just keep getting better and better.

  10. WELCOME!!! You are one of us now. And by us, I mean dirty, naughty women who want to pounce on young Jace Wayland. :D

  11. YAY!! So glad that you loved City of Bones! This is definitely in my top 5 fave series. I LOVE JACE! Total fan-girl love. :) Can't wait to see what you think of City of Ashes!

  12. Shelagh says:

    So you finally got 'round to this one. :) I think I'm one of the only people out there who liked it, but didn't love it (gave it 7/10). But that so doesn't stop me from wanting to read the next one.Another great review chick!ShelaghThe Word Fiend

  13. Marla says:

    Great review! This book knocked my socks off, as well. It's the type of book you think about when you're not reading it.

  14. Natalie says:

    I loved this novel too, although the outcome with Jace and Clary put me on edge for a bit at first. Now I am really looking forward to reading the second book so that I can see what happens next! :)

  15. Jenny says:

    "Jace, oh dear… SEX. Dirty, hot sex is the only thing that comes to mind when I think of Jace. Sorry."I love you. I thought I loved you before, but with that comment, you have sealed your fate as one of my favorite people ever. Welcome to the Jace fan club my friend, it's a good place to be:)

  16. Liz. R says:

    I'm glad you liked it! Also glad you agree that Jace is too amazing for words :P. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series too – trust me, it only gets better! Thanks for the hilarious review :).

  17. Missie says:

    How dare you read City of Bones before me! *pouts* But do you see how much reading about vampires rocks your world?! Told ya. :P

  18. I thought you would like it, but I'm glad to read that you LOVED it! Lucky you, you still have 3 more to read (I'm personally waiting on the last one, it can't get home fast enough!)

  19. Alexa says:

    Sigh, everyone always loves this book but I thought it was just good. Although I'm willing to continue on with the series to see if I think it gets better. Glad you enjoyed it though.

  20. Ah, I'm so glad you read this book! I have just reviewed City of Glass which I finished this morning and it was Amazing! You are in for a treat.I'm very jealous you get to read the series for the first time!

  21. Okay, I have the first 2 books on my tbr. You are the first to talk about Jace and smex. Oh my! *fans self* I need to shove all others aside. If only I could. I'm just now glad that I have it on my tbr!!!

  22. Okie Dokie—I am about 1/4 way through book 2 and keep going Jace is only 17, Jace is only 17 but that quote I posted earlier on Twitter just won me to Team Jace is the best sarcastic character ever :)

  23. Alyssa@Teens Read and Write says:

    It's among my all-time favs! And now you have three more in the series just waiting to be read. And the movie soon!

  24. Kat says:

    I love this series– especially the first and third books. Izzy is my favorite– I agree, she's such a badass! Hope you enjoy City of Ashes. :) Kat @ A Myriad of Books

  25. Honey says:

    LOVE. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SERIES!All the characters are well developed and feel like friends. The plot is so intricate and engaging. The setting feels like a character all on its own. And Cassie definitely knows how to keep her readers on their toes! Glad you enjoyed it :)PS. Jace = Sex? Seems pretty accurate!

  26. Book Sake says:

    OK, I just went and picked it up from the library on audio book. I'm hoping I can give it a 5 too!!

  27. Amanda P says:

    This is on my TBR pile. I'm like you I almost dont want to start it because so many people love it so much and I dont want to be disappointed! -Amanda PParanormal RomanceBooks, Shopping & Rock N' Roll

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