Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Name of book: City of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publication: March 27th 2007 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Genre: YA Paranormal
Source: E-book Won

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 Rating --

4/5 Oscars : Really Liked It...

-- My Thoughts --

     How come I didn't read this sooner? Why didn't someone drag me into a bookstore and made me buy this? Why? I am so devastated that I didn't read this before. But I am perfectly satisfied with this.
"It tends to make humans a little crazy. One minute you're munching a faerie plum, the next minute you're running naked down Madison Avenue with antlers on your head. Not," he added hastily, "that this has ever happened to me."
     Clary is just a normal 15-year-old girl. Well, until the day she sees a murder. A murder committed by three teenagers who have strange tattoos on their body, in the Pandemonium Club. And Clary doesn't even try to warn the police, when there is no body, how will you convince people that there was a murder? From that day, Clary's journey starts. A journey toward discovering the truth about herself, her abilities, and her family. 
Their eyes were vacant as they hurled themselves at the wolves, and the wolves met them head-on, claws tearing, teeth gouging and rending.
     I won't give more away, IF you have not already read The Mortal Instruments. Which I am pretty sure you have. The story starts with a bang A murder. Then a kidnapping. It's all action, magic, secrets, and runes. This book will not bore you. I started flipping pages frantically (digital pages, of course).
     This book is pure creativeness. And I think Cassandra Clare knew exactly where to write this book. The setting is perfect. The pace if flawless. The characters are love-able and multi-layered. But I have to say that between Jace and Simon, the two love interests, I will definitley choose Simon. Loyal, adorable, and in a band! I can't wait to read the second book.
Their lives burned as brightly as candle flames-and were as easy to snuff out.


  1. I love this series! I love the way Clare writes, she's one of my favorites. I can't agree with Team Simon, but hey ~ to each their own! ;)

  2. I like this one too! But eh, it seemed to me that it dragged a bit, LOL! I'm totally glad that you loved it! (:

  3. I always say that to my friends after I read a good book they did earlier, "Why didn't you tell me!" I really liked City of Bones when I first read it a few years ago. Now, it's alright. The series drags on, like Megan says.

    New GFC follower :)
    Alise @ Readers In Wonderland

    1. I haven't read the other books, so i cannot judge, for now

  4. LOve the new look! great review can't wait for the movie! so excited! >_<

  5. I'm glad you enjoyed this one so much! I felt the same way when I finally read Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, like what took me so long?!? There is at least one person left in the world who hasn't read these books though, and that's me. I was considering it but after seeing the movie trailer it looks really bizarre!

  6. I or wait for the movie? ;)


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