Sunday, November 13, 2011

City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments #1)

Released: February 19th 2008
Pages: 512
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Rating: 4.5/5

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.

I've heard many people rave on about Cassandra Clare's book, but for some reason it took me a while to pick it up. Better late than never, right? I absolutely loved this book, I regret not picking it up earlier, everything about this novel just reels you in.

First of, I thoroughly Cassandra's writing style, it was imaginative, vivid, descriptive and totally exciting! I could feel how she had created to two worlds, alongside each other, one normal and the other completely exotic, with Shadowhunters, demons, werewolves and vampires. I also loved how Cassandra created her character's some exploring the notions of evil and some of good. I had a bit of a problem with Clary, I thought she was a bit too whiny, she doesn't think and just rushes into situations. Although, she's a bit naive, but she's also loyal, which is the only thing I liked about her. I loved Jace, he's the sarcastic, macho and totally obnoxious Shadowhunter.

The plot in The City of Bones has so many twists and turn, which kept me turning pages rapidly. Many of those plot twist are foreshadowed in the book, making it ever better. Overall, I loved it, there's a nice balance of action and humor. I completely understand why everyone raves about this series. I can't wait to pick up the next installment.

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