Publisher: 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?
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.