City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Summary: 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.

Review: I was a bit hesitant to read this book. I've been let down by books with a huge fan base before and these books have a super huge one so I avoided this book for as long as I could. I finally got around to reading it, and I enjoyed the story for the most part. It was very creative and I loved the world that you are suddenly brought into. There are some parts that were super predictable and I'm not a fan of the Clary/Jace romance, but other than that I found this book very enjoyable and I look forward to reading the rest in this series as well as starting Clockwork Angel when it comes out.

4 howls


Trillian said…
Nice review! I've just finished reading the second of this series which was also fab.