Sorry everyone i accidentally got rid of this review so i had to re post it so the date is stuffed up.
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....
Let me start off by saying that I love fantasy and as soon as I started City of Bones, the first book in The Mortal Instruments series, I was roped into the world of Shadowhunters. There was no slow build up or boring beginning it just cut straight into action involving a demon, three young Shadowhunters and of course our female protagonist, Clary Fray.
Clary’s character was resolute on saving her mother and finding out why all of a sudden terrifying monsters were attacking her after witnessing a demon murder and being pulled into the world of shadowhunters, vampires, werewolves, other mysterious downworlders and the horrifyingly mutilated Silent Brothers. Clary is not a ‘damsel in distress’ rather she is a strong character who is able to hold her own in this strange world and the Shadowhunters want to know why. How can a mundane kill a demon with her bare hands?
The plot kept twisting and turning and I never knew what to expect next. I loved all of the characters except Simon got on my nerves a bit because he was always just hanging around. All in all City of Bones was a great fantasy novel involving all the mythological creatures we know and introducing us to some new ones. With a love triangle thrown into the plot, many Young Adults would love this read. Cassandra Clare was able to create a beautiful fantasy world with her descriptive writing and unique characters. Once I started it I couldn’t put it down.
Score: 9 out of 10
...sincerely, a reader
...sincerely, a reader