City of Bones by Cassandra Clare is the first book in the Mortal Instruments series. I did it, guys. I finally got around to reading this book and starting this series that everyone raves about. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this series, and they all seemed to be true because this book was amazing.
Summary from Goodreads: 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…
Opinion: I really loved the world and characters in this book. It was very interesting, but not super confusing to the point where I didn’t like it. I loved Clary and Jace, and the way they interact with each other. This book had an incredible and exciting ending that I didn’t see coming at all, and I loved it. One of the things that really surprised me was that I found this book to be hilarious. There were so many one-liners that just made me laugh out loud. Cassandra Clare is a really funny writer, and I just wasn’t expecting it. I love funny books, so I really enjoyed that aspect of this. Overall, I clearly thought this book was incredible. I will definitely be continuing the series, and I recommend you guys check it out if you haven’t already.
5 out of 5 stars