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

Posted August 9, 2013 in 5 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!


CITY OF BONES by Cassandra Clare


About CITY OF BONES (taken from

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.


I absolutely love this book. I love how the author has created a whole new world and I love the world that she created. I was curious when I first starting reading. Like woah what is happening kind of curious.  As I got further in I couldn’t put it down. I basically had to read it all within two days because I needed to see what happened next. I was a little disappointed to see that she added vampires and werewolves and stuff because those things are already made up and lots of books have them. I thought that her world was so different with the shadow hunters and the others kind of ruined it a bit. I still love it and they do play a major part but I feel like she could have been a little more different because she was already out there. I know a lot of people rate this book bad because her writing is very fanfictiony. It bothered me a little but I was so hooked in the plot that I didn’t really notice after a while. AND there are a lot of comparisons to Harry Potter, maybe that’s why I enjoyed it so much, because that’s the fanfictions this author used to write.

I wasn’t a huge fan of Clary in this one but that happens often for me. I like strong female characters ,like Isabelle, and Clary was a little too soft for me. I liked Jace sometimes. I hate his whole better than everyone thing but he’s just so hot! Alec is ok but whiny but I LOVED Magnus. The best character easy.

I’m giving it a 5 out of 5 for being so entertaining. If I counted writing skills it would be lower.

“Is this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?”
“If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked.”


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3 responses to “City of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

  1. I have started reading it but am having trouble picking it up again, I have no idea why, I usually love this type of book, think I will leave it for a bit and then see.,

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