Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments)

Overview – 

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments Series #1)

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: February 2008
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
  • Format: Paperback , 512pp
  • Sales Rank: 5,190
  • Age Range: Young Adult


A deliciously exotic urban fantasy that is sexy, mysterious and dangerously good fun!

When 15-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.

My Thoughts

So I know that this book has been reviewed a lot but I am still going to take a quick pass at it so I can move on to the next book.  Cassandra Clare built a fantastic world of mystery and unknown – not an easy task to accomplish with all of the other books out there that are attempting to do the same thing.  Clary and Jace are both written so well that I feel like I could meet them on the street and they would have jumped right out of the book.  The story is written well and I didn’t find any plot problems.  I now completely understand why people are looking forward to the movie but I hope it does not disappoint.  I am so glad I picked this series up even though it meant going back a few years.

My Rating

4.5 stars.  While I really enjoyed the book, I don’t know that it is for everyone.
*I purchased this book and all opinions are my own.

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Book Blogger Hop
n the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word!  This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books!  It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read! 

“Which book blogger would you most like to meet in real life?”

I would love to meet Teresa from Fade Into Fantasy.   I “meet” her at the Book Bloggers and Publishers convention this year and found that she was so helpful and nice!  Plus we live in the same state.  One day I am going to make it to the book store she works at with north and meet her.  I love her blog and she is just an all around good person!  Go check out her blog everyone!

Q. Circle time! Time to share. What character in a book would you most like to be, what character in a book would you most like to date?

I would love to date Micah from the Antia Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton.  I have always loved his character!  My choice for who I would want to be in a book sends me to an entirely different genre however.  I would love to be  Clare Randell from The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon.  The idea of time travel and just all of the experiences she goes through makes me want to be right in the middle of this book.

What about you guys?  Fill me in on your answer!