Thursday, May 31, 2012
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Author: Cassandra Clare
# of Pages: 485 (Paperback)
Rating: 4.5 stars
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.
I was apprehensive about reading City of Bones because of all the mixed reviews. But, I decided to give it a try not expecting that I would be hooked only after reading a few pages. The world that Clare has created is reminiscent of that of Harry Potter's with its magical intrigue and mystique as well as the many mythical creatures.
Clary thinks she is a normal fifteen-year-old until she meets Jace and is drawn into the Shadow World. She begins to unearth the truth of her identity and finds herself in the middle of a love triangle with her best friend Simon and the swoonworthy Jace.
City of Bones was funny and full of action. And the ending was soo unexpected. I am angry with myself for not reading this sooner. But now that I have, I am very eager to read the rest of the series.