City of Bones

Cassandra Clare
Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, now a major motion picture. Discover this first installment of the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly).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.

Reviews

Reviewed: 2019-01-01

I gave this book 3 1/2 stars. (Come on Goodreads, make it so we can give half ratings)
It's not that it was bad, in fact, it was really close to 4 stars, but I just couldn't stand how slow it was.
The whole book wasn't slow, but there were so many parts that were, I couldn't stand it.
The world building was excellent and I am excited to see where it goes as the series goes on.
The character development was also pretty good. I liked that Clary got some guts. There's also a scene at the end with Alec that showed he had developed as a character as well, although almost dying might do that to a person. Who knows?
And speaking of the end....that twist though??? What the heck are you doing to me Cassandra Clare? Ruining my ships like that!! Can't wait to read book two!

Reviewed: 2018-03-07
I was prompted to read this book because I saw a trailer for the movie next year. As I was reading, therefore, one of my main thoughts was about how they would turn it into a movie. This book lends itself very much to the Harry Potter-esque type of movie- start out in the normal world and discover there is this whole separate world intertwined.
Reviewed: 2015-01-23
A little slow and boring but worth pushing through in the end
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