Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones, The

Cassandra Clare
Love. Blood. Betrayal. Demons. First in the New York Times No. 1 bestselling Shadowhunter series that has swept the globe. City of Bones is now a major movie. Irresistibly drawn towards a group of demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City - and the dangers of forbidden love. Gorgeous cover illustration by Mila Furstova, the artist who created the album art for Coldplay's Ghost Stories. Read all the sensational books in The Shadowhunter Chronicles: The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, The Bane Chronicles and The Shadowhunter's Codex.


Reviewed: 2019-08-17
Reviewed: 2016-10-04
I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love it either. Simon is by far the most interesting character, everyone else just seems like a cardboard cutout. Entertaining cardboard cutouts, sure, but still cardboard. And I don't know if it's because I've seen this specific story told so many times, what with the movie and now the show, or if it's just too much of a cliched plot, I just felt like we were going through the motions to get the end point. What I did enjoy though was that it didn't end completely hunky dory, there were lasting stakes that carried on through to the second book which was a bold and smart choice on Clare's part.
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