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City of BonesImage

(The Mortal Instruments #1)

by Cassandra Clare

Characters: Alec LightwoodJace WaylandValentine MorgensternIsabelle LightwoodMagnus Bane

Hardcover, 485 pages
Published March 27th 2007 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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.


At a club called Pandemonium, fifteen year old Clary Fray witness a murder committed by three teenagers coverd with tattoos and weapons. But since the body disappears into thin air and no one else sees it but Clary, there will be no use to call the police. When meeting one of the murderers, he explains that he is a Shadowhunter, a worrior dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Clary belives Jace is crazy. That is until her mother disappears and a demons attacks her. Jace saves her by bringing her into his world. But that isn’t the only attack that Clary will have to go through. Why is demons so interested in Clary and her mother? Secrets unravel, and a world hidden from the mundanes, Clary must now fight to save her mother and herself.

Clary Fray, raised by her mother, with the help of Luke (mother’s friend), she turned out to be any other ordinary teenage girl. Confident, snarky, but yet a good girl. She usually never disobeys her mother, and has a best friend named Simon. Clary can sometimes be annoying and stupid, even act like a child, but through the book she kinda grows on you. You get to see her go from an weak little girl mundane to a strong shadowhunter with great powers.
Enter Jace Wayland, a way to confident, arrogant teenage boy who’s not afraid to die. He jumps at the chance to fight, and he never backs out of a fight. Raised by the Lightwood family, he sees Alex Lightwood and Isabelle as brother and sister, yet he still doesn’t care enough about himself to stay out of danger..That is until Clary. Finally he has found something worth living for. He couldn’t have found someone less complicated though. Being with Clary makes him feel alive, but the danger Clary brings….

I love this book. It’s a bit hard to get in to the book when you start reading it, but once you’ve read a couple of chapters, it get’s easier. You get to read from Clary’s, Simon’s, Jace’s, Alec’s point of view, so it’s sometimes difficult to follow who and where.. Other then that the book had a great story, and awesome characters. Full of action, love, hope, and friendship. This book is worth reading! Cassandra Clare is an great writer, and she keeps her readers well satisfied.

Rate: 4 stars.