City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments Series #1)
From the Editor...
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 have avoided this series since it came out for one reason...I knew I would get hooked. So I started reading the first one, City of Bones, a week from today. Now, a week later, I am reading the third one, and it only took that long because I had to wait for shipping.
As for the first book specifically, it is good. The characters are engaging and witty, and the story is really interesting. I have noted a lot of similarities between the characters of this series and of the Infernal Devices. For instance, both series has a leading man who is sarcastic, orphaned and notoriously diffcult to like, which is ironic, since it is impossible for any character in the series not to love him, or at least like him.
The City of Bones, with Jace and Clary is specifically engaging, since by the end of the book, you can't help but want them together. Then, of course, you throw the book against the wall when you find out...
that they are brother and sister!!! AAAHHHHH!!! For both of them to be spawned from the evil Valentine (irony *giggle*), is almost unbearable. I have to believe it can't be true, but who knows?!?! All I can say is that I need to read book two in order to find out.
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