Book Review: City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)

Posted September 9, 2014 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

City of BonesBook: City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)

Author: Cassandra Clare

Published: March 27, 2007

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Summary: 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.

My Review: I. Love. This. Book. I know my last review on Cassandra Clare’s book wasn’t too great, but I did like this book a lot. Well, I liked Jace a lot. I’m just gonna be real, that boy was half the reason I kept reading. He’s just… He’s just fabu and I love him. He’s so sassy but also sweet, and he’s funny when he needs to be and then so protective of Clary at the same time.

I don’t know how those last two correlate but I’m just going with it.

he's so sassy

I’m not going into detail, don’t worry about that, but the end made me so confused and mad, and just put me in my feels. Like seriously, Clare, can you please not? I know everything was made better in the next couple books, but still. Come on now. I honestly thought the entire series was going to have that “issue” and I almost didn’t want to read it because the whole romance part got kinda weird in the second book. But, thank the lord, it didn’t stay that way. If you’ve read it, I’m pretty sure you know what I mean.

So I’m definitely going to be reading the rest of the series, as quickly as humanly possible, and then I’ll finally read City of Heavenly Fire. Don’t ask me why, but I bought that book without even reading the ones before it. I know. I’m weird; I can’t help it.

Rating: 4 pumpkin cats

Four pumpkin cats