City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Posted 07/16/2018 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

City of Bones by Cassandra ClareCity of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #1
Published by Simon and Schuster on December 22, 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Dark Fantasy, Fantasy, General, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult Fiction
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
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five-stars

Don’t miss Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, soon to be an Freeform original series. Discover the world it was based on in the first installment of the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly).
Enter the world of the Shadowhunters in this special edition of the New York Times bestselling City of Bones, complete with gorgeous cover art from the upcoming Freeform Original Series, Shadowhunters.
When 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. And she’s more than a little startled when the body disappears into thin air. Soon Clary is introduced to the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world and back to their own. And Clary is introduced with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque monster. How could a mere human survive such an attack and kill a demon? The Shadowhunters would like to know…


I’ve been dying to get my hands on this series for a LONG time, so when I saw all five were available at my local library, I pounced. I read City of Bones in 2 days, which is pretty fast for me with a book that is 485 pages.

This book was definitely worth the hype I’d seen for it. It’s amazing! And the Shadowhunters TV series? Doesn’t do the book justice. In fact, I didn’t like the TV series (I know, blasphemy) so I was sincerely hoping the books would be far better. I wasn’t disappointed.

I love Clary & Jace… not fond of Isabelle or Alec. I’d like to take Valentine out and just… well… get rid of him because he’s such a royal pain as a bad guy. But then again, if I didn’t want to get rid of him, he wouldn’t be a very good bad guy now would he? Simon’s a pretty cool character as well. I love how he feels about Clary although sometimes the way he treats her just sucks.

I can’t wait to delve into the other books – I just hope I can read them all before I have to take them back!

five-stars