City of Bones

City of Bones
By Cassandra Clare


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.

3/5 Stars

Spoiler Alert!!

As much as I would like to keep this review spoiler free, I just can't THERES TOO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT. Okay, so I was just skimming through some of the reviews on Goodreads, and all of them are either absolutely HATE it, or absolutely LOVE it. I am sorry to say this, but I am leaning a bit toward the hate side.. I don't completely hate it, but I just didn't get really into it. That being said, I think my early middle school self would have been obsessed with this series... if only I had a time machine... I had very high hopes for this book, as it has been made into both a TV series and a movie. I mean, if that's true it has to be good right? Not so much. First things first, there was a very elaborate world in this book and there were so many made up words and things that I had a very hard time keeping track.. I put this book down SO many times and each time I tried to read it again I had to try to remember what everything was, and honestly I kind of gave up (I know, I know, I'm not very proud of it, but whenever it would talk about some weird magic thing I would just kind of tune out) You kind of have to be very involved in it. I do like creative books like this, but honestly it was a little much in my opinion. For example, they kept talking about "lycanthropes" and you can see how I was very confused until I later figured out that that was just another word for werewolf.... SERIOUSLY? Why is there a need? Just why???? Alright, I have to talk about this before I explode. (spoilers ahead) From moment one I really liked Simon and Clary together, and I thought it was going to be a whole thing where she thinks that she likes Jace, only to discover that her true love is Simon. I mean come on, that part in the beginning where he was going to tell her he liked her HAD ME DYING. But later on, I realized that that was not the case? Excuse me? I just did not like Jace the entire time, asfhalsejsaflkrfg whyyyy. AND THAT WAS BEFORE IT SAID THAT THEY WERE SIBLINGS. What the helllllllllllllllllllllllll. You can't try to make me think they're a cute couple and then make them siblings????? And it seemed like she still liked him at the end?? That's what really did it for me. I stuck through the whole thing slightly confused the whole time but omgg. Alright, alright, needless to say I don't think I will read the second book, I do get why people like this book, but it was just not my favorite.

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