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Book Review » The Mortal Instruments #1: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Bones

Cassandra Clare

Fantasy; Paranormal; Romance; Young Adult

ISBN: 9781416955078


Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Format: Paperback

Pages: 485

Synopsis: 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…

MY RATING: 5 Starts


I can honestely say that this was the best book I’ve read until now… and believe me when I say that that’s quite ironic since:
First: There was a time when I hated fantasy books, movies, series… pretty much whatever you wanted me to watch or read;
Second: I tried to watch this movie when it came out at the cinema and I just could not bring myself to watch the whole movie… to be honest I think I just watched 10 minutes of the movie, and it’s saying much…
Sooooo, this year I forced myself to watch this brilliant story (in film format – I guess you can also call it a ‘movie’) and guess what? I loved it! I seriously liked the movie, the story, the characters and when I just saw the movie I got hysterical to read the book … because as everyone knows, the book is always better than the movie.

I can’t say to you what I loved the most in this book… because, no kidding, I loved everything!
I loved Jace… and if you read this book you already know why I loved him, if you don’t you have two options:
1 – read the book… NOW;
2- read the quote above… that one I wrote like 15 seconds ago;
I loved the story;
I loved Clary, even if sometimes she was kind of annoying… I pretty much loved everything about this book.

You cannot believe in what I’m going to say, but this book was one of the few books that changed my mind about fantasy, fairies, magic, werewolves, vampires… and that kind of thing that normally is really tiring… on second thought this one the only one that changed my mind… since I normally hate fairies and that kind of stuff.


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