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 bizzare 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 the 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...
Okay, I am going to be honest, I've had this book in my possession for two years. I started it and never got into it for some reason. But I just picked it up again about a month ago and I couldn't put it down. It was such a phenomenal book.
City of Bones is the beginning to a world filled with things you couldn't possibly imagine. This truly is one of the best books I have ever read. If you haven't read it before- what are you waiting for? Read it! It's fabulous.
It is a little hard to get into the book at the very beginning, but one you get about 1/3 of the way through the book it picks up the pace and you start to fall in love with the story, the world, and the chracters.
This book is so unique. It has so many paranormal elements, such as vampires, werewolves, faeries, and more. The character development in this book is amazing! This whole review is basically just me ranting about how good this book is, but seriously, read it.. :)
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by L.J. Smith
Goodreads 2017: 81/100