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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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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.


Hey! Here's my review.

This is the first book in the Mortal Instruments series. I listened to the audiobook. The narrator was good and her youthful voice suited the story. I enjoyed the fast paced story but it didn't draw me in enough to continue with the series. As I was reading, I thought it would translate well to the big screen, and it has been made into a movie which I may watch one day. I can't put my finger on any particular faults with the book, so maybe I just wasn't really in the mood for this after all.

★★
  • Where: Local library
  • Format: audiobook
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