City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I love the whole Mortal Instruments series of books by Cassandra Clare, as well as the Prequel The Infernal Devices-Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1), and Clockwork Prince (Infernal Devices #2) so check them out too.
This series is a long one, and want to say that the story will grow and get you so involved with the characters. City of Bones is a great start, but keep in mind, its a START to an amazing series, and soon to be a major motion Picture, Yay. I hate all the comments i have seen comparing to HP, NOTHING like it. I mean, there is always the good guys, and the bad guys, no matter what form, they are always there if you want interesting stories. So please give this a chance, and i am NOT a teenager, but still enjoyed it immensely.
I have seen hundreds of thousands of die hard fans of the series, blogs, websites, ect, this series has a huge following, like other famous series HP and Twilight to name a few. So give it a chance, dont go into it trying to pick it apart and compare to other books, just read and enjoy. You wont be sorry.
Short summary of City of Bones (Mortal Instruments) (no spoilers, just same info on back of book and Amazon)
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.
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