Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Walker Books Release Date: March 27th 2007 Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance Pages: 485 --- 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. --- So ANYONE who knows me, knows that I am obsessed with Cassandra Clare’s books. I’ve fallen in love with her world and her characters and her writing and storytelling. She is, by far, my favourite writer. With Lord of Shadows being y most anticipated book of the year (decade), I decided to start a reread of all of her books. I’m starting with The Mortal Instruments but am going to skip ahead and read Lady Midnight before May 23rd.
So, City of Bones. The beginning of the Shadowhunter chronicles. It is a thrilling opener that follows Clary Fray, an amazing character, who finds out one day that her mother has been taken and learns about the world of Shadowhunters and downworlders.
We’re introduced to a group of amazing characters – Jace, Isabelle, Magnus and above all, Alec. My favourite character along with Malec, my favourite ship. I adore them and I adore this book.
The plot was fantastic, and there’s a plot twist almost around every corner, or chapter in this case. Really enjoyed rereading this as it’s a series I love and worship.