Review: City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare


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Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance, Young Adult Romance, Paranormal Romance, Supernatural, Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback, Hardcover, Audible

Available At: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, etc.

Release Date: September 1, 2015


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. And she’s more than a little startled when the body disappears into thin air. Soon Clary is introduced to the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world and back to their own. And Clary is introduced with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque monster. How could a mere human survive such an attack and kill a demon? The Shadowhunters would like to know…


This was my fourth time reading “City of Bones,” and the storyline and characters still managed to blow me away! Cassandra Clare is truly an exceptionally talented and creative author who never ceases to blow me away, not only with her writing style, but with her detailed and imaginative storyline and characters. I will absolutely and positively never cease loving to read her novels over and over, time and time again. “City of Bones” was amazing and captivated me from the very beginning. I loved the storyline and characters, and couldn’t help but immediately fall in love with both. Clary, Jace, Simon, Alec, Isabelle, Luke, and almost all of the other characters in this book managed to capture my heart, and I immensely enjoyed getting to know them in the first installment of the Mortal Instruments series. I loved the relationship they all had with each other, especially Clary and Jace. If you’ve read The Infernal Devices, the prequel trilogy to TMI, Clary and Jace reminded me of Tessa and Will – which was an awesome bonus. The banter between Clary and Jace was always entertaining, and I loved their personalities and chemistry together. The ending was a bit shocking – of course, I already knew what was going to happen – but if you’re reading this book for the first time, don’t let what you discover towards the end keep you from reading the rest of the books. I promise they get better and more interesting! Anyway, “City of Bones” was an awesome start to the incredible Mortal Instruments series, and I truly cannot wait to rediscover all of my favorite parts and characters of the Shadow World in the books to come!


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~About the Author~

Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare is the #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Infernal Devices trilogy, the Mortal Instruments series, the Bane Chronicles, the Shadowhunter Academy series, and the soon to be released Dark Artifices series and The Last Hours trilogy. She and her husband, along with their two cats, reside in Massachusetts where she continues to write the stories that keep her mind in constant company.

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