Jan 24, 2013

Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare 
Series: The Mortal Instruments #1
Genre: Young Adult
Released: March 27, 2007
Read because there is going to be a movie!

Synopsis from goodreads

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. . . . 

City of Bones creates a different sort of world entirely, introducing all kinds of creatures and hunters giving the reader another world of possibility  from the author. I liked the world Miss Clare created in her Mortal Instruments series. Learning about this creatures and the hunters was well... educational. 

When I read a book, ANY book what attracts me to it is the romance and no matter what sort of fantasy world there is suppose to be one. HOWEVER I detest love triangles with a passion. Specially if it involves the best friend. Frankly no one can live up to the best friend quality, they know you in your high and tide so if I see best friend is going to have a broken heart due to this so called 'love triangle' I run. So no I stuck with the book till the end. I liked Jace but I loved Simon. Am I being bias because Robert Sheehan is playing the role of Simon Lewis in the movie? 

Yes. Absolutely.

End verdict, while I liked the world the romance thingie, didn't do a thing for me. I never though I would actually say this in review though. All my jumble aside, I'll probably continue reading this series just not right away.


I give this

About The Author

Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Cassandra lives with her fiance and their two cats in Massachusetts. Author's website/goodreads/


  1. I think I have b*tched my way through the whole series except the last book. Seriously if you think the triangle is bad wait---just wait for how long they draw out the plot twist. ARGHHHHHH!

    I do love the world though. The world was fascinatingly wonderful and the reason I have stuck with it.

    I am writing up my thoughts on triangles next week-I think people will throw stones. I just don't get them, don't want them,and they make my skin crawl :)

  2. I am with Felicia the world building is great but the love triangle is a pain in the ass and the cliffhangers. I gave up on this series after book four, I hated book four it was so ridiculous and the cliffhanger pissed me off. I might try book five or not who knows......Anyway glad to see you back on the blog, I have missed my turtle bud!