Monday, February 23, 2009

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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. Clary knows she should call the police, but it's hard to explain a murder when the body disappears into thin air and the murderers are invisible to everyone but Clary.
Equally startled by her ability to see them, the murderers explain themselves as Shadowhunters: a secret tribe of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Within twenty-four hours, Clary's mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque 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....

I read this book quite awhile ago, before I started this blog. I have been wanting to do a review, but of course the longer I wait the harder it is for me to review a novel because the story is not fresh in my mind. Also, I find the more I love a book the harder it is for me to review. All I want to do is gush, saying how awesome it is and how everyone should buy it. This is how I feel about City Of Bones. The story was extremely fast paced, moving along like a speeding train, carrying the reader along and plunging them into the story. There were times where I felt I was being overloaded with information, but in a good way as the story was so richly layered and so meticulously plotted. It was just so good.
I adored all of the characters. Each one offers something extremely different than the last, and I found myself with a 'crush' on more than one. I found myself frustrated and annoyed with someone in one chapter, and with a softspot in my heart for them in the next.
The story has more than one major plot twist, causing me to race forward eagerly to find out what happened next. I definitely can't wait to finish the series. I have more than one question that I'm dying to have answered!


  1. i know how you feel! this is exactly the kind of book that i adore to death. and trust me, it just gets better.

  2. I loved City of Bones! Ashes was fantastic!