Book Title: City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1)
Author: Cassanda Clare
Date Published: 2007
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Genre/s: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
My Rating:★★★ 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. - www.cassandraclare.com
Summary: 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. . . .
First of all, let me just say that I'm not a fan of third person narration/point of view. I think It's one of the reasons why I got bored with this book so easily. I actually expected a lot from this book but it just led me to disappointment. Like really. The very reason why I was urged to read this was because the movie adaptation will come out on August. So why not read the book first before watching the movie right?
So, anyway, I liked the story but i didn't love it. See the difference? It was an "okay" kind of book. I can say that it was pretty predictable. I was expecting a lot of blows that would make me go "WOAAAAAH! I did not expect that!" but instead, it made me go "I KNEW IT! I FREAKING KNEW IT!". The best thing about this book would be Jace Wayland, of couse. Like duh, who else? Although he is an arrogant butthead, he never fails to make me swooooooon~
"And next time you're planning to injure yourself to get my attention, just remember that a little sweet talk works wonders."
I kind of felt sad for him because of his past. His story about the falcon his father gave him broke my heart.
"The boy never cried again, and he never forgot what he'd learned: that to love is to destroy, and to be loved is to be the one destroyed."
Awwwwwwww. Jace, honey, come here~~ Okay. Except for being cocky, this guy also plays the piano. (ADORKABLE!) Jace and Clary kissed at the green house on her birthday. I thought "Finally, here comes the romance part!" but I was wrong. One moment all things are perfect, then another moment, it just freaking fell apart. LIKE WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE?! It was really frustrating!
Okay, okay back to the characters. I felt bad for Simon. I really felt like Clary was just using him. I know! Tsk. Tsk. But oh well, whatevs. The characters never really made a huge impact on me.
I actually do not know what to say anymore. Well, the twist in the end was a bit of a shocker for me. (But not really. lol) I want to know what will happen next to Clary and Jace since you know, they kissed and all and I can't help thinking what will happen next to them? Because of the err... *twist*.
So there you go. I'll read City of Ashes soon.
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