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{City of Bones: Cassandra Clare}City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Series: Mortal Instruments
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books on March 27, 2007
Genres: Movie Adaptation, Supernatural, TV Adaptation, Young Adult
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover
Source: Store Bought
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4 Stars



{Synopsis} – 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.

{My thoughts} – I hadn’t even known that Cassandra Clare wrote fan fiction until after I had read this book. I really was impressed by it. The writing style is unique. The description of both worlds is a reckoning when it comes to imagery. I was able to visualize everything that was being written and I had a clear idea of what was being said within the storyline. I wasn’t lost nor confused throughout the entire book. I enjoyed it and I am sure others will as well.

This book is about a teenage girl named Clarissa Frey. She learns that she belongs to a hidden world that has been hidden from her due to her mother’s desire to protect her from the bad within the world around them. Her mother takes certain precautions to hide this world as she has been hiding for years were she lived and who she had become. Her mother has a deep history that is somewhat disturbing in my opinion but it all unwinds within the pages of this book. It is very nicely written and enjoyable to read.