City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Rating: 3/5 ⭐

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Supernatural


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…


My Thoughts: Warning, Slight Spoilers ⚠️

City of Bones isn’t exactly the best book but it’s not bad. It’s a little too long but I did find the action and adventure very enjoyable to read about.

I don’t really like Clary. I hate the way she treats girls that are prettier than her and she wasn’t that good of a friend to Simon. I loved Simon, Luke and Isabelle. Jace and Alec are okay. The book is very predictable but the ending really left a bad taste in my mouth.

In the ending, Clary and Jace discovers they are brother and sisters. Yup. The two love interests in the book are actually related. Gross. 🤢

I actually prefer the tv series over the books but I did kinda like the book. It’s not better than The Infernal Devices trilogy though.



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