About the Book
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.
I started the year saying that if it was a movie coming out this year and it was a book first then I would read that book before the movie hit theaters. The first book on my list was City of Bones. This book started with heart stopping action and it continued throughout this thrilling tale of a teenager that discovers her life is far from what she thought it was. The world that Ms. Clare created was phenomenal and she painted a beautiful picture that I watched come to life as I turned each page. The growth of the characters added to the story in ways I could have never thought imaginable. Watching relationships grow, shatter, and be put back together was something that I could easily relate to in my adult years as well as my years as a teenager. This story has me prepared to read the next and follow this series all the way to the end because I can only expect that it will get better with each book. Stay tuned because I will be reading City of Ashes in February.
In Theaters August 2013