Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (book 1) by Cassandra Clare

I was intrigued by the cover on several book shopping trips and finally just grabbed it when I saw it at my favorite used book store a few weeks ago.  I wasn't entirely thrilled with the True Blood series, so thought I'd give anther series a try...thinking it was a trilogy, but I think book 6 just got released and now I see the movie for this one is due out in August.  I am always two steps behind...too many books to read, too little time! :(  I really liked this one though, and picked up Book 2 and 3 at Wal-Mart last night.  (PS.  It is a teenage series, not adult.)

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.

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