“Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?’
Jace said, “Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself.”
…”At least,” she said, “you don’t have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland.”
“Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.”

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…

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.

Personal Experiences

I have saw this book in the library countless times. And after a Romance Novel spree, I finally watched the movie City of Bones (I know, I broke all the rules of “books before movies”). It was amazing. I was in love. So I raced over to the library and checked out all five books. I just finished City of Bones. And as you can probably guess, the book was soooooooo much better than the movie. I am thinking of doing a Book vs. Movie review to show you guys the differences. Unsurprisingly, I finished this book in 1 1/2 days after constantly immersing myself in the Mortal Instruments world. I cannot wait to read the next book!

Quotes

“Is this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?”
“If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked.”


“Don’t touch any of my weapons without my permission.”
“Well, there goes my plan for selling them all on eBay,” Clary muttered.
“Selling them on what?”
Clary smiled blandly at him. “A mythical place of great magical power.”


“It means ‘Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234’.”


Where to find City of Bones 

Indie Bound*

PDF**

*If you are unaware, I have a video on how to use Indie Bound as a resource on how to find books

**Also, if you have a Windows Phone, there is a really good EPUB reader app called Bookviser Reader. You can check out their website here.

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Happy Reading . . .

Cite this article as: Serene Haroon, "City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare," in {sereneharoon.com}, June 14, 2017, http://sereneharoon.com/2017/06/city-of-bones-the-mortal-instruments-1-by-cassandra-clare/.

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