Thursday, July 16, 2015

City of Bones - Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #1)

"She was aware of Luke watching them from the window, but she shut her eyes resolutely and buried her face against Jace's Shoulder. He smelled of salt and blood, and only when his mouth came close to her ear did she understand what he was saying, what he has been whispering before, and it was the simplest litany of all; her name, just her name."

Published Date: March 27, 2007
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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.

I do not want to do a review on this, to all honesty, because that means it is the end to a good, no, great book. However, get excited because I am going to finish up this review and soak up the words from City of Ashes. 

But this review also could not have waited until Wednesday because I adored it way to much.

The plot twist in this book is absolutely heart shattering because I was going in that total romance feeling and Clare completely shattered that. 

"Didn't I read your tea leaves, Shadowhunter? Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?" 

No, no, no, NO! 

I rate this book a solid 5 stars out of 5 because Clare and her characters knew how to capture everything about your attention. I was flipping through the pages and almost too fast. I mean a 500 page book finished within two days? I need a life.

Who am I kidding, reading and blogging is my life.

Some books that I will start to read is the final book of the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld, Extras ; Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl ; The Young Elites by Marie Lu ; Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire ; Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler ; and finally, City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare.

Thanks for reading awesome book nerds. See you on the flip side.

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