Clary Fray is an ordinary teenager, but everything changes the night she witnesses a murder, committed by a group of teens. The group are Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to driving demons out of this dimension and back into their own. Drawn inexorably into a terrifying world, Clary slowly begins to learn the truth about her family - and the battle for the fate of the world.
Funny, dark, and sexy. One of my favourite books ... Cassie’s writing makes my toes curl with envy,
Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles.
Discover the secrets of the Shadowhunters as they wage a terrifying war to keep the world safe from demons in the first sensational book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy.
Part 2: 3.5 stars: City of Bones
My advice is, if you dont like the novel in the beginning, persevere and just give it a try, as it just might surprise you. The writing was really good, and the plotline hooked me in the second half of reading this, but the beginning wasnt that crash hot. Ill read the next book though and see what my verdict will be. I have to admit, although I really liked Simon, there were times when I just wanted him to shove off and leave Clary alone with Jace As reviewed by Melissa Finger
Part 1: 3.5 stars: City of Bones
At first I didnt understand why my best friend is obsessed with it I mean, it was alright, but nothing that good but then I got about halfway into the novel and I was hooked. City of Bones may not be much of a read to start with, but after a while the plot changes and things begin to develop. Characters change, betrayals are afoot and twists are everywhere. I must admit however, if it werent for the fact that my best friend would kill me if I didnt finish it and that I have read and immensely enjoyed Clockwork Angel I may very well have stopped reading this partway through. Reviewed by Melissa Finger