City of Bones, the first in the Mortal Instruments series, is an intoxicating and addictive novel told from the point of view of Clarissa Fray. Clary is an ordinary girl, living with her artistic mother. But Clary always thought she was different. Her suspicions became reality one night when she sees a blue haired boy being attacked and killed by a group of very attractive looking teenagers. Though it seems she is the only person to be able to witness such events. After this incident she is thrown into a world of paranormal magic and her life is never the same again. She befriends a group of shadow hunters (teenagers who kill demons etc) and finds that she is mysteriously connected to all the strange supernatural happenings around her.
I thought City of Bones was amazing. It truly caught your imagination and was hard to put down. Cassandra Clare used so much description in her words and in the way she betrayed her characters that City of Bones was a very interesting read. I was a little disappointed at the final twist in the story and was able to pick what was going to happen a while before it did. This would definitely be a great book to follow Stephanie Meyers Twilight series, if you are like me and a die hard Edward fan. Overall, City of Bones was an intriguing mix of urban fantasy, witty humor and romance.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia