City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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…


Physical or Ebook?

Have you ever read a book by this author before?
I just finished a read through of TID 🙂

Young Adult Paranormal

Star Rating?
3 Stars

Not really.

If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
I promised Skye (BooksInTheSkye) that I will give this series an actual try. I plan on reading at least the second book.

Who would you recommend this for?
Anyone who hasn’t read it?

Let’s be honest.. I am way behind on this one.


So I read this book a long time ago. Well, somewhere around 2012-2013. At that point, I was just in shock reading it, because my 11 year old cousin was reading it at the same time and the first chapter literally talks about people doing cocaine and dancing so close on the dance floor they might as well be having sex.

That threw me off of this book completely. I was mortified that my little cousin would be reading something so… descriptive. Until I found out she watches things like Supernatural and American Horror Story. Now I don’t care. She’s pushing 16 and it doesn’t bother me anymore. So when Skye said she wanted to read it, and everyone was shocked that I haven’t.. well, it was time.

So here’s the thing… I didn’t hate it.

I didn’t love it. I far from loved it. But I didn’t hate it and that’s the main thing.

Clary is kind of annoying. So is Jace. And the whole “omg you may be brother and sister”.. ugh. Actually? You couldn’t find a better plot twist than that? After the characters made out for a good four pages.

Besides that, though, I loved Magnus, I loved Isabelle. She had to be my favorite character throughout this entire book.

Am I going to become completely enamored by the Mortal Instrument series like everyone else is? No, probably not. But… I’ll read it and I’ll hopefully understand some things that people are talking about.

I do understand one thing, though… avoid the movie. It’s garbage.

Until next time,


1 thought on “City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

  1. I feel the same with the book.

    Cassie plays with the “incest” trope hard. It dampers the series for me.

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