Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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

Okay so I read this (several times actually) long before they even considered making a movie.  With the movie out now (which is amazing by the way!) I decided I better read it again (darn!) and post here.  J

Protagonist Age:
Clary 16
Moderate (about 20 instances. No serious though)
Mild (a couple of kisses)
Moderate-Severe (lots of fighting and several murders)
Controlled Substance:
Mild (smoking, drinking, herbal ecstasy)
Special Issues:
Gay characters
AR Level/Points:
Suggested Age:
14 and up
Comments on Specific Events:

Synopsis from Goodreads
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.

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