OVERALL RATING: 3.5/5
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Young-adult fiction, Children’s literature
Age Recommended : 14 yrs and up
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
My thoughts : Personally, this book is now accounted in one of my favorites list. This was my first book by Cassandra Clare and I must say ‘She knows what she is doing’. The theme of the story is well thought. I can read it a thousand times more because of the way Cassandra has written this book. My favorite character would be Jace Wayland because he is hardheaded and kindhearted. I don’t like Alec as he is very rude to Clarissa in the beginning but it is understandable in the later chapters. ‘The Mortal Instruments ’, to be honest, is one of those series which cannot be resisted. Once you are hooked, you’ll be as curious as the cat who got killed. Don’t underestimate the author, the plots she’s given are very [And I mean it] intriguing. If you love reading books with out of the blue endings you will love the whole series but as for ‘The City of Bones’ – the first few chapters are amazing , the ending is little unsatisfying. But there is a cause why the ending is like that. Plus if you like the idea of magic, you will love the book.
Reviewed by Trimann Saluja