Friday, September 30, 2011

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments) - Cassandra Clare

Clary Fray was your typical teenager.  School, friends, partying.  Little did she know that when she witnesses a group of teens "murder" another teen at a club, whom they claim is a demon , that her life would change forever.  Clary soon discovers a world of vampires, werewolves, a secret society of demon hunters, and abilities she didn't know she even possessed.  Admidst the chaos of the underworld, Clary is drawn to Jace, a charming and irresistible Shadowhunter.  Will their relationship end before it even begins?

I came across these books right after I read Twilight.  I was so in love with Edward Cullen at the time, that I didn't think I would be able to find another book/trilogy that would even come close.  Boy, was I wrong.  Honestly, I enjoyed these books so much!  Probably even more than the Twilight Saga.  The world that Cassandra Clare opens is a reader's dream come true.  I thought that I would come across parts or chapters in the books that would've been just filler . . . no real need for them, only put in to make the book thicker (seriously!).  I didn't find that at all in these books.  Everything that Clare wrote had a reason.  It flowed with her writing, and needed to be included.  The twists and turns throughout the novel (and the series) were enough to keep the readers wanting more.  Needing to know what Cassandra Clare could possibly come up with next to top the last shocker she threw at us.
And then there's Jace . . . Yes, my love affair with Edward ended soon after.  Jace was all I thought about.  His "I don't care" attitude, his "not so knight in shining armor" ways, his blunt answers that leave you giggling out loud (honest! I caught myself doing it many times).  I don't really don't think there is a woman alive who can resist his charm.
This book/trilogy was bloody brilliant (cue the English acccent).  I loved every page, every chapter, every word.  If you love supernatural fantasy books, I recommend you pick these up, snuggle up in a blanket, and turn the lights down low.  You're in for a treat!  Cheers!

I was introduced to the Mortal Instruments by my mother. To be honest I thought that the plot sounded ridiculous, but this was before I read the stories of course. After finishing the first two chapters I noticed that this was absolutaly not ridiculous and that it was probably one of the best things I've read in my whole life.
  The Mortal Instruments series has almost every supernatural creature in the book, from fanged and suave vampires to witches or warlocks. The one thing I loved about the stories was the struggle that Clary has, not only with her almost endless search for her mother in the first novel, but also her romance with the HAWT shadowhunter Jace Lightwood. The one thing that Cassandra Clare did very well, was her ability to put so many details in her works, especially with how nearly everything was fictional. I could feel what Clary did when she gets the thrilling phone call from her mother, or when she becomes a witness to the world of the Shadowhunters.
  The best, best, best thing about City of Bones was how Clary learns about the dark secrets her mother kept from her and how they are connected to the big bad guy in the series Valentine who was a connection with Clary that you won't see coming until the end.
  I recommend this to anybody who wants to read something that they'll never forget, especially when that something has the entire supernatural world put into a single book.
  Trust me and just. Get. It.


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