City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare

1 Mar

Format: Paperback, 485 pages
Published: February 19, 2008 (first published March 27, 2005)
Publisher: McElderry
Back cover blurb:
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 review:

I really enjoyed this. Any book which quotes Princess Leia and Han Solo is OK by me. This is YA, so no smexing, but is very funny and I had no warning of the twist at the end (although apparently it’s not a very well-kept secret). I’m hugely jealous of Cassandra Clare, who was a reporter before becoming a mega-author; this gives me some hope that I could one day emulate her career (as if!). I will definitely be reading her other books.

 

My rating: 5/5

 

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