City of Bones - by Cassandra Clare

My first book review!

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Genre: YA Fantasy

Blurb (on back of book): When 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 odd markings. This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons — and keeping the odd werewolves and vampires in line. It's also her first meeting with gorgeous, golden-haired Jace. 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 an ordinary mundane like Clary? And how did she suddenly get the sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know.... 


This book was amazing. It was written really well, and had a nice plot and storyline. Small romances and some minor love triangles make it all the more entertaining for readers. I would say that this would appeal to middle-schoolers and even some high-schoolers. There is very minor profanity, but if you don't like a lot of violence, I would not recommend this book to you. There are various gory descriptions of killings and injuries. But if you like a lot of adventure and action, this would be the perfect choice for you! Overall, this book is definitely on my top 10 list!

There are six books in the series (all will get reviewed once read):

1. City of Bones
2. City of Ashes
3. City of Glass
4. City of Fallen Angels
5. City of Lost Souls
6. City of Heavenly Fire

Main Character: Clary Fray
Sidekicks: Simon Lewis and Jace Wayland
Villain: Valentine Morgernstern
Fantasy Elements: Demons, vampires, werewolves, faeries, zombies, Shadowhunters, etc