Everybody's doing a review on these lately :) Sorry this one is late in the day. I went to go see Sucker Punch! It was awesome! Spoiler. For some reason the description is messed up and I can't redo. Sorry.
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1)
March 27, 2007
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....
It's by far my favorite book. It's so different and everything is easy to envision. A lot of twists and turns and there's always something awesome happening! Using runes, blades that can heal, demons and creatures hiding right in front of our eyes, and the use of the Nephilim is so unique. I've never read so much action in a book. There were a lot of hilarious moments with Jace and Simon. This book has everything. Romance, Horror, Comedy. A must read.
Cons: I hated Clary. She was so mean, naive, arrogant. Let me explain.
1) Every time she got mad (which every little thing set her off) she wanted to hurt someone; slap, kick, you name it. When she got mad at Jace for something he said that, for some reason, she didn't like, she slapped him. I would never slap my boyfriend, I don't care how mad I am at him.
2) She thinks she knows everything there is to know about Shadowhunters, Demons, and the Circle after only a day and when someone tries to tell her otherwise, she says they're lying and that they're wrong. She knows better, they don't even though they lived it their whole lives.
3) At Magnus' party, Clary found out that Simon turned into a rat and she immediately blamed Isabelle even though it wasn't her fault and it was only an accident. Simon turned himself into a rat and Isabelle actually tried to stop him, but she was called a B-word by Clary. Another reason why she's arrogant is because she doesn't realize that she's putting everyone else in danger because she runs off and they have to go after her.