City Of Bones: Book 1
Customer Review – Not a teenage crossover
This book is entertaining – I often am able to pull clever, well written young adult fiction into my adult fiction list and enjoy the hell out of them. This book was much more difficult to do so – relying heavily on sarcastic, teenage humor and relationships. If you are a teenager – you will like this book. If you are an adult looking to a bit of fun…I’d look for another book that won’t have you rolling your eyes.
When 15-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 24 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 they will never want to end.
- Written by: Cassandra Clare
- Narrated by: Ari Graynor
- Length: 14 hrs and 11 mins
- Series: The Mortal Instruments
- Listen to Book 1