Latest Posts

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

By 8:25 pm

By Cassandra Clare 

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. . . .

Review - No Spoilers

Wow, so I'm sure all you readers have heard of City of Bones by now. If not then where have you been? But I have to admit, I am proud to say that I have joined yet another fandom. The Shadow World fandom. I don't even know where to begin this review because it was just amazing, if you have not read it. Go read it now! 

There is nothing I can really say about this book that is negative so this review will probably be all positive. The pacing of this book was flawless. From page one, Cassandra Clare had me turning after page after page for hours. I think I would have been able to read it in one sitting if it weren't for so many interruptions. Usually I like novels written in first person but in this time round it did not matter as the writing style was so perfect. 

One thing I really did notice about this book is that the 'Shadow World' was really well set up. I find that if authors are creating a fantasy or dystopian world it needs to be well planned out. This made the book less confusing and it was really easy to imagine and it just made it overall amazing...The plot was perfect, and basically everything was perfect. I also liked how the book was set up into three parts. I don't know why but I always love it when books do that as it just seems so much more cooler. There's nothing more I can really say in the 'writing' aspect. 

I absolutely loved the characters in this book. The main character Clary was just an awesome heroine but at times she got a little annoying. But I love her because she's not a completely useless character but she does have a really bad habit of not listening to instructions which annoyed me at times. I obviously loved Jace. The book wouldn't nearly be as interesting if we didn't have his snarky comments here and there. Every character in this book has a role to play and even the smallest one who you think won't do much in the story end up coming back and surprising the crap out of you.  

The plot twists were amazing. It just seemed like there was never a moments rest and something was always happening. This made the book enjoyable and exciting and there was never a boring moment. I think this book definitely lived up to the hype and I'm so glad it didn't ruin it for me. I also wanted to say that though I knew so much about it, I knew nothing concerning the plot. I never decided to read the summary so it was just a really good surprise for me.   

Overall I adored this book and it's now one of my favourite series. I'm really sorry if this review didn't turn out well, I couldn't put my thoughts together very well. I definitely recommend it to you if you have not read it and I'm sure you'll love it as much as I did and every other fan. I am extremely excited for the movie and I hope they don't ruin it as it's such a great series. The casting looks okay at the moment so I'm quite happy. It's only a matter of time before it hits cinemas....

Favourite quote: 
"I was going to say muggers," Said Clary. "Though I pity the mugger who goes after you." 



  1. Great Review Francoise! I'm thrilled you loved City of Bones as much as I did - and I can tell you from being on book 3 that the rest of the series is just as good. Jace gets funnier and even more lovable as the series progresses, I know who could have thought that was possible. Cassandra Clare is amazing and I'm so excited for The City of Bones movie.

  2. I'm so glad you loved this book too - it's AMAZING! Isn't Jace just the best character ever?! He made me laugh so much whilst I was reading this! Clary's really likeable too!

    Like Sunny, I am SO excited for the movie!!! xD

    Great review!