unfortunately I have to re write this… I hope I can more or less wrote everything I said before…
Title: City of Bones
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Status: Available now
*full disclosure: Bought
Description: (by goodreads.com) 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: Wow. So ok I was terrified. I did something I normally never do and that is I bought the whole box set. So I don’t know what it was but for whatever reason I wasn’t getting into the story and I thought to myself “oh god, I’ve bought this entire box set and I don’t even LIKE this book.” Well I spent the 20 bucks and I didn’t just want it to be a waste and I don’t like giving up on books so I carried on. It wasn’t until I could get a solid chunk of the book down like 150 pages in a sitting where everything changed. I loved it. It was gradual but once it hooked me I was done. I love this book. I’m already on City of Glass. This turned out way better than I thought it was going to be I wish I had started this series back when I was in high school but after Twilight I just wanted to NOT be disappointed by my favorite genre anymore… Well I did myself a disservice and I’m so glad that I did buy the box set.
I do want to say one thing though about Clary. She is not a Mary Sue. I’ve seen this pop up everywhere and I’m baffled by it. Bella is a Mary Sure, Jean Grey is a Mary Sue, Relena Peacecraft is a Mary Sue, but Clary? I don’t see it. What a Mary Sue is to me is a damsel (either M or F) in distress, a person who ONLY whines, who acts selfishly more often than not without any regard of how their actions can effect others. I think Clary does whine, sure but she’s not a Mary Sue I think she stands up for what she believes in and refuses to sit on the sidelines. She’s always trying to help and takes on responsibility for things that aren’t her fault. Not in a look at me way, but in a surviver’s guilt way. Especially with what happened to Simon I would have reacted the way she did. I feel like people need to give her a little bit more credit. Also about the Faux sibling thing. She could have just given in and not cared about who that would effected but she stuck to her morals and refuses to give into her weirdo emotions which you know turn out to not be weird. Actually that’s the one flaw I have in the series it was so obvious that he wasn’t her brother. SO OBVIOUS but that’s okay it was done in a thoughtful enough way to make it not matter.
Simon is my spirit animal btw
Also Favorite Ship? Jocelyn and Luke. OMFG I LOVE THEM