In City of Bones, Clary Fray sees what she believes to be a murder committed right before her eyes and discovers that there is a whole other world beyond what she knows. A world that she has been hidden and protected from, and one that her mother has kept secret for her entire life. With these unexpected and somewhat unwanted revelations coming to light, Clary has to decide if she’s going to step up and be a part of this new world or continue hiding from it.
Initially, it was hard for me to get into this book. Clary is such a whiny teenager! I’ve long since grown out of that stage of life and it was far too annoying for me to read. I had to put this book down for an afternoon in order to accept that Clary is a kid dealing with things that are entirely beyond the realm of normal. After that, it was quite easy to fall into the world of Shadowhunters, mages, werewolves, and more.
I’m excited to see what happens with Clary, Jace, and everyone else in book two of The Mortal Instruments series, City of Ashes.