So I finished City of Bones by, Cassandra Clare a couple of days ago and I loved it. The story was incredible and I've now started reading the second in the series, City of Ashes, which is just as good if not better than the first one already.
City of Bones is the story of Clary, your average teenager, who lives in New York with her artist mother. She has her best friend Simon and her mom's friend who has been a father to her all her life when her father died before she was born. She's happy with her simple life but she enjoys nights out with Simon at the all ages club Pandemonium.
But things change for Clary one night at Pandemonium when she sees three teenagers murder another teenager who they say is 'not' a human teenager at all. Suddenly Clary finds herself learning that there is more to her average world than just regular people. Vampires, werewolves, fairies and demons exist, as well as nephilim; half-humans, half-angels; who dispose of bad "monsters".
Clary is drawn to Jace, one of the nephilim fighters referred to as Shadowhunters and the world that he lives in. Jace is an arrogant, self-centered, jerk who has lapses of kindness and catches Clary's heart before she even realizes he has it.
Clary's world turns upside down when things get torn apart in her life. She's attacked by a monster and her mother goes missing. What else is a girl to do??? Do everything she can to get her mother back of course! And with the help of Jace, Alec, Isabelle and her best friend Simon.
City of Bones was a great book that had me on the edge of my seat most of the time. Clary became an incredible girl through-out the story and I fell in love with Jace as the quirky, unique guy that he is. I give this book a 4.5 out of 5. I loved the story and I can't wait to read the rest of the series. I give this book a high recommendation for those who haven't read. If you enjoy a great adventure young adult novel, this is a novel you would enjoy.