Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series begins with her first book, City of Bones.  We follow Clary Fray and her best friend Simon as they head to the goth-infused Pandemonium Club for a night of dancing. Shortly after arriving, Clary spots two boys trailing a couple into a room marked “No Admittance”. One of the boys has a knife. Against her better judgment, Clary opts to ditch Simon and follow the teens. Plunged into the world of “Nephilium”(another term for Shadowhunter), Clary witnesses a trio of tattooed-teenage-Shadowhunters murder a boy. Or was it a boy? Claws like razors, black blood and conversations about demons precede the boy’s disappearance into thin air. The “murderers” are as shocked as Clary that as a “mundie” (nickname for a mundane human) she can actually see them.

Following an attack by a lizard-like demon and the disappearance of her mother, Clary is thrown head first into a world of secret societies and monsters.

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Great review of City of Bones. Althought I haven’t read it, it just went on my list of books I want to read.

Have you read City of Bones? What did you think of it?