Teen Review: “City of Bones” by Cassandra Clare

Clary Fray is an average teenager living in New York until she sees someone murdered at a club. The curious thing is that no one saw the crime but her. Later, she comes across Jace, the mysterious boy she saw committing the crime. Eventually it comes out that he is a shadowhunter, a person who fight demons. When Clary receives a disturbing phone call from her mother, she rushes home to discover her mother gone and a demon waiting to kill her. She survives, and Jace takes her to the institute, home to shadowhunters. Soon after, she finds out her mother used to be a shadowhunter, and Clary must rescue her from the evil Valentine. This series, “Mortal Instruments,” comes years after “Infernal Devices” but still tells a tale of Lightwoods, Herondales, and Fairchilds. The setting in modern days keeps the plot fresh and interesting with strong new characters and even a few old ones. I hope you read this series before the movie comes out this fall. It is worth your time.

Aedan, Central TLLC, 16

 "City of Bones" by Cassandra Clare book cover

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