City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
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. . . .
Most of the characters were infuriating, with one exception. I really liked Simon. He was the only one that didn't annoy me. He was the only character which acted in the way someone should in the circumstances that they found themselves in. Clary accepts this new world with such ease... I just didn't like it. However, this new world of Shadow Hunters was interesting to read about. I especially got chilled by the Silent Brothers in the novel. Yuuugh! They really creeped me out.
This is an incredibly difficult review for me to write. Granted, I read this book a few weeks ago so my memory isn't so fresh so I'm going to leave it short and sweet. The world building was average, I felt like I was reading another something similar to Twilight (except for the bit at the end, I mean what the feeeck? Did not see that one coming!) and it felt like something I'd read before. This doesn't mean that I won't pick up book number two though, this is meant to be the worst one so I'm holding you to that, Ula!