Monday, 7 October 2013

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones * Cassandra Clare

The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Imagine having your world turned upside down overnight and not having anything to do with it. Being unable to stop what will happen next, and what you thought you knew about your family and past and how you grew up.

You were told it's completely wrong, and ever so different. Like your whole world was written for you.

For fifteen year old Clarissa Fray, she had a normal teenage life, the normal friends, normal family and school. Until she goes to a night club with best friend Simon, and ends up witnessing a brutal murder, committed by a group of teenagers round about her age. But when Clary screams bloody murder in the club, she soon finds out that there's something wrong when she is the only person who can see what is happening. 

Starting to get frustrated, she goes home to only wake up by strange drawings of a weird marking around her home. But there's a catch, she seems the same man who had murdered the person at the club, again at the coffee shop and once again, Simon cannot see him. She starts to confront the man, but is soon whisked away to her home, from a distressing phone call from her mother Jocelyn.  

Soon Clary's world is turned upside down, on a mission to find her mother before the deranged Valentine gets hold of her, she finds out who she really is. As well as finding out all about her past, her new life, her new powers and all the places her mind has blocked out and away from her own memory. The life she thought she knew and lived, has been a lie all her life. 

Just to top it all off, there's the charming, mysterious and quite sexy Jace Wayland. He steams to have a problem with Clary though, he's arrogant, big headed and sarcastic. But Clary can't seem to shake off his problem, and her feelings towards him. Though there's a horrible secret that is enough to shatter their worlds forever. 

As well as saving her mother and finding out about forbidden love. Clarissa needs to find the mortal cup to keep the human race safe. But when there's shadowhunters, warlocks, demons, vampires and werewolf's. She has quite a fight on her hands. 

The City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Is the first book in The Mortal Instruments series. And funny enough, I looked at this book years ago and meant to read it but never picked it up. I went to see the film first, which I personally think is way different than the film. I say way different, it's just how some things are reversed in the film than what the book is. And different settings, than the book also. 

Though needless to say I enjoyed the film so much and also the book as well so can't fault it. I have heard quite a few people saying that it's exactly like Harry Potter. Personally I think it's completely different, I mean don't get me wrong I love Harry Potter to death and that will always be my favourite book series, but I love this series as well and don't think it's the same or a like at all!

I loved the comedy in it, with everyone especially with Simon and Jace and I loved the friendship that was portrayed between Simon and Clary on how close they we're. 
The way Clary and Luke have been throughout the book and how they have been portrayed is beautiful. I really loved the way they we're with each other and how Luke protected her as his own child when they weren't related at all. 

All in all I loved this book and cannot wait to read the rest of them! :D 

I will give this book 10 out of 10!

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