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Book Review: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

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By: Casandra Clare

By: Casandra Clare

By: Casandra Clare

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The Mortal Instruments:City Of Bones, book one out of six, by Cassandra Clare has created quite a stir. The young adult series has been translated into thirty-four different languages, it has had a movie on the big screen, and now it is being created as a television show on ABC family also called; Freeform, called Shadowhunters. What in the City of Bones has captivated such a huge fan base? Jace Wayland, Clary Fray, Alec and Isabelle Lightwood, and even Simon Lewis are all to blame for this fan craze. The story centers on fifteen-year-old Clary Fray, who discovers that what she thought she knew about her life (and her mother) was all wrong. The truth was that she was a Shadowhunter (an elite group of men and women who have been trained since birth to fight demons, vampires, etc. and to protect mundanes—regular humans). Clary and her friends are searching for the Mortal Cup in which Shadowhunters create more of themselves, before Valentine, the antagonist, finds it and uses it to “clean the world of all mundanes.”  Later in the story, Clary and the dreamy Jace Wayland fall in love as Simon, her best friend, slowly starts to realize that he and Clary may never be together. As the story progresses in search of the Mortal Cup, Clary slowly finds the truth about herself and her mother. Overall, the story deserves 10 out of 10 stars for its dynamic characters and action packed story line. If you enjoyed, Divergent, Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, or even Beautiful Creatures, check out your local listings for the series on ABC Family; Freeform and your local library for a great read!

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2 Responses to “Book Review: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”

  1. Leslie Sutherlin on November 2nd, 2015 7:43 pm

    Thanks for providing a great book suggestion. The SDHS library does carry this series, and in fact our 2 print copies have had about 45 circulations. We also have Book one on audio CD and we have Book one as an ebook on our platform mackinvia.com.

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  2. Georgia Hummel on February 12th, 2016 9:45 pm

    Just read this book for my blind date with a book. Read it in three days and couldn’t put it down instantly checked out the next in the series!

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