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Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizzare world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.
Clary fray sees shadowhunters killing a demon in a nightclub when no one else can. To her surprise, her mother, Jocelyn was not truly a mortal but a shadow hunter, and the wife of the evil valentine. Clary has also discovered she is the daughter of valentine and he has kidnapped her mother in hope of receiving the powerful cup.
So far, I think I like the Infernal Devices series better than the Mortal Instruments--which might have something to do with my preference for period pieces--but I enjoy the world that Clare has created in both the past and present settings. The book reads quickly, though, and the story is fun and interesting.
This book kept me engaged and had so many plot twists, which was awesome, because it was so exciting. I grew reallly attached to the characters and plan to read the series and anything else by cassandra clare!
I picked this book up because I wanted something different. Well, I got a melting pot of wizards, vampires, werewolves, and manga. Yeah, manga. Anyways, it feels like a teen novel because of the seeming "hot" guys and the romance and all. I moved through it pretty quick. It's funny, but I don't get a full view of the characters. I don't feel them like a really, really good book. It's fun to read however, and I don't encourage you to move past it. Try it.
The book moved really well, and I was really interested in it, up until I realized exactly what the ending would be. Then I groaned, and continued reading.
I'm glad I read Clockwork Angel first. It's much better. The characters in City of Bones are a little more boring; it seems that Clare really only writes men as flamboyant or witty, badass jerks; at least in Clockwork Angel, that broadens to include other types.
I found the ending to be something of a let-down. I understood it, and I realized before I read it what it would be, but it was just...blah. Still, up until then, I really liked it.