The First Time I Read this Book
When I first read This series and this first book was back in 2011 and I knew then that it was a very special series of books. Cassandra Clare has a unique Flare for writing and I couldn't put any of the books down when I was reading them. I remember thinking that there certainly no others quite like them! of course there are many supernatural books out there today...lol...I would still say the Mortal Instruments can still stand on its own amongst them for it has something that they don't. It has that uniqueness and originality that makes it a story that will live on for a long time! When I first read this book I had just started my blog back then and the Mortal Instruments series was on of the very first that I talked about. Below is my Goodreads review from back in 2011. My reviews have gotten wayyyy better since then...lol...but looking back it is neat to hear myself. I did buy the books for my son for his birthday, All my kids are big readers and they loved the series as well.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Cassandra Clare's books are fantastic! when I first started reading them I knew I wasn't going to be able to put them down! I can't wait for the next book which comes out this January 5 2012! which is also my sons birthday which is also exciting maybe i will buy him the series for his birthday!...lol...anyway the books are great and I highly recommend them to those that like books that have the elements of adventure, love, suspense and intrigue...lol..of course all the things that I love in a book and of course the supernatural elements.
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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. . . .
Chapter 16 Recap
Chapter 16 was a great chapter in the City of Bones. They had all Just returned home from rescuing Simon when he was turned into a rat from the big bad vampires. Their injuries were many and Jace and Simon spent some time in the infirmary. My favorite part in this scene is when Jace, Clary and Simon talk about Jace being in pain.
"No. I have a high pain threshold. In fact, it's less of a threshold and more of a large and tastefully decorated
foyer. But I do get easily bored." He squinted at her. "Do you remember back at the hotel when you promised
that if we lived, you'd get dressed up in a nurse's outfit and give me a sponge bath?"
"Actually, I think you misheard," Clary said. "It was Simon who promised you the sponge bath."
Jace looked involuntarily over at Simon, who smiled at him widely. "As soon as I'm back on my feet, handsome."
"I knew we should have left you a rat," said Jace
lol...they crack me up! Clary goes on to get into an argument with Alex about Jace and Clary reveals that Alex is in love with Jace, which I totally knew was coming as I am sure most people did who were reading the book. Alex threatens her and storms off in a huff and Clary goes to her room.
Simon joins her there later to talk only to pass out in her bed. Jace knocks at her door offering a romantic picnic on the roof as a early birthday present, and of course what girl could resist!
What would you like Jace to do for you for your birthday?