Genre: YA Fantasy
Book Count: 10
Uh, okay, hi. Playing Recent Reads catch up again, so you'll be seeing lots of postings in the next few days.
What's not to like about the cover of this? It was one of those books that I just kept gravitating toward, but was hesitant to pick up. You'll notice my recent swerve into reading lots of YA Fantasy/Paranormal, so when it came down to it, I caved to my inner judge-a-book-by-its-cover self and picked this up. Man, oh man, that was one of the best book buying decisions I EVER made!
City of Bones is Book 1 in The Mortal Instruments trilogy (imagine my excitement that ALL 3 of the books were out and I wouldn't have to sit around anxiously awaiting the next one). Clary Fray is at a nightclub with her best friend and she sees something bad going down. While her friend heads off to get security, she follows the would-be criminals and ends up witnessing a murder by three teenagers covered in tattoos. But when her best friend returns, security in tow, they find her in a back room alone. Except she's not. She just seems to be the only one who can see the teenagers.
When her mother is kidnapped, Clary ends up turning to the teenagers for help. The teenagers are actually Shadowhunters, humans who hunt/kill demons, and the lead Clary into the middle of an invisible world, one she never knew existed before. Faeries, werewolves, vampires and warlocks: they are all real and not just children's stories. It's discovered that the man who took her mother is after The Mortal Cup, a powerful Shadowhunter relic and to save her mother, Clary has to find it.
I'm really not doing the full synopsis of this book justice, but for those who love Fantasy/Paranormal/Urban Steampunk - whatev, and not that I'm an expert on any of those genres, but I thought this was a MUST read. And a MUST even for those who maybe wouldn't normally read those genres as well. You won't be disappointed.