City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (2016 TBR Challenge) | Book Review

Hey, beautiful! Today, I’m here with another book review!

I’m going to be reviewing City of Bones by Cassandra Clare!

A lot of people have read this, and loved it, so I decided to give it a try.

To be honest, my friend Abi, is who pushed me to read this, so thank you!

This is also February’s 2016 TBR challenge. This month’s theme was series catch-up, I know this isn’t really a series catchup, but its is a book in a series that I’ve been behind on reading, so I’m gonna count it anyways.





Publication Date: March 27th 2007
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Page Count:
 485 pages
The Mortal Instruments Series (#1)


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…


Sorry, I couldn’t find the book trailer😓


cobcovermyspace-265x400HOLY SHIT! That’s all I can say, because this was a roller-coaster from the start!

I knew there was a lot of hype, but I didn’t know that it was this good!

I loved all the action, and the amazing character development throughout the book!

Cassandra Clare built this amazing world full of demons, and villains, and just AHH!

And I love that the book is laid out into 3 parts, because at the end of each part, there is a plot twist, (which I will talk about later).

I love how Clary is just thrown into this new world that has been hidden from her all this time, and not to mention all the information she learns about her family.

Throughout the book she does make some really stupid mistakes, but you can blame that on all this information that’s been thrown at her.

At first I didn’t really understand what they meant by forbidden love, but when I reached the last chapter, I kinda figured that out.

I also fell in love with Jace, but I don’t know what’s gonna happen between him and Clary, after this book.

I understand that there are 5 other books in the mortal instruments series, so I can’t really judge the series by it’s first book, but I think this is gonna be one of my favourite series!

Alec really got on my nerves, but that was only up until the epilogue, where he kinda redeemed himself.

I also want to mention, that the vampires in this book, are not the Twilight kind, there more of the deadly Dracula kind, which I adore. 

Oh, and one more thing: I pronounced most of the names wrong in this book.

I went almost half way through the book, and then decided that I wanted to listen tot he audio book while I read my physical copy.

I pronounced Hodge like hoadge, and Stele as steal, and Jocelyn as Joecelyn. 

I am also gonna mention that I got so angry when the final plot twist happened, when they found out that _______________ was their _________, and that they were _________, that I stood up, calmly closed the book, walked up to a wall, and punched it.

My knuckles are bruised right now, but I don’t really care about that now😂

Anyways, I gave this book a 5/5 stars on goodreads, and plan on finishing the series.

5 stars

If you want to read my other book reviews you can check out my book review compilation and shelf tour, and if you want to see my reading challenges for 2016.

Much love, Rawan <3…