The City Of Bones: By Cassandra Clare
The City of Bones from The Mortal Instruments series set in modern New York City written by Cassandra Clare. It was Originally published on March 27, 2007. There is another world; a world filled with supernatural beings. While Simon and Clary were at a club Clary saw a blue haired boy going to the back with a girl and were being followed by two boys with knives. Clary followed them and saw the two boys, Jace and Alec, and the girl, Isabelle, fighting with the blue haired boy and told Simon to call for help. Jace, Alec and Isabelle noticed that Clary can see
them and were surprised because mundanes can not see shadow hunters. They informed her that the blue-haired boy is really a demon and not a human. The blue haired demon boy attacked Jace and Jace killed him. The body of the demon disappeared and when Simon and the security guards arrives they could not see Jace, Alec, and Isabelle. Clary then tells Simon she was mistaken about the boys with the knives, but he doesn’t believe her.
There were two characters form the story who changed. One moment Clary was living a normal life and a few hours later she discovered that she is supernatural. This all happened after clary came back from the club, she woke up and there were these papers with a symbol everywhere. Clary panicked and took some of those papers to a cafe where Simon and her were meeting. There she sees Jace and goes to him, Jace then tells her that she is not an ordinary human. He says that he has to take her to the institute to talk to someone named Hodge. When Clary meets Hodge he tells her that there is one of a group of humans called Shadow hunters, they hunt demons. Shadow hunters are the type of people that that normal humans (mundanes) don’t know about.
The other character that changes during the story is Simon. Simon is Clary’s best friend hence he knows everything and goes everywhere with her. After Clary found out that her memory had been sealed they went to the Silent Brothers, very powerful shadow hunters, the Silent Brothers then examine her and find out that there is a spell on her mind and the only person who did the spell can remove it. With the help of Dorothea, a witch, they get the name of Magnus Bane, the most powerful warlock of Brooklyn. Magnus tells them that he placed a spell on Clary every two years to make her to forget what she saw with her sight at her mother’s request. Meanwhile, Simon drinks a fairy drink that turns him into a rat and he gets kidnapped by vampires. Jace and
Clary go to the Vampires hideout to get Simon back and succeed in doing so. Later on in the story the leader of the vampires bites Simon and he had two choices, they can bury him, he will go into transition and will then come back, undead, as a vampire, or they can steak his heart and he dies a normal human death. Clary chose to bury him because she did not want to lose her best friend. After transition Simon came back , undead as a vampire.
I felt many different feelings as I read this book. The book kept on getting more interesting. In th
e beginning of the book it was all about finding Jocelyn, Clary’s mother and locating the Mortal Cup. Soon they found the Mortal Cup and the story became about different things such as protecting the cup, dealing with Simon, Alec’s feelings for Jace, and Jace and Clary’s feelings for each other, Isabelle’s relationships with the Seelies and members of the underworld and the evil
that Valentine has created. Sometimes it was the shadow hunters versus the werewolves, sometimes it the shadow hunters versus the vampires and sometimes it was the vampires versus the werewolves. As all of this happens it pulls me into the book even more and makes it even more interesting.
After reading this book I thought about a lot of things. One of those things were, wouldn’t it be so amazing if all of this could happen in real life? But, when I started to think about it, I thought that it would be horrible if these things were real. One thing that made me think a lot was did clary make the right decision by bringing Simon back to life by turning him into a vampire? After a lot of thinking I thought that Clary did not make the right decision my bringing him back to life. There are many reasons for this, one reason is that although her friendship with Simon was strong and she did not want him to die she turned him into a monster that has no feelings. Simon and Clary will not be able to be the same again because now simon can not feel pain, and he can not feel emotion. The second reason for this is that Clary should have thought of the consequences of what she was doing, Simon would not be able to live a normal life because sunlight burns a vampire. He would not be able to meet his own family because there are specific things that a vampire can not do such as see their own reflection.
I really enjoyed reading The City Of Bones and that is because it had adventure, mystery and fantasy. Her work is very unique and different, I have read many books in which there were vampires, werewolves, demons and other supernatural things but, this book is the only book that had demon hunters, shadow hunters. There were things that I have never heard of before. I couldn’t stop reading it because I always wanted to know what happens next. All of the characters are unique and they are all different from each other. One thing that surprised me the most was that Simon turns into a vampire and that Clary loved him so much that she could not have let him die. One more thing that is different is that i have not read any book that has runes in them. There is a rune for healing, speed, strength, angel power, speaking in different languages and many more.
I would say that the author has achieved her purpose. The purpose of teaching a moral, which was to always try your best and never give up until you reach your fullest. Even if you do reach your fullest you should try to go beyond it. The author made the characters in the book all different and unique, all of them had different thoughts and their own ways of doing things; their emotions and feelings seemed so real. Those feelings and that knowledge are what made the author achieve her purpose. The author also achieved her purpose of entertaining the audience. This book entertained me a lot, I was surprised when Jace said that he is a shadow hunter but he does not believe in God. It surprised me to hear that because shadow hunters have angel blood in them, they are half angel and half human.