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. . . .
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
When i read this book whenever it first came out i was wowed. So when i got the chance to listen to it from Simon & Schuster I jumped on the chance. I have to say I fell in love with this story all over again. Listening to it gave me vivid pictures of my Clary and Jace. I had forgotten how much I loved this first book. Jace just swooned me all over again! The remarks that me makes to Clary(most of the time kidding) come off so cute I had to giggle.
Cassandra Clare writes such a story that i am swept away to another place that makes me fall in Love and actually care about her characters. She writes so vividly that i can actually see the institute and the characters in clarity. The story is very well written and told in a way that will capture the imaginations of generations to come.
The narrator Ari Graynor is a great narrator. Her voice is relaxing and sounds like a teenager and therefore makes a great Clary. Her narrating is very realistic that make me rest into the storyline very easily. I hope that she continues to narrate. She is my Clary.
This audio book was a blessing that fell into my hands. It was one of the most exciting stories for me since Twilight. If you haven't listened to or read Cassandra Clares Immortal instrument series or her Infernal devices series RUN don't WALK and pick up City of Bones today. If you read only one other book make it this one! You are missing out on one of the best stories of our generation!
Publisher:Simon & Schuster Audio
Reviewer Rating: 5+ STARS!!!
~Special thank you to Lauren Pires at Simon & Schuster audio for the donation of this audio book to the read for your future book program!~