Monday, February 21, 2011

Must Read Monday: The Mortal Instruments-City of Bones


Via Amazon: “When Clary Fray witnesses three tattoo-covered teenagers murder another teen, she is unable to prove the crime because the victim disappears right in front of her eyes, and no one else can see the killers. She learns that the teens are Shadowhunters (humans who hunt and kill demons), and Clary, a mundie (i.e., mundane human), should not be able to see them either. Shortly after this discovery, her mother, Jocelyn, an erstwhile Shadowhunter, is kidnapped. Jocelyn is the only person who knows the whereabouts of The Mortal Cup, a dangerous magical item that turns humans into Shadowhunters. Clary must find the cup and keep it from a renegade sector of Shadowhunters bent on eliminating all nonhumans, including benevolent werewolves and friendly vampires.”

We had to take the summary directly from the author because there is no way we could do the book justice. Does the summary have you intrigued yet because it certainly had us rushing to read the book! The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is just the first book in the series and we’re thrilled about that. After the Twilight saga ended we had a small void and we were itching to find something that would keep us entertained and this saga did just that.

The book is fairly sized at over 500 pages but I didn’t even realize that it was that long because I finished reading it within a day. Yep, its that good-at least in our opinion. I think the thing that drew me in is the fact that there is a mystery to solve. If you are looking for a book that has any type of deep hidden meaning or philosophical message then you might want to skip it because this book is really meant more as entertainment. If you are looking for an easy read that’ll keep you itching to get your hands on the sequel then this book is for you.

Sidenote, there’s already talks of a movie and one of the rumored actors to play the lead is our latest crush, Alex Pettyfer!

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts?

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