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City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare


I could not read this series fast enough. I immediately fell in love with the two main characters Clary Fray and Jace, a Shadowhunter who tracks and kills demons. After a straightforward beginning the story gets both complicated and more interesting. The short of the story is that Valentine, a Shadowhunter gone evil, reappears and gathers an army to capture Idris, the secret and hidden capital of the Shadowhunters.

Now come the multitude of supporting characters - faeries, vampires, werewolves, angels, demons and more - are just as interesting as Jace and Clary. To mention a few: Simon, Clary's long time best friend and reluctant vampire, Jace's beautiful sister Isabelle and withdrawn brother Alec, Clary's clever mother Jocelyn, her mother's best friend a werewolf named Luke, and lastly Magnus a powerful warlock who plays a strong role in the outcome of this trilogy. You can see what I mean about the story becoming quite complicated. Also to be noted, the genealogy of Clary's family is a bit bizarre, but all is revealed at the end of the trilogy.

Book two is City Of Ashes. I couldn't wait for the final battle in book three City Of Glass. I'm happy to report that I was not disappointed.

Every once in awhile I pick up a book that is so overflowing with characters and places that I need to keep a list. This was one of those books, series actually. Now I wish I had kept that list, because the author recently released a fourth book that centers around Clary's werewolf friend Simon, City Of Fallen Angels.

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