ImageReviewed by Cailin

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare is one of my favorite books that I highly recommend.  This book is a teen fiction novel for ages 13 through 18.  This story paints a fantasy that has all readers begging for more.  The author, Cassandra Clare, is a New York Times best-selling author.  After reading this fantastic book you can check out the movie that is coming out soon.

I really enjoyed this book for so many reasons that revolve around the characters.  Two of the main characters are Jace and Clary.  Jace is an arrogant, handsome, lonely 17 year old whose mission is to help from the world from demons.  Clary is a petite redhead who doesn’t back down and stands up for others.  When the two happen to meet there is a definite spark that they both can’t ignore.  As the two try to fight off their feelings they both end up finding out secrets from the past that link the two together.

In my perspective, this book brings together a fantasy world that has fairies, demons, vampires, werewolves, and all of our beloved fictional creatures with modern-day city life.  On the fantasy side there are characters that are called shadow hunters, which are regular human beings with the ability to see fantasy creatures.  On the modern side there are regular, ordinary people, who go about business as any other might.  This book is about these two different worlds coming together.  When these characters from different worlds meet, they soon have missions to go on and secrets to unravel.  Along this fascinating journey feelings bloom, and unlikely relations start.  This is a thrilling, action-packed book with romance threaded through it that makes you turn the pages as if your life depended on it.

Check out this book at the library today!