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Book review: "The Mortal Instruments: The City of Bones"
Posted: 06 Oct 2015 11:22 AM PDT
"The Mortal Instruments: The City of Bones," book is the first in a series of six, all written by the author, Cassandra Clare. The book takes place in many different settings, but all somewhere in New York City. The time period is not specific, but it can be assumed that it takes place in a fairly modern time period due to the use of cell phones. There are two main characters: Clary Fray and Jace Waylond. There are many other side characters, but the ones that appear the most are: Simon Lewis; Isabelle Lightwood, Alec Lightwood, Magnus Bane, Jocelyn Fray, and Hodge Starkweather.
The book is about a world the normal eye cannot see. Mundanes, which have a certain type of blood, can view this invisible world. The protagonist,
Clary Fray, is known as a mundane. The world itself is not that different, but there are buildings and people that only these certain people may view. Other than mundanes, there are many other beings that have the blood to view his world. The other type of people that most often appear in this novel are known as shadowhunters. Protagonist, Jace Waylond is one of these special people.
The book's objective revolves around finding a very important item known as The Mortal Cup. However, since this book is the first in its series, it is also the time that Cary Fray finds out who she is and the dark secrets her mother, Jocelyn Fray, has been keeping away from her for her entire life. This book was very entertaining to read, and it is recommended to anyone who wants to read a very interesting science fiction book. If you would like to read it, the book is available in our school's library.
Written by: Jailen Bailey