City of Bones is the story of Clary Fray and her mom Jocelyn who live in New York. While her and her mother are artistically talented they have their differences. Three people in life that Clary ever loved were her mom, her mom's friend Luke, and her best friend Simon. What Clary didn't know was that she could see things that weren't human, she found this out while visiting a popular club in the city. Her mother has kept many things hidden from Clary to protect her. That she came from a family of Shadowhunters, who hunt all things paranormal. Clary can't access parts of her memory due to a spell placed on her by Magnus Bane who her mother pleaded with to protect her daughter from the Shadow World. The spell is fading and Clary winds up meeting three Shadowhunters who take her to the institute to find out what she knows. She also learns who her father is, about a brother she never knew she had, and more about her mother and Luke.
This book was awesome to say the least, adventure, action, drama, paranormal beings, kick butt teens. I was hooked from this book the moment I began it. I was very interested like Clary to find out what was hidden in her memories, and how Luke could turn her away when her mother went missing. It was a great book and one I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a thrill edge of your seat ride. I really like the writing that the author put into it. She told you just enough without telling you too much. I would definitely put this above the Twilight series, even the Sookie Stackhouse series. This one really holds interest and keeps you guessing what is going on. I rate this book a 5 cup book for sure. Glad I opened the book to read it.