City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1)

Student Reviewer:

Elizabeth S.
Year 10

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare is a great fantasy novel for anyone who enjoys the supernatural. The story follows Clary who is forced into the world of the Shadowhunters, a group of people who fight demons to protect the mundane world, when her mother is kidnapped.

This action packed novel, full of suspense and intrigue, is a great first novel to the Mortal Instruments series and introduction to the Shadowhunter world. The characterisation and world-building results in the creation of relatable and interesting characters as well as a fascinating world. This book is definitely worth four out of five stars.