City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. Book one in The Mortal Instruments Series.
Plot: Clary and her best friend, Simon, go to a nightclub. While there, she sees two shady looking guys, but Simon doesn’t see them. They are demon hunters, and being able to be seen by Clary, a “mundane” or human, introduces her to a whole new world she didn’t know, full of vampires, werewolves, demons and Shadowhunters.
My Comments: This book is one of my favourite books of all time (even though the cover is so cringe), and I think Cassandra Clare is my new favourite author. Everything about this book was perfect for me: the romance wasn’t too cliche and soppy, there was a lot of action and tension, but also a lot of moments which really calmed it down and relaxed you. It is perfectly written, creating such a wonderful atmosphere in this hyper-realistic world which is so intriguing. I basically didn’t put this book down, I physically couldn’t.
I have truly fallen in love with everything in this series: the characters, the writing. I cannot get enough. I knew it was a good book going into it, as it is a cult favourite in the online book community. but it still completely blew me away. I’ve never read a fantasy book before, and I’m so glad that this is where I started. I’ve been introduced to a whole new genre, unlike anything else I’ve read, and I don’t think it could’ve been with a better book.
If you haven’t read a fantasy book, like me, and you’re looking for a place to start, I can’t recommend this book highly enough for you.
Rating: 5 stars.