When I was in the middle of reading City of Bones, I already knew I would love the book. I started spinning thoughts of having a Mortal Instruments week where I would post my reviews of the first three books in the series. And then I finished City of Bones. It was the kind of ending that rocked me, that left me speechless, and I realized there could be no way to truly review City of Bones. I have never held a book in my hands, upon its ending, and thought that there was no way I could rate it until I had the answers that I wanted.
Finding answers meant continuing the series, so I did. I always review books right after I read them — when I am still in the throes of my reaction to a book, that is the best time for me to write; anything after that moment, and my reaction begins to fade, and I can find nothing more to settle on saying than “I liked it,” — but I could not review City of Bones. Instead, within five minutes of finishing City of Bones, I had picked up City of Ashes and had begun reading.
It is rare for a book, or series, to pull me in and tear me up the way that this one did. I thought that Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare was amazing, but that is nothing compared to the journey I took while reading the first three books in this series. I fell a little more in love with Jace on every single page. I have not seen a better YA male protagonist than Jace. If I had stopped to flag every quote he said that I liked, I would have had nearly every page flagged. Jace is my new smart ass hero. I’m not really sure what else there is to say, other than if you haven’t read this series yet, what are you waiting for? Oh, and I can share with you some of my tweets.
Despite getting the answers I finally wanted in City of Glass, I think City of Bones had the biggest emotional impact on me — hence all the tweets.