04 February 2012

The Most Romantic Book...#10

For my next romantic book (on my bookshelves, that is) I have picked the love story of Jace Wayland and Clary Fray.  This is the first book in my series of Most Romantic Books that happens to be YA.  Set within the pages of The Mortal Instruments series, City of Bones comes in at #10.

Actually their love is explored and tested over three books: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass.  The author, Cassandra Clare, has just added on three more books to series.  But the first book really allows the reader to sink his/her teeth into the story and especially the love between Jace and Clary.

When Clary headed into a night club in NYC one evening, she witnesses a murder…only the murder is that of a demon by demon slayers called Shadowhunters.  The Shadowhunters are three teenagers named Jace, Alec and Isabelle.  Within twenty-four hours, her world turns upside down when a demon attacks her house and her mother disappears.  She turns to the Shadowhunters, half human half angel, for help and learns she is more a part of their world than she ever suspected.

From the word go, this book is packed with action, paranormal creatures, and of course, Clary and Jace.  The author does an amazing job of portraying a world existing parallel with ours while keeping the paranormal genre fresh and new.  We learn that sometimes being an “angel blood” isn’t all that’s holy and that demons can have feelings too.  We’re introduced to a plethora of supporting characters that steal our heart as well.

And when the final ax is given on Clary and Jace’s love and turns their romance into something forbidden, well, it makes you want to reach into the book and strangle Cassandra Clare for writing such a great love story…only to snatch it from you.  It’ll take you three books to resolve it but it’s worth the ride. 

**A side note here is that this book is being turned into a movie staring Lily Collins as Clary and Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace.  If it ever gets off the ground, I hope they stick true with the book!

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