Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Teaser Tuesday - City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their To Be Read (TBR) Lists if they like your teasers!


I'm currently about 3/4 of the way through City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare.  I had not planned to read this series so soon, figuring that I'd read it "someday."  But then I saw the movie trailer for City of Bones, and I desperately want to see it, so I decided to read the book first.  It's better than I thought it would be - it's your basic good vs. evil story, but with several twists.  The author has created a very interesting world and mythology for her story that makes it much more than the typical "good guys fight demons" story that we see so often. 

In this scene, Clary has just learned the truth about her mother and father - a truth that she maybe was not prepared to hear...

The Tease:
"Clary could hear her blood pounding in her ears.  She felt as if her life had been built on a sheet of ice as thin as paper, and now the ice was beginning to crack, threatening to plunge her into the icy darkness below.  Down into the dark water, she thought, where all her mother's secrets drifted in the currents, the forgotten remains of a shipwrecked life."
 -The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare
What's your Tease?


  1. I love this series and can't wait for the movie! Great teaser!