Monday, September 5, 2011

Review: "City of Bones" by Cassandra Clare

From Goodreads:  When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing - not even a smear of blood - to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know....

My Thoughts:  What took me so long to read this???  I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  It was dark, funny and well-written.  The characters were well-developed and the story just grabbed my attention and didn't let go.  It was very action packed and I pretty much barrelled my way through the book.  I think the author did a great job of making Jace and Clary likeable characters; even Alec, Simon and Isabel were great characters and normally I don't care that much about the not so main characters.  I am still unsure of why the author threw such a huge curveball into the story at the end (if you have read this, you know what I am talking about) but I am hoping it will make a little more sense in the next book.  The curveball kind of made the rest of the book a little akward and uncomfortable so I am hoping this tones down a bit as the series continues.  4 stars.

1 comment:

  1. If you read this you HAVE to continue and read the rest of the series. As enjoyable as this one was, the next books in the series are even better!

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