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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Book Review: City of Bones

By: Cassandra Clare
Pages: 485
Published: March 27, 2007

Summary: 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. . . . 

Rating: 3.5

Review: Ok the first half of the book I thought it was a three stars but the second half I enjoyed even more and it was 4 stars. So you get the half awkward number of 3.5 stars. So overall this book was someone between liking it and really liking it.

This book is creative and different. It's not like there are 7 other books about shadowhunters out there, that are from a different series (that I know of). Even though it was different and creative I kept getting this weird Twilight vibe.  know this is not Twilight. I hated Twilight and I liked this. Maybe it is because the quote on the front of my book is by 'Stephanie Meyer Author of Twilight' I don't know.

So it begins when Clary starts to see people that other people don't see. She develops the sight, but no shadowhunter understands how a mundane could have the sight. So begins the journey, so to speak, of Clary finding out who she really is. Well when I say it like that the book seems stupid to me, which it isn't. Wow I am awful at explanations  I'll leave that to the wonderful explanation at the top provided by Goodreads.

Part of me liked Clary and part of me found her annoying. Jace was cool, generally. I loved Simon. He was so great. Probably the best mundane that the shadowhunters have met in a long time. There are also a bunch of other characters, such as Isabelle, Alec, and others, but you will have to read the book to find out about them. 

I didn't think the writing was super special. I don't know it didn't stand out to me saying 'This a an amazingly well written story and the writing is superb. It seemed average.

Well then you have the whole ending part which was a complete shock, but I can't spoil the book for you. It didn't really have a cliff hanger directly but the story wasn't over, so now I have to see the story continue in the next book.

I enjoyed his book. I would recommend it. Especially if you want to read something contemporary and fantasy.

Hope you had a great weekend!

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