Aug 19, 2013

Review: City of Bones

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)City of Bones
Author: Cassandra Clare
Release Date: March 27, 2007
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 485
Format: paperback, bought

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Synopsis:

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 Review:

This is a story about Clary. A 15 year old girl who gets her world turned upside down after a night out in a club. She encounters things she never knew existed and finds out later exactly why that is. After a fight with her mother she runs out with her best friend Simon, and finds out that her life will never be the same after her mother is kidnapped. Clary is determined to get her back no matter what, so she takes in the help of Shadowhunters Jace, Alec, and Isabelle. The rest you will have to read to find out :)

I hate to start this review this way, but I want to be honest. I have had this book on my shelf since 2008 and I never bothered to pick it up because I just didn't know what I'd feel about it. I'm mad at myself for this. I decided to finally read it because of the movie coming out. I really need to start reading all the books that I have been scared to read because of it being more fantasy. I have read a lot of fantasy recently and have loved every one of them. I'm being sucked in more and more.

Clary you learn to love. You feel so bad for her, because she is short has red hair and finds herself really unattractive. She can be a pain in some of the chapters because of her stubbornness but I have a feeling that it is really going to come in handy further down the road even more than it has in this book. Just in this book she has grown up so much and I hope that continues throughout the other books. I learned to love all the characters, even the ones with jealous tendencies like Isabelle and Alec. I think it is just how they were raised though. Jace, Isabelle, Alec, Simon, even Luke let you more into who they are and more explanations come out throughout the book.

I like that this isn't just humans, it has a little of everything, faeries, demons, werewolves, vampires, witches, warlocks. There are parts in the book about the worlds that a lot of books tend to explain the same way, but then you also learn more about the worlds too.

You get sucked into the pages. This isn't a book that leaves everything for the end. There is action and suspense throughout the whole book that makes you not able to stop reading it. The writing flows so well. The page count can be intimidating but the wording is bigger than some books though so it doesn't take as long as you would think to read it. It is easy to fly through it if you have the time to sit and enjoy it.

I can't wait to start the next book and I especially can't wait to go see the movie! Thank you movie for making me have to read it, I can't wait to devour the rest of the series!!



 Couldn't put it down!!
 

1 comment:

  1. I loved this book when I read it in high school :) Hopefully you'll love the rest of the series too!

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