Monday, September 5, 2011

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Release Date: March 27th 2007
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Age Group: Middle Age
Pages: 485 pages
Source: Purchased
Series: Book 1

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.... 

The city of Bones has been out since 2007 and I decided to read just now. I have nothing to say other than I am sorry for taking so long to start the series. Now that I apologized, let's start the review.

The book was huge, more than 400 pages. It was too wordy and full of description of everything. Each word was full of meaning. I enjoyed reading the detailed description. It helped with picturing the unique and original world that Cassandra had created skillfully.

Clary was so cute and witty.  She didn’t mind going through a rollercoaster to save her mother. I felt sorry for her for being caught in a love triangle too.

Jace was amazing. Yea, truly amazing. He was always hiding his true feelings, but everyone has weakness and so does Jace. He was there for Clary every time she needed him. But I really hated the ending. It was too awful to take.  

Basically this book has everything you want in a fantasy book. Vampires, werewolf, Shadowhunters, warriors and demons. So many aspects and so many great stories needed to be revealed by me. So I seriously can't wait to read 'City of Ashes'

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