Wednesday, July 30, 2014

City of Bones: A Review


City of Bones

by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My Thoughts:
I ventured away from my comfort zone with City of Bones. Though I do not care for the vampire and werewolf thing, I did enjoy this title. I have purchased the second "City of Ashes" to continue in the series. I prefer stand alone titles that have an actual ending as to the trilogy or series sets but this title left off at a decent place that didn't leave the reader completely hanging, waiting for the next in the series... thankfully.

I loved the humor of the character Jace. Only good authors can successfully give their characters distinct personalities and Cassandra Clare definitely pulled it off. Well done.

Publisher's Synopsis:
Discover this first installment of the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly).

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...

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

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