Book Review! City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Friday, 8 June 2012

Book: City of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 496 Pages
Format: Paperback


Over the past few months, my friends have been pestering me to read this series, and when it was on sale on Amazon, I thought, why not. And I'm glad I read it. I knew nothing about the premise of the series before reading it or even buying it, but I was gladly surprised.


Goodreads 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. . . .

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.

 I loved this whole book. It was well thought out with great characters. The writing was a little iffy for me. The author seemed to switch between writing styles until about half way through the book. Its hard to explain, but for the first half, it was a little inconsistent. Also, I didn't like the pacing that much. It went by very fast, but it took place in such little time it was a little confusing.

Other than that I have nothing really to say about it. It was a fun book to read and I'll probably pick up book two in the near future, but I really don't understand the hype around it. It was a good book, but nothing extraordinary.

3.5/5 stars

-Indigo
@IndigoWayworth

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