Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Review of City of Bones by: Cassandra Clare

Book:  City of Bones
Author:  Cassandra Clare
Published By:  Margaret K. McElderry
Pages:  485

From GoodreadsWhen 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.

So this book seemed to get mixed reviews, either people loved it or hated it.  I'm very proud to say that I am one of those people that LOVED it.  I was hooked right away.  I felt like I was on the dangerous, thrilling amusement park ride that I never wanted to end.  It is fast paced, thrilling, enticing and sexy all at once.  Clare's writing is captivating with all the action and the witty dialogue.  Her characters are so interesting and entertaining that you can't help but fall in love with them.  My favorite character is Jace who is cocky, deadly, and emotionally scarred.  He makes the perfect warrior and character in this disturbing take on forbidden love.  I was so enthralled with this novel that I found myself yelling, crying, begging, screaming and cheering (all out-load) throughout this entire novel.

There are just some novels that touch you and become not only a part of your bookshelf but also a part of your heart.  This is definitely one of those novels for me.  I hope you enjoy/enjoyed this book as much as I did.    


  1. It's one of my favourite series ... Jace <3

  2. This is one of my favorite YA fantasy series. Glad to hear you enjoyed it as well!


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