Sunday, July 15, 2012

City of Bones

Hi guys!

First I would like to apologize for not getting on here for soooo long. I guess I kind of took a summer break from blogging. Anyway I'm back now! I hope you enjoy this new review :)

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
4 out of 5 stars
Quick Overview:
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...

What I Thought:
It took me a while to rate the number of stars I thought this book should get. Though I heard from different people about how awesome the book was, truthfully, I wasn't blown away by it. The plot of the book is just like many other fairytale type books that I have read. The characters seem to be the same in this book as they are in every other fantasy book.
However, I gave this book a 4 star rating because of the moments that Cassandra added in that you weren't expecting. At those moments, the series is really great. The detail in The Mortal Instruments Series is very good too. The author does a good job of depicting the scenes.
Overall, the book was good if you haven't read a lot of fantasy books, and if you like Werewolves, Faeries, Vampires, Warlocks, and Demons.  

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