Friday, August 12, 2011

City of Bones : Book Review

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.


My Opinion: Amazuperific (mix of amazing-super-terrific)!! I thought the book was great, but since I'd read Clockwork Angel, I thought it was a bit the same. I found the writing rather enjoyable; slow, detailed, but still great!

Jace was a lot like Will Herondale (character in Clockwork Angel, which I recommend to everyone!) I liked Clary a lot! She was fun.

I absolutely cannot wait to read the sequel! Cassandra Clare is a great author; her writing is so amazing!

4.5/5 stars


  1. Everyone recommended this book to me. It's not as great as they all made it sound to be, but I couldn't help but like it. I really Jace. He's my favorite character of the series.

  2. I enjoyed the first book too well I loved it actually! But the second book was a bit slow for me. I'm hoping the third book is better.

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books