Wednesday, August 18, 2010

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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. . . . (

I have something really huge that I must say but before I do I'm gonna give a SPOILER ALERT.

WHAT!?! They are brother and sister!??! No flipping way! I can't believe this part of the plot, I refuse to believe it even. I am holding onto hope that Jace and Clary are not bro and sis. Come on!! How can you do this to us Clare? They tongue tangoed!! This is utterly unnerving. It's wrong and on top of that I just...ugg.


Now that my rant is over...I thought the book was really awesome. I love how Clare set up the first chapter. I thought that blue haired demon was going to be one of the main characters and then he wasn't. I also really liked how the book started out with all these words and made up things that Clare created that I had no idea about until I got more into the book and thought, oh I get it. I would rather an author start a book out assuming I will catch on rather than taking it slow like I am in grade school.

One other thing that I really loved about this book is that when the characters decided to do something...they did it. Imagine that. I don't like it when I am reading a book and the characters decide that they are going to do something and then go off into a million tangents and then eventually they do what they originally started to do in the first place. Or they don't even accomplish what they started out to do until three books into the series. Come on! A little more action and a little less talking please.

I can't wait to read City of Ashes to see what happens next. The plot, characters and writing are all really well done. This is a great start for the series and I am hooked.

Overall: 5/5

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