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REVIEW: City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare7:24 AM
Title : City of Bones Author : Cassandra Clare Series : The Mortal Instruments Goodreads | Buy Now When fift...
Title: City of BonesAuthor: Cassandra ClareSeries: The Mortal Instruments
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.
** Warning ** This review does contain spoilers.
City of Bones was a beautiful read. At first. Then, it sunk to the level of almost every YA book out there: annoying female protagonist, poorly written love triangle, etc. etc. and I found myself struggling to finish it.
Let's find out a few things about Clary, according to the other characters:
Simon, her best friend: "You're so stupid, Clary. You're so stupid, can't you see anything?" page 294
Jace, her love interest: "Why don't you ever think?" page 394
And that basically sums up her character.
I wouldn't actually be this annoyed with her, because usually she's ok. However, when she's being like this, with Alec: "She could see how she was hurting him, and it made her glad." well biatch, to me, you're dead. HOW DARE YOU BE LIKE THIS WITH ALEC?
|Cage has had enough with your shit.|
"Don't be," he said. "It was an excellent throw."
"I'm sorry I threw a knife at you."
"Don't be. It was a well-placed blow."
Either I was paying so much attention to the story, that I missed the part where she throws weapons at him again, or she has the memory of a 135 year old woman. Ooorrr maybe it's because the first time, she was asking him if she was sorry because she's a dumb, sad excuse for a human being that needed reassuring, and then she actually said it because she thought oh well, maybe I should apologize.
Ugh, she's so complex, I can't figure her out. Thank god for Jace, ready to remind her every time how mundane she really is.
The book offers so many plot twists, that the story reminded me of those Spanish novellas my mom watches (and for this reason, I kept thinking someone was gonna be left at the altar or someone was going to have amnesia).
My *swoon* part from this book - and probably the only reason I'll continue reading this series - is Magnus/Alec.
They had like... one conversation and then one small scene in the end, where they didn't even talk, but OOOH MY GOD THEY ARE PERFECT FOR EACH OTHER AND YOU SHOULD HAVE BABIES. Warlock babies... maybe it's possible with Magnus.
So I'll go see the movie, for these two and probably also to laugh at the Shadowhunter marker tattoos.
Highly recommend this if you don't agree with anything I just said and you're actually into this kind of books.
“We all see what we want to see.”
“Where there is love, there is also hatred.”
5 for Alec and Magnus, 3.5 for Jace, 1 for the rest and that's how Four came up. Actually, it should've been 3, but I wanted to make a Divergent reference.
Again, just for Alec and Magnus and would've rated higher, if they had more scenes.
"Ooooh naked guy, so cool, yeah let's go with this." I bet that's how this cover was decided.