Book Review #10: City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare

“Their hidden world is about to be revealed…”

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“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 in strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Clary knows she should call the police, but it’s hard to explain a murder when the body disappears into thin air and the murders are invisible to everyone but Clary.

Equally startled by her ability to see them, the murderers explain themselves as Shadowhunters: a secret tribe of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Within twenty-four hours, Clary’s mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque demon.

But why would demons be interested in an ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…”

This is my second time reading this book, and it still delivered for me. It had a mix of everything I love, the supernatural, the comedy and the twists and turns throughout. Clary is a representation of a strong-willed girl and a good role model. The lines in this story are easily quotable like:

“Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?’
Jace said, “Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself.”
…”At least,” she said, “you don’t have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland.”
“Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.”

“That’s why when major badasses greet each other in movies, they don’t say anything, they just nod. The nod means, ‘I’ am a badass, and I recognize that you, too, are a badass,’ but they don’t say anything because they’re Wolverine and Magneto and it would mess up their vibe to explain.”

“aren’t you, uh… reproducing?

“sure, we love reproducing it’s one of our favorite things.”

You can’t help falling in love with Jace in this story… despite his narcissistic antics. But there are still other guys to root for.

I define this story as a transition story between all the gushy vampire love stories (because it still has vampires in it), this is real. Read this book if you liked “Tithe by Holly Black, any book in the Twilight Series or heck any book involving the supernatural. You will not be disappointed, I assure you.

I also recommend reading the entire series along with the prequel series, The Infernal Devices.

My Rating

 

 

 

 

Go on, go read it…

Also, this is eventually going to be a movie, with Lily Collins playing Clary (not a decision I’m happy about) and Jamie Campbell Bower, which could be amazing until 1) he uses an american accent, 2) he buffs up a bit, he’s kind of lanky. Other than that, I just hope they don’t destroy the story with this movie, and they must use quotes from the book. THEY MUST.

(Sorry… this is a crap review. I just have nothing bad to say about this story.)

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