Tuesday, October 4, 2011
City of Bones
Author: Cassandra Clare
Pages: 512 pages
Source: My kindle
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Summary: When Clary Fray witnesses three tattoo-covered teenagers murder another teen, she is unable to prove the crime because the victim disappears right in front of her eyes, and no one else can see the killers. She learns that the teens are Shadowhunters (humans who hunt and kill demons), and Clary, a mundie (i.e., mundane human), should not be able to see them either. Shortly after this discovery, her mother, Jocelyn, an erstwhile Shadowhunter, is kidnapped. Jocelyn is the only person who knows the whereabouts of The Mortal Cup, a dangerous magical item that turns humans into Shadowhunters. Clary must find the cup and keep it from a renegade sector of Shadowhunters bent on eliminating all nonhumans, including benevolent werewolves and friendly vampires. Buy it Here!
Review: So I'm a bit late to the party, but at least I'm making my entrance! So how did I like City of Bones? Well, it took me two tries to finish it but I'm happy I did. I spent the first half of the novel pretty much bored but once I hit the 50% on my Kindle, the book took off! I don't really have much to say other than I'm not a fan of really anyone except Jace. Jace is all kinds of awesome and it saddens me that Jamie Campbell Bower is playing him, instead of Alex Pettyfer (dumb boy!) I absolutely love the setting of New York as well. Usually in books, New York is the setting but this time it was different. New York felt like a character in the book. The city has never felt so real to me. With that said, I'm off to continue reading City of Ashes!
Rating: 4 STARS