Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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I re-read this recently in honor of the release of Cassandra Clare’s new book.

Title: City of Bones
Author: Cassandra Clare

Summary (B& 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. . . .

My Review: Oh jeez. City of Bones….

This has got to be one of my favorite books. It's just so different and so in depth! The world that Clary is introduced to in this novel is amazing. I wish I could be a shadowhunter, see downworlders and things like that. City of Bones is actually a ridiculously funny book. Simon, Jace, and Magnus are three very unique and hilarious characters. I found it's rare for a book to have one or two characters that have a great sense of humor but to have a book full of them is very encouraging.