Sunday, January 24, 2010

Review #7: City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones
Author: Cassandra Clare
Release Date: March 27, 2007
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: McElderry
Pages: 512 (Paperback)
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.
The first time I heard about this book I didn't really feel like reading it someday. Actually, I thought I'd not read it at all, like never. I don't know why. But then, after months, the story plot suddenly caught me, literally. When I saw, I was looking forward to start this series, to have it. I needed to have and enjoy it. The reviews I've read after I start blogging make this excitement grows.

It's good. So good. Pretty good. Amazingly good.
This is not what I was expecting! This is so much more!

It begins nicely and already captivates you while describing perfectly the scenes, the characters, the whole thing. The story goes so smoothly... The things DO make sense. In the end, that's not what you've thought it was.

I loved Clary, though I think she's such a blind bitch about Simon. She doesn't even realize he has been in love with her for years! I feel so sorry for him, really. But, despite this, she's awesome. Her stubbornness is the tolerable level of stubbornnesses.

I also loved the boys. I mean, I didn't hate any character from this first book. I believe I won't hate anybody. They're so minutely, carefully, beautifully and amazingly created. We get each of their captivatingly originals characteris­tics. Simon's cute and brave. He'd do anything for Clary! Hm, Jace. He's annoyingly adorable. He can be such an asshole when he wants to. But he's really sensible inside. Alec's a little stupid human being in the beginning, but I kinda liked him from the middle to the end. Isabelle is nice. Nothing to say about her. The other were well-created as well.

I don't have any complaint to do (but my non-fluent English reading, which I hope to improve myself). Cassandra Clare did an awesome job on City of Bones and I hope she did the same on City of Ashes, my next The Mortal Instruments read.


P.S.: I'm making an effort to post things here this week. I'm so tired. This weekend was awesomely good. Thank God! Because my vacations are going to the end - after two months on. But this review came smoothly and I was in the mood to write and post it. I won't do any IMM this week. Only next week, if I get any book. Maybe a new review, if I read a book or if I get in the mood to write any about a book I have already read and did not do any review. Understand? Thank you so much you all!

1 comment:

  1. I looooooooooooooove this series, enjoy the ride you'll go on with the rest of the books :) Also, for your question on my Need cover, it's paperback...

    La Femme Readers


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