Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Review of City of Bones

Title: City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments series) 
Author: Cassandra Clare
Published: 2007
Pages: 442
My Rating: 4/5

I had heard a lot about the City of Bones. Two people in my class have read the series and got so excited when they saw me reading it at my desk. I'm not usually one for fantasy. Only really because they involve a lot of the same ideas of vampires, werewolves, witches and demons to name a few, and I just have a need for something more original. Not to say that fantasy books aren't good of course. City of Bones is a prime example of that.

The story is about a fifteen year old girl named Clary who gets dragged into this wonderful and dangerous fantasy world of Demons, Werewolves, Vampires and Shadowhunters - a group of half-Angel demon hunters who she finds out she is a part of.

I loved the roller coaster ride this book took me on. I felt like I was going through all the action, twisting suspense and shock information with Clary all the way through. I also loved the way the characters were written. They were so lifelike and believable, even some of the smaller characters, you could almost tell what they were thinking and how they were going to react. My two favorite characters were Jace and Simon. Simon being Clary's old best friends and maybe not the most useful person agaisnt the Shadowhunters. And Jace being the handsome and confident Shadowhunter who helps Clary through the events that take place.

The book kept me turning the page all the way through, and I honestly don't think I'll ever get over the shock twist at the end.

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