Friday, February 22, 2013

City of Bones

By Cassandra Clare

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 mundane like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…


So, with the impending movie, and having watched the trailer, and having had some friends tell me I must read this series, I decided to start.  My initial thought was: Why are they making a movie out of this book when there are so many other amazing titles out there? It’s really just a re-hash of what’s popular at the moment with a few interesting twists.  Basically it’s about a girl who finds out she has ‘the sight’ and has to rescue her mother from the villain, all the while meeting a gorgeous guy (why can’t he be ugly for once?) and feeling an inexplicable attraction. There are vampires, werewolves, monsters, and hunters.  This book is entertaining and I plugged away and finished it pretty fast, that being said, I was left sorta confused as to how I felt about it. I liked the werewolf part, but I’m strangely partial to wolves. I thought the relationship between Jace and Clary was a little weird and random.  She thinks he’s a jerk, but all I could see was that he was abrupt. It kinda made her look like a dunce, but hey, I’ll admit that people are stupid when they like someone else.  All in all, I’ll probably eventually read the other books, but I admit, I had to sneak a peek on the internet to find out one certain fact if I continued the series…so yes I actually spoiled it for myself.  If you’ve read these, you know what I’m talking about.

I give it a 3 out of 5 because it was average for what’s hot right now.

Here's the Trailer for the movie that comes out this summer.

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