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City of Bones

City of Bones
By Cassandra Clare
Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2007
Audience: All Teens

From Goodreads:
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.

Ok. So here's the deal. I started reading this a long time ago, and I had to stop when *Spoiler Alert for all 2 people in the world who haven't already read this* I found out that Jace and Clary were siblings.

Weird. I don't like stuff like that. And also, way too similar to Star Wars.

I didn't remember getting very far into the book, but it turns out I had to have read almost all of it to get that far. When I re-read it for this review... I only remembered there was a kid in a club with blue hair.

Yikes. Normally, it feels vaguely familiar when I re-read something. Not this time.

It makes me very sad that this book didn't strike me as strongly as some people. It kind of reminded me of Harry Potter, but I didn't love it. It took me awhile to get through, and the only reason I re-read it was because I own most of the books and someone told me *Spoiler Alert* that it turns out they are NOT, in fact, siblings.

So I re-read it and I give it 4 stars, but I don't have any strong feelings about it like most people. I enjoyed reading it. When they make the movie, I think I'll really like that.

I read the flap for the next book, and I hope that I find that one to be AMAZING.


  1. I am one of the two people that haven't read this book.. lol. It's on my kindle waiting on me to read it! 4 stars.. glad you enjoyed it for the most part!


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