Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Review: City of Bones
PUBLISHER: Simon and Schuster
SERIES/STAND ALONE: Series
OUTLINE: 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....
I'm not going to go into detail by typing it out, but here are a few of my points I mention in the video. :)
-Love the characters! Every one of them! I'm definitely team Jace though. :) Gotta love the bad boys!
-The whole world seems very intriguing. I wouldn't mind being a shadowhunter.
-I love when an author can put all the paranormal creatures in the book like: Vampires, Werewolves, Fairies (Fair people as they're called in this book. I'm not a fan of that.) Demons.
-Clary and Jace's comentary and sarcasm towards each other. I love when a book can make you laugh at loud.
-The diversity of the characters in the book. If you've read it you know what I mean.
-It will make a good movie I think.
-I will admit it had it's moments when it seemed like other books. (I hate saying that because I don't like comparing books but it's true in a way) It does stand out on it's own though.
-Well there goes my plan for selling them on eBay.(Clary)
Selling them on What? (Jace)
A mythical place of great magical powers. (Clary)
-If you were half as funny as you thought you were, my boy, you'd be twice as funny as you are. (dorethea)
I'll add more quotes later. :)