Saturday, February 5, 2011

Review: City of bones by Cassandra Clare

4 gumdrops

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Release date: March 27th 2005
Published by: McElderry
Number of pages: 342 (UK paperback)
Series: The Mortal Instruments

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.

This is really hard for me guys cause I reallyreallyreally want to give this book 5 gumdrops. But sadly I'll have to say that I can't :(

The reason why I can't is because I really didn't like this book in the beginning. I thought that everything was just confusing and Clary obviously cought up on things the first time while I had to go back and read some stuff like 5 times before getting it.

The reason why I eally want to give it five stars is that, after it pickud up, after I started getting in to the story and actually got what they where talking about, it was amazing. 

I didn't like the character Clary in the beginning but throughout the book I learned to adore her. Jace on the other hand, I fell in love with instantly. I loved that he was portrayed as this really bad ass character, he never showed fright, sadness or any other emotion, but then later on in the book, I got to see the real Jace, the one with emotions. I don't want to spoil anything for anyone, but for the ones who have read this book, I want to say that I loved that scene on Clarys birthday, and the one with the falcon story as well :).

I have to say, even though I love Jace, I really like Simon as well. I know that alot of people are like "Simon vs Jace!" but I really like both of them :S

I love this world that Cassandra Clare has enchanted so many hearts with, and if I got to pick an imaginary world to live in, this would be my second choice after Harry Potter :)


  1. Älskar de här böckerna ofattbart mycket, och serien blir bara bättre. Åhgodagudar, jag håller på att dö inför 5 april när City of Fallen Angels kommer ut ... och inför filmen (eller för tillfället speciellt när vi får veta vem som ska spela Jace. Blir det inte Alex Pettyfer skriker jag. Högt.

  2. Älskar de här böcker så himla böckerna! Restena av böckerna är mycket bättre. Och Jace älskar jag bara, och Simon är bara för gullig. Längtar tills filmen kommer! :D

  3. Hhehe, du bor väli Sverige ? Tycker din engelska är amazing också när du pratar engelska, det syns att du är van vid engelska. Hehe, kul. Jag undrar, vart fick du the mortal instruments bokmärket ifrån? (:

  4. RE: Jag har TMI-böckerna i paperback faktiskt, US-upplagor.

    Och det där gällande en bookshelf tour, så kan jag väl ... överväga det xD

  5. Hahah, Qoolt. Hoppas andra boken är bätre. Ha rdu läst city of ashes? (: