City of Bones by Cassandra Clare | Why Girls Are Weird

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Clary Fray didn't think that one night at a club would change her entire life forever.  Until she witnesses a murder commited by teenagers covered in tattoos and carrying strange weapons.  Stranger still, she can't report the murder because the body has disappeared and she realizes that she's the only one that can even see any of it happening.  This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors trained to rid the earth of demons.  But Clary has more to worry about than Shadowhunters and demons.  Because her mother had disappeared.  And she needs to find out why demons would be interested in normal people like herself and her mom before it's too late.

I'd heard a lot of people talking about these books so I thought I'd give them a whirl.  I liked that the books sucks you in immediately and you get to learn about this whole new world.  However, I didn't feel a huge attachment to any of the characters.  It's a fun read and I'm excited to delve further into the world of the Mortal Instruments.  I'd definitely suggest this book if you're looking for a fun YA read.  Not my absolute favorite (which pretty much means no tears were shed, hehe) but still a fun book.

19 wonderful thoughts:


i've been wanting to read this!

Cafe Fashionista

Yayay! I'm so excited that you're reading City of Bones! I have read the first two books in the series, and have the third on my list to read soon. I'm excited to see how the film adaptation compares to the books! :)

Audrey Allure

Hmm, sounds interesting!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Sounds like a great thriller!

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Sandy a la Mode

looks like a chilling book!

Jamie Leigh

Looks pretty good! I may have to get it!

Amber Blue Bird

i'm trying desperately to finish book three of games of thrones so i can start the hunger games and finisg before the film so no new books for me just yet :)

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Melissa Blake

oooh, thanks for the recommendation! I just posted about books today on my blog too...maybe there's something going around the blogosphere hahaha


I agree with you, this book did not make me shed a tear but after reading the second book, I had to keep reading about Jace and Clary. There are four books so far in the series and I can't wait for the 5th and 6th one.

There's something about Jace Wayland I like so much. I guess I like the bad boys with a soft heart.

You should definitely keep reading the series. It's such a different world of vampires, werewolves, faeries and warlocks.


Ooh love your recs! Will have to check it out! :)

Elle Sees

I've heard of this! I still wanna read hunger games first.

Dancing Branflake

I love your book reviews. You always give your honest opinion and you have such a way with retelling a story.

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia

I haven't heard of this, the concept of it all is interesting.


How have I not heard of this???? Too involved with school, I guess.
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ive neer heard of this. I have sooooo many books to read you know really need a month off to just catch up :)

Emma Frances

I love book reviews! Thanks for sharing! :]


I haven't heard of this book, but if it's fun I'm down to read it. Yea, I think I prefer books where the character captivates you. :)


Again you inspire me to tackle that to be read stack of mine!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO

I've been debating reading this series!