Saturday, 2 November 2013

Book Discussion: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

*Be warned spoilers may occur as I read this a long time ago and don't remember when events happened*

"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."

   Out of the whole series I will have to admit that this was probably the my least favourite. Although it was still brilliant. Cassandra did a fantastic job of building the world of the story and this whole book almost was focused in on building this world of Shadowhunters, Vampires, Fair Folk, Werewolves and Warlocks.
   If you begin this book you have to give it at least 100 pages because I will admit it can be a bit confusing to begin with you have no idea how confused I was with the idea of Steles and Runes. After 100 pages you get a grasp of the world of the story and this is where the main plot begins.
*Spoilers with definitely occur from now on*
    In this book I really disliked Simon and Isabelle and even Alec which, now that I've read on in the series, feels so strange. But in this book I was routing for Jace and Clary and squealed when they had their first kiss and was so excited and Simon and Isabelle and Alec felt like they were a threat to them being together. You can imagine how heart broken I was to learn at the end of the book that they were brother and sister! I almost cried for them, it was just so unexpected. Oh, can we just talk about what the hell was going on with Jace? He went from being this kick ass Shadowhunter who was quick and clever to being the most gullible person ever! I mean he really believed Valentines crap about Hodge wanting the Mortal Cup and he defended Valentine. I know that a lot of stuff was floating around in Jace's head but really I was shouting at him! And Hodge....... I was hurt, I trusted him and he just through that way.
   My favourite part in this book was the Silent Brothers, they are just too amazing I loved them. I love how they travel by a horse drawn carriage and speak to your mind it was just so cool! Then there's Magnus, how could you not love Magnus I MEAN HE WAS FABULOUS!!!!!

That's my thoughts on City of Bones, let me know yours!

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