Monday, December 26, 2011

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Ok so 2011 is ending and I want to kick it off with some awesome blogging! This week will be filled with reviews, favorite picks (both books, and boys of the year), normal weekly memes and fireworks!! haha well not really but maybe I'll add a firework effect or somethin! hehe Even you will join in on the fun! :D So to start off the week here is a review! *don't forget about the form at the bottom! Make sure to fill it out! :)

City of Bones (#1 Mortal Instruments Series)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publish Date: March 27, 2007
Source: Bought
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Pages: 485
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. {Goodreads}
This book is nothing like the Young Adult books now. Now it's (honestly) pretty much the same thing: normal girl, so she thinks, is at high school when  a totally hot mysterious guy shows up and for some reason finds interest in her. They fall in love and then BAM! He is not who he said he was. nope he is a vampire!! (or  werewolf or fae, etc.) Don't get me wrong...I LOVE those books haha but that's normally what they are. Right?

Not these books. These books tell a whole different story. Yes, Clary is a normal girl, so she thought, and is drawn into a world she never new about but it was really different still. I couldn't help but compare it to the Harry Potter series. Not in the way of magic, adventure, and secrets but as in how different it is from the average YA book. They both have the thing of a dark lord who seeks power and is somehow connected to the main character. I love both of theses books!! I am probably not going to make sense since I am kinda rambling but hopefully you get what I mean! :)

Clary Frey is your average teenager. She live with her mom, has a best-friend Simon and has a special talent. Her talent, like her mom, is being artistic. Her dad died when she was very young and they now live by themselves. Well, that is always what she had been told but in reality......Clary is the daughter of Shadowhunter Jocelyn Fairchild and *bum, bum, bummmm* *********Spoiler:
Valentine Morgentstern, the evil lord of Idris
**********end of spoiler.

 This book is filled with so many surprises! Like no joke! Once you make a conclusion BAM!your wrong and it turns a corner! Then the cycle repeats. I think I was only right like twice while reading the WHOLE series! Maybe I'm just a bad guesser eh I don't know. Haha I have to let you in on a little secret. When the YA-Crush tourney was going on I was #TeamAsh all the way and when Ash had to go up against Jace I was devastated when he lost. I hated Jace. I didn't know why everyone loved him so much I mean come on! Jace vs. Ash!? That should be a no-brainer! So when I got the chance to read Jace's books I was warry and After the first book my thoughts were "Ewww! What the heck!" because of ***Spoiler:
Jace was Clary's brother! Who in the world writes a book like that! I have a little brother and I found the idea revolting! I just couldn't get that idea past me. I wasn't sure whether or not to stop reading!
*****End of spoiler
But in the end the fan base these books were getting kept me reading and I was glad I didn't stop reading! Jace is adorable and he is a fictional crush of mine and even though I know pretty much everone of you is going to hate me after saying this but I still love Ash 10x more. Yes, I said it! Sorry but don't get me wrong Jace is um HOTNESS TO THE CORE! and I extremely love him!

Cassandra Clare definitely has a way with words. I absolutely love her writing style. Throughout the books you will find yourself reading from many diferent points of views. You don't just get the main character's view or even both the girl and boy's veiw like how other books do but you get pretty much every single characters point of view Simon's, Alec's, Magnus' , Izzy's, and even the girl you didn't know at all (you do after that). And I absolutely loved it.

Now reading that, probably some of you are thinking "Wouldn't you get confused? How do you know right away who's eyes your seeing through?" and here's the answers: No you don't even if at sometimes you aren't sure who it is right from the first line...the second line does. It is made easy and you will fall in love with it at the end


~~~~***Final Say-So***~~~~

Yes this a book you ALL need to read. This series was incredible! It will not dissapoint and for those of you who may think what I was thinking by the end of the first book and thought of quitting too. Here's some advice: DONT! what ever you do do NOT stopping reading. It gets better I promise! And DONT stop on the second one either! Trust me on this guys! :)
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  1. Great review and fun quiz! I love these books so, so, so much. It is totally alright that you like Ash 10X more than Jace. I'll keep Jace all for myself! New follower.

    ~Nikki (Imaginative Adventure)


  2. Thanks I'm glad you like them! I love these books too! Hahaha alright it's a deal then lol Thanks for syopping by and for the new follow!! :D


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