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…
Hey readers, it’s the weekend!
Yet another review from my long week up at the lake. I have always wanted to read City of Bones and Cassandra Clare’s entire series, but I have to say that I was a little intimidated by its popularity. I have never enjoyed reading fantasy, and this book proves my disinterest in the genre.
One of my favorite genre’s to read is science fiction, so you would think that fantasy is another genre I would like; however, I am not a big fantasy fan. I think the reason why I love science fiction and not fantasy is because of my love of science and history. Science fiction and dystopian books tell stories of the future that seem realistic to me because of advancements in science. Fantasy stories, like this book, tell stories with demons and shadowhunters, which seem unrealistic to me. I REALLY wanted to enjoy this book. Sadly I did not enjoy it as much as I hoped.
What I enjoyed from the book:
The story was really original; Cassandra Clare did a really great job of creating something I have not seen before.
I really liked Clary as a person. She was genuine and was determined to find her mother.
What I disliked about the book:
I don’t want to say that I hated this book, because I did not. Nothing seemed to spark my attention. There are probably many of you reading this that think I am crazy. I have never enjoyed fantasy, so do not take this as a diss to such a popular series.
The book took me awhile to finish, which for me this is a clear indicator that I did not enjoy the book.
Like I said before, many fantasy books, including this one, seem unrealistic to me; therefore, I tend to not enjoy books similar to this one.
I hope you take this review with a grain of salt. To anyone who wanted to read this book and now finds themselves discouraged to read it, realize that I am not a fantasy fan and maybe this book could become your favorite!
I wanted to keep this review short and simple. I did not enjoy this book, but this is because I do not enjoy many fantasy reads.
Thanks for listening, I would love to hear what you think about this book (and the entire series).