Monday, August 8, 2011

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Bones
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #1
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Year: 2007
Read in: Danish
Where’d I get this copy: Library 
City of Bones on Goodreads.

Teaser (from Goodreads):

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.

Thoughts (these are not connected, they're simply individual observations):

All the talk about parallel world and the barriers between them and stuff made my brain go "THE SUBTLE KNIFE". Also, I’ve read a lot of reviews stating that this is just Harry Potter, Buffy and Star Wars all mixed up, and you know what? It probably is. But I enjoyed the story anyway! So so what!

I don’t find Clary's thoughts to be that detailed, something quite refreshing compared to other YA novels.

It felt like the story just went on and on and on, something I am only grateful for.

And by God do I love Jace. He's amazing. Amazingly narcissistic, but amazing nonetheless.

Extremely actionpacked, almost to a degree where it was too much; also a lot of events seem to happen all at once, which makes it ever so confusing. But generally really good, though.

And I might as well tell you this: I hated the ending. Also, I’ve never been a fan of Urban Fantasy, still this book managed to get an 8/10 score by me. Pretty good, huh?

Frederikke, out.


  1. Haha - jeg tror faktisk også kun, at det eneste jeg har fået købt, er nogle bøger til at tage notater i. Mangler virkelig nogle mapper til alle de fag, jeg skal ha'... måske jeg skulle ud og købe nogle imorgen? :P

    - Rebecca,

  2. Have received your entry for the August giveaway and added you in. Loving your blog, great colours


  3. BRilliant another vamp lover. Did you mean the actual challenge or getting through that amount of books?

    are you on Goodreads?