Book Twenty-Two of 2013: CITY OF BONES by Cassandra Clare

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When Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder. Much less a murder commited by three teenagers covered with odd markings. This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons–and keeping the odd werewolves and vampires in line. It’s also her first meeting with gorgeous, golden-haired Jace. 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 an ordinary mundane like Clary? And how did she suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

I first got interested in this book when I was visiting my in-laws two years ago. My sister in law had this lying around and since I have this insane gift of getting lost, I decided to pick the book up and do some reading instead. I was hooked instantly. My sister in law saw this and got me the book for Christmas that same year. I just now picked it up and it still hooked me.

The book seems too large for what happens and honestly I think Clare could have written it better. The writing seems simple, but that doesn’t take away from the story like some books can. Clary is an interesting character that I loved at times and wanted to hit at others. Honestly, the only character I really liked was Jace. Well, until the very end, but I’m not spoiling it for you guys.

I know there’s a movie coming out soon, but I’m not too sure how this book is going to translate in cinematic form. There’s just so much going on and a lot of dialogue that I don’t see the movie version really following the book closely. That said, I’m still going to see the movie.

Anyways, this book is interesting and I’m definitely going to continue in the series. I already have the second book.

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