City of Bones by Cassandra Clare Review

Hello my little fellow munchkins. How are you all doing? I am doing good. It is the last day of finals and the last day of this week which I am exited about so I can finally calm down, relax and take a breath, you know? I have read these books awhile ago and when I mean awhile ago I mean around five years ago which I would believe is a long time.

However, I have read it several times after that so I feel like due to that I will have a solidified idea of what I think about the books. Also due to this having several books within it I will review them throughout a period of time.

Anyways, why don’t we get into the book review?


Author: Cassandra Claire

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy

Pages: 485

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Publishing Date: March 27th 2007

Description according to 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…”


First of all, Characters. I didn’t really care for Clary and Alec. The reasons why were due to how plain focused in a single line Clary was throughout this book. She also was been completely oblivious to the most evident things which made me consider her character.  Whereas with Alec, I lOVED him in the show because yess, however in the book he was almost insanely jealousies that it became detrimental to not only him but other character. He is also treated Magnus like he was his second choice which I personally didn’t care for within this book.

I loved Jace even though he was extremely cocky. Simon was that nerdy friend that you have and if you don’t have one then you are that nerdy friend. Isabell was amazing due to both how she knew her way around a makeup brush and a weapon which showed that girls aren’t always stuck to just being one thing. Lastly, Magnus was just an amazing and wonderful character and his sarcasm brought my sarcasm happinesses.

The writing seems a little long than what it needed to be. It had way to much description for me preferably but than again I am biased since I am a dialogue kind of person. The dialogue within it was great but at certain moments it seemed as if certain characters were being blended together but that it also due to how many characters were being introduced at certain points within the book.

The plot of this book was okay, it could have been sketched a little better mostly by taking out the love triangle. It almost had some fan fiction type however it completely worked out. Plus you all know that I don’t have anything against fan fiction.

All-in-All this was a good book but not one that I would spend time re-reading right now.

4/5 stars



According to GoodReads,”Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Cassandra lives with her fiance and their two cats in Massachusetts.”

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