Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Back Cover Summary:
When 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 in 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 the know….

My Review:
I have had my eye on this book since it came out and have almost bought it several times. After hearing that a reader friend really enjoyed it and knowing the movie is in production (click the link under the book cover pic for more info), I decided it was finally time. Cassandra Clare’s writing is interesting and her dialogue top-notch. The story is intriguing, the fantasy world well-developed, but half-way through I lost interest.

It started out great, but around page 200 of 485 I was no longer excited about reading it. I felt like the story began to drag, nothing much happening except a lot of back-story and explaining. And when there are 15+ books sitting in my to-be-read pile that could potentially be amazing, if I get bored I stop reading and move on. I know there are millions of readers who disagree, but I can only give an honest review. However, I can totally see this book as an awesome movie, so I look forward to it.

Content note: Mild foul language, a lot of violence (fighting with and killing of demons), and a few mild sexual references.

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