City of Bones Review

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Paperback, 510 Pages
YA/ Fantasy/ Paranormal
By: Cassandra Clare


โ€œSarcasm is the last refuge of the imaginatively bankrupt.โ€

๐ŸŒŸ I am blaming you all for not making me read this earlier, I thought I was going to hate this and it will be mediocre and to be honest it was better than half of the books I read this year! And if this is not Cassie at her best then I am stoked even more now for her other books which everyone agree are better!

๐ŸŒŸ I really liked the writing, Cassie is not one of these authors who wants to sound very deep and philosophical, I liked the constant roasting and come backs, I liked that the characters speak like teenagers do in real life! And if this will even get better then I should reserve a spot for Cassie in my favorite authors list.

โ€œIs this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?”
“If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked.โ€

๐ŸŒŸ As usual, I am not fan of the MC but I liked the secondary characters, especially Simon and Magnus Bane, I canโ€™t wait to see their development in next books, and although I felt the characters acted a bit older than their true age, the bag wasnโ€™t that large and I can overlook it. Also, I respect the fact that this book dealt with LGBTQ+ characters in a good way, a thing that is common in books these days but wasnโ€™t very much 11 years ago when this was released.

๐ŸŒŸ The plot was a bit slow at first but then it gets slower toward the last third of the book. I expected many of the twists but I was surprised by others. Another thing that I didnโ€™t expect in this series!!

๐ŸŒŸ I think the world-building was acceptable for a first book in a series and I think we still have lots to discover in this world, a thing that I will focus on more on my reviews of the next books, Obviously it has potential but I want to confirm that.

๐ŸŒŸ Summary: I went into this with low expectations which was a good thing and made me enjoyed it more, I expected a boring slow story that I have read many times before and a mediocre writing but I got everything I wanted and more from my first Cassandra book. I give this 3.5/3.75 out of 5 stars!

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๐ŸŒŸ Prescription: If you were like me and wanted to discover the shadow hunters world but was hesitant because of the many books, then this is a good place to start without worrying!


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15 Comments

  1. Yep, like others say, you’ll grow to love the characters (though we all ahve our own faves), AND the writing in both The Infernal Devices and The Dark Artifices is better, so… we could say it gets better. I really hope you enjoy these books.

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  2. Oh my gosh!!! Iโ€™m so glad you liked the first book and I canโ€™t believe you havenโ€™t read anything by her before! This was my second series after (Twilight) to get me into YA. I love the Shadowhunter world! The Infernal Devices is good too! I just got the last book in the Dark artifices series!! Just to warn you.. toward the end her books get HUGE! Haha. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. I love huge books lol!
    I have been intimidated by how many books are there and their sizes so I was skipping them for a long time until I decided it was time to jump into this world before it is too late xD

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  4. Great because you are going to have a lot! haha! Yeah, I totally would have felt the same. I feel like that about a lot of adult fantasy series but I just need to take the plunge!

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