Sunday, August 26, 2012

City of Bones

City of Bones
Author: Cassandra Clare
Review by: Sabrina
Rating: *****

Blurb: 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. . . . .

My Take: Wow, I'm so late on this band wagon that I feel somewhat like a bad reviewer.  I could kick myself for putting this book off on so many occasions.  Why?  Because it was one hundred percent awesome!  My only excuse for not reading it sooner is my tendency to be a real cheapscape (I know, not really a word).  I grabbed this book when it got marked down on Kindle for only 99 cents.

I have read so many books in my lifetiime that to get a book that hooks me where I am utterly unable to put it down doesn't happen as much as it used to. Those books that take you for a ride and actually leave you sad that you finished it because you would have gladly given up another afternoon just to keep living in that particular world. This book reminded me why I love to read so very much.
There are so many reviews out there on this series and a movie coming up in the near future that I won't sit here and write a long lengthy review.

I will say this though....If you buy this book, you will not regret it!  I just bought the second one...although the cheap side of me still wouldn't pay $10.99 for the Kindle edition, I did spend $2.99 on a paperback copy.  Just praying it comes in the mail quickly!

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