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  • 3.5 stars

    All in all, I think City of Bones was a good book, but I wouldn't call it mind-blowing. The book introduces us to our main character, Clary Fray, who is thrown into a world that she didn't even know existed – a world of vampires, werewolves, warlocks, and demons. Now, if I suddenly saw a demon walking down the street, I might freak out a little bit – ok, a lot – and I would definitely start asking some serious questions of the people involved. But Clary just seems totally fine with this new realization. She is so ridiculously accepting of her new life that it is pretty unbelievable. Also, I found that there was a lot of missing information about the entire Shadowhunter world in this book. [Example: Jace and Alec are said to be parabatai, but there is barely any description of what that means or how that partnership came to be.] I knew about the Shadowhunters because I have read Clare's other books, but I think if City of Bones was the first book I had read about this world, I probably would have been a little confused. Maybe there is more description in the upcoming books and I just haven't read it yet. There are two things about Cassandra Clare's books that I really love. She always manages to include a character who loves books in her works. It's like a little nod to her audience of book nerds and it makes me smile. Also, she is an author that really creates quite a diverse cast of characters. She is not afraid to introduce all different types of people to her readers, including LGBTQ characters, and I really respect that.

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  • I loved this book, it had intrigue, love, action, suspence and I could not put it down, even the second, third and fourth time I read this series. I feel this is a great combination of action, love and heartake. Cassandra is an exxcelent writer and she brings a whole new world to life and make the reader believe it's all true. I would definetly recomend this book to all.

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    36 person found this review helpful

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  • Funny and witty!

    I was gonna give it 3.5 stars but just because I loved the characters a lot, I'm giving it the full 4 stars! Oh thecharacters, they each have their own funny moments and they all have very realistic personalities. I'm pretty sure the author loves her characters so much and she felt like she was in the story while writing it. I felt every moment, laughed at every joke. My favorite character is Simon. He's such a funny guy! He kept the story light and interesting. He's very spunky and witty. If it weren't for him, the story would probably feel heavier and a lot more serious. I know some probably didn't like the part about Jace and Clary real relationship but I liked it. It made it unpredictable and it made the story break through young adult cliche, which is very refreshing. I'd recommend this book to those who like young adult, fantasy, and basically just someone who wants to have a good laugh and a light read. I'm definitely reading the next installment to The Mortal Instruments series.

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    9 people found this review helpful

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  • Obsession

    This is the second time I've read the book , i just finished reading the bane Chronicles and it made me want to read this series again. Just like the first time I loved it from start to finish I couldn't put the book down.

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    9 person found this review helpful

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  • This book was a surprise hit for me. My daughter asked me to read it and I did, grudgingly but was mesmerized through the entire read. I am now a fan and will read the entire series. I'm hooked!

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    12 of 17 people found this review helpful

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