City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

  • Started on: 2014-01-04
  • Finished on: 2014-01-05
  • Read in: English
  • Rating: “****-”
  • Genre(s): Fantasy


There are many YA-supernatural series out there at the moment, and while I have read (am reading) a few, there are so many out there that it’s getting harder and harder to pick one that is pretty good. I’d heard a lot about ‘City of Bones’ by Cassandra Clare, so when I saw it, and it’s sequel ‘City of Ashes’ second-hand I couldn’t resist. This weekend I wanted an easy quick read, and ‘City of Bones’ delivered. Clary Fray is a normal teenager in New York City. Normal until she sees a kid get murdered in a club and his body disappear into thin air. Normal until her mother vanishes from their apartment and Clary is attacked by a horrible creature. By then she’s figured out there is a lot more to this world than she’s ever known, including demons, Downworlders and Shadowhunters. Now that she has nobody anymore (her father having died before she was born, and her mother’s friend abandoning her after her mother’s disappeared), she has to figure out who she is and what is going on with the help of three other (Shadowhunter) kids and their tutor. This book mixes a world full of supernatural beings (demons, werewolves, vampires, warlocks), a war between good (?) and evil (?), love stories and family trouble together in a nice young-adult mix. Yeah this book is strongly inspired by Harry Potter (the battle with the evil lord when the kids were young, heritage kept from the main character). Yeah Clary is the most clueless person when it comes to love. Yeah it (probably) has all been done before. But I still enjoyed the book as nice easy read, and look forward to the other parts. Four out of five stars.