June 13, 2009

City of Bones - Cassandra Clare

The Mortal Instruments - Book 1

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. . . .

It is hardly what I had in mind before reading it. I cant say I expected anything of what happened. I would have to add first that the following is MY opinion only. It was hard for me to start reading it, I wasn't caught up in it until I had already had read about one-third of the book. And I can't really say I loved the ending. There are 3 more books though. I guess I like the romance part of it all. But the love concept goes farther than I imagined.

I really liked the writing even though the suspense and action could have been more trapping. I wasn't running through the story like I normally do. I don't really know if that is a good thing or a bad thing. Nevertheless, I was pleased when I finished. It was not what I would've wanted but I liked it. The surprising part was I found my imagination flying to places it had never had. So, I think it is a ridiculously good book in the fantasy part. She manages to get all the fantastic creatures we all love -vampires, werewolves, faeries, demons- in one single fascinating world that works and, interesting enough, is believable.

The cover is amazing! Probably what had my interest on reading it. And my favorite part of it all -and for me one of the most important things in a book- were the characters. I loved Clary and Jace, and all the other characters as well. Specially Alec. Wonderful story.

1 comment:

  1. Bueno aun me queda la duda..si te gusto o no..jajajaj pero aun tienes dos libros mas para que te termine de convencer...la trama se llena de mas acción en los próximos libros...y los personajes desarrollan muchos mas matices…Espero los disfrutes…te sugiero que la próxima saga que lees sea la de “Blue Bloods”…luego te explico el porque..:)


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