Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare


Book Information:

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published in 2007
ISBN 9781416914280
485 Pages

Series Information:

Mortal Instruments Book 01
Sequel Series to the Infernal Devices Series


4 out of 5

Clary Fray has always thought she was an ordinary girl, however, she finds out that her family is far from ordinary. At the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she sees some people murdering a boy, but then, the boy’s body disappears. With no evidence to show the police, she is left confused and thinking that what she saw was just her imagination. Then, after her mother gets kidnapped, she meets the murderers again – but this time they tell her about the secret world of the Shadowhunters, warriors who are dedicated to hunting demons on earth. Why does she have this Sight? Why did demons kidnap her mother? And, why is she strangely attracted to this world? Clary wants to know this, and so do the Shadowhunters…

Okay, another supernatural book, but this one that I don’t really like that much. For the genre, this book has pretty much every kind known to me, so I just picked “Supernatural” and picked the subcategories that the book mentioned.

City of Bones is extremely slow moving, which is good in the way of details of events, but bad if you want to read in a day. As I mentioned just now, the details in this book are well written and there are a lot. The author of this books seems to value that the reader needs to know details of events, as well as what the characters look like. Most books I have read do not leave enough of an impression of how the characters look like.

Although the descriptions of the characters are a little better than most books, the character’s personalities are kind of stereotypical. Though, having stereotypes for characters are frequent in most books, not just this one. However, I found Clary’s personality extremely annoying. She is very weak and spoiled, which kind of reminds me of most people who I know. :| Also, the plot is okay, but it could have been a little bit better.

Anyways, the ending is kind of unexpected, but I read the other books in this series already. So, don’t freak at the ending parts — the author kind of switches it in the other books. ;)

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:



Once with a 2nd review added.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Cassandra Clare
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing
$New_Bullet After Twilight
$New_Bullet Consumed by Books
$New_Bullet Finding the Magic in Books
$New_Bullet Book Love
$New_Bullet A Trillian Books

Places to Buy From:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble


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