lmashinski, August 3, 2013 (view all comments by lmashinski)
Well this is one of my favorite books, I read it over and over again, the writing is smooth and it makes you want to be a part of the characters lives and make them feel better, and other times your laughing like crazy. They live in our world, but they can see things that we can't. They can change forms, like werewolves, vampire, warlocks and fairies. And they are protecting us without us knowing that they're there. But in ways it is better than twilight, because they have different supernatural creatures other than vampires and werewolves. But all in all I would say it was a breathtaking book, filled with excitement, mischief, deceit, humor, betrayal, action and romance.
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sunnid75, January 22, 2013 (view all comments by sunnid75)
Action, adventure, humor, teen angst, being in love, battles, all to keep you on your toes. A beautifully imagined world that could be real. I recommend this book for teens and adults. Will definitely appeal to those that read "Twilight". Jace is very mysterious and just out of reach, Simon is always there and very protective, and Clary is stuck between the two. Clare has come up with this wonderful world and the things that are happening in it, and has done a wonderful job. A must read and looking forward to the movie that is following.
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chelee33, March 11, 2008 (view all comments by chelee33)
While waiting for the next books in the Twilight series and the Uglies series I needed a new book/series to keep me busy. This has definitely met that need (well, only for about three days).
It was exciting from the start of the book and continued to be exciting through the end. I recommend this. I believe the second book comes out next month and I can't wait!
Other quick reads I recommend: the Blue Bloods and Marked series.
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ALYMU164, July 31, 2007 (view all comments by ALYMU164)
I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THIS IS THE BEST BOOK THAT I HAVE EVER READ! IT IS SUSPENCEFUL,ROMANTI AND THIRLLING I WANT TO SEE WHAT OTHER BOOK CASSANDRA CLARE HAS WRITTEN BECAUSE I HAVE TO SAY THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST BOOK THAT SHE HAS WRITTEN SO-FAR. TO ALL YOU READERS OUT THERE WHO WANT A GOOD BOOK THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET THE BEST BOOK EVER WRITTEN! IF YOU LIKE HARRY POTTER OUR SURE TO LOVE THIS BOOK IT'S A THRILLER THAT YOU WILL LOVE!
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cptn_mogn, May 23, 2007 (view all comments by cptn_mogn)
I absolutely loved this book. I began reading Cassie Clare when she just wrote stories from her livejournal and fanfiction sites. I love the way that she creates and portrays her characters. The flow of her writing is great and it keeps you attached to the subject until you are done. City of Bones was not execption. The characters and plot are complex and engaging, and Cassie is able to keep her audience...whether that be a young teen or an adult. It was a fabulous read for anyone interested in Urban Fantasies and/or science fiction/fantasy.
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"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"Clare's debut novel, first in the Mortal Instruments series, is a sprawling urban fantasy packed with just about every type of creature known to the genre, and still spacious enough to hold more. Fifteen-year-old Clary Fray witnesses a killing in an 'all-ages club'; when she confronts the attackers, she learns that they are spectral Shadowhunters, charged with killing demonic creatures called Night Children. Clary returns home to find her apartment vandalized and her mother missing, apparently kidnapped by creatures in the service of someone named Valentine. An attack by a slithering beast sends Clary to the infirmary at the Institute, hidden home of the Shadowhunters. There she befriends the hunter Jace, who tells her of Valentine's intention to find the Mortal Cup, one of three Mortal Instruments the Angel gave to the first Shadowhunters (the others are a mirror and sword). Great secrets abound both in Clary's past and in her own head — secrets that are gradually revealed to her about her mother, her mother's eccentric friend Luke, her relationship with Jace and, eventually, about Valentine himself. Clare's atmospheric setting is spot-on, informed equally by neo-gothic horror films and the modern fantasy leanings of Neil Gaiman. Werewolves, vampires, angels and fairies all fit in this ambitious milieu. At the core, though, this is a compelling story about family secrets and coming-of-age identity crises. Fans of the smart/chic horror typified by Buffy the Vampire Slayer will instantly fall for this new series. Ages 14-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
by Holly Black, author of Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale,
"Funny, dark, and sexy. One of my favorite books."
by Justine Larbalestier, author of Magic or Madness,
"City of Bones has everything: vampires, werewolves, faeries, true love, and stuff that blows up. What's more, Clare's characters are brilliant — she better not kill any of them off in the next two volumes!"
by School Library Journal,
"This version of New York, full of Buffyesque teens who are trying to save the world, is entertaining and will have fantasy readers anxiously awaiting the next book in the series."
by Kirkus Reviews,
"Lush and fun."
by ing hold,
In New York, 16-year-old Clary Fray doesn't expect to witness a murder — much less one committed by three teenagers covered with odd markings and brandishing bizarre weapons. Exotic and gritty, this book begins a new fantasy series about demons and a secret tribe of warriors called the Shadowhunters.
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