Thursday, May 27, 2010

City of Bones - Cassandra Clare

Genre: YA SiFi Fantasy
Pages: 485
ISBN: 9781416955078 (softcover)
Rating: 4 Stars

It took me longer than usual to read this book because of school and weddings but I am done now and here are my thoughts:

I really enjoyed it for reasons I cannot explain. I hated the Twilight series and I kept thinking what makes this different in terms of reality? I don't like the idea of science fiction fantasy but for some reason this one brought me to liking it and accepting it. I already have the set of three (the fourth has yet to be released).

I really liked the characters. I like how it played more to the now except it was really hard for me to believe that 16-years-old's knew so much or maybe I knew too little at the age. I also loved that they were in NYC. I love to read about my area because it is better for me to picture it. The ending was a little creepy and I wanted to bring the rating down to 3 stars but I kept pushing forward and told myself that I loved everything else so why lower it? I would rather have given it 3.75 stars but I had to choose.

This book, to me, wasn't suspenseful nor was it a true love story. It was a story with a lot of twists and turns and I thought it was captivating and inviting. Things seemed to be believable although it is obviously not. It is always hard to write reviews when I hate to do spoilers. it is my job to try to sell a book to other people and hope that they will read it but I figure let others make decisions. I read what I want to read and I read what my book clubs choose or take recommendations. I would never force someone to read a book but I would tell them to give it a chance.


brandileigh2003 said...

I really enjoyed this series and can't wait for more from her

Donna said...

I have the next book in the series but have yet to get to it.

Tara SG (25 Hour Books) said...

I can't wait to start this series!