“It’s your gift, to see the beauty and the horror in ordinary things.”
City of Bones (The mortal Instruments #1 ) by Cassandra Clare
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal
Rating: 3.5 /5 stars
(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only.)
When Clary and Simon visit the club Pandemonium, she never expected to see Shadowhunters or witness a murder. When her mother goes missing, she has to depend on the Shadowhunters to help manuvoeur the strange creatures in the downworld.
I’ve actually watched the movie (disliked it), television series (liked it) and have tried reading this book before but never managed to get through the entire book. And now I finally have.
I really like the simplistic writing style. I really actually liked Clary since she’s pretty feisty and savage! I was very surprised by the characters because I never really liked Clary in the movie or TV show, but I really liked her in the books. I actually dislike Jace and found Luke really cold as compared to the TV show.
I really enjoyed the world building and can see why this series gathered a lot of hype. I could also see why Valentine made a really good villain.
I didn’t feel the romance between Clary and Jace, but at least it wasn’t insta-love and developed slowly. I liked that there were a lot of twists and turns and think that I actually would have LOVED the books if I had read them first before watching the movie and TV show.
I would definitely love to continue reading the series but probably wouldn’t binge read it because I can never seem to find the books at my local library.
Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂