Book Title: City of Bones
Author: Cassandra Clare
Genre: YA Fantasy
A lot of people (including my friends) rave about this book. So I thought, why not give it a try?
City of Bones is the 1st book in the Mortal Instruments series, written by Cassandra Clare. There’s also a movie adaptation, and I watched it BEFORE I read the book (now that’s really rare). Because of that, when I read the book, the movie scenes just pop up in my mind. Instead of picturing Clary with my own imagination, I pictured Lily Collins as Clary. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but I prefer imagining my own character 😀 Next time, I’ll definitely read the book before I watch the movie.
If you don’t know, Cassandra Clare wrote The Draco Trilogy and The Very Secret Diaries (based on the Lord of the Rings) using the name Cassandra Claire. I haven’t read any of them, but I did notice the similarity between City of Bones and Harry Potter. I did a little bit of research after finishing it, and found that she is accused of basing The Mortal Instrument on her own fanfic – Draco as Jace and Ginny as Clary.
Personally I love the shadowhunter world. The demons, runes, stele etc are really cool. However, I do not have a favourite character. None of the character appeals to me and I think there should be more character development. To be honest, the story is kind of predictable, even if I’ve not watched the movie.
I give this book a 3 out of 5 stars as I quite enjoy it and will definitely continue with the series. What do you think of the book? Do you enjoy it? Who’s your favourite character?