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City Of Bones - Cassandra Clare

City of Bones  - Cassandra Clare

'The boy never cried again, and he never forgot what he'd learned: that to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.'

 

How have I only just read this book?!

 

Although it has taken me a while (work etc getting in the way!) I really, really enjoyed this book. It was just what I needed to get me out of what could have been an awful reading slump.

 

I love Cassandra Clare's writing style and imagination. The world she has created is exciting, action packed and quite different to other YA I've read. The characters in this novel were all believable and I related to the main ones particularly well. I loved the plot and didn't guess any of the twists and turns (which for me deserves a star all of its own!).

 

Clary and Jace make great protagonists, I did find Clary frustrating at times but the plot action and decisions she made outweighed this annoyance. I love Simon's character - can't wait to see Robert Sheehan portray him in the film, great casting choice! I was shocked to learn of Hodge's true colours and of Jocelyn's past. I felt these sub plots really worked well within the novel.

 

I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series, although I am going to spread them out - don't want to finish it too quickly!

 

Have you read this series? What did you think?