Thursday, April 8, 2010

C is for City of Bones

Now, I love werewolves and vampires and faeries and things like that. Welcome to the perfect mix of everything I love. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

Review: Okay, so already this book hit my good side. I love vampires, werewolves, you know, the works. So, it was like the book of my dreams. I will say that the third person was a little disappointing. I would have preferred first person, but I could see how third person worked better for this book. So, yeah, I really liked it. (2.5)

Characters: I will say that Clary annoys me. Not too much, though, and only in some parts. So, she's good. I like her, but the characters I really like are Simon and Jace, especially when they're talking to each other. I like Jace because of his sarcasm and overall attitude. If you read some of the quotes, you'll know what I mean. I don't have any quotes with Simon, and that kind of sucks because I like him. He's Clary's best friend and really cares about her. I'll also mention that Jace is in love with her.I prefer Simon, but I don't mind Jace. I also think Maia and Luke (werewolves) are pretty cool. I don't really like the vampires, except for Simon. The faeries freak me out, but then again, all faeries do. (And if you think I'm spelling it wrong, I'm not. I do not read about fairies. I read about faeries. They're scarier and way cooler. ) The book mentions angels, but actual angels, not fallen angels or anything (as far as I know). I can't wait to read the CoFA or ID. There is definitely more in store. (1)

Story: Pretty much all fantasy species are here. Shadowhunters (created by an angel whose name I forgot) kill Downworlds (vamps, wolves, etc.). Well, this one Shadowhunter named Valentine (which I pronounce Valenteen, not Valentine, just because he's evil like that.) decides to go all crzy and he causes a whole mess in the Shadowhunter world. So the whole thing is about to defeat Valentine. Of course, there are many little mysteries here and there. Like: Why is Clary involved? Who's Jace, really? Why did Valentine do what he did? What did he do? So, it's a mysterious fantasy. It is compelling and totally worth reading. (1)

Content: kissing
Stars: 4.5

"...Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?" Jace said, "Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself." ..."At least," she said, "you don't have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland." "Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting."

"Just because you call an electric eel a rubber duck doesn't make it a rubber duck, does it? And God help the poor bastard who decides they want to take a bath with the duckie."

"It wouldn't be my move," Jace agreed. "First the candy and flowers, then the apology letters, then the ravenous demon hordes. In that order."

"Don't order any of the faerie food," said Jace, looking at her over the top of his menu. "It tends to make humans a little crazy. One minute you're munching a faerie plum, the next minute you're running naked down Madison Avenue with antlers on your head. Not," he added hastily, "that this has ever happened to me."

"It's not gray," Clary felt compelled to point out. "It's green." "If there was such a thing as terminal literalism, you'd have died in childhood," said Jace."

"Investigation?" Isabelle laughed. "Now we're detectives? Maybe we should all have code names." "Good idea," said Jace. "I shall be Baron Hotschaft Von Hugenstein."

'I don't want tea,' said Clary, with muffled force. 'I want to find my mother. And then I want to find out who took her in the first place, and I want to kill them.' 'Unfortunately,' said Hodge, 'we're all out of bitter revenge at the moment, so it's either tea or nothing.'

City of Bones
City of Ashes
City of Glass
City of Fallen Angels 3-31-11 (CoFA)
Prequels: (Infernal Devices, ID)
The Clockwork Angel 8-31-2010
The Clockwork Prince
The Clockwork Princess