Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Book Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

City of Bonesunravels the story of Clary, a seemingly ordinary girl who discovers she can see beings that others can't. She is drawn into a world of half-humans when her mother is kidnapped by a demon and she must find a way to save her. She receives help from Jace, a shadowhunter or demon-killer, who seems to be able to hold his own against all kinds of frightening creatures - vampires, werewolves, faeries, and demons. She also unwittingly involves her mundane (human) friend Simon in this world of danger. Will she be able to discover what her mother's kidnapper seeks before it is too late? Will she be able to accept the truth about her own past?

This book, despite its bare-chested cover, was really interesting. I found the adventures satisfying, even if sometimes they seemed contrived to fill pages. The excitement and anticipation of events kept me turning pages all day. There were quite a few twists and turns, some of them more obvious than others. I was thrilled to know there are sequels, however, because I really want to know what happens to the characters!

s-factor: !@

Scattered throughout, but not overwhelming.

mrg-factor: X
Just kissing (surprisingly clean for a YA novel).

v-factor: ->->->
There is killing and fighting.

Overall rating: ****

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