Posted by: Erin | March 30, 2008

I just finished reading …

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare *YA Fiction* You can also find her here.

From the back cover:

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing — not even a smear of blood — to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .

OH MY GOD! I loved this story! It kept me up last night until 2am. Thank goodness I’m a fast reader 🙂 It’s a longer book (485 pages Trade PB) and I enjoyed every single page! I can’t wait to read the second book in this trilogy. I’m in line for it at the library. I’m hoping that the second book comes out in trade pb like the first one did (it’s in hard cover right now) so I can have matching books.

There are a lot of elements/themes in this story that remind me of Star Wars (the original). No it isn’t science fiction – star ships and all that stuff. You’ll have to read to find out.

Is it just me or are other people gravitating towards YA novels? There are quite a few out there that I’ve been reading and I’m enjoying a lot more than a lot of the stories aimed towards adults. I’m not entirely sure why.


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