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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

November 14, 2012
By Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou


It seems that today teen series novels are all the rage, so much so that blockbuster movies are made due to the immense success of the novels; for example the Harry Potter, Twilight Saga, and the latest newcomer the Hunger Games have developed into multi-billionaire franchises and made their authors millionaires as well, with the exception of J.K. Rowling, the first billionaire author. Now a new series wishes to take some of the coveted spotlight, The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.
City of Bones, the firstborn of the series, introduces the reader to the normal seeming world of the Shadowhunters. The novel follows the protagonist Clary Fray and her friend Simon who witness the murder of a perfectly normal looking boy. Thereafter they are plunged into the world of the Shadowhunters with the "help" of the charming yet obnoxious Jace Wayland, the sexy Isabelle and her reserved brother Alec Lightwood. Clary soon discovers that secrets have been hidden form her own mother, and that she has a greater role in the Shadowhunter world than she could have ever imagined. In addition her feelings toward Jace begin to kindle, while Simon's feeling for her spark. And they must fight to retrieve the hidden Mortal Cup before Valentine gets it. City of Bones introduces the reader to a whole new world of demon-fighters,warlocks, faeries, werewolves, and of course vampires.
Cassandra Clare does a marvelous job with City of Bones. The complex plots and subplots, the use of humor, and her keen use of allusions make City of Bones an enjoyable read—plus she does not shy away from fights and lots of bloodshed. Clare gives a whole new meaning to the cliche Not Everything Is What It Seems to Be.(My advice: start reading now because in August 2013 the film will be released. And will definitely be the NEXT BIG THING. Go to your library and check out the whole series before everyone else discovers the news, and then you'll have to wait forever just to read the first book.)


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on Apr. 24 2013 at 4:45 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

Okey Dokey!

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 22 2013 at 3:46 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Do read it. Cliche love story...hmmmm. No not really. Actually there's kind of a twist to it, really. You'll have to read it to find out. Tell me about it when you're done with it.

on Apr. 21 2013 at 11:41 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
75 articles 16 photos 1143 comments

Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

That totally gets one hooked! Thank YOU for all these reviews! I'm definitely adding this to the book list! Hehehehe.........There isn't a cliche love story in there is it?? 

on Apr. 19 2013 at 7:15 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

i love reading stuff :)

on Apr. 19 2013 at 7:12 pm
TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
15 articles 16 photos 292 comments

Favorite Quote:
First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.

Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.

Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.

New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion — godless.

Its on my reading list, Oh the number of books i must read this summer:P

Mckay ELITE said...
on Apr. 19 2013 at 3:58 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Yes, I did have some mistakes. But thanks for reading it. Can you do me another small favor? Can you read my Pride and Prejudice review; tell me what you think? I saw you love it like I do. Hope I'm not pushing it too far with the favors. If need anything for me to read, I'd be happy to do so. Thanks for your feedback.

on Apr. 19 2013 at 3:38 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Nice job! Intriguing, yet not too revealing. There were a few spelling/grammatical errors, but overall it was an easy read. AND YES FOR EVERYONE ELSE, YOU MUST READ THIS SERIES!!!!! XD


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