Monday, October 24, 2016
City of Bones
Author: Cassandra Clare [Author Website][Shadowhunters Website][Facebook][Twitter]
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Series: Mortal Instruments, Bk 1
Length: 485 pages
Obtained: Personal copy. I don't remember how I got it, though I'm sure it was used.
Why this book?:
As usual lately, I was looking to clear shelf space by reading something that has been in my TBR forever. As the first in a series for which I have 3 (rather hefty) books, this seemed like a reasonable option.
I have heard positive feedback from those who love this series. And I've heard negative feedback from those who disliked it. So I didn't know what to expect going in. It wasn't hard to get into, which was a concern prior to starting it. But I did think quite often throughout, "This book is LONG. When is it going to end?"
I liked Clary well enough, but didn't really care about pretty much any the other characters. I suspect this is part of what made it difficult. She was having all this confusion about these characters that I didn't like or trust and rather thought she'd be better off avoiding. On the other hand I understood she had a quest that she couldn't really do on her own.
Anyway, it must have hooked me more than I thought, because I went into reading the second book that same evening.