I've been doing lots of reading lately! I'm not sure where the extra time has come from. Oh, wait! I haven't been writing, only reading! Sorry.
So the book review I have today is City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.
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. Clary knows she should call the police, but it's hard to explain a murder when the body disappears into thin air and the murderers are invisible to everyone but Clary.
Equally startled by her ability to see them, the murderers explain themselves as Shadowhunters: a secret tribe of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Within twenty-four hours, Clary's mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque 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....
Now this is not my typical romance! However, I really liked it. My first thought was, "Ugh! Another best seller series. This is going to be like a Harry Potter, Twilight thing." (Please don't get me wrong, I enjoy both those series, I just don't like reading things that try to copy what those two authors have done.)
But, my aunt had recommended this series to me, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I didn't have a hard time getting into it, but I had a hard time wanting to read it, just on principle. I don't really like reading series because I know I have to read the entire thing whether I really like it or not. Silly, I know. Anyway, by the time I was halfway through, I was, of course, in love with Jace and Simon and had to finish the book. And by the end, I was so frustrated by the little twist that I thought there was a mistake and immediately went out and got the next two books.
So, a long story short, I enjoyed the adventure and twists in this story. It was well written and had a good story line. It was easy to read and I really enjoyed it. My daughter even really liked it.
Was it a romance? Well..... I don't know that I can really answer that without giving EVERYTHING away. There was some romance in it, frustrating though it was. But it was more adventure driven than romance driven. Sad, I know. Still, I found it refreshing and I really enjoyed it. If you are looking for a fun read, look in the youth section of your library or order it online. Trust me, you won't regret it!