Cassandra Clare - City of Bones

 
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
 
ISBN13: 9781416914280
 
My rating: n.a.
 
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.... (www.shadowhunter.com)
 
 
My thoughts
 
My friend recommended this book, so I happily read it. You see that I haven't rated it - it was not my kind of book and it wouldn't be fair to drop the average rating just because I picked up a book which isn't my cup-of-tea!
 
It's all about Clary Fray finding out she's a Shadowhunter (warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons - I mean, really?) ... anyway, she finds out after meeting Jace, Isabelle and Alec. From this moment on, her life changes; a search for her mum leads to finding out so many more things about her family and her past.
 
This is a YA books, so I was obviously not the "target audience" when it was written, but lordy help me if young kids read something like this.
 
What I did like was Clare's writing style ... I loved her imaginary description, though at times a tad too much.
 
 

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