City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

485 pages first pub 2007 (editions)

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous mysterious medium-paced
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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 bod...

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Moods

adventurous 95%
mysterious 53%
funny 34%
tense 32%
dark 28%
emotional 27%
lighthearted 11%
challenging 10%
hopeful 4%
sad 4%
relaxing 3%
inspiring 2%
reflective 1%

Pace

medium 60%
fast 31%
slow 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Plot: 31% | Character: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 50% | No: 25% | It's complicated: 21% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 41% | No: 39% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 37% | Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.78

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