A review by plaidandantlers
City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare

adventurous mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


I remembered really enjoying this series when I was in high school, and I was excited to reread. I wouldn’t say it was awful, I did start off the read amid a reading slump. I also didn’t like Clary, and found the rest of the characters way more enjoyable. I enjoyed the middle part of the book and almost would have given it four stars based on that alone, but the vampire chapter, which I remember liking the least of the book my first read through, and from there I skimmed. I will be reading the rest of the series as I remember enjoying those immensely better, but I’m unsure if I’m as excited as I was before.

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