Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cassandra Clare. CITY OF BONES

This one has been on my "to read" list for ages! I finally got to it, and boy am I glad I did!

Here's your brief synopsis:

Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.

Here's what I loved about it:

The writing, the characters, the humor, and the writing. Oh, and did I say writing? Cassandra Clare is a brilliant writer. Her descriptions are so vivid. I get a vibrant, clear image of everything she describes, including the action scenes, which can be tricky. Wow, I really loved it from the first page.

Also, the witty dialogue, particularly between Clary and Jace is fabulous! I'm always a sucker for funny action whether it's in books or movies. It's a great combination. The characters are rich and well developed. This installment definitely sets up an awesome series. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the next one.

Every great YA book deserves a great movie, which brings me to the movie. I really, really hope it's good. The trailer looks promising. I notice right away some differences from the book, but that's to be expected. I'm super curious about one particular surprise near the end of the book. I wonder how the screenwriter handled it in the movie. Well, I guess we'll have to wait until August 21st to find out. Can't wait!

If you were like me and were putting off reading this one, get right on it! You won't regret it.

Check out Cassandra Clare's website HERE
The movie website is HERE
Check out the trailer here: