The City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016

The Skeleton Dance is a 1929 Silly Symphony animated short subject produced and directed by Walt Disney and animated by Ub Iwerks.

When I first hearing the title  The Bone City, I though of the Bone Church located in the Czech Republic.  Did you think the same too?

My sadness for not being aware of this novel until after the news of the premier of the television show is adamant. Though I am extremely happy through the television show’s publicity I have become a quick and easy fans of Cassandra Clare The Mortal Instrument series!
You might be wondering, Lia if you only knew about the The Mortal Instrument through advertising why not just watch the show first, then decide if you want to read the series. The answer to that is simple,  The Percy Jackson Movies. 

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City of Bones is the first book of a hexology. I’m not going to judge the book based on plot points because I am not sure the plot has truly been introduce to me yet. However the elements of character design, world building, character relationship, and environment rules/regulations are clearly illustrated that my heart has no choice but to sail away within this world Cassandra Clare as created.

Magical World

I love the level of magical creatures in this book! We have werewolves; vampires; faes; witches; and so much more. I love Magnus he reminds me so much of Lafyette from True Blood!

I love how the magical world called Downworld

Characters and Character Relationship

Mother’s and daughters  relationships are: infuriating; overbearing; empowering; loving, and over all complicated and the relationship between Clarissa “Clary” Fray and her mother Jocelyn Fray are no exception. Within the first chapters the relationship between the single mom and a 15, soon to be, 16-year-old teenager is pretty mundane to say the least. They fight, they argue, and then give each other the silent treatment, typical parental relationships.  Even the parental need for a mother to protect her child stretches even in the setting  Cassandra Clare’s fiction novel.

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Jocelyn Fray has done what all mother’s would have done, protect her child or at least hide the truth before her. Until one day something horrible has happen to her, causing her to go missing and frighten Clary in the search to find her. View Spoiler »

 The way that Clary deals with the situation in which she’s been tossed into is truly mature without being realistic!

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There is some romance in the novel that involves Clary and Jace that I enjoyed though I did not see the plot twisting the away that it did.

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Thankfully there are other characters whose romance story aren’t so complicated.

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And I’m not even going to talk about the continuation from generation to generation of guys being put in the ultimate friend zone ever!

I gave this book 4 out of 5

I enjoyed the great character dialogue, character development and character relationship, world development.


The Skeleton Dance is a 1929 Silly Symphony

About Cassandra Clare

“Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Cassandra lives with her fiance and their two cats in Massachusetts.”

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