Friday, April 29, 2011
City of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1), by Cassandra Clare
Favorite things: Cassandra Clare's beautifully descriptive writing that gave this book so much personality, the fully developed characters that made me actually root for them and care about them, the twists and turns that kept me tapping the screen (lol I'm going to see if this can replace "turning the pages"), the intense action scenes that made me gasp out loud, the funny moments that made me laugh out loud (sorry for waking you up hubby) and the fact that there are more books to this series so I can keep enjoying all these things some more!
Criticisms: the direction to plot took near the end wasn't where I wanted it to go and I hope I find out something different later in the series, some of the things in the book were too predictable and it made some of the characters seem a little dumb for not figuring it out sooner (haha) and then it was also a little long which was what prevented me from finishing it the first time, so I think it could've been trimmed down by 50 pages or so and it would've been perfect. However, none of these things were enough to drop this book a point in my rating so...
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars! I'm really looking forward to more from Cassandra Clare! :)