Sunday, 13 July 2014

Kim's Review : Mortal Instruments Series - City of Bones

Cassandra Clare's - City of Bones is the first in her 6 part Mortal Instruments Series for Young Adults.

I'd loved her Infernal Devices Trilogy and since the Mortal Instruments Series also revolves around Shadowhunters, but in the current era, I was quite hopeful to find another series I would love.

Sadly, this was not the case. City of Bones, felt very simplistic after the Infernal Devices and there was a huge feeling of deja vu in this book. A girl with shadow hunter blood who doesn't know her true origins, a love triangle with her in the center. A fashion conscious yet bitchy, supporting heroine, etc etc.

Magnus Bane who is a constant in all Cassandra's series (and even has a 10 part e-book series starring him) is still alive and an essential part of the ensemble.

You would expect that with a passage of over a 100 years, there would be some upgradation in Shadowhunter technology and techniques, however it felt like only the clothes had been somewhat modernised and the setting shifted from London to New York.

I'm glad that on the recommendation of some other book loving friends, I had only bought the 1st book in the series, rather than all 6. After reading City of Bones, I just wikipediaed the end :) and will not be buying or reading the rest of the series.

If you do have a Young Adult in the house, then they may enjoy this series, especially if they are huge fans of this author and her characters.

Rating : 3 / 5

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