Wednesday, 5 February 2020

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare : Book Review




City of Bones : Book 1 
This book is from 'The Mortal Instruments' series part of the Shadowhunter collection
by Cassandra Clare

BLURB
"The Mortal Instruments Collection six internationally bestselling books about the Shadowhunters.

Discover the secrets of the Shadowhunters as they wage a terrifying war to keep the world safe from demons in the sensational and internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. Box-set includes City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire."2



REVIEW
As someone who usually reads crime fiction and thrillers that are based usually in the real world this was something different to try. Though i have read what i describe as 'fantastical' fiction before it isn't something i'm usually drawn too. This series though i kept seeing on instagram and twitter recommended by book bloggers so i felt the urge to give it a try. 

This was my first trip into the world of the Shadowhunters, i wasn't sure what to expect but i can honestly say that i just didn't want to leave! Though it was set initially in a recognizable world, ours, it soon became apparent that the book was going to open up a fantastical side to the world as we know it. I loved how this progressed and I fell in love with the characters, pretty much all of them. The way the book is written makes it such a wonderful smooth read. The only issue i had was i didn't want to put it down, i just wanted to spend all my time reading more and more. 


When it ended i was sad to leave but so glad i purchased the whole series so i could dive straight back into the Shadowhunters world. I went on and started 'City of Ashes' as soon as i finished City of Bones the review of 'City of Ashes' will be available here soon. 

If you are looking for a book that will take you away from real life and transport you to a fantastical world that you become immersed in and and don't want to leave i can highly recommend this book. 


There is also a Netflix TV series based on these books which i plan to watch after reading as many of the books as i can! 
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If you want to find out more about this book or the others in the series take a look here. It is available on sale at the moment via this link. 

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