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Review: City of Bones

Posted on Dec 16, 2015 by in News | 0 comments

City of Bones
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Lately I have been reading a lot of books about unsure teenage girls with a bad temper and stunning looks (who are not aware of this themselves). Apparently there are a lot of girls out there who need to read about this. As I am not a girl and no teenager any more, that part of the story is not very attractive to me.

City of Bones is a story like that. Apart from the girlie thing however, the story is interesting. The setting is nice. The stories about werewolves, vampires and faeries are true. We just don’t see them. Just like we couldn’t see Harry Potters’ train. Well, that works fine for me.

So this setting is interesting enough. The story itself is ok. Enough surprises and tension. Although for me it also lacks in emotion. There is a lot of ‘stormy teenage hormone emotion’. But then again an almost complete lack of ‘missing an abducted family member emotion’. And when they are fighting, they have all the time to make jokes, even though the main character is scared as hell. Hm. Really? I do not buy it.

So, all in all not bad. But not really my kind of book either.

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