Thursday, December 22, 2011
By: S.N. Hawley
Demons, demon hunters, vampires, werewolves, warlocks, and the constant battle between semi-good-ish and evil-ish. Cassandra Clare’s first book in her series The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is a thrilling, easy-read sci-fi romance novel that incorporates all the mystical properties of folklore mixed with a Star Wars storyline of family origin confusion. The novel was dry in the beginning but transformed into a juicy and irresistible read in the end.
Although the beginning of the novel was hard for me to get into, once I reached the middle I simply couldn’t put it down. I dove into bloody battles and the confused mind of a 15 year-old girl who is in love with two men—rather, she thinks she is in love, but is not so sure. I was driven to finish the novel, and I did so within a day, but I was left hanging on the last page thinking, “What the…? Well, great, now I have to read the next one.”
If you’re the type of person who enjoys an easy read with supernatural qualities and romantic twists, then this novel is for you. Demonic properties, battling, and love are the three main themes I gathered. I only hope that the series continues to become even more thrilling and exciting throughout the next couple novels.