GUYS. I've officially started The Mortal Instruments. And I have it all planned out, as mentioned in my Clockwork Princess review last year, to read them in a way that I'll avoid waiting for the last book.
Of course, if Cassandra Clare is totally awesome with her writing, which I won't doubt at all, I'll have surprises even if I know the Shadowhunter World already, or as much as I can, that is.
Random Thought: does anyone who play Wizard101 and read the Shadowhunter's Codex notice that the last names are virtually the same? I could literally be Sophia Waterheart and hunt demons. Oh my, I'm a Shadow Wizard. Certainly not a Wizard Hunter.
Well, Wizard101 and Shadow Wizards aside, City of Bones is just as good as The Infernal Devices. Not bad for a debut novel if I were in 2007.
Then again, 10 year old me read books like Stravaganza and Junie B. Jones. Just kidding. I grew out of Junie B. Jones after 1st or 2nd grade (maybe even Kindergarten). City of Bones hardly made a blip on my radar until about a year or 2 later. Although it definitely caught my attention in 2011 and 2012.
In a brief list-like fashion (because I have no clue how to put into paragraphs – no wonder I got a C+ on an essay in English):
- Magnus definitely hasn't changed. Hoorah. But what kind of name is Chairman Meow? O_o
- Abbadon the Demon sounds familiar. Have we met before?
- REALLY good transitions from Chapter 20 to 21 and 21 to 22. It's completely smooth and doesn't lose the reader in wonderland where the Mad Hatter just might make us more mad.
- I am not a big fan of Jace. But I like his humor and personality. He's like the Will of the 21st century – no, his alter ego. Maybe Herondale reincarnated. Maybe I'll like him later? No hope is lost, Waywoodstern. No hope is lost. YET. ;) And yes, I did combine Wayland, Lightwood and Morgenstern. :p
- I think I spent more time highlighting favorite quotes than actually critiquing. Oopsies.
It's the Mortal Cup, Jace, not the Mortal Toilet Bowl.Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Owls
The Infernal Devices Trilogy