A 17-year old book lover from the Philippines just living a sedentary lifestyle reading books and writing reviews about them that no one reads.
"Is this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?”
“If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked."
I've been aware of this book for a long time already but as a not-so-fan of the supernatural fiction, I tried real hard to steer clear from it. Judging by the cover of the book and its summary, I thought this was just another Twilight series – a story in which a girl is only supposed to be normal until she has been pulled out into the supernatural world and had her whole life changed from that moment. Not to mention the love triangle existing between the lead girl, her best friend and the super hot guy in she will only end up being with the latter. Basing from that, I thought these kind of stories are way too cliché already.
But still, after watching the latest trailer of the City of Bones' movie adaptation, I thought I’d give it a try. To my surprise, I did enjoy the book. It is not a full-on love story but is more on kicking some supernatural ass. Cassie Clare gave the ideal mixture for this book to be perfect. It's got romance, humour and some butt-kicking action. I couldn't find any single flaw with the characters especially Jace Wayland (Some may find him a dickhead. And yes, he kind of is). He has got the sass, wit and angst – the characteristics that every girl – or me – would fall for. (Though maybe not his being douchebag at most times. Nobody wants a douchebag boyfriend.) I think I just found another fictional boyfriend, all thanks to Cassandra.
The ending of the book was not much of a shocker though but it has surely got me all hooked up with finishing the rest of the series before the movie adaptation comes out this August.