City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1)

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1)

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder? much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is not When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a mu...

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Title:City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1)
Author:Cassandra Clare
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:485 pages pages

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) Reviews

  • Shelley
    Jul 04, 2007

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

    This will probably be my longest review, but there's a lot to cover here. What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening. - The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoile...

    Pure and utter crap. I wish there were ways to give negative stars. I certainly want the time from my life back. I would compare its writing quality to a fanzine, except that comparison wouldn't be fair to fanzines. But I swear to God, it took every single bad fanfic writing cliche and...

  • Jess
    Jul 27, 2007

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

    This will probably be my longest review, but there's a lot to cover here. What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening. - The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoile...

    Pure and utter crap. I wish there were ways to give negative stars. I certainly want the time from my life back. I would compare its writing quality to a fanzine, except that comparison wouldn't be fair to fanzines. But I swear to God, it took every single bad fanfic writing cliche and...

    I can totally see why everyone rants and raves over these books; while I'm only one deep (so far) and hoping to read City of Ashes in the very near future, I feel this is the type of book that teenage Chelsea would have flipped her turds for back in the day. I'm just glad I can still e...

    The Mortal Instruments changed the way I looked a fantasy novels. I am a huge fan now. I defiantly recommend this book for any hunger games, divergent, harry potter, and twilight fans out there. It is truly a fantastic series. ...

    I had to do it. ...

    To be quite honest, I think 98% of the hype for this series comes from nostalgia. I'm sorry, but I completely mean this. Not only do I have ten million problems with the plagiarism and the flat characters and the slutshaming and the etc etc etc, it's also just... boring. This book is g...

    I originally took down my review because I wanted to re-write a new one in order to make a point, but being my usual absent minded self I promptly forgot that point and so a half-written review has been sitting on my hard-drive for Hera knows how long, while people look at the [[review...

    ?Where there is love, there is often also hate. They can exist side by side.? Hi, my name is Melanie, and I?m the last person on this planet to read anything by Cassie Clare! But I had too many best friends who promised me that reading this series would be worth it for me to...

    A great and interesting books. I manages to combine the infulences from many of top fictional series of our time. It combines hidden magic world of Harry Potter, the teenage drama of Buffy, and a couple of themes from Star Wars as well. The book is very well written and fast paces. ...

    I didn't always love The Mortal Instruments. In fact, the first time I read it, I found it quite immature and annoying. If I?m not mistaken, I read it for the first time three years ago, just before the release of the execrable movie. Well, 1) you need to know that, at that time, ...

    I think this book is has some kind of mental disability. I kind of don?t want to make fun of it because, you know, it?s not playing the game with a full deck of cards. But, at the same time, it does not have such a significant learning disability that it needs to sit in a separate ...

    Really, there's nothing very original, or satisfying in the book. She borrowed so heavily from Buffy, Harry Potter, and Star Wars that it sticks out like a sore thumb. It reads like altered fan fiction. And I love fan fiction, make no mistake, but it's not attempting to make a buck off...

  • Meredith Holley
    Sep 07, 2010

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

    This will probably be my longest review, but there's a lot to cover here. What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening. - The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoile...

    Pure and utter crap. I wish there were ways to give negative stars. I certainly want the time from my life back. I would compare its writing quality to a fanzine, except that comparison wouldn't be fair to fanzines. But I swear to God, it took every single bad fanfic writing cliche and...

    I can totally see why everyone rants and raves over these books; while I'm only one deep (so far) and hoping to read City of Ashes in the very near future, I feel this is the type of book that teenage Chelsea would have flipped her turds for back in the day. I'm just glad I can still e...

    The Mortal Instruments changed the way I looked a fantasy novels. I am a huge fan now. I defiantly recommend this book for any hunger games, divergent, harry potter, and twilight fans out there. It is truly a fantastic series. ...

    I had to do it. ...

    To be quite honest, I think 98% of the hype for this series comes from nostalgia. I'm sorry, but I completely mean this. Not only do I have ten million problems with the plagiarism and the flat characters and the slutshaming and the etc etc etc, it's also just... boring. This book is g...

    I originally took down my review because I wanted to re-write a new one in order to make a point, but being my usual absent minded self I promptly forgot that point and so a half-written review has been sitting on my hard-drive for Hera knows how long, while people look at the [[review...

    ?Where there is love, there is often also hate. They can exist side by side.? Hi, my name is Melanie, and I?m the last person on this planet to read anything by Cassie Clare! But I had too many best friends who promised me that reading this series would be worth it for me to...

    A great and interesting books. I manages to combine the infulences from many of top fictional series of our time. It combines hidden magic world of Harry Potter, the teenage drama of Buffy, and a couple of themes from Star Wars as well. The book is very well written and fast paces. ...

    I didn't always love The Mortal Instruments. In fact, the first time I read it, I found it quite immature and annoying. If I?m not mistaken, I read it for the first time three years ago, just before the release of the execrable movie. Well, 1) you need to know that, at that time, ...

    I think this book is has some kind of mental disability. I kind of don?t want to make fun of it because, you know, it?s not playing the game with a full deck of cards. But, at the same time, it does not have such a significant learning disability that it needs to sit in a separate ...

  • Joyzi
    Dec 27, 2009

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

    This will probably be my longest review, but there's a lot to cover here. What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening. - The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoile...

    Pure and utter crap. I wish there were ways to give negative stars. I certainly want the time from my life back. I would compare its writing quality to a fanzine, except that comparison wouldn't be fair to fanzines. But I swear to God, it took every single bad fanfic writing cliche and...

    I can totally see why everyone rants and raves over these books; while I'm only one deep (so far) and hoping to read City of Ashes in the very near future, I feel this is the type of book that teenage Chelsea would have flipped her turds for back in the day. I'm just glad I can still e...

    The Mortal Instruments changed the way I looked a fantasy novels. I am a huge fan now. I defiantly recommend this book for any hunger games, divergent, harry potter, and twilight fans out there. It is truly a fantastic series. ...

    I had to do it. ...

    To be quite honest, I think 98% of the hype for this series comes from nostalgia. I'm sorry, but I completely mean this. Not only do I have ten million problems with the plagiarism and the flat characters and the slutshaming and the etc etc etc, it's also just... boring. This book is g...

    I originally took down my review because I wanted to re-write a new one in order to make a point, but being my usual absent minded self I promptly forgot that point and so a half-written review has been sitting on my hard-drive for Hera knows how long, while people look at the [[review...

    ?Where there is love, there is often also hate. They can exist side by side.? Hi, my name is Melanie, and I?m the last person on this planet to read anything by Cassie Clare! But I had too many best friends who promised me that reading this series would be worth it for me to...

    A great and interesting books. I manages to combine the infulences from many of top fictional series of our time. It combines hidden magic world of Harry Potter, the teenage drama of Buffy, and a couple of themes from Star Wars as well. The book is very well written and fast paces. ...

    I didn't always love The Mortal Instruments. In fact, the first time I read it, I found it quite immature and annoying. If I?m not mistaken, I read it for the first time three years ago, just before the release of the execrable movie. Well, 1) you need to know that, at that time, ...

    I think this book is has some kind of mental disability. I kind of don?t want to make fun of it because, you know, it?s not playing the game with a full deck of cards. But, at the same time, it does not have such a significant learning disability that it needs to sit in a separate ...

    Really, there's nothing very original, or satisfying in the book. She borrowed so heavily from Buffy, Harry Potter, and Star Wars that it sticks out like a sore thumb. It reads like altered fan fiction. And I love fan fiction, make no mistake, but it's not attempting to make a buck off...

    Update to come (I'm doing my spring cleaning late this year). ...

    I've actually been meaning to write a review about this book, and because I watched the film only recently, I thought why not write a review about it now. I received the first 4 books from my sister but I never got around to reading either of them. I remember reading City of Bones, b...

    3 Stars Reviewing this is weird-- because I used to love it. When I was about 13, I remember finding this library book, taking it home and reading all 400+ pages in one sitting. I devoured it. Then I went back the next day and grabbed the next two books, devoured them, thought that...

    *Spoilers yeah* I?m going to say this now so it?s out of the way. No. I?ve never read the Draco Trilogy by Cassandra Claire on fanfiction.net. No. I have no right to mention the plagiarism event around the Draco Trilogy in this review, because I have not read it, and s...

    This review contains some minor spoilers. Scroll down to see an actual review, this is just some of my shit. Clary: Hi there! Jace is hot and I'm Clary but you can call me Your Typical Mary Sue! I know, it's quite a mouthful but, well, I'm special like that. I'm just your...

    Alex Pettyfer Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSgEwl... ***OBSCENE ALERT*** Note: I will fucking kill the Casting Director if Alex Pettyfer, the man of my erotic dreams and fantasies*coughs* will not be cast as Jace Wayland! Seriously I don't care if he has a Briti...

  • Cara
    Jun 30, 2009

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

  • Heather
    Mar 05, 2009

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

  • Tatiana
    Apr 23, 2009

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

  • Melanie
    Apr 23, 2018

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

    This will probably be my longest review, but there's a lot to cover here. What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening. - The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoile...

    Pure and utter crap. I wish there were ways to give negative stars. I certainly want the time from my life back. I would compare its writing quality to a fanzine, except that comparison wouldn't be fair to fanzines. But I swear to God, it took every single bad fanfic writing cliche and...

    I can totally see why everyone rants and raves over these books; while I'm only one deep (so far) and hoping to read City of Ashes in the very near future, I feel this is the type of book that teenage Chelsea would have flipped her turds for back in the day. I'm just glad I can still e...

    The Mortal Instruments changed the way I looked a fantasy novels. I am a huge fan now. I defiantly recommend this book for any hunger games, divergent, harry potter, and twilight fans out there. It is truly a fantastic series. ...

    I had to do it. ...

    To be quite honest, I think 98% of the hype for this series comes from nostalgia. I'm sorry, but I completely mean this. Not only do I have ten million problems with the plagiarism and the flat characters and the slutshaming and the etc etc etc, it's also just... boring. This book is g...

    I originally took down my review because I wanted to re-write a new one in order to make a point, but being my usual absent minded self I promptly forgot that point and so a half-written review has been sitting on my hard-drive for Hera knows how long, while people look at the [[review...

    ?Where there is love, there is often also hate. They can exist side by side.? Hi, my name is Melanie, and I?m the last person on this planet to read anything by Cassie Clare! But I had too many best friends who promised me that reading this series would be worth it for me to...

  • Kat Kennedy
    Feb 09, 2010

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

  • Lina
    Mar 03, 2011

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

    This will probably be my longest review, but there's a lot to cover here. What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening. - The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoile...

    Pure and utter crap. I wish there were ways to give negative stars. I certainly want the time from my life back. I would compare its writing quality to a fanzine, except that comparison wouldn't be fair to fanzines. But I swear to God, it took every single bad fanfic writing cliche and...

    I can totally see why everyone rants and raves over these books; while I'm only one deep (so far) and hoping to read City of Ashes in the very near future, I feel this is the type of book that teenage Chelsea would have flipped her turds for back in the day. I'm just glad I can still e...

    The Mortal Instruments changed the way I looked a fantasy novels. I am a huge fan now. I defiantly recommend this book for any hunger games, divergent, harry potter, and twilight fans out there. It is truly a fantastic series. ...

    I had to do it. ...

    To be quite honest, I think 98% of the hype for this series comes from nostalgia. I'm sorry, but I completely mean this. Not only do I have ten million problems with the plagiarism and the flat characters and the slutshaming and the etc etc etc, it's also just... boring. This book is g...

    I originally took down my review because I wanted to re-write a new one in order to make a point, but being my usual absent minded self I promptly forgot that point and so a half-written review has been sitting on my hard-drive for Hera knows how long, while people look at the [[review...

  • Kiki
    Mar 14, 2011

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

    This will probably be my longest review, but there's a lot to cover here. What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening. - The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoile...

    Pure and utter crap. I wish there were ways to give negative stars. I certainly want the time from my life back. I would compare its writing quality to a fanzine, except that comparison wouldn't be fair to fanzines. But I swear to God, it took every single bad fanfic writing cliche and...

    I can totally see why everyone rants and raves over these books; while I'm only one deep (so far) and hoping to read City of Ashes in the very near future, I feel this is the type of book that teenage Chelsea would have flipped her turds for back in the day. I'm just glad I can still e...

    The Mortal Instruments changed the way I looked a fantasy novels. I am a huge fan now. I defiantly recommend this book for any hunger games, divergent, harry potter, and twilight fans out there. It is truly a fantastic series. ...

    I had to do it. ...

    To be quite honest, I think 98% of the hype for this series comes from nostalgia. I'm sorry, but I completely mean this. Not only do I have ten million problems with the plagiarism and the flat characters and the slutshaming and the etc etc etc, it's also just... boring. This book is g...

    I originally took down my review because I wanted to re-write a new one in order to make a point, but being my usual absent minded self I promptly forgot that point and so a half-written review has been sitting on my hard-drive for Hera knows how long, while people look at the [[review...

    ?Where there is love, there is often also hate. They can exist side by side.? Hi, my name is Melanie, and I?m the last person on this planet to read anything by Cassie Clare! But I had too many best friends who promised me that reading this series would be worth it for me to...

    A great and interesting books. I manages to combine the infulences from many of top fictional series of our time. It combines hidden magic world of Harry Potter, the teenage drama of Buffy, and a couple of themes from Star Wars as well. The book is very well written and fast paces. ...

    I didn't always love The Mortal Instruments. In fact, the first time I read it, I found it quite immature and annoying. If I?m not mistaken, I read it for the first time three years ago, just before the release of the execrable movie. Well, 1) you need to know that, at that time, ...

    I think this book is has some kind of mental disability. I kind of don?t want to make fun of it because, you know, it?s not playing the game with a full deck of cards. But, at the same time, it does not have such a significant learning disability that it needs to sit in a separate ...

    Really, there's nothing very original, or satisfying in the book. She borrowed so heavily from Buffy, Harry Potter, and Star Wars that it sticks out like a sore thumb. It reads like altered fan fiction. And I love fan fiction, make no mistake, but it's not attempting to make a buck off...

    Update to come (I'm doing my spring cleaning late this year). ...

  • a
    Nov 29, 2010

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

  • shady boots | #TeamMizCracker
    Aug 16, 2011

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

    This will probably be my longest review, but there's a lot to cover here. What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening. - The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoile...

    Pure and utter crap. I wish there were ways to give negative stars. I certainly want the time from my life back. I would compare its writing quality to a fanzine, except that comparison wouldn't be fair to fanzines. But I swear to God, it took every single bad fanfic writing cliche and...

    I can totally see why everyone rants and raves over these books; while I'm only one deep (so far) and hoping to read City of Ashes in the very near future, I feel this is the type of book that teenage Chelsea would have flipped her turds for back in the day. I'm just glad I can still e...

    The Mortal Instruments changed the way I looked a fantasy novels. I am a huge fan now. I defiantly recommend this book for any hunger games, divergent, harry potter, and twilight fans out there. It is truly a fantastic series. ...

    I had to do it. ...

  • Katerina
    Dec 01, 2014

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

  • manda
    Aug 01, 2012

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

  • Laurel
    Jun 16, 2011

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

    This will probably be my longest review, but there's a lot to cover here. What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening. - The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoile...

    Pure and utter crap. I wish there were ways to give negative stars. I certainly want the time from my life back. I would compare its writing quality to a fanzine, except that comparison wouldn't be fair to fanzines. But I swear to God, it took every single bad fanfic writing cliche and...

    I can totally see why everyone rants and raves over these books; while I'm only one deep (so far) and hoping to read City of Ashes in the very near future, I feel this is the type of book that teenage Chelsea would have flipped her turds for back in the day. I'm just glad I can still e...

    The Mortal Instruments changed the way I looked a fantasy novels. I am a huge fan now. I defiantly recommend this book for any hunger games, divergent, harry potter, and twilight fans out there. It is truly a fantastic series. ...

    I had to do it. ...

    To be quite honest, I think 98% of the hype for this series comes from nostalgia. I'm sorry, but I completely mean this. Not only do I have ten million problems with the plagiarism and the flat characters and the slutshaming and the etc etc etc, it's also just... boring. This book is g...

    I originally took down my review because I wanted to re-write a new one in order to make a point, but being my usual absent minded self I promptly forgot that point and so a half-written review has been sitting on my hard-drive for Hera knows how long, while people look at the [[review...

    ?Where there is love, there is often also hate. They can exist side by side.? Hi, my name is Melanie, and I?m the last person on this planet to read anything by Cassie Clare! But I had too many best friends who promised me that reading this series would be worth it for me to...

    A great and interesting books. I manages to combine the infulences from many of top fictional series of our time. It combines hidden magic world of Harry Potter, the teenage drama of Buffy, and a couple of themes from Star Wars as well. The book is very well written and fast paces. ...

    I didn't always love The Mortal Instruments. In fact, the first time I read it, I found it quite immature and annoying. If I?m not mistaken, I read it for the first time three years ago, just before the release of the execrable movie. Well, 1) you need to know that, at that time, ...

    I think this book is has some kind of mental disability. I kind of don?t want to make fun of it because, you know, it?s not playing the game with a full deck of cards. But, at the same time, it does not have such a significant learning disability that it needs to sit in a separate ...

    Really, there's nothing very original, or satisfying in the book. She borrowed so heavily from Buffy, Harry Potter, and Star Wars that it sticks out like a sore thumb. It reads like altered fan fiction. And I love fan fiction, make no mistake, but it's not attempting to make a buck off...

    Update to come (I'm doing my spring cleaning late this year). ...

    I've actually been meaning to write a review about this book, and because I watched the film only recently, I thought why not write a review about it now. I received the first 4 books from my sister but I never got around to reading either of them. I remember reading City of Bones, b...

    3 Stars Reviewing this is weird-- because I used to love it. When I was about 13, I remember finding this library book, taking it home and reading all 400+ pages in one sitting. I devoured it. Then I went back the next day and grabbed the next two books, devoured them, thought that...

    *Spoilers yeah* I?m going to say this now so it?s out of the way. No. I?ve never read the Draco Trilogy by Cassandra Claire on fanfiction.net. No. I have no right to mention the plagiarism event around the Draco Trilogy in this review, because I have not read it, and s...

  • Christina Wilder
    Oct 15, 2012

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

    This will probably be my longest review, but there's a lot to cover here. What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening. - The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoile...

  • Reader-ramble
    Dec 19, 2012

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

    This will probably be my longest review, but there's a lot to cover here. What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening. - The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoile...

    Pure and utter crap. I wish there were ways to give negative stars. I certainly want the time from my life back. I would compare its writing quality to a fanzine, except that comparison wouldn't be fair to fanzines. But I swear to God, it took every single bad fanfic writing cliche and...

    I can totally see why everyone rants and raves over these books; while I'm only one deep (so far) and hoping to read City of Ashes in the very near future, I feel this is the type of book that teenage Chelsea would have flipped her turds for back in the day. I'm just glad I can still e...

    The Mortal Instruments changed the way I looked a fantasy novels. I am a huge fan now. I defiantly recommend this book for any hunger games, divergent, harry potter, and twilight fans out there. It is truly a fantastic series. ...

    I had to do it. ...

    To be quite honest, I think 98% of the hype for this series comes from nostalgia. I'm sorry, but I completely mean this. Not only do I have ten million problems with the plagiarism and the flat characters and the slutshaming and the etc etc etc, it's also just... boring. This book is g...

    I originally took down my review because I wanted to re-write a new one in order to make a point, but being my usual absent minded self I promptly forgot that point and so a half-written review has been sitting on my hard-drive for Hera knows how long, while people look at the [[review...

    ?Where there is love, there is often also hate. They can exist side by side.? Hi, my name is Melanie, and I?m the last person on this planet to read anything by Cassie Clare! But I had too many best friends who promised me that reading this series would be worth it for me to...

    A great and interesting books. I manages to combine the infulences from many of top fictional series of our time. It combines hidden magic world of Harry Potter, the teenage drama of Buffy, and a couple of themes from Star Wars as well. The book is very well written and fast paces. ...

    I didn't always love The Mortal Instruments. In fact, the first time I read it, I found it quite immature and annoying. If I?m not mistaken, I read it for the first time three years ago, just before the release of the execrable movie. Well, 1) you need to know that, at that time, ...

    I think this book is has some kind of mental disability. I kind of don?t want to make fun of it because, you know, it?s not playing the game with a full deck of cards. But, at the same time, it does not have such a significant learning disability that it needs to sit in a separate ...

    Really, there's nothing very original, or satisfying in the book. She borrowed so heavily from Buffy, Harry Potter, and Star Wars that it sticks out like a sore thumb. It reads like altered fan fiction. And I love fan fiction, make no mistake, but it's not attempting to make a buck off...

    Update to come (I'm doing my spring cleaning late this year). ...

    I've actually been meaning to write a review about this book, and because I watched the film only recently, I thought why not write a review about it now. I received the first 4 books from my sister but I never got around to reading either of them. I remember reading City of Bones, b...

    3 Stars Reviewing this is weird-- because I used to love it. When I was about 13, I remember finding this library book, taking it home and reading all 400+ pages in one sitting. I devoured it. Then I went back the next day and grabbed the next two books, devoured them, thought that...

    *Spoilers yeah* I?m going to say this now so it?s out of the way. No. I?ve never read the Draco Trilogy by Cassandra Claire on fanfiction.net. No. I have no right to mention the plagiarism event around the Draco Trilogy in this review, because I have not read it, and s...

    This review contains some minor spoilers. Scroll down to see an actual review, this is just some of my shit. Clary: Hi there! Jace is hot and I'm Clary but you can call me Your Typical Mary Sue! I know, it's quite a mouthful but, well, I'm special like that. I'm just your...

    Alex Pettyfer Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSgEwl... ***OBSCENE ALERT*** Note: I will fucking kill the Casting Director if Alex Pettyfer, the man of my erotic dreams and fantasies*coughs* will not be cast as Jace Wayland! Seriously I don't care if he has a Briti...

    Why, oh why did I waste such valuable reading time finishing this? Because, apparently, I'm a glutton for punishment. I will warn you ahead of time, this review may contain spoilers!!! I'm not sure yet because I don't really care enough to plan this out. This will mostly be whining,...

  • Sasha Alsberg
    Jul 12, 2012

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

    This will probably be my longest review, but there's a lot to cover here. What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening. - The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoile...

    Pure and utter crap. I wish there were ways to give negative stars. I certainly want the time from my life back. I would compare its writing quality to a fanzine, except that comparison wouldn't be fair to fanzines. But I swear to God, it took every single bad fanfic writing cliche and...

    I can totally see why everyone rants and raves over these books; while I'm only one deep (so far) and hoping to read City of Ashes in the very near future, I feel this is the type of book that teenage Chelsea would have flipped her turds for back in the day. I'm just glad I can still e...

    The Mortal Instruments changed the way I looked a fantasy novels. I am a huge fan now. I defiantly recommend this book for any hunger games, divergent, harry potter, and twilight fans out there. It is truly a fantastic series. ...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Apr 03, 2014

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

    This will probably be my longest review, but there's a lot to cover here. What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening. - The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoile...

    Pure and utter crap. I wish there were ways to give negative stars. I certainly want the time from my life back. I would compare its writing quality to a fanzine, except that comparison wouldn't be fair to fanzines. But I swear to God, it took every single bad fanfic writing cliche and...

    I can totally see why everyone rants and raves over these books; while I'm only one deep (so far) and hoping to read City of Ashes in the very near future, I feel this is the type of book that teenage Chelsea would have flipped her turds for back in the day. I'm just glad I can still e...

    The Mortal Instruments changed the way I looked a fantasy novels. I am a huge fan now. I defiantly recommend this book for any hunger games, divergent, harry potter, and twilight fans out there. It is truly a fantastic series. ...

    I had to do it. ...

    To be quite honest, I think 98% of the hype for this series comes from nostalgia. I'm sorry, but I completely mean this. Not only do I have ten million problems with the plagiarism and the flat characters and the slutshaming and the etc etc etc, it's also just... boring. This book is g...

    I originally took down my review because I wanted to re-write a new one in order to make a point, but being my usual absent minded self I promptly forgot that point and so a half-written review has been sitting on my hard-drive for Hera knows how long, while people look at the [[review...

    ?Where there is love, there is often also hate. They can exist side by side.? Hi, my name is Melanie, and I?m the last person on this planet to read anything by Cassie Clare! But I had too many best friends who promised me that reading this series would be worth it for me to...

    A great and interesting books. I manages to combine the infulences from many of top fictional series of our time. It combines hidden magic world of Harry Potter, the teenage drama of Buffy, and a couple of themes from Star Wars as well. The book is very well written and fast paces. ...

    I didn't always love The Mortal Instruments. In fact, the first time I read it, I found it quite immature and annoying. If I?m not mistaken, I read it for the first time three years ago, just before the release of the execrable movie. Well, 1) you need to know that, at that time, ...

  • Candace
    Mar 15, 2014

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

    This will probably be my longest review, but there's a lot to cover here. What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening. - The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoile...

    Pure and utter crap. I wish there were ways to give negative stars. I certainly want the time from my life back. I would compare its writing quality to a fanzine, except that comparison wouldn't be fair to fanzines. But I swear to God, it took every single bad fanfic writing cliche and...

    I can totally see why everyone rants and raves over these books; while I'm only one deep (so far) and hoping to read City of Ashes in the very near future, I feel this is the type of book that teenage Chelsea would have flipped her turds for back in the day. I'm just glad I can still e...

    The Mortal Instruments changed the way I looked a fantasy novels. I am a huge fan now. I defiantly recommend this book for any hunger games, divergent, harry potter, and twilight fans out there. It is truly a fantastic series. ...

    I had to do it. ...

    To be quite honest, I think 98% of the hype for this series comes from nostalgia. I'm sorry, but I completely mean this. Not only do I have ten million problems with the plagiarism and the flat characters and the slutshaming and the etc etc etc, it's also just... boring. This book is g...

    I originally took down my review because I wanted to re-write a new one in order to make a point, but being my usual absent minded self I promptly forgot that point and so a half-written review has been sitting on my hard-drive for Hera knows how long, while people look at the [[review...

    ?Where there is love, there is often also hate. They can exist side by side.? Hi, my name is Melanie, and I?m the last person on this planet to read anything by Cassie Clare! But I had too many best friends who promised me that reading this series would be worth it for me to...

    A great and interesting books. I manages to combine the infulences from many of top fictional series of our time. It combines hidden magic world of Harry Potter, the teenage drama of Buffy, and a couple of themes from Star Wars as well. The book is very well written and fast paces. ...

    I didn't always love The Mortal Instruments. In fact, the first time I read it, I found it quite immature and annoying. If I?m not mistaken, I read it for the first time three years ago, just before the release of the execrable movie. Well, 1) you need to know that, at that time, ...

    I think this book is has some kind of mental disability. I kind of don?t want to make fun of it because, you know, it?s not playing the game with a full deck of cards. But, at the same time, it does not have such a significant learning disability that it needs to sit in a separate ...

    Really, there's nothing very original, or satisfying in the book. She borrowed so heavily from Buffy, Harry Potter, and Star Wars that it sticks out like a sore thumb. It reads like altered fan fiction. And I love fan fiction, make no mistake, but it's not attempting to make a buck off...

    Update to come (I'm doing my spring cleaning late this year). ...

    I've actually been meaning to write a review about this book, and because I watched the film only recently, I thought why not write a review about it now. I received the first 4 books from my sister but I never got around to reading either of them. I remember reading City of Bones, b...

    3 Stars Reviewing this is weird-- because I used to love it. When I was about 13, I remember finding this library book, taking it home and reading all 400+ pages in one sitting. I devoured it. Then I went back the next day and grabbed the next two books, devoured them, thought that...

    *Spoilers yeah* I?m going to say this now so it?s out of the way. No. I?ve never read the Draco Trilogy by Cassandra Claire on fanfiction.net. No. I have no right to mention the plagiarism event around the Draco Trilogy in this review, because I have not read it, and s...

    This review contains some minor spoilers. Scroll down to see an actual review, this is just some of my shit. Clary: Hi there! Jace is hot and I'm Clary but you can call me Your Typical Mary Sue! I know, it's quite a mouthful but, well, I'm special like that. I'm just your...

    Alex Pettyfer Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSgEwl... ***OBSCENE ALERT*** Note: I will fucking kill the Casting Director if Alex Pettyfer, the man of my erotic dreams and fantasies*coughs* will not be cast as Jace Wayland! Seriously I don't care if he has a Briti...

    Why, oh why did I waste such valuable reading time finishing this? Because, apparently, I'm a glutton for punishment. I will warn you ahead of time, this review may contain spoilers!!! I'm not sure yet because I don't really care enough to plan this out. This will mostly be whining,...

    I continue to work my way through the audiobooks sitting on my Audible shelf. 'City of Bones' had been sitting there for quite some time. I thought a paranormal story would be a nice change of pace, so I dived in. Unlike many of my friends on Goodreads, I haven't seen the movie and...

  • Avis
    Jun 25, 2013

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

    This will probably be my longest review, but there's a lot to cover here. What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening. - The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoile...

    Pure and utter crap. I wish there were ways to give negative stars. I certainly want the time from my life back. I would compare its writing quality to a fanzine, except that comparison wouldn't be fair to fanzines. But I swear to God, it took every single bad fanfic writing cliche and...

    I can totally see why everyone rants and raves over these books; while I'm only one deep (so far) and hoping to read City of Ashes in the very near future, I feel this is the type of book that teenage Chelsea would have flipped her turds for back in the day. I'm just glad I can still e...

    The Mortal Instruments changed the way I looked a fantasy novels. I am a huge fan now. I defiantly recommend this book for any hunger games, divergent, harry potter, and twilight fans out there. It is truly a fantastic series. ...

    I had to do it. ...

    To be quite honest, I think 98% of the hype for this series comes from nostalgia. I'm sorry, but I completely mean this. Not only do I have ten million problems with the plagiarism and the flat characters and the slutshaming and the etc etc etc, it's also just... boring. This book is g...

    I originally took down my review because I wanted to re-write a new one in order to make a point, but being my usual absent minded self I promptly forgot that point and so a half-written review has been sitting on my hard-drive for Hera knows how long, while people look at the [[review...

    ?Where there is love, there is often also hate. They can exist side by side.? Hi, my name is Melanie, and I?m the last person on this planet to read anything by Cassie Clare! But I had too many best friends who promised me that reading this series would be worth it for me to...

    A great and interesting books. I manages to combine the infulences from many of top fictional series of our time. It combines hidden magic world of Harry Potter, the teenage drama of Buffy, and a couple of themes from Star Wars as well. The book is very well written and fast paces. ...

    I didn't always love The Mortal Instruments. In fact, the first time I read it, I found it quite immature and annoying. If I?m not mistaken, I read it for the first time three years ago, just before the release of the execrable movie. Well, 1) you need to know that, at that time, ...

    I think this book is has some kind of mental disability. I kind of don?t want to make fun of it because, you know, it?s not playing the game with a full deck of cards. But, at the same time, it does not have such a significant learning disability that it needs to sit in a separate ...

    Really, there's nothing very original, or satisfying in the book. She borrowed so heavily from Buffy, Harry Potter, and Star Wars that it sticks out like a sore thumb. It reads like altered fan fiction. And I love fan fiction, make no mistake, but it's not attempting to make a buck off...

    Update to come (I'm doing my spring cleaning late this year). ...

    I've actually been meaning to write a review about this book, and because I watched the film only recently, I thought why not write a review about it now. I received the first 4 books from my sister but I never got around to reading either of them. I remember reading City of Bones, b...

    3 Stars Reviewing this is weird-- because I used to love it. When I was about 13, I remember finding this library book, taking it home and reading all 400+ pages in one sitting. I devoured it. Then I went back the next day and grabbed the next two books, devoured them, thought that...

    *Spoilers yeah* I?m going to say this now so it?s out of the way. No. I?ve never read the Draco Trilogy by Cassandra Claire on fanfiction.net. No. I have no right to mention the plagiarism event around the Draco Trilogy in this review, because I have not read it, and s...

    This review contains some minor spoilers. Scroll down to see an actual review, this is just some of my shit. Clary: Hi there! Jace is hot and I'm Clary but you can call me Your Typical Mary Sue! I know, it's quite a mouthful but, well, I'm special like that. I'm just your...

  • Jessica Edwards
    Oct 30, 2013

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

    This will probably be my longest review, but there's a lot to cover here. What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening. - The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoile...

    Pure and utter crap. I wish there were ways to give negative stars. I certainly want the time from my life back. I would compare its writing quality to a fanzine, except that comparison wouldn't be fair to fanzines. But I swear to God, it took every single bad fanfic writing cliche and...

    I can totally see why everyone rants and raves over these books; while I'm only one deep (so far) and hoping to read City of Ashes in the very near future, I feel this is the type of book that teenage Chelsea would have flipped her turds for back in the day. I'm just glad I can still e...

    The Mortal Instruments changed the way I looked a fantasy novels. I am a huge fan now. I defiantly recommend this book for any hunger games, divergent, harry potter, and twilight fans out there. It is truly a fantastic series. ...

    I had to do it. ...

    To be quite honest, I think 98% of the hype for this series comes from nostalgia. I'm sorry, but I completely mean this. Not only do I have ten million problems with the plagiarism and the flat characters and the slutshaming and the etc etc etc, it's also just... boring. This book is g...

    I originally took down my review because I wanted to re-write a new one in order to make a point, but being my usual absent minded self I promptly forgot that point and so a half-written review has been sitting on my hard-drive for Hera knows how long, while people look at the [[review...

    ?Where there is love, there is often also hate. They can exist side by side.? Hi, my name is Melanie, and I?m the last person on this planet to read anything by Cassie Clare! But I had too many best friends who promised me that reading this series would be worth it for me to...

    A great and interesting books. I manages to combine the infulences from many of top fictional series of our time. It combines hidden magic world of Harry Potter, the teenage drama of Buffy, and a couple of themes from Star Wars as well. The book is very well written and fast paces. ...

    I didn't always love The Mortal Instruments. In fact, the first time I read it, I found it quite immature and annoying. If I?m not mistaken, I read it for the first time three years ago, just before the release of the execrable movie. Well, 1) you need to know that, at that time, ...

    I think this book is has some kind of mental disability. I kind of don?t want to make fun of it because, you know, it?s not playing the game with a full deck of cards. But, at the same time, it does not have such a significant learning disability that it needs to sit in a separate ...

    Really, there's nothing very original, or satisfying in the book. She borrowed so heavily from Buffy, Harry Potter, and Star Wars that it sticks out like a sore thumb. It reads like altered fan fiction. And I love fan fiction, make no mistake, but it's not attempting to make a buck off...

    Update to come (I'm doing my spring cleaning late this year). ...

    I've actually been meaning to write a review about this book, and because I watched the film only recently, I thought why not write a review about it now. I received the first 4 books from my sister but I never got around to reading either of them. I remember reading City of Bones, b...

  • Rick Riordan
    Feb 19, 2014

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

  • Khurram
    Jun 05, 2017

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

    This will probably be my longest review, but there's a lot to cover here. What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening. - The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoile...

    Pure and utter crap. I wish there were ways to give negative stars. I certainly want the time from my life back. I would compare its writing quality to a fanzine, except that comparison wouldn't be fair to fanzines. But I swear to God, it took every single bad fanfic writing cliche and...

    I can totally see why everyone rants and raves over these books; while I'm only one deep (so far) and hoping to read City of Ashes in the very near future, I feel this is the type of book that teenage Chelsea would have flipped her turds for back in the day. I'm just glad I can still e...

    The Mortal Instruments changed the way I looked a fantasy novels. I am a huge fan now. I defiantly recommend this book for any hunger games, divergent, harry potter, and twilight fans out there. It is truly a fantastic series. ...

    I had to do it. ...

    To be quite honest, I think 98% of the hype for this series comes from nostalgia. I'm sorry, but I completely mean this. Not only do I have ten million problems with the plagiarism and the flat characters and the slutshaming and the etc etc etc, it's also just... boring. This book is g...

    I originally took down my review because I wanted to re-write a new one in order to make a point, but being my usual absent minded self I promptly forgot that point and so a half-written review has been sitting on my hard-drive for Hera knows how long, while people look at the [[review...

    ?Where there is love, there is often also hate. They can exist side by side.? Hi, my name is Melanie, and I?m the last person on this planet to read anything by Cassie Clare! But I had too many best friends who promised me that reading this series would be worth it for me to...

    A great and interesting books. I manages to combine the infulences from many of top fictional series of our time. It combines hidden magic world of Harry Potter, the teenage drama of Buffy, and a couple of themes from Star Wars as well. The book is very well written and fast paces. ...

  • Emma Giordano
    Aug 19, 2015

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

  • Pearl Angeli
    Jan 24, 2016

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

    This will probably be my longest review, but there's a lot to cover here. What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening. - The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoile...

    Pure and utter crap. I wish there were ways to give negative stars. I certainly want the time from my life back. I would compare its writing quality to a fanzine, except that comparison wouldn't be fair to fanzines. But I swear to God, it took every single bad fanfic writing cliche and...

    I can totally see why everyone rants and raves over these books; while I'm only one deep (so far) and hoping to read City of Ashes in the very near future, I feel this is the type of book that teenage Chelsea would have flipped her turds for back in the day. I'm just glad I can still e...

    The Mortal Instruments changed the way I looked a fantasy novels. I am a huge fan now. I defiantly recommend this book for any hunger games, divergent, harry potter, and twilight fans out there. It is truly a fantastic series. ...

    I had to do it. ...

    To be quite honest, I think 98% of the hype for this series comes from nostalgia. I'm sorry, but I completely mean this. Not only do I have ten million problems with the plagiarism and the flat characters and the slutshaming and the etc etc etc, it's also just... boring. This book is g...

    I originally took down my review because I wanted to re-write a new one in order to make a point, but being my usual absent minded self I promptly forgot that point and so a half-written review has been sitting on my hard-drive for Hera knows how long, while people look at the [[review...

    ?Where there is love, there is often also hate. They can exist side by side.? Hi, my name is Melanie, and I?m the last person on this planet to read anything by Cassie Clare! But I had too many best friends who promised me that reading this series would be worth it for me to...

    A great and interesting books. I manages to combine the infulences from many of top fictional series of our time. It combines hidden magic world of Harry Potter, the teenage drama of Buffy, and a couple of themes from Star Wars as well. The book is very well written and fast paces. ...

    I didn't always love The Mortal Instruments. In fact, the first time I read it, I found it quite immature and annoying. If I?m not mistaken, I read it for the first time three years ago, just before the release of the execrable movie. Well, 1) you need to know that, at that time, ...

    I think this book is has some kind of mental disability. I kind of don?t want to make fun of it because, you know, it?s not playing the game with a full deck of cards. But, at the same time, it does not have such a significant learning disability that it needs to sit in a separate ...

    Really, there's nothing very original, or satisfying in the book. She borrowed so heavily from Buffy, Harry Potter, and Star Wars that it sticks out like a sore thumb. It reads like altered fan fiction. And I love fan fiction, make no mistake, but it's not attempting to make a buck off...

    Update to come (I'm doing my spring cleaning late this year). ...

    I've actually been meaning to write a review about this book, and because I watched the film only recently, I thought why not write a review about it now. I received the first 4 books from my sister but I never got around to reading either of them. I remember reading City of Bones, b...

    3 Stars Reviewing this is weird-- because I used to love it. When I was about 13, I remember finding this library book, taking it home and reading all 400+ pages in one sitting. I devoured it. Then I went back the next day and grabbed the next two books, devoured them, thought that...

    *Spoilers yeah* I?m going to say this now so it?s out of the way. No. I?ve never read the Draco Trilogy by Cassandra Claire on fanfiction.net. No. I have no right to mention the plagiarism event around the Draco Trilogy in this review, because I have not read it, and s...

    This review contains some minor spoilers. Scroll down to see an actual review, this is just some of my shit. Clary: Hi there! Jace is hot and I'm Clary but you can call me Your Typical Mary Sue! I know, it's quite a mouthful but, well, I'm special like that. I'm just your...

    Alex Pettyfer Update http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSgEwl... ***OBSCENE ALERT*** Note: I will fucking kill the Casting Director if Alex Pettyfer, the man of my erotic dreams and fantasies*coughs* will not be cast as Jace Wayland! Seriously I don't care if he has a Briti...

    Why, oh why did I waste such valuable reading time finishing this? Because, apparently, I'm a glutton for punishment. I will warn you ahead of time, this review may contain spoilers!!! I'm not sure yet because I don't really care enough to plan this out. This will mostly be whining,...

    I continue to work my way through the audiobooks sitting on my Audible shelf. 'City of Bones' had been sitting there for quite some time. I thought a paranormal story would be a nice change of pace, so I dived in. Unlike many of my friends on Goodreads, I haven't seen the movie and...

    Reread: January, 2016 1st Read : July, 2014 Rereading my favorite parts in this book gives me the same feels! Just like the first time, it's still so amazing. I am so happy to revisit the beautiful Shadowhunters world and enjoy the characters and the fantastic scenes. Jace, Cla...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Jun 23, 2017

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

    This will probably be my longest review, but there's a lot to cover here. What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening. - The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoile...

    Pure and utter crap. I wish there were ways to give negative stars. I certainly want the time from my life back. I would compare its writing quality to a fanzine, except that comparison wouldn't be fair to fanzines. But I swear to God, it took every single bad fanfic writing cliche and...

    I can totally see why everyone rants and raves over these books; while I'm only one deep (so far) and hoping to read City of Ashes in the very near future, I feel this is the type of book that teenage Chelsea would have flipped her turds for back in the day. I'm just glad I can still e...

  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    Oct 05, 2015

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

    This will probably be my longest review, but there's a lot to cover here. What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening. - The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoile...

    Pure and utter crap. I wish there were ways to give negative stars. I certainly want the time from my life back. I would compare its writing quality to a fanzine, except that comparison wouldn't be fair to fanzines. But I swear to God, it took every single bad fanfic writing cliche and...

    I can totally see why everyone rants and raves over these books; while I'm only one deep (so far) and hoping to read City of Ashes in the very near future, I feel this is the type of book that teenage Chelsea would have flipped her turds for back in the day. I'm just glad I can still e...

    The Mortal Instruments changed the way I looked a fantasy novels. I am a huge fan now. I defiantly recommend this book for any hunger games, divergent, harry potter, and twilight fans out there. It is truly a fantastic series. ...

    I had to do it. ...

    To be quite honest, I think 98% of the hype for this series comes from nostalgia. I'm sorry, but I completely mean this. Not only do I have ten million problems with the plagiarism and the flat characters and the slutshaming and the etc etc etc, it's also just... boring. This book is g...

    I originally took down my review because I wanted to re-write a new one in order to make a point, but being my usual absent minded self I promptly forgot that point and so a half-written review has been sitting on my hard-drive for Hera knows how long, while people look at the [[review...

    ?Where there is love, there is often also hate. They can exist side by side.? Hi, my name is Melanie, and I?m the last person on this planet to read anything by Cassie Clare! But I had too many best friends who promised me that reading this series would be worth it for me to...

    A great and interesting books. I manages to combine the infulences from many of top fictional series of our time. It combines hidden magic world of Harry Potter, the teenage drama of Buffy, and a couple of themes from Star Wars as well. The book is very well written and fast paces. ...

    I didn't always love The Mortal Instruments. In fact, the first time I read it, I found it quite immature and annoying. If I?m not mistaken, I read it for the first time three years ago, just before the release of the execrable movie. Well, 1) you need to know that, at that time, ...

    I think this book is has some kind of mental disability. I kind of don?t want to make fun of it because, you know, it?s not playing the game with a full deck of cards. But, at the same time, it does not have such a significant learning disability that it needs to sit in a separate ...

    Really, there's nothing very original, or satisfying in the book. She borrowed so heavily from Buffy, Harry Potter, and Star Wars that it sticks out like a sore thumb. It reads like altered fan fiction. And I love fan fiction, make no mistake, but it's not attempting to make a buck off...

    Update to come (I'm doing my spring cleaning late this year). ...

    I've actually been meaning to write a review about this book, and because I watched the film only recently, I thought why not write a review about it now. I received the first 4 books from my sister but I never got around to reading either of them. I remember reading City of Bones, b...

    3 Stars Reviewing this is weird-- because I used to love it. When I was about 13, I remember finding this library book, taking it home and reading all 400+ pages in one sitting. I devoured it. Then I went back the next day and grabbed the next two books, devoured them, thought that...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Feb 28, 2016

    IMPORTANT EDIT (1/14/18): Fam, I wrote this review in 2011. All of y'all commenting in 2018 need to get over it. I've moved to a different account. I've moved past Cassandra Clare and while I maintain that this book is a blatant rip off of about 1000 other books (and while a lot o...

    ***Warning: won't contain spoilers cause I didn't get far enough to give a fuck and discover anything worth spoiling.*** Okay, so let me get this out straight. I have never NOT finished a book before. Okay, I'm lying. The History of Sexuality Volume 1 by Michel Foucault remains unfi...

    Okay, so I?m far behind the curve on reading this, but I very much enjoyed my introduction to the world of nephilim, Shadowhunters and demons. Clare constructed a vivid, believable parallel world with great characters, punchy dialogue, and a winning mix of humor, pathos and action. I...

    Wow. I was reading some reviews on this and people either hate or love it. I am not ashamed to say I belong to the latter. Lots of opinions means there is lots of things to say... Ok so I was practically splitting my head open thinking of what exactly I wanted to say about this book...

    15-year old Clary witnesses a crime at a trendy New York night club. Interesting thing, nobody but Clary can see both the victim and perpetrators. As it turns out, there is an entire invisible to regular people world, and Clary is an unwitting important part of it. "City of Bones" ...

    19 Apr '16 Bet you're sick of my updates, now. Just for reference, on the recent Sherrilyn Kenyon v Cassandra Clare. Kenyon has filed a lawsuit against Clare, and also provides a list of alleged similarities between Clare's work to her own. Read and decide for yourself. ...

    we been knew ...

    I was instantly enchanted when I first read City of Bones, and that enchantment still holds four years, and at least half a dozen re-reads later in sptite of the fact that I'm older, wiser, and should know better. I've also read countless reviews, both adoring and loathing and have com...

    ?Shadowhunters: Looking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.? I read City of Bones for the first time 5 years ago. I still remember that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing It was during my first semester in Law School and I had to study Hist...

    This will probably be my longest review, but there's a lot to cover here. What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. The pacing in them was decent and I could visualize what was happening. - The kiss between two characters (view spoiler)[Jace and Clary (hide spoile...

    Pure and utter crap. I wish there were ways to give negative stars. I certainly want the time from my life back. I would compare its writing quality to a fanzine, except that comparison wouldn't be fair to fanzines. But I swear to God, it took every single bad fanfic writing cliche and...

    I can totally see why everyone rants and raves over these books; while I'm only one deep (so far) and hoping to read City of Ashes in the very near future, I feel this is the type of book that teenage Chelsea would have flipped her turds for back in the day. I'm just glad I can still e...

    The Mortal Instruments changed the way I looked a fantasy novels. I am a huge fan now. I defiantly recommend this book for any hunger games, divergent, harry potter, and twilight fans out there. It is truly a fantastic series. ...

    I had to do it. ...

    To be quite honest, I think 98% of the hype for this series comes from nostalgia. I'm sorry, but I completely mean this. Not only do I have ten million problems with the plagiarism and the flat characters and the slutshaming and the etc etc etc, it's also just... boring. This book is g...