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City of Bones, Cassandra Clare

Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Supernatural & Paranormal, Teen & Young Adult

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 nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? 

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know… 

The City of Bones is a novel I pondered reading for a long time; I was hesitant to read this book – just like I was reluctant to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl – because this book had amassed a hype that was enormous. I was worried that this book would disappoint me and not live up to my expectations because this is a real possibility with ‘media frenzy books.’ However! Upon finishing the City of Bones, all I could think was “wow, now this is an incredible fantasy read!”. I loved this incredible book and it most certainly exceeded my expectations. Unlike some books, this novel was worth the hype, and so I am so proud to write that I am one of the many legions of fans of Cassandra Clare and a proud Shadowhunter! I am in awe of Clare and the beautiful world which she has created so if you like I was, are hesitant to read this book then take a chance because you will not be disappointed! For those of you that do not know I am going to write a brief synopsis of the book for you lovely readers.

City of Bones tells the tale of an ordinary teenage girl named Clary Fray (can we please appreciate how beautiful this name is?!) who suddenly has a Sight to see things that others cannot. Clary is a special woman who has been blessed – some would say cursed – with an ability to see Demons, Vampires, Werewolves, Warlocks and much more demonic creatures. Clary is a young woman who has been thrust into a world that is beyond her wildest imagination. She at first does not know what part she has to play in this mystical parallel world, but when her mother is attacked and kidnapped, Clary is forced to remember a past as well as secrets that have previously been hidden from her. This is a very brief synopsis of this extraordinary tale, but if you are a reader who loves to know more about stories, then please read further to learn more about the plot of this story!

Our novel begins with our fifteen-year-old protagonist Clary Fray as she goes to the Pandemonium Club with her best friend, Simon Lewis. Inside the club, she sees a blue-haired boy and a black haired girl sneak into a storeroom, pursued by two other boys. One of these boys is armed with what appears to be a knife and thinking something terrible is about to happen, she soon sends Simon for help. Clary, however, is an impulsive character and she can’t wait, so she follows the mysterious group into the storeroom. Once inside this storeroom, she witnesses the blue-haired ‘boy’ being attacked and then murdered, but when she observes him being killed, he seems to vanish from the room. Clary soon gets caught looking, and she is told by one of the people in the room that “demons return to their home dimensions when they die.”
Simon soon enters the storeroom with the clubs bouncer in tow, and for some unknown reason, Simon, as well as the bouncer cannot see anybody, and when Clary realizes this, she mumbles an apology and soon leaves confused and shook up.

When Clary returns home she does so to the scolding of her mother, Jocelyn. Clary shrugs this off, but the next day Jocelyn announces to Clary that they are moving away from New York City to the country for the summer where Jocelyn’s best friend, Luke, has a home. Clary is furious and upset by this unexpected move and soon confides in Simon that she is angry as well as confused by the fact that she knows nothing about her mother or her entire family, she describes how her life is almost like a mystery and that she is sick of it.

Simon consoles Clary, and soon they go to a poetry reading. However, when Clary arrives she happens to see one of the boys who were at the club – who we later find out is called Jace. Clary confronts Jace angrily but after calming down, Jace tells Clary all about demon-hunters called Shadowhunters or Nephilim. Jace has a bold claim, and this is that Clary is not a mundane (ordinary human). This is a lot to take in for Clary but to make matters worse, she gets a call from Jocelyn who is in a frantic panic who tells Clary not to come home and to let Luke know that ‘he’ has found her. Then the phone call ends abruptly and ignoring her mother’s wishes; she races home to help her mother only to find her house in disarray with her mother gone. To make matters even worse, Clary is attacked by a demon but soon kills him thanks to the use of Jace’s sensor. After this traumatic event, Jace whisks Clary off to the ‘Institute’; the local headquarters of Shadowhunters.

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At this point in my review, I think I should stop discussing the plot because I am getting carried away… this is what this novel does to you, it takes over and makes you want to talk about this book non stop! What I will tell you book lovers is that the rest of this novel becomes a thrilling adventure in which Clary must find her mother, find the mysterious Mortal Cup and discover her true self.

Personally, I do not read much Young Adult, why? I do not know but what I do know now is that I need to read more of it! If YA novels are like this, then I am missing out because this book is brilliant! I never understood the love of YA before I read it but now I understand perfectly; they make for enjoyable, light, lovely reads that readers can pick up and quickly get lost in so I will definitely be reading more Young Adult books!

It has been a long time since I have read a fantasy novel and I have to admit that I have missed the genre dearly! I absolutely loved being in this magical world full of mysterious, sometimes terrifying creatures and enchanting people. Oh, and who can forget that I loved being in a book full of incredible Shadowhunters! All of this made this fantasy read perfectly; I was I pure heaven as I read this book as the author allowed me to imagine all the wondrous things perfectly!

Cassandra Clare’s is a magnificent writer whose words were captivating as well as addictive. I was surprised by how well developed this story was, it may be a YA novel but it has mature themes. These incredible themes combined with Clare’s intelligent and savvy writing, combined again with excellent action sequences meant that I was kept on the edge of my seat from beginning to end!

The characters in this novel were superb, and it would be a crime not to write about the host of diverse, and brilliantly created characters the reader comes across in this book. Each character in this spell-binding novel had something unique and special about them, and I found this to be mesmerizing. The characters the reader comes across in this book are ambitious, and I was thrilled with this. I am thrilled that the characters are ambitious because the story is ambitious, Clare is an author who loves to take risks… this is wonderful because it shows she is brave and unafraid.

I found the protagonist of the story, Clary Fray to be an adorable, sweet girl but do not let this fool you as she is a young woman who can pack a punch! She is a character who keeps developing and evolving throughout; there were times when I was shocked by her changes of attitude. For example, Clary can in one moment be a sweet and innocent woman only to be quick-tempered, and fiery in the next and I have to say, I found myself applauding her fierceness! It was delightful to read a novel in which a strong female protagonist is prominent, plus, she is a redhead like me so how can I not love her!

The other main character in this story is Jace, Jace is a character who surprised me and delighted me. I had heard many things about Jace before I read this novel and what I heard was not great. I thought that he was going to be a jerk, but I was delighted when I found out that he was not like this at all! He is a fun character who brought some much-needed humor to the novel. Besides, he and Simon were the perfect comedy duo, and they had me laughing frequently.

Overall, the City of Bones is an enchanting fantasy novel which is full of action, adventure and sprinkles of humor. The imagery in this book is quite simply stunning, and as you read the descriptions of this mind-bending world, your brain will visualize every part because the writing is so beautiful. I adored every part of this novel, the story, the plot, the world, the characters, everything! If you have a taste for fantasy, then I would recommend this book because it is brilliant! This wonderful book gets Four Stars from me.

As always thank you so much for reading book lovers! Comment below all those wonderful thoughts of yours and let me know whether you have read the novel or if you would like to! Also, for the people who have read the novel could you please tell me whether it is worth continuing the series? I have heard that it is not so great from this point onward’s so please let me know fellow book lovers!

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon USA! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for the Amazon U.K. website. I have also attached some more links about this wonderful book! Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this book!   


Amazon U.K. / Goodreads / Book Depository / Publisher; Walker

Mini Movie Review

The movie adaption of this incredible book is a brilliant movie, however! I do not believe it lived up to the book. I adored the casting and thought the set design and costumes were beautiful, but for me, the directors left out too many parts of the original story. What did you think of the movie book lovers? I would love to know! Thank you so much again for reading!

Thank you so much again for reading book lovers! 

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jacquelineobyikocha
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I haven’t read this book and this is the second review that I’m reading about it. Hmm! Maybe it’s time to give it a read. My list just keeps growing.

jacquelineobyikocha
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I am in-between books and just finished reading Slightly Tempted by Mary Balogh. I wanted something sweet and romantic and not hard on the mind 🙂

Eccentric Muse
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Eccentric Muse

Great review although it’s not a book I’ll likely read.

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Eccentric Muse

Of course! I enjoy the way you review. 🙂

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🙂

Eccentric Muse
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Eccentric Muse

I read many genres, but I have no patience for YA at the moment. I am more of a mystery reader. James Patterson is my favorite author.

Eccentric Muse
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Eccentric Muse

My go-to author! 🙂

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I don’t like doing recommendations, but I always recommend his Alex Cross series… we’re 22 series in, though.

Eccentric Muse
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Yes, but if you want to follow the saga of Alex Cross and his lovable crazy family, then you’ll have to start with Along Came a Spider.

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Let me know how it go whenever you read it 🙂

Eccentric Muse
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Eccentric Muse

I tried reading Lee Child, but I couldn’t get into Jack Reacher. I only watched the movie because of Tom Cruise.

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Eccentric Muse

Haha! This is too true. However, if I read the book, I won’t watch the movie and if I watch the movie I won’t read the book. I made an exception for The Help. I read it, loved it, thought they should make a movie, they made one, I watched it, I liked it. As for Jack Reacher, I tried reading it way before they said TC was JR, but I couldn’t get into it.

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Exactly! ^^

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I think it was worth a read, but I don’t like doing recommendations. I’ll tell you to read it if you ever come across it, but don’t go looking for it.

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Okay, I think I might have confused you a bit. I thought you were talking of The Help… I apologize for the confusion.

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It’s the same thing I do with James Patterson (although I am guilty of running to the store whenever there is a new Alex Cross book!)

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This is where I drew the line. When they said there was an Alex Cross movie with Tyler Perry in it, I automatically decide to skip it because Tyler does not embody Cross. I’m glad I didn’t watch it now.

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Yes! And this is why I love TC. The man can take any role and morph into the character just as he did with Lestat or Stacee Jaxx. 😛 I must say that I am enjoying our chats! 🙂

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No, it flopped big time at the box office, but TC as supporting actor stole the show. I remember people who were not fans of his before left the movie all in awe of his Stacee Jaxx performance. No, you’re not boring me at all for I am certain you can tell that I love TC as much as I love books. 😛

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Hey Man was comic gold! If they had only focus this film on Stacee instead of the babies, this movie would’ve done better.

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I second this! I remember thinking that they should clone TC just to have him in every movie when I first saw him in Rain Man. And I admire him for the fact that he loves his fans. He shows up an hour or two early at premiers just to sign autographs and take pictures with them. He’s a cool cat.

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He’s a Southern gentleman. LoL! I’ve come across a fan’s account of how he waited in the rain at the Oblivion premiere for Tom to sign some pics. The bodyguards told the man that Tom will sign just one, but Tom waved it off and signed all 5 pictures for the man. Little things like this makes me smile because we tend to forget that these celebrities are humans just like us. Reason why I don’t idolize them.

Eccentric Muse
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Yes, he really did and I thought it was nice. He’s mostly nice to the extras on his set besides his colleagues. Mannerism is something I’ve always admired and he’s full of manners and class.

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Yes! We must be! ^^

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Me too! 🙂 🙂

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Let me just put it this way: Tom Cruise is yet to disappoint me with any movie of his. If I have to pick my top 4 faves right now it’ll be Knight & Day; MI: Ghost Protocol; Vanilla Sky and Jack Reacher Never Go Back.

Eccentric Muse
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Oh yes! I love love LOVED the heck out of Oblivion and Edge of Tomorrow! They brought back pleasant memories of War of the Worlds and Minority Report. I confess that I haven’t watched the entirety of Eyes Wide Shut because I cannot take Kidman seriously. But I liked her alongside him in Far & Away. I’ll try to watch the entirety of EWS one day.

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Haha! Yes, Doug Liman (the director) had referred to it as a ‘sequel that’s a prequel’. This movie was wonderful because TC was not afraid to portray a coward and let a woman be the strong leader as it was the case in Rogue Nation.

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Right! 🙂

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I read this one when I was around tenish or so. I can’t remember, perhaps younger, but I remember liking HG Wells. However, reading for me started with the Bible and my favorite French author Alexandre Dumas.

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The movie is an utmost favorite of mine. I watch it whenever it comes on. ^^

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Dumas was the writer behind The Three Musketeers & The Count of Mount Cristo.

Eccentric Muse
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No, don’t be hard on yourself. I mean, in all fairness, Alexandre Dumas is not a likely name that would randomly pop up when someone mention the classics.

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I’m trying to reread some of the classics, but so many books, so little time!

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Most definitely!

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I’ll get to it soon. I wasn’t even paying attention the first few times I attempted to watch because I was just too content to watch Dr. Bill stroll around. Far and Away was good. I recently re-watched it and I still laughed at the parts I deemed funny back then.

Eccentric Muse
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Of course! I might have to watch it when I go on vacation as this weekend I have much to catch up on. You’re going to laugh at their Irish accents though! It was cute and funny at the same time. 😛

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That’s cool! Yes, there are some Irish people in there, but you’re going to laugh at TC’s and Kidman’s Irish accents. 😛

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Eccentric Muse

How rude of me! What about you? Any favorite movies of his?

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I consider him to the last greatest actor alive. When he hangs up his harness I can’t see anyone else walking in his action boots.

Eccentric Muse
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He embodies western. My father swears by him.

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No, but I liked him as The Man With No Name!

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No, but I’ll give it a watch and see how that goes. I hardly watch movies now.

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When I go to lunch (as I’m on work but it’s a slow morning) I’ll make sure to check it out.

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I definitely will 🙂

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Over the moon! That reminds me, I was writing an article about it for the blog. I love that they’re going to Paris and India and New Zealand. Looking forward to The Mummy, but I am anticipating American Made the most because I think he crushes biopics. He does them so well.

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Yes, I always tend to do updates where it concerns TC’s films. It should be up in a bit. ^^

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Thank you. 🙂 If you’re interested, you can read the one I wrote on American Made https://lapetitmuse.wordpress.com/2017/03/27/lets-get-made-american-made/

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I know TC’s The Mummy is based on the very original from 1932 (?), but he’s going to get a lot of comparisons to Brendan Fraser. However, his look is a more serious one compared to the cheesy and goofball Fraser franchise.

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LoL! Yes. I also think it’s quite darker and this weekend, I’m looking forward to the second trailer which I would definitely post on the blog. I don’t know about the Pyramids, but given Egypt’s tourism right now, they can do for a boost.

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You are so me it’s scary! >.< Why haven't we met before? 🙂

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That’s great! I’m always hearing good things about the locals there. Is he planning on going this year?

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Your father is a cool man. 🙂

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Trinidad, but because I am a Francophile, many people think I’m French. Not a bad thing when you think of it because most of my characters are French and redheaded. 😛

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We’re already getting along just fine! I simply love the French and their history. I also like Greek mythology.

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A great obsession I must say! I have to start picking it back up. I had downloaded some apps, but I don’t utilize them.

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I downloaded one on Google play store a while aback. I need to go through my phone to find it.

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Yes, you should! 🙂

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Cool! I look forward to your findings. 🙂

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This is what I was trying to explain to an over hyped Hrithik Roshan fanboy about Bang Bang, a remake of Knight & Day. You cannot dodge comparisons if the movie is similar, a remake or a reboot.

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Thank you for reading. As long as I am still watching movies as long as TC is still making them, then you can count on my blog for updates.

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Yay! 🙂

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LoL! I confess that I’m not that hardcore, though. I haven’t seen a good bit of his films.

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I think we’ve turned your post into a chat site. LoL! Would it be okay for us to communicate by email?

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Great! I’ll like to know you more as well. I’ll email you when I go to lunch. 🙂

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I loved them both as well! I think TC did a pretty darn heck of a good job.

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You guys are awesome! He is like the coolest actor around. I don’t get excited for other movies that easily, but as soon as they announce a TC movie, I’m all ears. ^^

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From now on, you’re my best friend! 🙂

SylviaMcivers
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What’s wrong with YA?
google that phrase, and you’ll get a lot of posts for and against.

arnivlum
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I don’t read much YA either, but this book has been on my “to read” shelf for such a long time… I enjoyed your review, and I thank you for the reminder that this book is in my queue.

Loonyloonyvish
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Hello! It’s been a while since I read the book so your review really refreshed my memory. And I don’t think there is any shane in reading YA at your age because you are an adult, and still you’re young. I mean, you are just into adulthood which makes Young Adult a completely normal genre for you to read if we take its meaning literally. I really love the format of your reviews. The other reviews that I have read on various blogs are full of embellishments. There are even cliparts of the number of stars that the reviewers awarded… Read more »

Loonyloonyvish
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I wouldn’t want you to stop reading further because of me but yes there are many books much better than these.

Loonyloonyvish
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It was lovely talking to you. I am not on twitter but I have an instagram account and I go by the same username.

Loonyloonyvish
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Heehee, I have already started following you😉

Loonyloonyvish
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Hehe I noticed ; )

Loonyloonyvish
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The other reviews are meant to cater to a large audience but when you write in your own personal way, we can relate to your writing. This makes the reviews on your blog a lot more interrsting.

Loonyloonyvish
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Thanks and I look forward to reading new posts from you 😊.

Loonyloonyvish
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Well, there are so many people I know who are fans of the Mortal Instruments and who keep on prodding me to read on. So it seemed like a crime when I decided not to continue further. But it’s a good thing I didn’t buy them.

Loonyloonyvish
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High five!

Loonyloonyvish
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Hi! I had been wondering why I wasn’t getting any messages from you. I haven’t read many books though I bought some at a bookfair. Most of them are children’s books. Have you read any of Neil Gaiman’s works? I bought the first book of the song of ice and fire, also called Game of Thrones. I was waiting for my examinations to get over before I get into it. There’s another book: My sister’s keeper by Jody Picoult. It’s about a girl who sues her parents for right to her body because the sole purpose of giving birth to… Read more »

Loonyloonyvish
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It is alright. I like to chat with you too. Even I’ve taken a lot of time to reply so that makes us even.

Loonyloonyvish
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Me too!

Loonyloonyvish
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I only just started reading Gaiman but wish I had begun earlier. Coraline’s on my reading list. I have been reading his essays and speeches mostly. But I could recommend Neverwhere (an instant favourite) and American gods.

Loonyloonyvish
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Yes and it might happen that his children’s books might not be enjoyed much by me now. That makes me sad.

Loonyloonyvish
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He writes about writing, reading, sci-fi authors he has met, music and other areas which interest him.
The view from the cheap seats is

Loonyloonyvish
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The view from the cheap seats is a collection of his essays. Check it out.

Loonyloonyvish
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It is about a guy who helps a girl out of goodwill but is rendered invisible to this world because the girl he helped didn’t actually belong to this world. They venture on a quest to find the girl’s parents’ murderers and to find a key to send the guy back to his own world. The girl comes from below the ground and the diferent underground stations in London actually are different places.
The description was quite bland, I know, but then I never do reviews for that same reason.

Loonyloonyvish
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No. I didn’t even know such a show exists.

Loonyloonyvish
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But I won’t know whether you might like them. Seeing the speed at which you finish your books, though, you could give it a try.

Loonyloonyvish
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I am reading some non fiction at the moment so Game of Thrones will have to wait. I got myself the illustrated edition and it is so beautiful! But pretty fat too. Each book’s on an average about 800 pages long and the font is not too big. So it’ll be a long time before I will be able to read all the books in the series. I don’t want to watch the show before I read the books. Hopefully by the time I am finished, Martin will have come out with the final books. Have you read them? Or… Read more »

Loonyloonyvish
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Oh it is one of the most beautiful books ever! It has about 80 pages of illustrations and each chapter starts with a picture in greyscale. It has such intricate drawings and they are more accurate than the show, so the kids are actually shown as kids.

Loonyloonyvish
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Hopefully a year would be enough for me to finish the series what with the other books I have to read.

Loonyloonyvish
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Is that so? I already know who all will be dead by the end of the series (credits go to my over enthusiastic friend) but O would still like to read first. One of my reasons for doing so is imagining the characters and places first and then comparing them with the movie/show. Since I already know how rach character looks and because I have an illustrated edition, even that’s not possible. But still…

Loonyloonyvish
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I have a lot many books waiting and since it has been recently acquired, I won’t be reading before a month or so.
Anyway, since we last chatted, I have read a few more books. I finished Night Circus (truly magical and I recommend you to read it), Book Thief and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. I loved all three. Have you read any of them?

Loonyloonyvish
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Both are perfect. They revolve around the theme of death. The first involves a challenge that requires either of the participants to fie before the victor is declared but they fall in love anyway. Sort of like Hunger games in that respect, though much more beautiful and magical.

Loonyloonyvish
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The book thief is about the second world war. Hitler has got many books destroyed during his rule and in these conditions, Leisel teaches herself to read with the help of her father (a truly adorable figure), steals illegal books that have Jews as the protagonists and goes so far as to hide a Jew in the basement. She even goes on to write a book of her own. The first three quarters indicate it to be a happy novel. There is trouble, sure, and people don’t get enough to eat and Leisel hates Hitler, but it is all about… Read more »

Loonyloonyvish
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I think we can read them as long as we consider ourselves young. Then it doesn’t matter if you reach fifty and are still reading it, does it?
But I prefer reading children’s books because I want to be like Peter Pan.

Loonyloonyvish
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Wow! No one read books to me but I was told a lot of stories. I still read fairy tales and yes Alice in Wonderland too. I don’t know how old they are but do make them read Harry Potter and you should read it too. Anyway, Happy Reading!

Loonyloonyvish
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Yes they are. I especially love the editions with those classic illustrations.

Loonyloonyvish
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Oh. The medium of education in our schools was British English so the spellings in American English confuse me a lot and I start doubting whether I have even learnt to spell 😳.

Loonyloonyvish
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Hah! I am not alone then😄

Loonyloonyvish
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Nice talking to you. Looking forward to many such conversations.

Loonyloonyvish
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Same here. And I will defenitely comment ( I love commenting, sometimes more than writing my own post😉).

journeyofangie
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I have, sadly, DNF The City of Bones. I’ll try to read it again. Someday… Great review…❤

journeyofangie
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Mostly, I didn’t like the characters.. Though I got through until chapter 12. Maybe my moodnat that time was meh. I don’t know. Lol. I did a blog post for this book:
http://wp.me/p7ksIu-H

journeyofangie
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Yup. I’ve seen the movie. I really like to finish City of Bones. I don’t like putting books, or in this case book series, on my DNF pile. I’ll surely finish this one. Thanks for the comment. ❤

journeyofangie
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I’ll surely post a review. 😉

The movie, hmm.. I was like, why her? I thought she’s supposed to be 15? – actress portraying Clary

That is so not Jace. – actor portraying Jace

They totally got Simon. Lol.

It was okay, I guess. Fine. 👍

whatabookwants
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I loved this series but I did prefer the prequel, The Infernal Devices . Have you seen the new TV show that’s coming out? I still haven’t decided if I will watch it or not because I tend to imagine the characters one way and get attached (I don’t want the show to ruin what’s already in my head ;).

whatabookwants
Guest

You haven’t read Infernal Devices yet? I am extremely jealous, I wish I could read it new all over again. I personally enjoyed The Infernal Devices more but I’m sure everyone has a different opinion.

whatabookwants
Guest

I’m actually reading Alexandra Ivy’s Guardians of Eternity series at the moment but I’m almost finished. I also just recently downloaded another Maya Banks series (through a Kobo sale) so I’ll let me you know. What kind of books do you enjoy? YA? I do like Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum Series (I believe that made a movie out of the first one, One For the Money). I believe there is twenty-three now in that series. Let me know what your preferences are because I have read a lot of books across a lot of genre’s 🙂

whatabookwants
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Sorry I never saw this message! Yes, I do now. Whatabookwants 🙂

-shall-
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A friend of mine is reading the Mortal Instruments series and wants me to start reading so we can have something new to talk about. After your review, I believe I have no reason to not get started! Thanks!

theorangutanlibrarian
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I feel the exact same way about love triangles- it really makes my blood boil that we’re supposed to like and sympathise with two-timing, selfish characters- grrr! Yeah, I agree that this book doesn’t have a love triangle. Don’t be ashamed of reading YA- I’m too old for it too (and my bosses looked at me like I was insane when I admitted to reading it the other day)- but I don’t care!

theorangutanlibrarian
Guest

Yes exactly!!! How is it entertaining anyway? It’s a minor plot device at best and I hate the idea of it being central to any story. It makes no sense to me when there are stories out there where the world is at stake, but all we’re supposed to care about is whether some indecisive, selfish girl will just *choose* one guy over the other!! I mean, love triangles are bad enough- but c’mon, that’s ridiculous! Why do authors even do that? Good!! It’s a great genre, because (I find) authors can be so much more inventive and willing to… Read more »

theorangutanlibrarian
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Exactly! Especially cos it’s always clear which one they prefer! So why are they messing the other one about? If they were real, everyone would just think they were terrible people. One day I’d like to see the girl get dumped by both guys.
Yes, me too! Glad to know I’m not the only one!

theorangutanlibrarian
Guest

Now that’s a book I would enjoy reading!! I’d quite like it if the two guys kind of collabed and dumped her together. I can picture the conversation:
Girl: “Oh my goodness, what are you two doing here… together?”
Boy 1: “Well, we’ve decided…”
Boy 2: “… that you’re a two timing cow…”
Boy 1: “… so we’re dumping you…”
Boy 2: “See ya never!”
And there you have it- *bam!* – double dumping!! (Clearly I’ve thought this out a little too much)

theorangutanlibrarian
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haha thanks very much!! 😀 I do- I set it up pretty recently so don’t expect too much yet :p I’ll happily stalk (ahem I mean follow) you back 🙂

theorangutanlibrarian
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🙂 It’s orangutanlibrarian @orangutanreads thanks! 😀

theorangutanlibrarian
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Followed you too 🙂

theorangutanlibrarian
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It’s basically a love story- have you ever read Pride and Prejudice? It’s a lot like that- just with a lot more drama about mills and working class people

theorangutanlibrarian
Guest

Yes- it’ll be right up your street then 🙂 Oh wow- thanks for the recommendation- I’m really glad you said that’s good, cos I just bought that in my Black Friday book haul 🙂

theorangutanlibrarian
Guest

Hi!! Lovely to hear from you!! Hehe hard question, but I do have a few! If you’re looking for thrillers I recommend ice twins, for a classic Fahrenheit 451, for historical snow child, for fantasy blackwing and ya fantasy six of crows. Those are just some of my faves this year! 😀

theorangutanlibrarian
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Ah that’s no problem, hope it went well!

theorangutanlibrarian
Guest

Ah i can see why, that’s wonderful, I’ve always wanted to go there

theorangutanlibrarian
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I’m a Londoner 😉

theorangutanlibrarian
Guest

You’re welcome! No problem- it’s a thriller, so I won’t say too much, but it’s about a family who had a set of twins, but one of them died, so they go off to live on a remote island in Scotland for a fresh start.

theorangutanlibrarian
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Yes!! I thought you might like it, cos I remembered you liked gone girl

theorangutanlibrarian
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Pretty dark, but more atmospheric and creepy

theorangutanlibrarian
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Oh yes it really is!!

Freda Labianca
Guest

I love your review! I read it too and fell in love with the authors’ writing! I haven’t gone onto the second book yet, but hope to soon. I love YA, and don’t care who knows… LOL

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