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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
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Jul 01, 2012

liked it
bookshelves: 2012-read, gr-ya-fantasy

I cheated. I promised myself I will finish The Book Thief first but I am so good at getting distracted.

So. The Mortal Instruments. The series I swear I won't touch. Here's the thing: I already tried to read this three times before, but I never made it past page 5 because I didn't like it. Not one bit. I find it hard to get into. Then I picked up The Infernal Devices, the prequel series to TMI, and surprisingly fell in love with them. That's alright. I still don't like TMI.

Last night I was bored, and I ended up opening this book again, and holy guacamole I cannot stop reading! Which is weird. It really is weird.

I already knew stuff about City of Bones before I read it(thank you, Tumblr), how Jace and Clary are siblings, and Alec is gay and all but I enjoyed reading it nonetheless. I think it's because I knew stuff about Nephilim and Downworlders etc from reading TID.

Still, I think TID is better in terms of the writing. And yep, Jace reminds me too much of Will Herondale, except that Will has, I dunno, more class?

Will probably go onto the 2nd book. Look at me and my life choices.
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Reading Progress

July 1, 2012 – Started Reading
July 1, 2012 – Shelved
July 1, 2012 –
page 67
13.81% "I dunno what I'm doing. I hate TMI. Why am I reading this. WHY AM I LIKING THIS"
July 2, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012-read
July 2, 2012 – Finished Reading
September 5, 2014 – Shelved as: gr-ya-fantasy

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