Monday, May 7, 2012

Buddy Reads - Divergent and City of Bones

 In a future Chicago, 16-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

I just finished reading this book and I loved it. I will hopefully have a review of it up soon (as I seem to be saying a lot - to myself anyways - oh dear). It is the first in the Divergent Series by Veronica Roth and I would definitely recommend that everyone who likes dystopian type books to pick up this one if you haven't already. If you haven't read it yet, or are currently reading it here's a link to the Buddy Read thread I have been participating in to discuss the book.


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. . . .

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

Although I have owned for some time now the box set of the first three of this series (The Mortal Instruments) and have recently acquired both the fourth book "City of Fallen Souls" and the first of the prequel series (Infernal Devices) "Clockwork Angel" I have yet to read any of them or anything by Cassandra Clare for that matter. I have heard a lot of good things about her work. So I decided to start in on this series with City of Bones thanks to the starting of a  Buddy Read for the book that you are all welcome to join in on. The more the merrier to discuss City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.


If you have read either of these books leave me a comment about what you thought about them (without leaving too many spoilers) and/or if you are a member of Goodreads feel free to stop by either of the buddy reads threads I have mentioned! Hope to see you there! (or here!) :)

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