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Thursday, July 3, 2014

✹✹✹CITY OF BONES: Book VS. Movie by the Haul Fairy✹✹✹

This is a re-read for me because book 6, City of Heavenly Fire just came out last month and I had to catch up. It's been a while since I read this book and I barely remember the characters and the story. I was able to read until book 3. I do remember enjoying this series because I bought a physical book instead of an eBook, I usually read in my eReader. When book 6 came out, I decided to buy hardback copies of book 1 to 6. Now I’m doing a reading marathon for this series. In between reading book 2 and 3, I remembered the movie adaptation and came up with this post.

Book VS. Movie: 
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare


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.


I really enjoyed this book, it’s fast paced, with witty retorts from the characters mostly from Jace like:

“Don't touch any of my weapons without my permission."
"Well, there goes my plan for selling them all on eBay," Clary muttered.
"Selling them on what?"Clary smiled blandly at him. "A mythical place of great magical power.”

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“Investigation?" Isabelle laughed. "Now we're detectives? Maybe we should all have code names."
"Good idea," said Jace. "I shall be Baron Hotschaft Von Hugenstein.”

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“Declarations of love amuse me. Especially when unrequited.”

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"Yeah, well, you clearly also couldn't be bothered to call me and tell me you were shacking up with some dyed-blond wanna-be goth you probably met at Pandemonium. After I spent the past three days wondering if you were dead."
"I was not shacking up," Clary said, glad of the darkness as the blood rushed to her face.
"And my hair is naturally blond," said Jace. "Just for the record."

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... and so much more that it kept me entertained for the rest of the book. Not just because Jace have some cool lines but let’s keep it real, it’s hot coming from Jace.

The love triangle! It’s a basic now from YA to have these cheesy-gooey –vomit inducing love triangle. Admit it, were kinda sick of that, but this love triangle is somewhat different. A girl who can’t choose between 2 hot guys (and sometimes she wants both)--- her best friend Simon, and Jace, the dyed-blond wanna-be goth (according to Simon) who happens to be Clary’s long lost brother. Yes kinda gross after they kissed twice in this book, not just smack but a kiss with tongues, ewww! Enough of the details. But they didn’t know that they were siblings until end of the book. Still ewww! ( I still picture Cersei and Jamie from the Game of Thrones)

Details. World building is great. It’s like I’m living it and part of the shadow hunter world. I never read a book as good as this since Harry Potter, world building wise. From the runes, stele they used and their swords with weird angel names to disgusting monsters.

Twists. I expected Luke to be a shadowhunter because of Jocelyn’s friendship with him but not a werewolf. The long lost brother part is somewhat disgusting.

Action. It keeps me on the edge of my seat. I like how bad-ass they were and trained to be warriors, it gives Jace plus point in the hotness meter. Lets give Simon some slack he also participated and even save their asses.


Let’s just be real, I won’t expect movie adaptations to be f*cking perfect because how can you fit a beautifully written and mind blowing book to a 90- 120 mins of pure awesome? Well this doesn't even comes close to 10mins awesomeness.

The delivery of lines... it’s like they were reading straight out of the book with a dash of feelings.Casting SUCKS! Bigtime. You can do better than Valentine, he’s the one who lookes emo-goth wannabe. Seriously! Who picked him? He's like older brother of Clary or younger brother of Jocelyn.

Get your major facts straight – mostly movie adaptation isn’t similar to the book like The Lightning Thief but it turneayd out ok. But this movie just sucked big time.


BOOK: 4.5 Fairy Wings

MOVIE: 1 Fairy Wing for Lily Collins and Cersei oh, I mean Lena Heady. And okay,  1.5 Fairy Wings because Magnus Bane is hot.

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