Sunday, February 22, 2015

New Cover Reveal: CITY OF BONES

Here at this blog, we are huge huge HUGE fans of Cassandra Clare's world of Shadowhunters.

Which is why news of this beauty over here immediately grabbed my interest. Because there is a new cover for the City of Bones.

A. New. Cover.
This, in comparison to the old one:

What I like about the new cover:
1. Fresh new look!
2. It plays on the movie version of it (the angelic rune in the background)
3. The Mortal Cup's card is there
4. Jace has the Mortal Sword in hand!!!
5. This Jace is oddly closer to the Jace I had in my head when I read the book, rather than the one on the old cover

What I'm iffy about:
1. No hint that this is an urban fantasy
2. "Shadowhunters Novel" on the side--what's with that?
3. Did the Mortal Sword even come out in City of Bones?
4. The title is in two lines rather than one...
5. Jace has magical fingers?

So yeah. Though a new cover came out, I can't say I love or hate it. I still like it, just not sure about the cover design's overall relevance to the plot, as there are some things on the cover that aren't really addressed in the first book. But that being said, I can only be picky because I've read it, meaning that those who haven't read probably won't mind. The cover is intriguing, which is what matters!

This new cover hits shelves on September 1st, 2015! I already have the old copy and I don't really need another copy, so I probably won't be picking this one up. But either way, I for sure will be heading over to the nearest bookstore to marvel at the cover and how it looks with the other books! 

If you haven't read this series yet, this is your chance!

Official blurb, courtesy of Goodreads-

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.

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