City of Bones (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 14, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 512 pages
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Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, now a major motion picture. Discover this first installment of the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly).

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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But the writing was terrible. - Goodreads
What I liked: - The action sequences were written well. - Goodreads
Saying that writing was clumsy doesn't even cover it. - Goodreads
What follows is your typical Campbell-ian fantasy plot. - Goodreads

awesome book

User Review  - Aarushi Rustagi - Flipkart

This book is one of the best books I've read yet. Its a story which includes everything........teenage simply loved this book. Read full review

Awesome Book

User Review  - AswiniKarthikeyan - Flipkart

A must read book in fantasy series. Superb story and characters are very gud. i like Jace (Jonathan Christoper) character in this book a lot and also Luke (Lucian). I would recommend this book to all the fantasy lovers. Read full review

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Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Mortal Instruments series, the Infernal Devices trilogy, and the Bane Chronicles. Her books have more than 30 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her at Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at

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