City of Bones

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Margaret K. McElderry Books, Feb 19, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 512 pages
21 Reviews
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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I loved the plot twists and bit of romance. - Goodreads
Oh its just a great ending. - Goodreads
Claire is female character which i admire! - Goodreads
She Is an intelligent woman and writer. - Goodreads
Read it :) First of all, on Clare's writing style. - Goodreads
The part that really amazed me was the action scenes. - Goodreads

Review: The Mortal Instruments Boxed Set: City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #1-3)

User Review  - Fiona Martin - Goodreads

City of Bones: Read 3 times Good beginning to the seiries if not a little boring. If it wasnt for Jace's character this series would fail and not be on the New York best selling list. City of Ashes ... Read full review

Review: The Mortal Instruments Boxed Set: City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #1-3)

User Review  - Tasha - Goodreads

I'm not going to give an extremely detailed review, but if you're judging on whether to read this book or not, there's only one thing I need to say to you. This book is a painful twist of Harry Potter ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

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 CassandraClare.com. Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at Shadowhunters.com.

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