City of Bones

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Margaret K. McElderry Books, Feb 19, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 528 pages
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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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As well as character development is a nice progression. - Borders
I was very disappointed at the ending. - Borders
There's not a single characterization that falls flat. - Borders
First of all, there is no love story. - Borders
The characterizations are spot-on. - Borders


User Review  - CAB - Target

I originally got this book as a gift and was sceptical as to whether it would be good or not. Those reservations vanished as soon as I finished the first chapter. The book has everything a reader ... Read full review

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User Review  - Fiction Freak - Borders

This is the best book including the other 2 books in the trilogy. It was amazing, everything happend so unexpectably. I recommend it to anyone. I cant wait for the other books by this amazing auther. 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 and the Infernal Devices trilogy, and coauthor of the Bane Chronicles with Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson. She also wrote The Shadowhunter's Codex with her husband, Joshua Lewis. Her books have more than 36 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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