City of Bones (Paperback)

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My teen equivalent of Harry Potter. City of Bones is about a girl, Clary, who discovers a secret world of demon hunters. Woven with a new mythology, City of Bones (and it’s sequel) mix fantasy with teen issues extremely well.

— Rachel – Anderson’s Bookshop Naperville

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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.

About the Author


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

Praise For…


"Funny, dark, and sexy. One of my favorite books."

-- Holly Black




"City of Bones has everything: vampires, werewolves, faeries, true love, and stuff that blows up. What's more, Clare's characters are brilliant -- she better not kill any of them off in the next two volumes!"

-- Justine Larbalestier, author of Magic or Madness




“Prepare to be hooked.”


Wildly
popular…think Twilight on steroids.”


“This
version of New York, full of Buffyesque teens who are trying to save the world,
is entertaining and will have fantasy readers anxiously awaiting the next book
in the series.”


"Lush and fun."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781416955078
ISBN-10: 1416955070
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: March 2008
Pages: 485
Language: English
Series: Mortal Instruments

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