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Sunday, September 25, 2011


City of Bones

(The Mortal Instruments Book One)
by Cassandra Clare

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. Clary knows she should call the police, but it's hard to explain a murder when the body disappears into thin air and the murderers are invisible to everyone but Clary.year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly eEqually startled by her ability to see them, the murderers explain themselves as Shadowhunters: a secret tribe of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Within twenty-four hours, Clary's mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque 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....







Some Reviews:



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

"This debut novel from a brilliant, smart new voice in Young Adult literature is a marvelous adventure, Full of fantastic twists and turns just when they're least expected. The complexity of the story, the threads from the past and present intertwined, is reminiscent of the Harry Potter series—and that's high praise! The captivating story told by the very talented Cassandra Clare in City of Bones is surely the start of a brilliant series—I can't wait for the next Mortal Instruments book. This fantasy is truly unforgettable."




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