City of Bones

The Mortal Instruments (Book 1)

Cassandra Clare
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Discover the world of the Shadowhunters in the first installment of the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and "prepare to be hooked" (Entertainment Weekly). City of Bones is a Shadowhunters novel.

When 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 people covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. And she's more than a little startled when the body disappears into thin air. Soon Clary is introduced to the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world and back to their own. And Clary is introduced with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque monster. How could a mere human survive such an attack and kill a demon? The Shadowhunters would like to know…


“You’ve got to be kidding me,” the bouncer said, folding his arms across his massive chest. He stared down at the boy in the red zip-up jacket and shook his shaved head. “You can’t bring that thing in...

About the Author:

Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Shadowhunter Chronicles. She is also the coauthor of the bestselling fantasy series Magisterium with Holly Black. The Shadowhunter Chronicles have been adapted as both a major motion picture and a television series. Her books have more than fifty million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts with her husband and three fearsome cats. Visit her at Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at

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City of Bones, indeed, the entire Mortal Instruments series, opened up an obsession with super characters like I haven't had since being a kid collecting comic books!

I felt like Clare took some Twilight vamp/wolf basics, and then blew the doors off everything. Because, basically, that's what she gives you in TMI - everything! Wolves, vamps, fae, warlocks, witches, the whole nine yards. PLUS - the Nephilim - the Shadowhunters themselves! A race of half human/half angel demon hunters. They have their own style, ways, and maybe above all, politics. Their hierarchy, the Clave, and their secret city have almost the same sway over the supernatural world as democracy has in the real one!

Casandra Clare has maintained a level of quality through four Shadowhunters series of books like I've never seen. Keep up the work, lady!

1/28/2023 7:32:53 PM

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