City of Bones (Paperback)

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Description


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 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of City of Bones, City of Ashes, and City of Glass. City of Bones was a Locus Award finalist for Best First Novel and an ALA Teens' Top Ten winner. She is also the author of the upcoming YA fantasy trilogy The Infernal Devices. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her boyfriend and two cats.

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