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City Of Bones : The Mortal Instruments : Book 1 - Cassandra Clare

City Of Bones

The Mortal Instruments : Book 1

Paperback

Published: 1st August 2007
For Ages: 14+ years old
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Sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is an ordinary teenager, who likes hanging out in Brooklyn with her friends. But everything changes the night she witnesses a murder, committed by a group of teens armed with medieval weaponry.

The murderous group are Shadowhunters, secret warriors dedicated to driving demons out of this dimension and back into their own.

Drawn inexorably into a terrifying world, Clary slowly begins to learn the truth about her family - and the battle for the fate of the world.

About The Author

Cassandra Clare was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family, including one trek through the Himalayas as a toddler where she spent a month living in her father's backpack. She lived in France, England and Switzerland.

She started working on her first novel, City of Bones, in 2004, inspired by the urban landscape of Manhattan, her favourite city. She turned to writing fantasy fiction full time in 2006 and hopes never to have to write about Paris Hilton again. She hates working at home alone because she always gets distracted by reality TV shows and the antics of her two cats, so she usually sets out to write in local coffee shops and restaurants.

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    4.0

    Loved this book and will read again

    By Jen

    from Drewvale, qld.

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      Comments about City Of Bones:

      Great book. Would recommend to sci-fi readers or lovers of different supernatural stories.

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      4.0

      Excellent Read

      By Ro

      from Sydney, AU

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        Comments about City Of Bones:

        I enjoyed this. Not the same as the movie so I'm glad I'd read it first.

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        4.0

        enjoyable read love the series

        By kate cavalier

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          page turner very enjoyable read

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          5.0

          MUST READ

          By Morris

          from Sydney, Australia

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            Comments about City Of Bones:

            This series is absolutely wonderful. It's supernatural, suspenseful and definitely worth buying. It's also being turned into a movie with a really great cast so get a read in. Cannot stress how good this series is!

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            This urban-fantasy series opener spices its fight against evil with sexual tension. Fifteen-year-old geek hipster Clary thought she was just a normal kid, but normal kids don't see invisible people, and normal kids' mothers don't suddenly disappear, seemingly captured by horrific monsters. But like many fantasy heroines, Clary isn't normal, and she's got all the secret parentage, dramatic revelations and amazing magic powers to prove it. Clary is a Shadowhunter, brought up as a mundane but born to fight demons. She and her mundane friend Simon fall in with a trio of Shadowhunter teens, and are soon embroiled in a quest to understand Clary's past - and incidentally save the world. Rich descriptions occasionally devolve into purple prose, but the story's sensual flavor comes from the wealth of detail: demons with facial piercings, diners serving locusts and honey, pretty gay warlocks and cameo appearances from other urban fantasies' characters. Complicated romantic triangles keep the excitement high even when the dramatic revelations tend toward the ridiculous. Lush and fun. (Fantasy. YA) (Kirkus Reviews)

            ISBN: 9781406307627
            ISBN-10: 1406307629
            Series: Mortal Instruments Ser.
            Audience: Children
            For Ages: 14+ years old
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 442
            Published: 1st August 2007
            Dimensions (cm): 19.500 x 13.000  x 3.300
            Weight (kg): 421