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City of Bones

Clare, Cassandra

(Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
City of Bones
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When 15-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...
Publisher: New York : M.K. McElderry Books, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781416914280
1416914285
9781428739994
1428739998
1439569673
9781439569672
9781416955078
1416955070
9781442499652
1442499656
9781606863619
1606863614
Characteristics: 485 p. ;,24 cm.

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Nov 03, 2014
  • elainexiao rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

omg clary and jace are bro and sis!!!!!!?????? so cute!!!!!

I think this can be worthwhile, but i think that this plot is kinda boring since alot of writers will do a plot like this. Here's a suggestion, read more stuff from if you like hunger games section, about 4/5 of the stuff i read there is interesting, and their plots are really good, i suggest reading the divergent series, or the legend/prodigy/champion series by marie lu.

i just love this book and cant stop re-reading the series! i think all teenagers should read this book and be inspired by the characters!!!

Sep 12, 2014
  • lucky_dog_mortal rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book is a non-putter downer, if you know what I mean. I cant [couldn't] put it down!! And for all of you that thinks it isn't worth reading, at least give it a try.

Aug 30, 2014
  • ShamaBole rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A somewhat stupid protagonist, who turns on people when she thinks she can get away it and completely ignores common sense etc. Utterly pedestrian and tiresome. I'm 1/3 into it and wondering if it's worth finishing. The premise is interesting but the "heroine" is almost unbearably conventional and average.

Like a few others said, this book is so-so. The plot is exciting and action-packed, yet the writing seemed almost mediocre, in comparison to other Epic YA fantasy novels. The story revolves around 16 year old Clary Fray who switches her life around the become a shadow-hunter. Filled with angels, demon, warlocks and more, this book is up to the brim with twists and suspense. The plot was well developed, but still slightly predictable. The book seemed to be written in the style of a younger, middle grade novel, with aspects of young adults. All in all though, it was a worthwhile, and interesting book that did keep you latched on, and the ending left you wanting more. The book did remind me a bit of the Harry Potter, or even the Percy Jackson books, but it was still slightly different. I'd recommend this to anyone between the ages of 12 to 16 who wants a new read:)

Aug 15, 2014
  • cegerstein rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This is a young adult book that feels like a young adult book. The writing style is fine but not exceptional, and the subject matter and action are designed for a younger audience to appreciate. I wouldn't recommend it to adults.

Aug 10, 2014
  • book_worm_101 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I looove this book! It has romance, action,comedy, and some horror to it! I highly recommend it! I could imagine the characters in my head and could see the whole thing playing in my head.
Even if you think it is boring from the beginning keep on going because it will get better!!

Aug 02, 2014
  • HiWendy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The novel is wonderfully well written and the characters are very in depth but I feel like it's a chore when I'm reading this novel. I have tried many times to get into the series but to no avail.

I don't think this is anything like Harry potter except for Voldemort and Valentine having a remarkable resemblance. This isn't a terrible series by any means, and it may be slow at times and stupid at others, like Isabelle's terrible flirting with Simon, but it makes you laugh and think and I cannot WAIT for the sixth book!!!! Ugh who called them Darkhunters?

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Oct 04, 2014
  • Jacob_30 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Jacob_30 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Sep 12, 2014
  • lucky_dog_mortal rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

lucky_dog_mortal thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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Jul 02, 2014
  • divergent_mockingjay rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

divergent_mockingjay thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jun 22, 2014
  • gage2010 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

gage2010 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 50

Jun 17, 2014
  • Bourdon1966 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Bourdon1966 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 16

DivergentNephil thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99

Jan 27, 2014
  • SnitchWalnut11984 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

SnitchWalnut11984 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 20

PRATHEEK SARMA thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 38

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Nov 19, 2014
  • maiahtanner rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Looking better in black than the widows of our enemy's since 1234 - Cassandra Clare

Jul 13, 2014
  • BlueClover123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Unfortunately my one true love remains myself." - Jace
"At least you don't have to worry about rejection." Dorothea
"Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting." Jace

Jul 13, 2014
  • BlueClover123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"That's why when major badasses greet each other in movies, they don't say anything, they just nod. The nod means, 'I am a badass and I recognize that you, too, are a badass,' but they don't say anything because they're Wolverine and Magneto and it would mess up their vibe to explain." - Simon Lewis

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“What?” Simon looked alarmed. ”I‘m not really sleeping with your mom, you know. I was just trying to get your attention. Not that your mom isn’t a very attractive woman for her age.”

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“Meanwhile,” Simon added, “I wanted to tell you that lately I‘ve been cross-dressing. Also, I‘m sleeping with your mom. I thought you should know.”

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“It's a girl," Jace said, recovering his composure. "Surely you've seen girls before, Alec. Your sister Isabelle is one.”

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“Well, when I was five, I wanted my mother to let me go around and around inside a dryer with the clothes,” Clary said. “The difference is, she didn’t let me.”
“Probably because going around and around in a dryer can be fatal,” Jace pointed out, “whereas pasta is rarely fatal. Unless Isabelle makes it.”

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“It's not funny, Jace," Alec interrupted, starting to his feet. "Are you just going to let her stand there and call me names?"

"Yes," Jace said kindly. "It'll do you good-- try to think of it as endurance training.

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“Just kissing? How quickly you dismiss our love.”

Jul 07, 2014
  • julietteferrars rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

“I forgot that's what gets you all hot and bothered, Jace, girls killing things."
"I like anyone killing things, especially me." he said with a smile.”

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Jul 14, 2014
  • walkermom rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Other: Underage drinking

Aug 13, 2013
  • Haileysun224 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Jan 25, 2011
  • Violet_Wolf_17 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Jan 25, 2011
  • Violet_Wolf_17 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Jan 25, 2011
  • Violet_Wolf_17 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Aug 07, 2014
  • Yellow_Hawk_9 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When clary enters the pandemonium club she hardly expects to witness a murder, especially one that only she seems to be able to see. Beginning with that night Clary gets plunged in to a hidden world of shadow hunters and downworlders. Starting with the disappearance of her mom and moving to the even more extreme, this book will leave you dying to read the whole series!

Jul 14, 2014
  • tylerstorey rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book about demons and Shadowhunters (demon slayers). This book becomes quite dark, interesting, and is a very good book. Highly suggest you read this book!

Oct 16, 2011
  • seraphic rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is one of my favourite books. I love the characters, particularly Clary and Jace. The way Cassie Clare writes is wonderful, it is beautifully descriptive and witty. I fell in love with Jace in this book, and he remains my favourite male character. I also love Clary, she is 'one of us'.

Aug 27, 2010
  • E_Kazan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The back:
Their hidden world is about to be revealed...
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.
Equally 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....

Through meeting Jace, Alec and Isabelle - teenaged defenders of demonic evil on earth - Clary becomes embroiled in a world class struggle of good and evil and realizes that she may have superhero traits of her own.

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Apr 01, 2013
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Mar 18, 2013
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May 08, 2010
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