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City of Bones

Clare, Cassandra (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Suddenly able to see demons and the Shadowhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.
Authors: Clare, Cassandra
Title: City of bones
Publisher: New York : M.K. McElderry Books, 2008, c2007.
Edition: 1st Margaret K. McElderry Books pbk. ed.
Characteristics: 485 p. ;,21 cm.
Notes: Includes excerpt from book two in The mortal instruments: City of ashes and a sneak peek of the first book in Cassandra Clare's Infernal devices trilogy.
Summary: Suddenly able to see demons and the Shadowhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.
Audience: Ages 14 up.
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ISBN: 1416955070
9781416955078
Statement of Responsibility: Cassandra Clare
Subject Headings: New York (N.Y.) Fiction. Horror stories Paranormal fiction Magic Juvenile fiction. Demonology Juvenile fiction. Paranormal fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Horror stories
Paranormal fiction
Magic
Demonology
Paranormal fiction.
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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?

Jul 24, 2014
  • Miathemage rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The book was exceptionally well written with insight from more than three distinctive characters. The protagonist, Clary Fray, was being referred to in the third person, allowing the reader to peek into her mind and understand the way she thinks, without being distracted by her indecisive tendencies. This story features a classic love triangle which eventually merges into the world of fighting demons. The author, Cassandra Clare, has done the impossible by inserting gradual plot twist that can leave anyone wanting more. Overall this story was an amazing adventure to read and I have already started the second book in the series. I suggest this book for readers aged 12 to 18 due to a slightly mature theme but with the emotional situations a teenager could relate to.

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

Great book a great start to an awesome series.

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

I read this because my teen daughter loved it and begged me to read it as well. I wish I hadn't agreed to plow through it.
Didn't like the writing style, felt more like a screenplay than a novel.
Blatant rip-off of Harry Potter, but with angels and demons instead of witches and wizards, including magical wands (which very conveniently can solve any problem).
Written in a middle-school level vocabulary, but with sex, language, violence and drinking more like an adult novel (who IS this for???)
Plot is predictable.

Go read "The Martian", people!!!!

Jul 09, 2014
  • lauhginglexia rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i lovvvee this book i can't decide wether to be disappointed or excited about the twist at the end of the book..wat i do know is that its thrilling

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

So freaking amazinggg!

Jul 01, 2014
  • navy_rabbit_44 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ur going to want to put all the books in the series on hold after reading this one!

just finished this book. omg cant wait to start city of ashes next

Jun 25, 2014
  • hongan_o rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I love this book! :D Can't wait untill I read the next book!!!!!!

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

Okay, I've very glad that I hate not finishing books.
I read the first third of it and almost gave up, but by the end, I was engulfed in the Shadowhunter world and now have finished the first five books as well as the prequel series The Infernal Devices.
This isn't the best book of the series (I personally like book 2, City of Ashes, best), but it's definitely a series worth reading if you like the whole demon or good versus evil fad.
Note: The main characters get gushy over the series and some repetitive writing will be annoying (ahem book 5 --SKIP IT) but there is plenty of action and comedy to push you through it. :D

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

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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

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Oct 15, 2013
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Oct 06, 2013
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joshbooks123 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 99

Oct 05, 2013
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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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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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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.”

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

“It's the mortal cup Jace, not the mortal toilet bowl.”

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Apr 01, 2013
  • sanara123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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I loved this! Hope this is as good as the movie...

May 08, 2010
  • Mahala rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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