City of Bones

By Cassandra Clare

City of Bones


City of Bones

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When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray goes to New York City's Pandemonium Club, she hardly expects to witness a murder, let alone a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and bizarre weapons brandishing. The body then vanishes into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the... killers are invisible to everyone else and when there's nothing—not even a blood smear—to show a boy has died. Or was he just a guy? This is the first meeting Clary has had with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It is also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter, who looks like an angel a little bit and acts like a jerk a lot. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled with vengeance into Jace's world when her mother disappears and a demon attacks Clary herself. But why would the demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like her mother and Clary? And how suddenly did Clary get the View? The Shadowhunters wish they knew..



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Quotes from City of Bones

Don't touch any of my weapons without my permission."
"Well, there goes my plan for selling them all on eBay," Clary muttered.
"Selling them on what?"
Clary smiled blandly at him. "A mythical place of great magical power.

Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?'
Jace said, "Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself."
..."At least," she said, "you don't have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland."
"Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.

He had electric blue hair that had stuck around his head like tendrils of a startled octopus.

Declarations of love amuse me. Especially when unrequited.

It wouldn't be my move," Jace agreed. "First the candy and flowers, then the apology letters, then the ravenous demon hordes. In that order.

One of the Silent Brothers is here to see you. Hodge sent me to wake you up. Actually he offered to wake you himself, but since it's 5 a.m., I figured you'd be less cranky if you had something nice to look at."
"Meaning you?"
"What else?

Reviews of City of Bones


This timely and inspiring book offers many insights into how to improve America’s mediocre school system.

Keep reading through the annoying love triangle because the characters and plot twists make it worthwhile.

...this is a compelling story about family secrets and coming-of-age identity crises. Fans of the smart/chic horror typified by Buffy the Vampire Slayer will instantly fall for this new series.

Hot hero guy Jace? She’s been kissing? Get ready. ‘Nother big reveal...Won’t spoil it here but It rhymes with TWINCEST. So. Yeah. Book hits wall. I’m done. DNF.

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