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Right away you are whipped into a secret world of demons, runes, and seraph blades. From the point of view of a regular mundane teenage girl, you will learn about the hidden life of shadowhunters and the danger that follows them. This series holds the best intense fight scenes, groundbreaking disasters, family tragedies, unbreakable bonds, and of course the magical creatures that will captivate you into the shadowhunter world and make you never want to leave. — Skye, Chicago ORD
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.
"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.”
popular…think Twilight on steroids.”
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."