City of Bones (Paperback)

Cassandra Clare


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.

Product Details

  • Product code: AAJJF
  • ISBN: 9781406307627
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.7cm x 15.9cm
  • Pages: 442
  • Publish date: 02/07/2007

Red House Reader Review

Reader review: City of Bones - Paperback - 9781406307627
Mishka Hollander
Red House Reviewer

Clary, a normal teenager from Brooklyn has her life turned suddenly up-side down when she unwittingly discovers she is a shadow hunter. All of a sudden, vampires, werewolves, fairies and warlocks are part of her life.

With her mother mysteriously missing, she must work with her best friend Simon and the daring shadow hunter Jace to uncover the secrets surrounding her past.

I thought that this book was really good, the characters were described in depth and seemed incredibly realistic. I felt like I got to know the characters throughout the story and was able to relate to them as well.

I like the style of writing; it is descriptive but not too long and boring; also it is written in third person and it switches point of view quite often which is interesting.

The book was easy to get into and thrilling the whole time. The author has created a whole world which is believable and completely entrancing. I would love to continue this series as I really enjoyed this book, I would recommend it to people who like exciting, fantasy novels.

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Amazing -

I am in love with this book series. I have read it soo many times and never get bored! The writer pulls you into the book and all the series are so amazing, you must read.

Di , 15/04/2016

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Fab Urban Fantasy Series -

Absolutely adore this entire series. I wasn't sure what to make of it from the first book alone, but stay with it - Clare builds an AMAZING world that is solid, I love the friendships, I love the powers, and I love the bad guys. If you like paranormal stories in any way there will be something in here for you. Also, the new 'adult' covers are delicious.

Rachel, Confessions of a Book Geek , 18/07/2015

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