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3.5 

City of Bones

By Cassandra Clare
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare digital book - Fable

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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.

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3.5
Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes“Such a good intro to a six book series, there is just amount mystery of what is going to happen. However, you get enough information out first to get an understanding of what is going on. My favorite character is probably Simon and Magnus (he’s my favorite in the universe, so, of course). There were some humor spots that I adored and the stories inside are perfect (especially Luke’s story). I don’t however like the twist with Clary and Jace, that was not needed, or at least a different twist. I can’t wait to continue with this series, I know it will only get better.”
Believable charactersDescriptive writingAddictiveComicalComing of ageRomantic
SuspensefulTwistyDark settingAbuseViolenceLack of diversity
Anxious Face with sweat“My teenage self would have devoured this book, but I'm grateful I was unaware of this series until now. It drives me nuts when the sweet best male friend gets treated like absolute garbage. I also despise female characters who have no self esteem, and yet are able to draw the jealousy and/or love of every other character while remaining completely oblivious. Pepper in some accidental incest and you have a triple threat of disgustingly annoying tropes. I'm assuming they won't actually end up being related as the series goes on, but that is a fine line of gross that I don't appreciate. Oof.”
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Likable charactersEasy to readAddictiveBeautiful settingImmersive settingViolenceUnsatisfying ending
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AddictiveMagical settingComing of ageViolenceLack of diversityUnengaging characters

About Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York TimesUSA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Shadowhunter Chronicles. She is also the coauthor of the bestselling fantasy series Magisterium with Holly Black. The Shadowhunter Chronicles have been adapted as both a major motion picture and a television series. Her books have more than fifty million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts with her husband and three fearsome cats. Visit her at CassandraClare.com. Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at Shadowhunters.com.

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