City of Bones
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... show more
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.
Publish date: February 2008
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages no: 485
Edition language: English
Entertaining YA is what this book is. Nothing original or profound, but definitely entertaining. The book is an interesting blend of Harry Potter, Supernatural, Twilight, and - for obvious reasons - Star Wars. I knew where the story was headed from early on, because the author isn't exactly skimping...
I wasn't a fan of this one. I was bored most of the time. It isn't really my thing. [spoiler] And I definitely didn't like being told that Clary and Jace were siblings after they had made out. And apparently (SERIES SPOILERS) they decide that they're okay with that in the next book?? Ew. Ew ew ew. B...
Da ich den Film gefühlte 237x gesehen habe und nun auch die Serie angeguckt habe, stand für mich fest, dass ich dieses Buch endlich lesen muss. Immerhin stand es ja schon lange auf meinem SUB. Ich habe mich nie rangetraut, da ich Angst hatte, dass es mir vielleicht besser als der Film gefallen könnt...
I debated reading this book for years. That sounds really dramatic when I say 'years' but literally it's true. I would periodically come across news about this book series, see it in the library or bookstores, hear the series recommended in book haul videos on youtube. I would always find myself sli...
I have no better way to explain how I feel towards this book, than to just say it is my life. I fell in love with this series just after reading the first page. Cassandra Clare, you have a wonderful mind. Thank you for making this characters, and with such marvelous writing, helped them come to life...