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  • Published: New York : M.K. McElderry Books, c2007.
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 485 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9781416914280 (trade bdg.)
  • 1416914285 (trade bdg.)
  • 1416955070



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City of bones

by Clare, Cassandra.

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Call number: Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown Teen, 1st Floor, Malletts Teen, Pittsfield Teen, Traverwood Teen

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Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizzare world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.

Community Reviews

Really good

Clary fray sees shadowhunters killing a demon in a nightclub when no one else can. To her surprise, her mother, Jocelyn was not truly a mortal but a shadow hunter, and the wife of the evil valentine. Clary has also discovered she is the daughter of valentine and he has kidnapped her mother in hope of receiving the powerful cup.


All the characters are amazing and interesting. They make the story even more enjoyable then it already is.

A nice start

I was a bit skeptical initially, but it drew me in enough to keep going and want to read the rest of the series. Judging by the comments, though, I can't wait to get to the prequels too!

Quite Good

I really liked this book and the series although I personally only like the first three books. I feel that the last three books weren't really needed although they were okay.


It's good, but I liked the prequels better.


I found the book to be interesting and engaging. Waiting toread the next one.

like it

I like this book.

Pretty Good

So far, I think I like the Infernal Devices series better than the Mortal Instruments--which might have something to do with my preference for period pieces--but I enjoy the world that Clare has created in both the past and present settings. The book reads quickly, though, and the story is fun and interesting.


This book kept me engaged and had so many plot twists, which was awesome, because it was so exciting. I grew reallly attached to the characters and plan to read the series and anything else by cassandra clare!


This book is was really good! The characters were cool.

Eh, still good

I really liked the prequel and this book was good, just not as good which was sad

I liked it

I liked this book. I didn't think it was boring, and the characters were likable. It was a little predictable, though.


I really enjoyed this book and the whole series! however I am a little dissapointed in clockwork angels, prequels are never good.

Not bad

I picked this book up because I wanted something different. Well, I got a melting pot of wizards, vampires, werewolves, and manga. Yeah, manga. Anyways, it feels like a teen novel because of the seeming "hot" guys and the romance and all. I moved through it pretty quick. It's funny, but I don't get a full view of the characters. I don't feel them like a really, really good book. It's fun to read however, and I don't encourage you to move past it. Try it.

Not as good as the prequel

The book moved really well, and I was really interested in it, up until I realized exactly what the ending would be. Then I groaned, and continued reading.

I'm glad I read Clockwork Angel first. It's much better. The characters in City of Bones are a little more boring; it seems that Clare really only writes men as flamboyant or witty, badass jerks; at least in Clockwork Angel, that broadens to include other types.

I found the ending to be something of a let-down. I understood it, and I realized before I read it what it would be, but it was just...blah. Still, up until then, I really liked it.

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