Mortal instruments city of bones book


City of Bones is the first urban fantasy book in author Cassandra Clare's New York Times bestselling series The Mortal Instruments. The novel is set in modern . The Mortal Instruments is a series of six young adult fantasy novels written by Cassandra Clare, Clary is an artist, and at the start of the first book, City of Bones, it is at first believed that she is a mundane, an ordinary human because her. City of Bones book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Clu.

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Mortal Instruments City Of Bones Book

City of Bones. The Mortal Instruments Book One. City of Bones. When fifteen-year -old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. This Buffy-esque YA novel does not translate well to the audio medium, and part of the problem lies in the story's. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments) (): Cassandra Clare: Books.

Plot[ edit ] Clary goes to the pandemonium club with her best friend, Simon Lewis, where she sees a blue haired boy and a black haired girl sneak into a storeroom, pursued by two other boys; one armed with what appears to be a knife. She sends Simon for help and she follows the group into the storeroom, where she witnesses the blue haired "boy" being killed; whereupon he vanishes from the room, with the explanation that demons "return to their home dimensions when they die. When she returns home, her mother, Jocelyn, scolds her for staying out so late. The next day, Jocelyn announces that they are moving from New York City to the country for the summer where Jocelyn's best friend, Luke, has a house. Clary, upset by the unexpected move, confides in Simon that she knows almost nothing about her mother or her entire family. Simon mentions seeing thin, white scars on Jocelyn's back and shoulders, but Clary dismisses this. They go to a poetry reading where Clary sees Jace, one of the boys from the previous night, who privately tells Clary about demon-hunters, called Shadowhunters or Nephilim, and claims Clary is not a mundane ordinary human. Clary answers a call from Jocelyn, who frantically warns her not to come home and to tell Luke that "he" has found her. The call ends abruptly. After failure to phone back, Clary returns to her house and finds it in disarray, and her mother gone. She is attacked by another demon, which she kills with Jace's Sensor; and Jace brings Clary to the "Institute": the local headquarters of the Shadowhunters, where she is introduced to two other hunters, Isabelle and Alec, and the tutor, Hodge. Jace and Clary return to Clary's house and meet her neighbor Madame Dorothea, who has a teleportation portal. To find her mother, Clary, followed by Jace, rushes through the portal, and they land at Luke's bookstore and find Simon, in search of Clary. The three hide inside the store.

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February 22, Blackish liquid exploded around the hilt. The boy arched off the floor, gurgling and twisting. With a grimace Jace stood up.

His black shirt was blacker now in some places, wet with blood. He looked down at the twitching form at his feet, reached down, and yanked out the knife. The hilt was slick with black fluid. His eyes, fixed on Jace, seemed to burn. The Forsaken will take you all. His body began to jerk and twitch as he crumpled, folding in on himself, growing smaller and smaller until he vanished entirely. Clary scrambled to her feet, kicking free of the electrical wiring.

She began to back away. None of them were paying attention to her. Alec had reached Jace and was holding his arm, pulling at the sleeve, probably trying to get a good look at the wound. Clary turned to run—and found her way blocked by Isabelle, whip in hand. The gold length of it was stained with dark fluid. She flicked it toward Clary, and the end wrapped itself around her wrist and jerked tight. Clary gasped with pain and surprise.

The whip bit deeper into her skin. What do you think you are, vigilante killers? Cradling his arm, he picked his way across the cable-strewn floor toward Clary. Alec followed behind him, face screwed into a scowl. Clary glanced at the spot where the boy had disappeared from, and said nothing. A ghoulish freckling of blood marked his face. He still reminded her of a lion, with his wide-spaced, light-colored eyes, and that tawny gold hair.

She rubbed her sore wrist and wondered how the hell she was going to get out of there. Walked with warlocks, talked with the Night Children? You saw that boy vanish into thin air. She whirled around. He was standing by the storage room door. What happened to the guys—you know, the ones with the knives? He grinned at her and dropped a half-apologetic, half-mocking shrug. Somehow neither was Clary. Slowly she turned back to Simon, knowing how she must look to him, standing alone in a damp storage room, her feet tangled in bright plastic wiring cables.

Street cleaners had come down Orchard while they were inside the club, and the street was glossed black with oily water. Where is everyone going at midnight on a Sunday? Maybe I just imagined the whole thing. No, not a ghost, she thought. Something even weirder than that. He glanced back at the club, where a thin line still snaked out the door and halfway down the block. You hate Pandemonium. This time, though, the taxi screeched to a halt at their corner, the driver laying into his horn as if he needed to get their attention.

Clary followed, inhaling the familiar New York cab smell of old cigarette smoke, leather, and hair spray. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? City of Bones is a Shadowhunters novel. 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. Soon Clary is introduced to the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world and back to their own.

And Clary is introduced with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque monster. How could a mere human survive such an attack and kill a demon? The Shadowhunters would like to know….

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Hardcover Verified download. Paperback Verified download. I wasn't sure that I was going to like this book. Honestly, when I did pick it up I was just trying it in expectation of unhauling it.

By the end of the first chapter, however, I was hooked.

The world building was strong. Although there was a lot of it at times, occasionally bordering on feeling like an info dump, it never fully crossed that border. A first book in a fantasy series is expected to be heavy on the world building anyway. The characters were also well-developed and three-dimensional. The plot, although slowed down at times due to filling in backstory, remained fast-paced enough to maintain interest throughout. This isn't to say that there weren't problems.

At this time, it seems like this plot point was unnecessary and the author would have been better off avoiding it. Despite a few shortcomings, however, I was pleasantly surprised by this book and am definitely interested in seeing where Cassandra Clare takes this story next.

This is so incredibly beautiful! The pages are gilt and there's color and black and white illustrations on every chapter, and inside covers are portraits of Jace and Clary. Definitely worth my instadownload back in March when this was announced! Goodreads says this is supposed to have bonus stories, but it doesn't.

It does include funny character profiles from the Clave - including one for Church! Hodge flees, pursued by Clary. Hodge attacks her in an alleyway, but she is unexpectedly saved by Luke, who is a werewolf.

Book One: City of Bones

While Luke's werewolf pack attack Valentine's followers, Clary locates her mother, who is unconscious, and also finds Jace, who says Valentine identified Jace himself as his son; this dismays both Jace and Clary.

Valentine entices Jace to return to Idris - the Shadowhunters' home country - with him. Jace refuses, and Valentine escapes through a portal with the Cup, smashing the portal behind him. Clary grew up oblivious to the shadow world and her real heritage.

Jocelyn, her mother, believes that Clary should have a normal human life to shield her from Jocelyn's past. She raised Clary in New York. Clary is an artist, like her mother, often drawing her emotions in pictures - her version of a diary.

She lives a very typical teenage life until her mother is kidnapped. Throughout the next book or 2, Clary embarks on a quest to help her mother while adjusting to a life as a Shadowhunter. She and Jace eventually develop a mutual attraction; although the revelation that they are siblings dashes their romantic hopes.

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare

There he is trained alongside Isabelle and Alec Lightwood. Jace grows up to be cold and arrogant to those around him. He rejects the idea of love and only believes in the art of war.

Before the death of his father, Jace was brutally trained to be an expert in the arts of war. He is said to be the best Shadowhunter of his age. Jace is described as having golden hair, eyes, and skin. He is attracted to Clary, but becomes horrified after discovering that they might be siblings. Simon Lewis Clary's human best friend and essentially only friend for about 10 years. Simon only has three main interests; his band, keeping up with everything nerdy, and Clary.

He is secretly in love with Clary, though she does not appear to reciprocate those feelings and is oblivious to them until he directly tells her. He is jealous that Clary shows a larger amount of affection for Jace than himself.

His loyalty to Clary is unwavering even after discovering the relationship the Clary and Jace begin to grow, Simon stays by Clary. He is described as a tall slender 16 year old teenage boy with black shaggy hair and brown eyes.

Isabelle Sophia "Izzy" Lightwood She is described as tall and incredibly beautiful, with black hair and eyes.

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