City of Bones

(8 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5)

Publisher: Walker Books

Review

An evening at a New York nightclub takes an unexpected turn for 15-year-old Clary when she witnesses what looks like a murder - but the victim's body has vanished into thin air. What's even more strange is that her best friend Simon couldn't even see the attack take place.

The next thing Clary knows, her mother has disappeared and a hideous monster is in her apartment.

As she struggles to navigate a frightening new world in which werewolves roam the streets of China Town and vampires ride above the New York on flying motorbikes, Clary learns that she is one of the Shadowhunters - an ancient line of demon-hunters descended from angels. In dramatic circumstances she is thrown together with handsome young Shadowhunter Jace and his friends Isabelle and Alec, and together they set out to discover what has happened to Clary's mother, as well as to rescue the Shadowhunters' ancient and powerful Mortal Cup which has fallen into the wrong hands. But Clary's interference in the demon world soon leads to some shocking revelations, and the uncovering of some long-buried secrets.

The first in the popular Mortal Instruments series, this novel is sure to grip teenage fans of urban fantasy and dark romance. Exciting and fast-paced, it will keep readers on the edge of their seats and leave them eager to read the next installments of Clary's story.

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