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City of Bones (Mortal Instruments) (edition 2008)

by Cassandra Clare

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Title:City of Bones (Mortal Instruments)
Authors:Cassandra Clare
Info:Margaret K. McElderry Books (2008), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 512 pages
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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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I've been wanting to read this forever. People that know what I like recommend it highly. I liked it a lot, but not as much as I thought that I would. That may be because I was listening to it while doing housework and stuff so I may have missed something great. Anyways, I still had a lot of the plot figured out before it happened. I do plan to continue the series for sure. It has vampires, werewolves, shadow hunters, demons, symbols, magic. Lots of interesting things.
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  ToniFGMAMTC | Jan 19, 2017 |
I've been wanting to read this forever. People that know what I like recommend it highly. I liked it a lot, but not as much as I thought that I would. That may be because I was listening to it while doing housework and stuff so I may have missed something great. Anyways, I still had a lot of the plot figured out before it happened. I do plan to continue the series for sure. It has vampires, werewolves, shadow hunters, demons, symbols, magic. Lots of interesting things.
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  ToniFGMAMTC | Jan 19, 2017 |
I've been wanting to read this forever. People that know what I like recommend it highly. I liked it a lot, but not as much as I thought that I would. That may be because I was listening to it while doing housework and stuff so I may have missed something great. Anyways, I still had a lot of the plot figured out before it happened. I do plan to continue the series for sure. It has vampires, werewolves, shadow hunters, demons, symbols, magic. Lots of interesting things.
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  ToniFGMAMTC | Jan 19, 2017 |
Just finished this, really enjoyed it. I'm not sure what took me so long to listen to this other than being really busy with college and being worried that it would be too familiar to me since I had at one time been a fan of her fanfiction, and supposedly it was really close to some of those stories. However, on that issue, I can see more differences than similarities, since that was likely done on purpose I think she did a good job. I'm glad that she wrote this, it's a great book, and I can't wait to read her other series. ( )
  Diana_Long_Thomas | Jan 18, 2017 |
Felt nothing for the redundant characters. And this tired story was all over the place. The friend turning into a rat was also ridiculous lol. I could not take anything seriously. It is sad. I bought this book with high hopes because of all the positive reviews. ( )
  Shelby-Lamb-Author | Jan 17, 2017 |
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Epigraph
I have not slept.

Between the acting of a dreadful thing

And the first motion, all the interim is

Like a phantasm, or a hideous dream:

The genius and the mortal instruments

Are then in council; and the state of man,

Like to a little kingdom, suffers then

The nature of an insurrection.

- William Shakespeare,
Julius Caesar
I sung of Chaos and Eternal Night,

Taught by the heav'nly Muse to venture down

The dark decent, and up to reascend. . .

- John Milton, Paradise Lost
Facilis descensus Averni:

Noctes antque dies patet atri ianua Ditis.

Sed grandium revocare superasque evadere ad auras;

Hoc opus, hic labor, est.

- Virgil, The Aeneid
The descent beckons

as the ascent beckoned.

- William Carlos Williams, The Descent
Dedication
For my grandfather
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"You've got to be kidding me," the bouncer said, folding his arms across his massive chest.
Quotations
"Sarcasm is the last refuge of the imaginatively bankrupt," she told him.
"I can't help it. I use my rapier wit to hide my inner pain."
"Your pain will be outer soon if you don't get out of traffic. Are you trying to get run over by a cab?"
"Don't be ridiculous," he said. "We could never get a cab that easily in this neighborhood."
"Is this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?"
"If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked."
"If you were half as funny as you think you are, you'd be twice as funny as you are now."
"Jesus!" Luke exclaimed.
"Actually, it's just me," said Simon. "Although I've been told the resemblance is startling."
"Unfortunately", said Hodge, "we're all out of bitter revenge at the moment, so it's either tea or nothing."
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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...

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Addiction-causing
Trash about Shadowhunters
And forbidden love.
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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 bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.

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