City of Bones - Cassandra Clare

City of Bones

By Cassandra Clare

  • Release Date: 2009-04-14
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 3,416 Ratings


Discover this first installment of the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly).

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.


  • Believer

    By landoncool0912
    Best BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!😀still reading books
  • Wow

    By Sydney😆
    City of Bones was exciting, funny and is a one sitting kind of read!!
  • Readers beware

    By Gaflabadaubs
    If you plan on reading this, I hope you plan on staying up until 2 or 3 in the morning every night until you finish the series. I cannot express how much I love this series, and I am, in fact, reading it for a second time right now. It is frustrating, and funny, and sad, and sometimes you want to rip your hair out. But it’s worth it. Fans of Percy Jackson, Twilight, The Cruel Prince, etc. Why haven’t you read this yet?
  • Loved it!

    By Cocoa999love123
    I loved it but who ever said that this is just a fan fiction. STOP. Don't ruin it for us just because you didn't like it or it's a fanfiction of a book you read. Keep it to yourself. If you have any bad things to say, don't say anything at all. Other than that, I loved it! Can't wait to go to the library to get City of Ashes!
  • One of my favorites

    By holycrapiseverynicknametaken
    This book is one of my favorite series I finished the series in 4 days.
  • Ehhhh

    By Hellokittysweetness02
    This is one of the books that I’ll like ironically. Claire isn’t a very good writer..
  • Great Book

    By Cottoncandyrain
    Packed with an intriguing plot and a unquiet cast of characters, City of Bones will have you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happens next in the suspenseful world Cassandra Clare created. Definitely recommend reading this book. It has a great combination of action, romance, and mysteries around every corner.
  • Best book ever!!

    By AidanKassidy
    This book is by far the best series I have come across since the Harry Potter series!!! Cassandra Clare is a very amazing author and needs To continue her wonderful writing.
  • My favorite everything

    By Greattttttttt gammmmme
    I watch the tv show that's comes on every for 2 months but I can't wait to find out if jace and clary get to get I brought the book and so far is been amazing. And that was sad how the mother died in the last episode on Monday. The first time I seen the trailer two years ago I knew is was my new favorite tv show . And last week was when I found out about the movie.then yesterday I found out about the book so sense that I been reading .this is amazing book,movie,and tv show . Let's go clary and jace.shadow hunters is the name of the show. The movie is called the city of bones. THIS MY FAVORITE TV SHOW THAT I EVER WATCHED
  • Still a wonderful story

    By Pdb44
    I'm re-reading after probably three years. Still such a captivating story. Valentine was evil. Such depth. Love this story. Love the series. I have not ventured into the next series by Cassandra. Didn't really feel that this series ended properly and was disappointed. She's such an amazing writer and has created an exciting world. Perhaps this time I may venture into Lady Midnight. On to City of Ashes.