City of BonesBook - 2007 | 1st ed.
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.
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SLPL_Trends Jun 01, 2018
As a Shadowhunter and a Lightwood, Alec was never supposed to fall for High Warlock and Downworlder Magnus Bane. While Downworlders and Shadowhunters aren’t in a feud, both communities definitely have their opinions about their relationship, which Magnus and Alec are all too happy to ignore.
Clary Fray is pulled into the world of Shadowhunters when she is attacked by a demon and her mother disappears.
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Clary: So what's with that 'hey' thing?
Simon: What 'hey' thing?
Clary: The 'hey' thing that guys always do. Like when you saw Jace and Alec, you said 'hey,' and they said 'hey' back. What's wrong with 'hello'?
Simon: 'Hello' is girly. Real men are terse. Laconic.
Clary: So the more manly you are, the less you say?
Simon: Right. That's why when major badasses greet each other in movies, they don't say anything, they just nod. The nod means, 'I am a badass, and I recognize that you, too, are a badass,' but they don't say anything because they're Wolverine and Magneto and it would mess up their vibe to explain.
Jace: I have no idea what you're talking about.
" That's why when major badasses greet each other in movies, they don'the say anything, they just nod. The nod means 'I am a badass, and I recognise that you, too, are a badass, ' but they don't say anything because they're Wolverine and Magneto and it would mess up their vibe to explain." -Simon
"Don't stop there. I suppose there are, what, vampires and werewolves and zombies?"
"Of course there are. Although you mostly find zombies farther south, where the voudun priests are."
"What about mummies?Do they only hang around Egypt?"
Don't be ridiculous know one believes in mummies."-Clary and Jace
"It tends to make humans a little crazy. One minute you're munching a faerie plum, the next minute you're running naked down Madison Avenue with antlers on your head. Not, that this has ever happened to me.”
There might be a God, Clary, and there might not, but
I don't think it matters. Either way, we're on our own.
Jace: "I can't believe you've been stuffing him with fish again. He's looking distinctly podgy."
Isabelle: "He does not look podgy. Besides, none of the rest of you ever eat anything."
Jace: "If you knew how to cook, maybe I would eat."
Isabelle: "WHAT did you just say?"
Jace: "I said I'm going to look for a snack to eat."
Isabelle: "That's what I thought you said."
Looking better in black than the widows of our enemy's since 1234 - Cassandra Clare
Sexual Content: Gay references/comments/situations, kissing, longing looks and romantic feelings.
Violence: Demon hunting, injuring/killing demons, werewolves, vampires, and humans.
Violence: This title contains Violence.
Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.
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Clarissa Fray (Fairchild/Morgenstern) is a Shadowhunter, and she get's mixed up in a world her mother tried so hard to hide from her, but failed when Valentine attacked her mother and kidnapped her somewhere in the Magical World. She find's love... well maybe she does, but she's only starting to get into the big mess
Clare finds that her mother has been kidnapped, and that she has the blood of an angel in her body that allows her to see legendary creatures of myth. Discovers she has a brother. hen retrieves the mortal cup finds out the bad guy is her father.
When clary enters the pandemonium club she hardly expects to witness a murder, especially one that only she seems to be able to see. Beginning with that night Clary gets plunged in to a hidden world of shadow hunters and downworlders. Starting with the disappearance of her mom and moving to the even more extreme, this book will leave you dying to read the whole series!
Great book about demons and Shadowhunters (demon slayers). This book becomes quite dark, interesting, and is a very good book. Highly suggest you read this book!
This is one of my favourite books. I love the characters, particularly Clary and Jace. The way Cassie Clare writes is wonderful, it is beautifully descriptive and witty. I fell in love with Jace in this book, and he remains my favourite male character. I also love Clary, she is 'one of us'.
Their hidden world is about to be revealed...
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. Clary knows she should call the police, but it's hard to explain a murder when the body disappears into thin air and the murderers are invisible to everyone but Clary.
Equally startled by her ability to see them, the murderers explain themselves as Shadowhunters: a secret tribe of warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Within twenty-four hours, Clary's mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque 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....
Through meeting Jace, Alec and Isabelle - teenaged defenders of demonic evil on earth - Clary becomes embroiled in a world class struggle of good and evil and realizes that she may have superhero traits of her own.