City of Bones


by Cassandra Clare (Author)

Book Cover for City of Bones

   Book 1   
Pages: 485

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....

Recognition: ALA Teens' Top Ten (2008), Georgia Peach Honor Book Award (2009), Abraham Lincoln Award (2010), Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader’s Choice Award (2010)

Mortal Instruments Series—Summary and Book Order


Series: Mortal Instruments
Reading level: 14+
Books in series: 7
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Website: www.shadowhunters.com
Tags: paranormal  fantasy  romance 

 Print series book list

Books in series order


1.   City of Bones  (2007)
2.   City of Ashes  (2008)
3.   City of Glass  (2009)
4.   City of Fallen Angels  (2011)
5.   City of Lost Souls  (2012)
6.   City of Heavenly Fire  (2014)
+   Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader  (2013)