The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones

The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones

Children's, New & Recommended, Teenage & Young Adult
Paperback Published on: 02/07/2007
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The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Addictive Read
This is by far my favourite teen fiction series to date. It's easy to lose yourself in Clare's writing time and time again. Her characters are both funny a... READ MORE
Stephanie at Tenterden
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Awesomeness in book form
For the Fans of Urban Faerie, here's another book to add to the ever increasing pile of wickedly dark and delightful tales of mischief and mayhem. It's ful... READ MORE
Kat Lockwood
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
I read this in a day.
City of Bones is a thrill to read. I was captivated from the start, i am desperate to read the rest! A wonderful cast of characters in a tale that twists a... READ MORE
Grace At Birmingham
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
All the stories are real.
A story world I adore, watching each of the characters developing in such a deep way is so heartwarming. This is a diverse series the has it all, love, com... READ MORE
Jon Munn

Synopsis

First in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. Love. Blood. Betrayal. Demons. First in the New York Times No. 1 bestselling series that has swept the globe, City of Bones is also a major movie and Shadowhunters, the TV series based on the book, is currently airing on Netflix. Irresistibly drawn towards a group of demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City and the dangers of forbidden love. This edition contains exclusive bonus content as well as a map and a new foreword by Cassandra Clare. Read all the sensational books in The Shadowhunter Chronicles: The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, The Bane Chronicles, The Dark Artifices, The Last Hours and The Shadowhunter's Codex.

  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781406307627
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Weight: 362g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm

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The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Amazing, better than Twilight
A friend recommended this book to me, and I could not put it down, and had to keep on reading. If you enjoyed Twilight you will love this series, I would e... READ MORE
Suthers
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Loved it
It was great, the plot took a twist which is brilliant changes everything.
Abbygayle
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Loved It!!
I was a bit dubious at first about this book, but as soon as I read the first couple of pages I was hooked! I couldn't put it down and when I did I was con... READ MORE
HMM
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
City of Bones
I really enjoyed the start of this book and was so excited to get to the end and find out what happened...But the end was abit disappointing...I think it c... READ MORE
Roxanna Sultan
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
The beguinning of an addiction
Got this book after my friend was going on about it for ages. Read it in less than a week and understood why my friend loves it so much! Once you have read... READ MORE
Ponylass
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Talk about a twist!
I was a bit unsure about reading this at first, but once I picked it up I couldn't put it down! There is soo much action in the book. I love the humour wit... READ MORE
HMM
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Love it! Love it! Love it!
I absolutely love this book and the rest of the series. Absolutely brilliant! I love all of the characters, the action, the monsters and Valentine. The Mor... READ MORE
Anuszka Gojke
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Not the best book ever
The storyline was okay, but I didn't really like the ending. It could have been more exciting. The fact that it reminded me of a video game was a good and ... READ MORE
Miss Jazzeh
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
obvious
Although I like this series so far this book was by far the worst of the first 3 I have read. It has a good storyline but I knew exactly what was going to ... READ MORE
SJ slater
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Gripping
Super funny and gripping well detailed and easy to follow plot
adam barrett
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Not your teenage love story
Cassandra Claire is one of my favourite authors and The Mortal Instruments trilogy is also one of my favourite reads. Once I picked up the book I was unabl... READ MORE
NamwilaReads
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
City of Bones
This book is amazing! It's funny and romantic and sad and addictive!You just can't put it down! It has an amazing twist at the end which makes you want to ... READ MORE
Polly Davis
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Love it!
From the moment I opened the book I was hooked its brilliant. Its full of action and suspense from start to finish. It also has a bit of romance and its gr... READ MORE
BubbleWrap
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
City of Bones
I took a huge gamble when I bought this book, but boy did it pay! As a pupil librarian often dubbed as "the english nerd" I have read a lot of books and th... READ MORE
Emily Zaadstra
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
City of Bones
I loved this! I bought it because it had a paper review underneath it saying it was good, so i thought i'd give it a go. It's got a brilliant plot,and, to ... READ MORE
Deanna Boydon
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
City of Bones
I loved these books!! shadow hunters people who risk there lives to kill demons.In a world of vampires,werewolves,fairies and warlocks anything could happe... READ MORE
Carys Thomas
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
What a great book!!
I was recommended this book by one of the shop assistance at my local waterstones, she said she had read them and said they were great so I thought i would... READ MORE
Claire Callaway
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Awesome
When Clary first meets the three young Shadowhunters, little does she know she's about to be dragged into their world. A world where demons are not only re... READ MORE
Natasha Gorringe
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
City of Bones
well at first i bought because i needed another book for my 3for2 and they didn't have the book i wanted, but it turned out to be an amazing book, i got ca... READ MORE
Jodie Willis
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
I don't know why i didn't read this sooner
Cassandra Clare writes beautifully and the book itself is amazing. I started reading the day I bought it and I couldn't put it down until I finished it at ... READ MORE
Danaa
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Absolutely incredible!
I bought this book after it was recommended by my friend and I was not disappointed. Without doubt this book (and the rest of the series) was one of the be... READ MORE
demidog1
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Gripping novel
As Stephenie Meyer's said "A story world I love" And I totally agree! Once you start reading, it is impossible to put down. You just have to keep reading ... READ MORE
Melanie F
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Should of read it sooner
This is the first book in "The Mortal Instruments" series. The books are aimed at the YA genre, but I was so enthralled by the plot and the hype around the... READ MORE
Whispering Stories
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
City of Bones
I loved this! I bought it because it had a paper review underneath it saying it was good, so i thought i'd give it a go. It's got a brilliant plot,and, to ... READ MORE
Deanna Boydon
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
City of Bones
I have been obsessed with the Mortal Instrument series!!! I couldn't stop talking about it with my friends. You thought Edward Cullen was sexy until you me... READ MORE
Hermione Fiebig
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
5*
I read a lot of comments about The Mortal Instruments before i gave them a chance, all critics were good and i can now understand why so many young adult r... READ MORE
quasarstar
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Exceptional!... I <3 IT!!!
When I started reading this, I was hooked right from the beginning! I could not stop reading, and after every page my mind was greedy for more. This book (... READ MORE
misssporty
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Indescribable
The best book series I have read in my sixteen years, and believe me I have read a lot. You will be so hooked upon the characters and the tragedies that o... READ MORE
Heather1
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Brilliant fantasy novel!
If you have read the blurb of this novel, ignore it - it doesn't do the book justice. I got recommended this book by a friend but when I read the back of t... READ MORE
Jade Steer
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Amazing!
This book was amazing! When I had first ooened this book and read the first few pages I couldn't put this book down. I love the adventure of this book. It'... READ MORE
Lizbeth
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
City of Bones
I like a lot of books within the 'Urban Fantasy' selection but this book has out done them all. I found that i couldn't put the book down. i'm 23 years old... READ MORE
leoanne towsey
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
City of Bones
I'll keep this short and sweet. I picked this up because of its cover art and was immensely rewarded with the story inside. The plot is fantastic, and the ... READ MORE
Katy Lynock
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
City of Bones
This is, by miles, my favourite book. The whole series is amazing. The characters are well thought out and between Jace and Clary there are some great line... READ MORE
Rebecca
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
City of Bones
The cover is what first attracted me as I stood in the bookshop browsing for new authors. I checked reviews online and read a preview, then bought the book... READ MORE
Alexis
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Awesome!!!
I read this ages ago now and i've decided to catch up on some of the reviews i did for older books, so here goes... If you love your vampires, faeries, we... READ MORE
Leanne Bell
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Beautifully outstanding!
As the first to the three (soon to be four!) most amazing books i have ever read, City of Bones is a mixcture of everything you could want from a fantasy. ... READ MORE
SamanthavanBuuren
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
City of Bones
I got this book yesterday, i loved it. its one of the best books i own. i have read it all and i cant wait for the next one. I would say that Cassandra Cla... READ MORE
Aimee Paterson
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Fast-paced and brilliant!
I'm so shocked at myself for not reading this book sooner, still better late than never! So base of the plot is that Clary finds out she's not who she th... READ MORE
rhythmpantherxo
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
City of Bones
Awesome and very addictive. I was glued to this book from page one and finished reading it in one sitting. I can`t wait to find out what happens next!
Ilona
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Every bit as good as Twilight
Ever since the Twilight Series, I've been hooked on this kind of story, To be honest, most don't cut it! but this series really has been a great read, (I w... READ MORE
Old Mother Hubbard
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Wonderful Series.
Having read the books years prior to the film release, I am honestly not sure whether I actually want to sit down and watch the film. When I found out the ... READ MORE
SiobhanC
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Amazing book!
I'd heard really positive things about this book before I read it, and now I know why. City of Bones is one of the best books I've read in a long time. The... READ MORE
mockingjay15
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
You won't be able to put this one down!
I love Cassie’s writing. It's witty, fun and engaging. I love the changes of point of view. She also succeeded in introducing the story without making the ... READ MORE
PaulaSHx
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Absolutely amazing
I read this book after my sister had been telling me all about the series and how much I'd enjoy it. So I bought the book the day I went on my family campi... READ MORE
Lettice Ackers
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
City of Bones
This book is amazing I couldn't put it down and it left me wondering if it was real. After reading this book it was all I could talk about . I even dreamt ... READ MORE
Hilary Brennock
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Could read this a million times!!
I heard about The Mortal Instruments (TMI) from a youtuber than i watch and she kept going on and on about how great it was. so i though why not? and now i... READ MORE
Becky
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Great read and amazing characters
Loved the book. Amazing characters. Jace being my favourite of them all and, sorry to say, but Simon being the least. *Spoiler* Just one thing that I d... READ MORE
Starry Night
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Great book to start the series.
I love this book. The story is well written and for such a big book series you do not get lost at all. Once you start reading you won't be able to stop! Th... READ MORE
Abigail Davison
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Just fabulous
I made the mistake of watching the current shadow hunters series before reading the book. Of course I loved the series so I decided to give the books a go.... READ MORE
Trinalouise
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Poor writing
I know it`s for ya but this is way too simply written. Description are repeated so much without being needed like the colour of the eyes over and over agai... READ MORE
Roxana Felicia Razvan
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
City of Bones
An instantly gripping novel with amazing characters that you will fall in love with. The world Cassandra Claire has created is cleaver and detailed and wil... READ MORE
Amy  Blackledge
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Cassandra Clare has such imagination
It took me a while to actually start reading this. A few of my friends had read it and when one of them said 'she goes to this club and sees someone get mu... READ MORE
The Sassenach's Library
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The first book in this magical series follows Clary – a teenage girl living in New York City as her life takes an unpredictable turn. After witnessing a mu... READ MORE
Alysha Pires
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
What a cracking read!!
I could not put it down!! What a cracking read!! I have my heart set on becoming a warlock!
Rosie Young
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Dynamite
I am crazy about the TV series, Shadowhunters with Katherine McNamara and Dominic Sherwood. So I decided I wanted to read the books to compare the differen... READ MORE
Cameron McIlroy
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Absolutely fantastic
Can’t recommend this book or author enough she writes in such amazing detail
Tilly  Shields
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
amazing
loved it. better than any other book i have read
El
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Great story
When Clary Fray goes to an all-ages nightclub in New York City with her best friend, she witnesses a murder of a teenager by three other teens. However, he... READ MORE
Jill Jemmett
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Beginning of an incredible series
This book had me from the get go, compelling story, carefully crafted characters and building their foundations for the rest of the series. Recommend a rea... READ MORE
Jessica Preston
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
One of my favourites
This has been one of my favourite books for years. Amazing storyline and characters. Addictive.
Annalivia Hurst