City of Bones, 1 by Cassandra Clare

City of Bones, 1 (Mortal Instruments, #1)

by Cassandra Clare

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.

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3 of 5 stars

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Okay listen... this book was good... I was on board with the ideas and some of the scenes were definitely cool. But as far as characters go? I did NOT care about anyone other than Jace, and the only reason I liked Jace was because of his dynamic with Clary - which the ending of the book RUINED for me. Also, I liked Magnus, but he was small blip in this 485-page book. I also have to admit that the writing, and the dialogue, was kind of bad. I cringed a lot. I do not think that I will be continuing the series, unfortunately.

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