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ISBN: 1416955070

ISBN13: 9781442493063

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13 ratings

Such great shape!

I ordered this book and within a week and a half it was in the mailbox ready to be read. I got it in way better shape than expected!

My Favorite Book Series Of All Time!

This book is full of fantasy, adventure, sassy remarks, love, and mystery. The character development is amazing and you grow to know each one of the characters' quirks, likes, and dislikes. It is told in a third person point of view which allows for there to be different character focuses, so that the story is not only about the main character. Any reader who enjoys romance, action, and humor will enjoy this book!

Great Book!

I really enjoy this series! If you did to, I recommend the The Infernal Devices series!


This is one of my new favorite fiction series

I enjoyed the book very much. It contained detailed information, the characters had distinct personalities, and the plot was great. I love the sci-fi of it all and how it works along with the real world.

This book is a must-read

The romance and action is very well balanced; I’ve never read anything like it before. The way everything and everyone in the story interacts is very interesting and fits perfectly! It’s a must-read for anyone who likes vampires, werewolves, angels, and demons. It’s by far one of my favorite book series.

One of my favorites

This is one of my favorite series by one of my favorite authors of all time. Everything she writes is gold

I get very passionate about books that I truly enjoy. This book is totally worth the read. I fell in love with every single character, good and bad. I do not regret reading this and my doubts that you will are high.

Fascinating world created by C. Clare. READ IT!

First, let me start off by saying that as with any piece of literature, it's a matter of taste. And the tastes expressed here are... well, widely ranged. Yet, I do NOT believe that this book deserves less than 2 stars, that would be just someone's biased pet peeves. The book opens with a girl, Clary, whose discovers rather suddenly that she's different from an ordinary teenager girl. And once she does, a cascade of events whirls her into the world that she, or anyone else like her for that matter, did not know existed. As a character, I thought Clary made a fine heroine. She was believable. Yes, sometimes she acted stupidly, she required protection, she craved comfort and attention, but those are the things that make a teenage girl real, don't they? At the end, she showed that she was brave, loyal and moral. The hero of the book was remarkable. There are just so many things that make him stand out. Jace is insanely witty and sarcastic, courageous to the point of being fearless, strong and abashing, unapologetic and unconforming. His upbringing is his strength and his weakness. He's such a complex character, and the first book only lets a glimpse into this soul. The love story is..., well, unique. Unlike most reviews, I didn't find it disgusting. The story was meant to be a forbidden love, and it sure was. The attraction between the two main characters began innocently and it evolved to a natural point. Of course, how it will proceed is what raises our eyebrows. The writing was good, not excellent though. Some of the description was dragged on for a bit longer than necessary. Not always describing the room, clothing, surroundings in full detail is the best of ideas. Sometimes, it has to be pertinent to the story, which is in this case there was half a chance that it was. I do believe that this can be fixed in the future and overlooked in the meantime. DO READ this book, and then judge yourself.

Favorite YA series

I love this whole young adult, fantasy genre. I am a big Twilight fan, but I must admit, this series was much better than the Twilight saga. There is some romance, but it also has a lot more action, which I feel Twilight was lacking. My boyfriend even enjoyed these books! This series was also written in 3rd person point of view......wonderful for developing more characters. Give this series a try: check it out at the library or buy for yourself. I bought the whole series. I hope Cassandra Clare writes some more YA books like this. Also, try Cynthia Leitich Smith for other YA books along the same line (titles: Tantalize and Eternal - VERY easy reading). My next series will be Charlaine Harris (True Blood) and The Vampire Diaries.

Loved it.

City of Bones was a book that kept me up reading late into the night until I couldn't keep my eyes open and then waking up ridiculously early because I had to finish it. City of Bones was definately a book to keep you flipping pages. I could never guess exactly what was coming next, Clare kept you surprised with what she threw at readers. The world Clare created was so vivid. She is heavy on descriptions so you really get the overall picture. At times the description was almost a little much. The characters were so full of life! I loved Jace, he was enjoyable to read about and have a great sense of humor. Alec and Isabelle grow on you as the book go on. At first I found myself not liking them much and almost annoyed with them at first, but then they find a way into your heart. Simon was a really amiable character. Surprisingly, him and Jace were my two favorites. Clary is consistanting reminded of all she must learn, as her world and everything she thought was turned upside down. She was a strong female character. Overall City of Bones is a gripping fantasy that will leave readers heading out the door to get book 2, City of Ashes. A must read for any fantasy lovers out there.

Fantastic Fantasy Series

I started this book one weekend, and ended up finishing the whole series the next week. I absolutely loved it! As a fan of Twilight, I admit that I had low expectations for this series. I thought it would be one of the many imitations in YA fiction right now. It is not. In fact, I enjoyed it more than Twilight. The plot is more complex, and the characters certainly have more depth. Simon and Isabelle are my favorite characters. Although Simon is deeply in love with Clary, he does not allow her to take advantage of him. Isabelle is conceited and cold, but deeply loyal to her family. Even Jace is an unlikely hero. He certainly has character traits that are most unbecoming. It seems that Clary is the only somewhat predictable character--a young, innocent girl struggling with the reality of who she really is. The author describes this fantasy world in great detail, and it's the kind of world you can easily get lost in while reading. I can't wait to see more from this author and hope there's a new series in the works.

Excellent reading!

Excellent characters, great action & pacing, compelling story line, and flat out fun read - start to finish. I ripped through it once and then read it again leisurely. This is simply a terrific YA book. Am looking forward to book 2. Clare has created a world with a mix of familiar fantasy types (werewolves, vampires, warlocks) and those which don't get much print: the nephilim. And her treatment of these is refreshing. Is realistic fantasy a term? Whether a teen or an adult who enjoys a great tale -- do give The Mortal Instrument series a go! Happy reading.

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Published by Bianca Smith • March 05, 2018
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