Misgreep_037, April 30, 2007 (view all comments by Misgreep_037)
One of the bast books I've ever read. I honestly can't wait 'till the next two come out. I just skimmed the first page at the bookstore and I had to get it. And I read the whole thin in a day. My friend read it aswell, we both loved it. 2 thumbs up.
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"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"Clare's debut novel, first in the Mortal Instruments series, is a sprawling urban fantasy packed with just about every type of creature known to the genre, and still spacious enough to hold more. Fifteen-year-old Clary Fray witnesses a killing in an 'all-ages club'; when she confronts the attackers, she learns that they are spectral Shadowhunters, charged with killing demonic creatures called Night Children. Clary returns home to find her apartment vandalized and her mother missing, apparently kidnapped by creatures in the service of someone named Valentine. An attack by a slithering beast sends Clary to the infirmary at the Institute, hidden home of the Shadowhunters. There she befriends the hunter Jace, who tells her of Valentine's intention to find the Mortal Cup, one of three Mortal Instruments the Angel gave to the first Shadowhunters (the others are a mirror and sword). Great secrets abound both in Clary's past and in her own head — secrets that are gradually revealed to her about her mother, her mother's eccentric friend Luke, her relationship with Jace and, eventually, about Valentine himself. Clare's atmospheric setting is spot-on, informed equally by neo-gothic horror films and the modern fantasy leanings of Neil Gaiman. Werewolves, vampires, angels and fairies all fit in this ambitious milieu. At the core, though, this is a compelling story about family secrets and coming-of-age identity crises. Fans of the smart/chic horror typified by Buffy the Vampire Slayer will instantly fall for this new series. Ages 14-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
by Holly Black, author of Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale,
"Funny, dark, and sexy. One of my favorite books."
by Justine Larbalestier, author of Magic or Madness,
"City of Bones has everything: vampires, werewolves, faeries, true love, and stuff that blows up. What's more, Clare's characters are brilliant — she better not kill any of them off in the next two volumes!"
by School Library Journal,
"This version of New York, full of Buffyesque teens who are trying to save the world, is entertaining and will have fantasy readers anxiously awaiting the next book in the series."
by Kirkus Reviews,
"Lush and fun."
by ing hold,
In New York, 16-year-old Clary Fray doesn't expect to witness a murder — much less one committed by three teenagers covered with odd markings and brandishing bizarre weapons. Exotic and gritty, this book begins a new fantasy series about demons and a secret tribe of warriors called the Shadowhunters.
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