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City of Bones | [Cassandra Clare]

City of Bones

Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistably drawn towards a group of sexy demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City - and the dangers of forbidden love.
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Publisher's Summary

Clary Fray is seeing things: vampires in Brooklyn and werewolves in Manhattan. Irresistably drawn towards a group of sexy demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City - and the dangers of forbidden love.

©2007 Cassandra Clare (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"The Mortal Instruments series is a story world I love to live in. Beautiful." (Stephanie Meyer)

"The story's sensual flavor comes from the wealth of detail: demons with facial piercings, diners serving locusts and honey, pretty gay warlocks, and cameo appearances from other urban fantasies' characters....Lush and fun." (Kirkus Review)

What Members Say

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  • Mary
    United Kingdom
    2/8/14
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    "Could've been a good story."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably not, some aspects of the story were very frustrating and predictable.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    * SPOILERS * I wouldn't have made them kiss, the story was quite enjoyable until they brought in incest.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Ari Graynor?

    Anybody else, very frustrating voice.


    Did City of Bones inspire you to do anything?

    Nope.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Debbie
    Hitchin, United Kingdom
    1/31/14
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    "Just another YA novel series"

    I have read a lot of YA by now and I can't say I am particularly keen to read the rest in this series. I only really decided to listen to it as I wanted to see the film and prefer to read a book before seeing the adaptation. The premise of demon hunting was fine but the love interest story is very odd and so predictable. Girl doesn't like boy, girl eventually likes boy felt a bit old even if the twist made it different yet plain odd.

    Not a terrible book and I listened to it quite quickly as its an easy listen but nothing to hook me to keep reading the series. You just know the twist isn't really the twist.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mark
    Derby, United Kingdom
    12/29/13
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    "Absolutely fantastic"
    What made the experience of listening to City of Bones the most enjoyable?

    Being drawn into the story and the world of the Shadow Hunter


    What was one of the most memorable moments of City of Bones?

    The vampire hotel


    Which character – as performed by Ari Graynor – was your favourite?

    Jace


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Suspense and curiosity


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Courtney
    Singapore, Singapore
    12/13/13
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    "can't wait get the next one"
    Where does City of Bones rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the very best. I have listened to harry potter, hunger games, the help, and my brother has bought audiobooks that i need to listen to. I think all of them have been amazing but since I have listened to it recently it is stuck in my mind.


    What other book might you compare City of Bones to, and why?

    13 treasure series because they follow the same line with fairies and the second sight. I loved both stories but audible doesn't have 13 treasures. Please try get it.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I thought all the scene written were very well done. I liked the scene when they go to Magnus' party and the vampire bit.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    You better check your families history.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this story and can't wait to get more credits to buy the next book. I have even started to write a story and one day hope to get it published but since I am 13 thats going to be in a while.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sally
    COVENTRY, United Kingdom
    12/12/13
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    "A little dissapointing"
    Would you try another book written by Cassandra Clare or narrated by Ari Graynor?

    No, I was willing to try the first and then the rest of the serious, but now I wont be purchasing the books in the rest of the series.


    Has City of Bones put you off other books in this genre?

    No, i think it was just a one off.


    What didn’t you like about Ari Graynor’s performance?

    I found her very American and not sure whether the main character was just childish or she just played it childish. Found the American accent very irritating, i will now always preview the audiobooks to check.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jordan
    POTTERS BAR, United Kingdom
    12/1/13
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    "Great story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes the young adult sci fi fantasy genera!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I was hooked all the way through the book and didn't want to stop listening! I listen on my way to work and I was hoping for bad traffic so I could continue to listen! I cannot wait to listen to the rest of the series and see what happens to the characters!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Keshnee
    London, United Kingdom
    9/21/13
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    "OMG!!!"

    I really enjoyed this book up until the horrible twist at the end, I feel like I should have been warned or something. My star rating reflects my view of the book but definitely not my absolute horror at finding out the twist.

    But yeah I think I have a morbid curiosity to find out what happens in the next book. But be warned, this book is definitely not the love story any of us would wish on ourselves!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sally Edmans
    Kent, UK
    9/19/13
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    "Based solely on the first half hour..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    ...because after that, I was so fed up with it I just gave up. I started reading the book a while back, but never got through it. After the hype that's been around recently, I decided to have a go at the audio book in the hope that I would get through it before real life intervened and I lost track of what was going on. When I first started reading, I was quite enjoying it. The characters were okay, the story was okay, and although I didn't really get the hype it was okay. The audiobook completely changed my mind. The narrator doesn't seem to be enjoying the story at all, which made me tire of it quickly too. Her accent is unpleasant to my ear, and she's lacking in intonation and melody. Until she tries to make the central characters sound like, whiny adolescent brats, which she pulled off flawlessly. They didn't come across that way when I read the book, but I'm not sure I'll be able to hear them any other way now.I'll give it a while for this to fade from my memory, and then I'll try reading the book again. Nothing could tempt me to try the audiobook any further.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ari Graynor’s performances?

    Good grief no!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gareth
    London, United Kingdom
    8/25/13
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    "Thoroughly middling"
    Would you try another book written by Cassandra Clare or narrated by Ari Graynor?

    I'm going to go through the whole series the story is easy enough for a light listen and I'm glad the narrator is changed after the first book


    Would you recommend City of Bones to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not really...there's better similar stuff.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ari Graynor’s performances?

    God no...unless there was a book where ALL the characters are meant to sound like the Fashion Club members from Daria...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Birmingham UK
    8/22/13
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    "Good story"
    Would you listen to City of Bones again? Why?

    Yes - though the narrator wasn't my favourite.


    What other book might you compare City of Bones to, and why?

    Percy Jackson, Twilight - not the actual stories but the age it is aimed at and the style of writing


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The Narrator couldn't get the range of voices very well so wasn't always sure who was talking in the book


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me laugh in a few places.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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