Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 528 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in
Published: July 9, 2013
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1442485388
ISBN - 13: 9781442485389
About the Book
This special edition of Clare's "New York Times"-bestseller comes complete with gorgeous cover art from the film adaptation, opening in theaters on August 23 and starring Lily Collins ("Mirror, Mirror") as Clary Fray, who is introduced to the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of warriors dedicated to driving demons back to their own world.
Read from the Book
City of Bones 1 PANDEMONIUM “You’ve got to be kidding me,” the bouncer said, folding his arms across his massive chest. He stared down at the boy in the red zip-up jacket and shook his shaved head. “You can’t bring that thing in here.” The fifty or so teenagers in line outside the Pandemonium Club leaned forward to eavesdrop. It was a long wait to get into the all-ages club, especially on a Sunday, and not much generally happened in line. The bouncers were fierce and would come down instantly on anyone who looked like they were going to start trouble. Fifteen-year-old Clary Fray, standing in line with her best friend, Simon, leaned forward along with everyone else, hoping for some excitement. “Aw, come on.” The kid hoisted the thing up over his head. It looked like a wooden beam, pointed at one end. “It’s part of my costume.” The bouncer raised an eyebrow. “Which is what?” The boy grinned. He was normal-enough-looking, Clary thought, for Pandemonium. He had electric blue dyed hair that stuck up around his head like the tentacles of a startled octopus, but no elaborate facial tattoos or big metal bars through his ears or lips. “I’m a vampire hunter.” He pushed down on the wooden thing. It bent as easily as a blade of grass bending sideways. “It’s fake. Foam rubber. See?” The boy’s wide eyes were way too bright a green, Clary noticed: the color of antifreeze,
From the Publisher
Don't miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, now a
major motion picture. Discover this first installment of the
internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and "prepare
to be hooked" (Entertainment Weekly).
Enter the world of the Shadowhunters in this special edition of the
New York Times bestselling City of Bones,
complete with gorgeous cover art from the movie.
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club
in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder-much less
a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos
and brandishing bizarre weapons. And she's more than a little
startled when the body disappears into thin air. Soon Clary is
introduced to the world of the Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of
warriors dedicated to driving demons out of our world and back to
their own. And Clary is introduced with a vengeance, when her
mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a grotesque
monster. How could a mere human survive such an attack and kill a
demon? The Shadowhunters would like to know…
About the Author
Cassandra Clare was born in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family. After college, she lived in Los Angeles and New York where she worked at various entertainment magazines. She started working on The Mortal Instruments series in 2004 and became a full-time author in 2006. Her first novel, City of Bones, was published in 2007 and received numerous awards including An American Library Association Teens Top Ten Award in 2008, the Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award in 2010, and the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award in 2010. She is also the author of the Infernal Devices series and Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd.
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