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City of Bones PDF is a young adult urban fantasy novel by Cassandra Clare. The book was first published on March 27, 2007, by Margaret K. McElderry Books and is the first novel in The Mortal Instruments series.

The story follows Clary Fray, a 15-year-old girl who discovers she is a Shadowhunter after witnessing a murder by a demon. Shadowhunters are a secret group of young men and women who possess angel blood and are tasked with killing demons. When Clary’s mother is kidnapped, she teams up with the Shadowhunters to find her.

The novel was generally well-received by critics and became a New York Times bestseller. It has sold more than five million copies in the United States and was adapted into a 2013 film of the same name. Clare has written several spin-off novels, including The Infernal Devices and The Bane Chronicles, both of which are set in the Shadowhunter world.

City of Bones Summary

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, part of an ancient organization dedicated to ridding the world of demons? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean giving up her best friend, Simon. And that’s something she just can’t do.

When her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped, Clary is thrust into the world of demon hunting. Clary and Simon find themselves in the City of Bones, the secret location of the Shadowhunters. They need to find the Mortal Cup, a powerful artifact that will help Clary save her mother and stop Valentine, a ruthless villain who wants to destroy all Shadowhunters.

With the help of the mysterious Jace and other Shadowhunters, Clary begins a journey to find the Mortal Cup and save her mother. But as she gets closer to finding the Cup, she also uncovers some devastating secrets that could destroy everything she loves.

Details of City of Bones Book

BookCity of Bones
AuthorCassandra Clare
Original languageEnglish
Originally publishedMarch 27, 2007
CategoryFantasy adventure
PublisherMargaret K. McElderry
Total Pages485
FormatPDF, ePub

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About the Author

Cassandra Clare is the author of City of Bones book. She was born in Tehran, Iran, and moved to Los Angeles, California with her family when she was eight.

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Clare graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in English Literature. She is the author of The Mortal Instruments series, The Infernal Devices trilogy, and The Dark Artifices trilogy.

Her work has been published in over 35 countries and has sold millions of copies worldwide. Clare is also the co-author of The Bane Chronicles with Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson, and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy with Sarah Rees Brennan, Robin Wasserman, and Kelly Link.

In an interview, Clare stated that she was inspired to write City of Bones book after reading The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Clare currently resides in Massachusetts with her husband, Joshua Lewis, and their three cats.

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Similar Books to City of Bones Book

  • The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
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  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the main theme of City of Bones?

The main theme of City of Bones is love. The book is about a group of friends who are trying to save the world from evil forces.

How long is the City of Bones book?

City of Bones book is 562 pages long.

Is City of Bones a series?

Yes, City of Bones is the first book in The Mortal Instruments series. There are a total of six books in the series.

What is the genre of City of Bones?

City of Bones is a young adult, fantasy, romance novel.

What is the reading level of City of Bones?

City of Bones is rated for ages 12 and up.

How does City of Bones book end?

Clary and Jace defeat Valentine and save the world. Clary is able to use her angelic power to destroy the Soul-Sword. Jace and Clary confess their love for each other and share a kiss.

Is City of Bones worth reading?

Yes, City of Bones is worth reading. It is an exciting and well-written book.

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