City of Bones

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Author
Cassandra Clare
Target Age
12-18

If you ever get the feeling that there are things happening around you that you can’t see, then you might be under the spell of Glamour, which shades humans, or “Mundies”, from seeing the shadow world.

15-year-old Clarissa “Clary” Fray starts to see things that her friends can’t – that totally cute guy at the coffee shop, and she witnesses a really weird murder! If that’s not enough, her mom disappears from their New York City apartment, leaving behind the ugliest, stinkiest creature ever imagined.

Clary soon learns that she is in the company of young Shadowhunters, a secret society of demon-hunters whose magic is represented by a system of tattooed runes. Somehow her mother’s disappearance is tied to events in their world, and Clary is determined to find out what’s going on.  

After a harrowing ordeal with masses of vampires, her human friend Simon being transformed into a rat, werewolves, the walking dead, a quest for the Mortal Cup, demons, betrayal by a trusted friend, an evil mastermind, and silent Brothers who live underground in the City of Bones, Clary’s quest to get her mother back reveals truths about her past and bloodline that changes her entire life.

City of Bones, is the first in the Mortal Instruments Trilogy, and the movie premiers in August, 2013.