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The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones

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First in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters.

A thrilling urban fantasy of vampires, warlocks and shapeshifters that fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will love to get their teeth into. Clary is your typical girl next door character that everyone wants to like and with whom young teenage girls in particular will instantly relate. Until her mother's disappearance life is very ordinary and normal but then everything changes. The author's descriptions of an alternate, parallel world are so cleverly drawn that you feel right there within the story. We haven't read such a brilliant mixture of razor-sharp wit and humour and spine tingling fear but above all a terrific page-turning read that will have you saying just one more page, then one more chapter and suddenly you've finished it, for quite a while.

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Synopsis

The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

****Calling all fans of the Mortal Instruments series! Netflix is showing the TV adaptation of the books in a series called Shadowhunters, beginning 13 January 2016 with weekly episodes thereafter.

Gill Evans, fiction publisher of Walker Books, said: “Cassie’s many fans in the UK and other international territories have been waiting eagerly to hear news of the Shadowhunters TV series. We’re delighted that Netflix will be showing it so soon after the US release, so that existing fans and a whole new audience can share in the excitement of this amazing series brought to live on TV.”

"Shadowhunters" stars Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray, who discovers on her 18th birthday she is descended from a long line of Shadowhunters – humans with angelic blood. When her mother is kidnapped, she turns demon hunter under the guidance of Jace Wayland (Dominic Sherwood).

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Demons. First in the New York Times No. 1 bestselling Shadowhunter series that has swept the globe. City of Bones is now a major movie. Irresistibly drawn towards a group of demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City - and the dangers of forbidden love. Gorgeous cover illustration by Mila Furstova, the artist who created the album art for Coldplay's Ghost Stories.

For information on all the books visit the Mortal Instruments series page.

For movie news on twitter follow @InstrumentsUK or on facebook at The Mortal Instruments UK.

The complete Mortal Instruments series:

1. City of Bones
2. City of Ashes
3. City of Glass
4. City of Fallen Angels
5. City of Lost Souls
6. City of Heavenly Fire

Reviews

The perfect young adult novel. The tale of a shadowy underworld of elegant half-angel demons hunters in New York is thrilling. It's romantic. The pages fly by. The characters leap off the page and into your heart. I aspire to write like this. And I want to fight like a Shadow Hunter -- CJ Daugherty * The Big Issue * Mesmerising, lyrical tale of bright and dark sides of love and desire -- Fiona Noble * Bookseller Children's Guide * The book was easy to get into and thrilling the whole time. -- First News * First News * A thrilling urban fantasy of vampires, warlocks and shapeshifters that fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will love to get their teeth into [...] We haven't read such a brilliant mixture of razor-sharp wit and humour and spine tingling fear but above all a terrific page-turning read that will have you saying just one more page, then one more chapter and suddenly you've finished it, for quite a while. * Love Reading 4 Kids * Reissues with striking new cover art will bring these books to a new audience. * The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide *


About the Author

Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Lady Midnight, as well as the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and Infernal Devices trilogy. She is the coauthor of The Bane Chronicles with Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy with Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman, as well as The Shadowhunter’s Codex, which she cowrote with her husband, Joshua Lewis. Her books have more than 50 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages, a feature film, and a TV show, Shadowhunters, currently airing on Freeform. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts. Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at Shadowhunters.com. Read more about the author here.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd July 2015

Author

Cassandra Clare

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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
512 pages
Interest Age: From 14 years

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Fantasy
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Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781406362169

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