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Praise: City of Bones

“I read this book, lost track of time, and missed my plane. You win this round, Clare.”
—Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Kingkiller Chronicle

“Fans of the smart/chic horror typified by Buffy the Vampire Slayer will instantly fall for this new series.”
—Publishers Weekly

City of Bones has everything: vampires, werewolves, faeries, true love, and stuff that blows up. What’s more, Clare’s characters are brilliant — she better not kill any of them off in the next two volumes!”
Justine Larbalestier, author of Magic or Madness

“This version of New York, full of Buffyesque teens who are trying to save the world, is entertaining and will have fantasy readers anxiously awaiting the next book in the series.”
School Library Journal

“Lush and fun.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“This fast-paced fantastic thriller will keep readers on the edge of their seats.”
—VOYA

“With the strong plot, brilliant heroine, and surrounding cast of intriguing and well-developed side characters (including the sexy and tortured Jace), fantasy buffs will be eagerly anticipating the next volume.”
—BCCB

City of Bones is epic urban fantasy at its demented, delightful best. Cassandra Clare is a genius.”
Kelly Link, author of Magic for Beginners

“This novel is so much fun to read! Fast-paced, funny, dark, and exciting.”
Endicott Journal for the Mythic Arts

“It this a fast-paced novel? Yes indeed. Is it a good set-up for the next novels in the series? Quite so. And quite original as well.”
—Greenmanreview.com

“The complexity of the story, the threads from the past and present intertwined, is reminiscent of the Harry Potter series—and that’s high praise!…This fantasy is truly unforgettable.”
—TeensReadToo.com

“A non-stop action novel that blends magic with humor, romance with vengeance, resulting in an irresistible labyrinthine tale of rich and (seemingly) infinite subplots.”
TheTrades.com

“With intense action scenes, big mysteries, amusing characters, and a little teenage angst; this book should be a lot of fun for teens and adults alike.”
scifichick.com

“Dagger-sharp, funky, and cool, Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones is among the best of the post-Buffy monster hunter sagas. It’s a blast.”
Christopher Golden, author of The Myth Hunters

“It’s chock-full of exactly the skillful writing you’d expect from Cassandra Clare, so it’s funny and frightening, fast and oddly effortless.”
Cherie Priest, author of I Am Princess X