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City of Bones

City of Bones

City of Bones is the first urban fantasy book in author Cassandra Clare's New York Times bestselling series The Mortal Instruments. The novel is set in modern day New York City and has been released in several languages, including Bulgarian, Hebrew, Polish and Japanese.


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„What?" Simon looked alarmed. "I'm not really sleeping with your mom, you know. I was just trying to get your attention. Not that your mom isn't a very attractive woman, for her age.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Bones

Simon, pg. 7
Variant: Simon!" Clary shouted, and seized his arm.
"What?" Simon looked alarmed.
"I'm not really sleeping with your mom, you know. I was just trying to get your attention. Not that your mom isn't a very attractive woman, for her age.
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones (2007)

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„One minute you're munching on a faerie plum the next minute you're running naked down Madison Avenue with antlers on your head. Not,' he added hastily, 'that this has ever happened to me.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Bones

Jace to Clary, pg. 192
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones (2007)
Context: "Don't order any of the faerie food," said Jace, looking at her over the top of his menu. "It tends to make humans a little crazy. One minute you're munching a faerie plum, the next minute you're running naked down Madison Avenue with antlers on your head. Not," he added hastily, "that this has ever happened to me."

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„Unfortunately, we're all out of bitter revenge at the moment, so it's either tea or nothing.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Bones

Hodge and Clary, pg. 75
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones (2007)
Context: "Is there anything I could get for you?" he asked. "Something to drink? Some tea?"
"I don't want tea," said Clary, with a muffled force. "I want to find my mother. And then I want to find out who took her in the first place, and I want to kill them."
"Unfortunately," said Hodge, "we're all out of bitter revenge at the moment, so it's either tea or nothing."

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„Well, I'd certainly hate to interrupt your pleasant night stroll with my sudden death.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Bones

Clary to Jace, pg. 216
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones (2007)

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„Hi, I'm one of the knife-carrying hooligans you met last night in Pandemonium? I'm afraid I made a bad impression and was hoping you'd give me a chance to make it up to- "
"SIMON!“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Bones

Clary held the phone away from her ear as he cracked up laughing. "That is so not funny!"
Simon and Clary, pg. 19
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones (2007)

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„To love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be destroyed.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Bones

Jace to Clary, pg. 206
Variant: to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones (2007)

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„True. I'd always hoped that when I finally said 'I love you' to a girl, she'd say 'I know' back, like Leia did to Han in Return of the Jedi.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Bones

Variant: I'd always hoped that when i said 'I Love You' to a girl, she'd say 'I Know' like Leia did to Han in Return Of The Jedi
Source: City of Bones

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„Who cares if you have a girlfriend, anyway?"

"I care" Simon said gloomily. "Pretty soon the only people left without a girlfriend will be me and Wendell the school janitor. And he smells like windex.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Bones

Variant: Pretty soon the only people left without a girlfriend will be me and Wendell the school janitor, and he smells like windex."
"At least you know he's still available.
Source: City of Bones

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„Going round and around inside a dryer can be fatal, whereas pasta is rarely fatal. Unless Isabelle makes it.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book City of Bones

Clary and Jace, pg. 313
Source: The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones (2007)
Context: "Well, when I was five, I wanted my mother to let me go around and around inside the dryer with the clothes," Clary said. "The difference is, she didn't let me."
"Probably because going around and around inside a dryer can be fatal," Jace pointed out, "whereas pasta is rarely fatal. Unless Isabelle makes it."

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