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Many Covers Monday - City of Bones

by - June 18, 2012

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know...

Let's kick things of with a giant chest and a smurf. Or the US and UK covers, if you prefer.

I love both of these covers, particularly the German cover on the right. The Italian cover girl's hood looks like it's made of stone... wonder if it's heavy?

Bizarre and more bizarre, or the Bulgarian and Polish covers. From a distance, Bulgaria's head looks like a really weird helmet and the Polish cover, although nice, has a cover guy that's far too young.

The Czech cover on the left is pretty weird and looks like the cover of a weird indie comic book. I love the Lithuanian cover though, It's really fitting.

Which did you love? Which did you hate? Let me know in the comments!

Next Week: The Future of Us by Carolyn Mackler and Jay Asher

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  1. Wow so many awesome covers but I still like the US version the best lol! It's just soooooo shiny and I think it really goes with what the story is about too. However my second favourite would have to be the German awesome!!! Great post :-) Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Can I be honest and say I don't like any of them? I'd probably say the Lithuanian cover is the best out of them all though!

  3. I assume the bare chested thing is inspired by the US cover - but it's weird that so many cultures picked it up.

    I have to admit I like the US cover - it's what first attracted me to the book. at the time, it really stood out on the bookshelf, it was so glowy and detailed . . .

  4. I like the US & German covers best. I'm honestly not wow'd by any of them.


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