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10 Reasons You Need the City of Bones 10th Anniversary Edition

September 18, 2017
Sam Benson
Riveted Editorial Board
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The 10th Anniversary Edition of City of Bones is almost here!!! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been counting down to this day since it was announced. I knew that it would be beautiful, and the finished product does not disappoint. You may be thinking that you already have a well-loved copy of City of Bones that has your favorite pages dog-eared and passages underlined, so why do you need another copy? Well, listen to me when I say you NEED this edition in your life! If you’re still not fully convinced, check out below ten reasons why you should pick it up!

1. The cover

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Have you seen this cover? It’s breathtaking! Not only do the illustrations look awesome, the cover is cloth-over-board with foil for the text and art. Trust me, it looks even better in your hands than it does on your screen.

2. It will look amazing on your shelf

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Not only is the cover amazing, but the whole package is! With its gilded edges, you will want this sitting on your shelf next to your other deluxe editions. It looks like something you would find on the shelf of an institute library

3. To complete your collection

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My shelf would not be complete without every Shadowhunter book! I have them all up until now, so this buy is honestly a no brainer.

4. Bonus content

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This edition includes four bonus stories that have previously only appeared in limited distribution, and a new piece written by Cassandra Clare. You NEED to read them, and the only way to do that is to pick up this edition!

5. Character portraits

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Six full-color character portraits can be found in this edition! The artwork phenomenal and you would not want to miss out on seeing your favorite characters like this.

6. Black-and-white illustrations

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The book is filled with black-and-white illustrations throughout! It’s a brand new way to experience reading City of Bones.

7. To celebrate ten years of Shadowhunters

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We all love the Shadowhunter world that Cassandra Clare has created, so let’s celebrate! After so many books, the perfect way to toast to this series is to nab this collector’s edition.

8. It’s a great time to re-read the series

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Whether you read City of Bones when it first came out ten years ago or only had the chance to recently, this is a book that’s so fun to be read again and again. Every time I do, I find new connections and tidbits I had missed before. What better time to start the series than with this gorgeous edition.

9. To get a friend hooked

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Do you have a friend you’ve been nagging to read this book? Been waiting for the perfect time to introduce the Shadowhunter fandom to someone? Well, this edition is perfect for that! It’s a beautiful gift anyone will enjoy getting, so make sure you stock up for birthdays, holidays, or just a regular day you want to make special by giving someone a gift!

10. Because it’s a Cassandra Clare book

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Honestly, you should buy any book this woman releases. I love Cassandra Clare and know my shelves will not be complete without any book she releases.

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