Is love worth betraying everything? Plunge into the second adventure in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly)—now with a gorgeous new cover, a map, a new foreword, and exclusive bonus content! City of Ashes is a Shadowhunters novel.
Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who’s becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn’t ready to let her go—especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary’s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil—and also her father.
To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings—and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?
In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures readers back into the dark grip of New York City’s Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.
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Most AMAZING book ever!
Ok, so I read Twilight, and I loved it. For a long time it was my favorite book ever, and then . . . I discovered The Mortal Instruments. This book makes me question why Twilight is so popular, because City of Ashes (and CoB) is absolutely hands-down the best book I've ever read, and that's saying something. It's full of romance, adventure, humor, and exciting plot twists. This book makes me laugh, cry, think, and feel like I'm actually in the book. Cassandra Clare is a genious, support her!!
LOVE THE SERIES!!!!!!
this second installment was filled with constant action left and right, and some new questions/theories came up for me.i won't mention them so i dont spoil the book for some readers. Clare's writting is fantastic and you can feel as though you are character in the story yourself, just looking from a distance. i recommend this series to all Twihards, buffy the vamp slayer fans, and sci fi/ adventure fans. im eagerly awaiting the final installment due out early next year!!! i dont know if i can wait that long!!!!!!!
Keeps Gettin' Better
WOW!! thats all one can truly say about this book...no thats what one could say about this whole series!!. Ilike every other teen i have read both HP and Twilight series but they have Nothing On This Book. I mean action, adventure, comedy, romance, EVERYTHING is in this book!!! Please read this series and give Cassandra the credit she deserves so much!!