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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 her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.

Review:

"A gorgeous fantasty that's so good, it's dangerous." Holly Black

Review:

"Readers of urban fantasy will devour this deliciously overwrought adventure." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Hold on tight for a smart, sexy thrill ride." Libba Bray

Synopsis:

In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.

Synopsis:

Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013.

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 her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.

About the Author

Cassandra Clare made her fiction debut with The Mortal Instruments series, which has been on many bestseller lists and has been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in an old Victorian house in Massachusetts with her husband, their cats, and lots and lots of books. Visit her online at CassandraClare.com. Learn more about The Mortal Instruments series at MortalInstruments.com, and learn more about The Infernal Devices series at TheInfernalDevices.com.

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Kricia Ruano Espinoza, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Kricia Ruano Espinoza)
This book is just amazing!
There is no other series in my mind that I would rather read.
Clare took the whole new dark, mysterious vampire thing into something better.
This makes me think of how the characters in this book, just kick butt.
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The Book Resort, September 29, 2009 (view all comments by The Book Resort)
City of Ashes is the 2nd installment in Cassandra Clare's enticing young adult Mortal Instruments trilogy.

City of Ashes picks up where City of Bones ends.


Warning: If you haven't already read City of Bones, I highly suggest reading it first, rather than starting with City of Ashes since it's not really a story that is considered a stand-alone.


I will do my best not to pepper this review w/ spoilers because I don't think it is fair to ruin your reading pleasure.


City of Ashes kicks off like the fireworks during a Macy's 4th of July celebration! Clare grabs hold of you & pulls you into the whirlwind supernatural adventure that is this astounding read.


Clare delivers City of Ashes in 3rd person but is mostly from the delightful & empowering Clary's perspective. Clare does a phenomenal job showcasing Clary's perplexity @ all that is going on around her Shadowhunter sphere.


Let me warn you, City of Ashes is an enthralling read & you will be hard pressed to put it down. Simply, Clare's Mortal Instruments Series reads like an epic flick ~ electrifying!

What I love about Clare's writing is the delectable vibrancy sprinkled through out this fetching novel. City of Bones is stuffed w/ explosive action, dripping w/ topnotch tension & juicy goodness. The world of the Shadowhunters is charged w/ titillating nuggets that is not just breathtaking but makes your head spin.


Clary's bff, Simon, definitely is one riveting member in this launching. He really did shatter the mold. Clare took the term "bring it" for the intriguing Simon & certainly did.


The brother & sister Shadowhunter team , Alec & Isabelle are utterly enthralling. I truly enjoy reading about them.

Magnus Bane is a mesmerizing player & one of my faves.


Now, I will address the pink elephant in the room by saying everything isn't always what it seems (thank you, Cassandra).


I have to be honest, the incestuous tones between Clary & Jace made my stomach roil & my skin crawl but things aren't always what they seem.


Hurry up & grab a copy of City of Ashes!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416972242
Author:
Clare, Cassandra
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Lifestyles - City & Town Life
Subject:
Social Issues - New Experience
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Shadowhunter; Cassie Clare; Cassie Claire; Cassandra Clare; Mortal Instruments; Mortal; instruments; infernal; city of; devices; dark; artificies; warlock; demon; angel; love; action; YA, magic; passion; vampire; werewolf; bestseller; book-to-screen; movi
Subject:
Shadowhunter; Cassie Clare; Cassie Claire; Cassandra Clare; Mortal Instruments; Mortal; instruments; infernal; city of; devices; dark; artificies; warlock; demon; angel; love; action; YA, magic; passion; vampire; werewolf; bestseller; book-to-screen; movi
Subject:
Shadowhunter; Cassie Clare; Cassie Claire; Cassandra Clare; Mortal Instruments; Mortal; instruments; infernal; city of; devices; dark; artificies; warlock; demon; angel; love; action; YA, magic; passion; vampire; werewolf; bestseller; book-to-screen; movi
Subject:
Shadowhunter; Cassie Clare; Cassie Claire; Cassandra Clare; Mortal Instruments; Mortal; instruments; infernal; city of; devices; dark; artificies; warlock; demon; angel; love; action; YA, magic; passion; vampire; werewolf; bestseller; book-to-screen; movi
Subject:
Shadowhunter; Cassie Clare; Cassie Claire; Cassandra Clare; Mortal Instruments; Mortal; instruments; infernal; city of; devices; dark; artificies; warlock; demon; angel; love; action; YA, magic; passion; vampire; werewolf; bestseller; book-to-screen; movi
Subject:
Shadowhunter; Cassie Clare; Cassie Claire; Cassandra Clare; Mortal Instruments; Mortal; instruments; infernal; city of; devices; dark; artificies; warlock; demon; angel; love; action; YA, magic; passion; vampire; werewolf; bestseller; book-to-screen; movi
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint
Series:
Mortal Instruments, The
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c cvr
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
14-17

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Product details 496 pages Simon Pulse - English 9781416972242 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A gorgeous fantasty that's so good, it's dangerous."
"Review" by , "Readers of urban fantasy will devour this deliciously overwrought adventure."
"Review" by , "Hold on tight for a smart, sexy thrill ride."
"Synopsis" by , In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.
"Synopsis" by , Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013.

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 her 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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