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. (This description is from Chapters Indigo Bookstore)
Yet another fabulous installment in the Mortal Instrument series. Poor Clary a normal girl thrown into a magical world she never asked to be in, with Jace who she once loved in one way and then to find out he's her brother, and evil most evil ex- Shadow-Hunter Valentine is their father. If you think that's not bad enough Clary's mother is in a magically induced coma, and Jace is on the "believe Valentine is a good guy" mentality. I love all the new characters, the twist and turns in this book and the mystery. The question is: Is it actually Valentine who is killing the other Down-Worlder kids, and the sword was it Jace or not who stole it. Read and see, I know it hurts to wait. Back to the book; I know its incest, but I hope just hoped throughout the book that Jace and Clary would actually make a move on each other. This book keeps giving and you can't put it down it's like the books putting a spell on you! I loved this book, I'm also really enjoying this series. I adore how each book had it's own point of view and how they each view for example vampires different.
I love how Cassandra Clare's writes, it has beautifully written descriptions you can actually see the story in your head. I love the covers for these books very eye catching, and unique. I think if you haven't read this series yet you need to get on this, it is a must read. I'm sorry to the people reading this who have yet to read City of Bones I'm honestly sorry if I did spoil any of the book to you (you should still read it!!) I tried avoiding it, but I just can't!! If you enjoyed the Evernight series, Vampire Academy, Blue Bloods, etc, then you will surely love this book. City of Ashes includes all the favorite magical characters; Vampires, Faeries, Werewolves, and more...
1. City of Bones
2. City of Ashes
3. City of Glass
4. City of Fallen Angels (not yet released. Release date set to April 2011 )