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Between The Story Pages — City of Ashes

Up next is the second book in The Mortal Instruments series, City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare.

City of Ashes

City of Ashes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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.

4 responses

  1. LOVED this series!!!! Cassandra Clare is genius.

    March 15, 2013 at 9:55 am

    • It’s got me totally hooked! Already onto City of Glass & It’s only been 4 days. And I have work to do! 😉 I am such a sucker for good books. I’ll be done with the series by Sunday. Guaranteed. Then I’ll be sad. It better end well!

      March 15, 2013 at 10:01 am

      • Then you can start on her Infernal Devices series. 🙂 Gotta read in order: Clockwork Prince, Clockwork Angel, and Clockwork Princess (if you haven’t already read them)

        March 15, 2013 at 12:40 pm

        • I’ll have to pick them up at the end. I’m too far in. I know they’re back in time Shadowhunters.
          And Jace has me by the throat. Can’t walk away til I know who he really is. 😉

          March 15, 2013 at 1:09 pm


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