City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) - Cassandra Clare 8.20   541

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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Release date March 25, 2008
Details updated August 26, 2022

The Mortal Instruments :: Series

Series contains 6 primary works and has 6 total works.

Main series Shadowhunters

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) 8.18   717
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) 8.20   541
City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) 8.58   489
City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) 8.12   378
City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) 8.28   293
City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) 8.68   198

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I love this book. It`s amazing. Okey Clary is often quite annoying but Jace, hi is so wonderful. You must read this.

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