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6/30/09

Book #115 City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments)


5 out of 5
Product Description
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 is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. She was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of books. Cassandra lives in Brooklyn with her boyfriend, their two cats, and these days, even more books.
www.mortalinstruments.com
For readers missing Harry Potter, this book will help! I think I read this in about 6 hours as I couldn't put it down. This is really suitable for all ages, but there is some violence, some kissing, and well, nothing worse that wasn't in Harry Potter. Just an excellent story all around. I just got the third and last installment, City of Glass, but I will really be sad when this ends. I hope the author has more stories like this planned.
Product Details
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: McElderry; Reprint edition (March 24, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1416972242
ISBN-13: 978-1416972242

1 comment:

  1. This is the one I liked the least out of the trilogy...

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