City of Ashes
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City of Ashes

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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.

Title:City of Ashes
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1416914293
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:453 pages

    City of Ashes Reviews

  • Patrick
    Jul 25, 2013

    This book cost me around 600 dollars. When I'm traveling to and from conventions, I use the airplane time to catch up on my reading. A lot of times this means I'm taking the opportunity to read books ...

  • John Egbert
    Apr 05, 2011

    John no longer uses this account. I have no patience for this bullshit any longer. There are many ways to state an opinion that is in disagreement with this review, and so far, many of you have FAILED...

  • SKB
    Mar 19, 2011

    All right, so when we last left our creepy incestuous couple, Draco had just found out his dad was Voldemort, not Lucius Malfoy. Clarmione also found out that Draco was her brother, so that hot makeou...

  • Cara
    Jul 24, 2009

    I didn't go online, hardly talked, didn't eat (ok so I did eat), didn't watch TV just so I could finish this book. So basically I spent the whole day reading and I'm just bursting at the seams to read...

  • Elle
    Dec 17, 2010

    Well that was awkward.*** SPOILERGRAM***But before we head down the path of outrageous incest, I will say that City of Ashes was better than City of Bones. The pace was an improvement on that of the l...

  • shady
    Sep 15, 2011

    I can't do it. I just can't.Screw this series.My problem with this series isn't the writing. I'm not one to judge books by the writing since I am pretty terrible at it myself. My problem also isn't ex...

  • Candace
    Nov 23, 2014

    Picking up where 'City of Bones' left off, 'City of Angels' doesn't waste any time before plunging you right back into this supernatural world. This book was packed with action and adventure. With eve...

  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    Apr 20, 2015

    4 Family Matters Stars SpoilersShort and sweet so I can get to the next book. Wow City of Ashes was action packed and full of teenage angst. And I loved it! I feel this book focused a lot on Simon an...

  • Rose
    Dec 27, 2008

    I'm beginning to understand why people prefer Jace Wayland to Edward Cullen. I have to OH SNAP the ending. Is it March yet? I want City of Glass NOW....

  • Vi Vi
    Mar 29, 2011

    "That when he thought, really thought, about the fact that he might never get to kiss Clary again, he wanted to die or hurt or bleed so badly he’d go up to the attic and train alone for hours until ...