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City of Ashes

Format:  Paperback,

453 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: Mar 2009

ISBN-13: 9781416972242

ISBN-10: 1416972242

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Don't miss "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013.

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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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: Mar 2009
ISBN-13: 9781416972242
ISBN-10: 1416972242
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 453
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.95
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.47 x 1.3 x 8.27

About the author

Biography of Clare, Cassandra

Cassandra Clare was born on July 27, 1973, in Teheran, Iran, and spent much of her childhood travelling the world with her family. Her real name is Judith Rumelt, and Cassandra Clare is her pen name. After college, she lived in Los Angeles and New York where she worked at various entertainment magazines. She started working on The Mortal Instruments series in 2004 and became a full-time author in 2006. Her first novel, City of Bones, was published in 2007 and received numerous awards including An American Library Association Teens Top Ten Award in 2008, the Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award in 2010, and the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award in 2010. She is also the author of the Infernal Devices series and Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd. Her title, City of Bones, made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Gaylactic Spectrum Awards, 2009 (United States)
  • Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2011 (United States)

Book 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.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5★ by 18reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Awesome! I read this book earlier in the year and it was great! I couldn't put it down long enough to eat. You should totally get it! 01/23/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great Book! My daughter loves these books! 07/16/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by City of Ashes so far Hey everyone, I am on page 320, I am loving it so far. I can not put this book down. I can not wait to read what will happen next. Love Jace & Carissa. Wow at some of the things that have happened in this book so far. 12/07/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by great exciting ,can't put it down. I liked the series and bought all five of them .I am on the second one and have not been disapointed yet. I love this series and can't put it down. 08/14/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by awesome this book is great i love it!! 09/14/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by I loved this book, read it in one week 02/20/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Loved It I watched the movie and then purchased the book. As soon as I picked up the first book I was hooked. This book goes on where book 1 left off and is such an exciting and entertaining tale that I was unable to put it down. Ended up not sleeping just because I did not want to put it down. 02/01/2014
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great Book I have read the first book in this series and couldn't wait to get the second one in. This book continues the story of Clary a "mundane shadowhunter" who is trying to save the world from dun dun dun...her father. It was a good deal and shipped fast. I would suggest it to anyone who is into to sci-fi literature. The other books in the series are "Bone City" and "City of Glass" 02/22/2010
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