Title: City of Ashes
Date Published: 25 March 2008
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?
Clary finds her feelings for jace getting stronger but she knows she cant let them, it turns out they might be brother and sister but she cant stop the way she feels.All so she finds out her father is really bad and is trying to bring demons in to the city.Clary has to prove its her father doing it at the same time prove jace has nothing to do with it....I love Clary for someone who hasn't had any thing to do with the shadow world she copes really well and she is really strong and is willing to try anything as long as it means she an keep her family and friends safe.
Jace ,is tormented by the fact his father is still alive.After all the years he has spent living with another family he he finds out he is not dead,Jace doesn't know how to deal with this,and has to find out why his dad left him.But this brings alot of trouble his way..Can he rove he has nothing to do with his fathers bad ways and can he keep Clary safe and not get to close to her.
Yet another great book for Cassandra Claire. Again she brought forward the shadow world for us to enjoy..lots of great characters , old and new ones, i don't think there is a single one i really don't like. they all have great personality's but so different from each other.i love getting to know more about them. characters like Alec and Isobel, Magnus Bane and many more, i really do think you guys should read them...You will really enjoy them..