Goodreads Summary: 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. 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.
My eyes feel like they are going to fall out my head. I have not put this book down once today. City of Ashes is the second book in Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series. I loved this book!
The story carried on from where it left off in the first book but this time it delved further into the lives and relationships of all the characters, even the minor ones. I don’t want to go into too much detail in case I spoil the first book for people. I was very excited about the new relationship between Alec and Magnus the warlock and am looking forward to seeing how it progresses through the series.
The plots are well written. It's fast pace and very detailed. Many parts kept me on the edge of my seat while trying to read faster to see what happens next! I am still in emotional turmoil over the relationship between Jace (whom I love a bit too much) and Clary. Despite their creepy situation I am still routing for them and I still have hope that there has been a huge and ugly misunderstanding! (If you haven’t read City of Bones then you have no idea what I’m rambling on about; I don’t want any spoilers!) There is even more conflict, tension, jealousy and adventure in book two which makes things so interesting.
I’m giving this one 5 stars!
Lucy (The Secret Life of Books)