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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.

Book Reviews

City of Ashes
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4.5 / 5
City of Ashes
February 25th, 2015
Just like in real life, Cassandra Clark creates a realm that's got to wade through the species and environment to find peace.
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1 review
This was great
December 22nd, 2014
This book was very good. It is on my favorite bok list for sure. It is one of those ooks tha ou souldnt stop reading for more than 2 days or else you might get lost
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1 review
Amazing!!
July 2nd, 2014
This second book was even more amazing as the first one was! I couldn't put it down, I just wanted to finish it and now I can't wait to read the next one.
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1 review
Addicted
June 18th, 2014
Loved it!! After hearing a hundred good reviews about these books I finally started reading them!!! Starting the next one in 10seconds!!!
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1 review
Amazing
June 2nd, 2014
This book was captivating and kept my attention the whole way through. But that cliffhanger tho
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1 review
Best book ever
April 23rd, 2014
I read the book like a gazillion times and it was great. Once you read it you need to get the next one. You just can't put it down. I would know from experience, once I got the city of ashes I read it in one night!!!!!! That's how good it is. Even though at the time I was the only one in my school to read the mortal instruments series I got alot of people to start reading the series.
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1 review
Good book
April 15th, 2014
I liked it
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1 review
Good twists. Lots to look forward to
April 5th, 2014
Lots of interesting twists in the story line. Kept me guessing
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1 review
Best book ever
March 16th, 2014
Best book ever
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1 review
Addicting
February 6th, 2014
Started out a little slow but then picked up and I finished the whole book in a day.....can't wait to read the next one!!!!
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1 review
January 24th, 2014
One of the weaker books in the series, but thats not saying much.. still an amazing heart wrenching book :)
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1 review
January 23rd, 2014
Very good book!! Couldn't put it down. Exited to read the next one!!!
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1 review
January 23rd, 2014
Love it the best book that I've read ......its an amazing series
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1 review
Awesome!
January 18th, 2014
Book really hooks you!
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1 review
Amazing
January 2nd, 2014
This book is a definitely a yes to read !!!!! Its amazing and just gets better and better!!!! If you loved the first book you are going to love this book. I mean I finished this book in a 2 days!!!!! Hope you love it as much as I did :) !!!!!!
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1 review
Great couldn't pit it down!
December 12th, 2013
Love the book! Its a great read had a hard time putting it down but I'm still confused about Clary and jace someone told me they aren't brother and sister when will that big bit of info be revealed? They're relationship now is a bit creepy and borderline yuck.
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1 review
Great
November 27th, 2013
Great book. Couldn't put it down
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1 review
Loved it.
November 12th, 2013
Can't wait to start on the 3rd one.
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1 review
Awesome
November 10th, 2013
Great book can't wait for the new one.
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1 review
Great series overall
October 20th, 2013
The series is great but this book was my least favorite. While necessary, it wasn't as captivating as the first and last.
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1 review
October 10th, 2013
Loved it!!!!!!
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1 review
October 5th, 2013
For anyone who loves a story with action, romance, and fairy tale elements. A compelling story that will keep you wanting to read more.
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1 review
October 4th, 2013
Own everyone. Love more than any book
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1 review
October 4th, 2013
Awesome! I didn't want to put it down.
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1 review
October 4th, 2013
Fantastic!
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1 review
Good read
October 4th, 2013
The story line keeps your interest and leaves you excited for the next book. I like to read the YA books before my kids do, so I know they are appropriate. These foot the bill for tween readers
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1 review
September 29th, 2013
I loved this series. I read them all and iam starting her next part.
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1 review
September 28th, 2013
Excellent
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1 review
September 28th, 2013
A really great series!
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1 review
September 28th, 2013
I couldn't put the book down! Very excited about what happens next. Just wanted more, more, more...loved it!
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1 review
September 28th, 2013
Very good series. Takes you away from our world into theirs.
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1 review
September 28th, 2013
Another series that reminds me of Twilight.
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1 review
September 28th, 2013
Loved it! This book is so good and made me want to not stop reading until I was done the book! Amazing series!
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1 review
September 28th, 2013
I thought the series was amazing. It was very gripping and I had a hard time setting or down! So many amazing twists and unexpected events you'll never be bored! I highly recommend reading the infernal devices series that follows this as well! You won't be at all disappointed, just as amazing as this series!
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1 review
September 21st, 2013
Great book, much better than the movies will be- which as usually doesn't/ won't do the books justice. This is the second book in the Mortal Instruments series, and so far my favorite (I haven't read the additional three yet). This book goes further into the world of Shadowhunters, and both Clary and Jace's past, as well as secrets. I loved getting to know the characters more, and the world Cassandra Clare presents in this series. It's definetly geared towards teens and tweens, but even as I grow older (I first started this series as a teen), I still find it very enjoyable.Well worth a read, and worth spending money/time on.
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1 review
September 14th, 2013
Cassandra continues the story in a way that keeps you interested right to the end.
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1 review
September 14th, 2013
Characters are so well described! I wish I could jump right into these pages myself. The idea behind this book is amazing like nothing I have ever read! One of my favourite series by far.
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1 review
Awesome book
September 9th, 2013
Great read, pulls you in with the first sentences
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1 review
Fantastic
August 7th, 2013
This was a great book, couldn't put it down at times. It had some cheesy parts but all around a great book can't wait to read the next one
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1 review
Diverting and imaginative
August 3rd, 2013
Somewhat formulaic, angsty, teenage love triangle stuff but really quite entertaining for all that. I guess that's why it became the formula. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series while sitting next to the pool this summer.
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Addicting!
July 31st, 2013
Great story. Love the series. Can't stop reading this books.
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1 review
Good read!
July 31st, 2013
The plot keeps moving quickly with few (if any) dull moments. Suddenly you find yourself downloading the next book.
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Julia
March 4th, 2013
Love this book and the whole collection. 2nd time reading it!!!
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1 review
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
February 17th, 2013
I loved this book. I'm in love with the series.I love Cassandra Clare for creating this book series.
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