Is love worth betraying everything? Plunge into the second adventure in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly).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.
Cassandra Clare, real name, Judith Rumelt, is an American author, best known for her young adult fiction works. Her bestselling effort is The Mortal Instruments. She was born to American parents of Jewish descent in Iran in 1973. Her grandfather was film producer Max Rosenberg. During her formative years, Clare traveled extensively throughout Europe. She went to high school in California, then split her time between there and New York. She ended up working for The Hollywood Reporter. In Los Angeles she began to write some Internet fiction pieces, but just before writing her first book, The City of Bones, she deleted them.
City of Bones was released by Simon and Schuster in 2007. It is fantasy inspired by the landscape of Manhattan. Next came City of Ashes, and City of Glass, which completed the first trilogy. The second trilogy featured City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, and City of Heavenly Fire. In 2013, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones was made into a movie starring Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower. Clare currently resides in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her husband and three cats.
A perfect mix of sarcasm, humor, romance and good vs. evil. A quick read but still a great story line with a lot of suspense.