City of Ashes – Cassandra Clare

ISBN: 9781416914297
Publisher: M.K. McElderry Books
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 464
Age Range: 12 and up
Series: Yes; second
Reader’s Annotation: Clary’s whole world is re-arranged when she discovers her true place as a Shadowhunter and Jace’s sister. Yet, that doesn’t change how Clary feels about Jace or anything else in her world.
Summary: Clary is still wheeling from everything she now knows about the world she lives in. Her mother was a Shadowhunter in hiding never telling Clary the truth about her past. Luke, her quasi father, is a werewolf who leads his own pack. Valentine, the man responsible for destroying the Clave, is her father. And Jace, whom she unsuccessfully tried to ignore, is her long unknown older brother. Clary’s world is split apart with all this newfound knowledge as she struggles to deal with her very real feelings for Jace while keeping her best friend Simon at arm’s length. When Valentine appears, and steals the Soul-Sword, after massacring the Silent Brothers in Bone City, it is up to Clary, Jace and Simon to put aside their problems in an effort to save the world from the attacking demon hordes. This is a great follow-up which answers just enough questions to keep the readers eagerly awaiting the third and final title. Who will Clary end up with? Is Jace really her brother? Will Valentine be defeated? Readers will be lined up for the series conclusion.