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  • Published: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, c2008.
  • Year Published: 2008
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 453 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 720

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9781416914297
  • 1416914293
  • 1416972242



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City of ashes

by Clare, Cassandra.

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Call number: Teen Fiction / Clare, Cassandra

Westgate call number: Teen Book / Fiction / Fantasy & Paranormal / Clare, Cassandra

Available Copies: Downtown Teen, 1st Floor, Westgate Teen Books

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Sixteen-year-old Clary continues trying to make sense of the swiftly changing events and relationships in her life as she becomes further involved with the Shadowhunters and their pursuit of demons and discovers some terrifying truths about her parents, her brother Jace, and her boyfriend Simon.

Community Reviews

Enjoyed it

This is fun YA fluff. I liked it.

Better than most 2nd books

I must have been wanting this second book in the Mortal Instruments series -- I hurried through my last book because this was burning a hole on my reading shelf.

Second stories in trilogies often suffer from their placement. They aren't the exciting set-up of the first, and they aren't the exciting climax of the last. But without giving any spoilers, this contained an absolutely unexpected twist to one of the main characters' lives that added the page-turning excitement that makes a book fun.

I still don't buy into the idea of 15-year olds who can save the world, but that's OK.

Still good

I don't think it was it was better or worse than City of Bones. If you enjoyed the first, keep going through the series!


It's not as good as the city of bones, but still worth reading

cool book

I liked this book. It is better than the first book.


It was a good book, everybody has their opinions on this, personally I think it was better then the city of bones but thats just me


This book was worse than the City of Bones book. It was a lot more confusing and more predictable.


Much better than City of Bones, though it still provided obvious "problems" and horribly cliche phrasing.

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