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.
Okay, I liked this book, but the romantic friction and tension was VERY frustrating! Ach!!
This was a classic second book that ties the first and third ones together well. However, unlike second books, this book was very essential in the trio. The first book focuses on finding the first mortal instrument. In this one we learn about the second. This book demonstrates how a series should build one on top of another and the end left me LONGING for the third one.
I loved how this book carried me to other worlds within our own and kept me enthralled throughout! The twists were, of course, unexpected and fun! Who would have thought...?
If you liked the first one, you'll like this one as well!