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    City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments) (Paperback) By (author) Cassandra Clare

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    DescriptionThis is the second book in the bestselling urban fantasy trilogy, "The Mortal Instruments".With her mother in a coma and her father hell-bent on destroying the world, Clary is dragged deeper into New York's terrifying underworld of werewolves, demons and the mysterious Shadowhunters. Discovering the truth about her past was only the beginning, now Clary must save the world from her own father - the rogue Shadowhunter Valentine. With two of the Mortal Instruments at his command, Valentine is assembling an army of demons to wage war on the council of Shadowhunters and destroy them once and for all. As the battle begins, Clary must face her darkest fears - and come to terms with her feelings for a boy she wishes wasn't her brother.


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    Title
    City of Ashes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cassandra Clare
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781406307634
    ISBN 10: 1406307637
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: F13+
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.2
    BIC E4L: FAN
    BIC subject category V2: YFH
    BISAC V2.8: JUV001000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22500
    BIC children’s book marketing category: E3N79
    DC22: 813.6
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AQ
    Libri: ENGM3000, ENGL2030, KIND1415, AMER3795, KIND1447
    BIC subject category V2: 5AQ
    BISAC V2.8: JUV037000
    Thema V1.0: YFH
    Publisher
    Walker Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Walker Books Ltd
    Publication date
    07 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Cassandra Clare lives in Brooklyn. She has worked as an entertainment journalist for The Hollywood Reporter, has published several short stories and is the author of the popular internet parody The Very Secret Diaries.
    Review quote
    "* "Funny, dark, and sexy... Cassie's writing makes my toes curl with envy." Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles"
    Review text
    In City of Bones (2007), normal teenager Clary discovered she was a Shadowhunter, long-lost daughter of murdering megalomaniac Valentine - and therefore the sister of her new boyfriend Jace. Now she's caught up in the dangerous politics of the Downworld, where Jace is suspected of treason, non-human kids are being ritually murdered and best friend Simon is transforming into a werewolf. Clary must protect Simon, save Jace from a vindictive Downworlder Inquisitor, prevent Valentine from building an unstoppable demon army and fight her undiminished passion for Jace. The prose is exceedingly purple: Eyes are always paint chips, black pits or jewels in a spider's web; ichor-leaking demons have voices like shattering glass; fairies have hair like autumn leaves or poison green skin. But this action-packed tale uses melodrama and florid descriptions to good effect, crafting emotional tension and heart-wrenching romantic dramas. Readers of urban fantasy will devour this deliciously overwrought adventure. Despite hints that Jace's parentage is in question, the incestuous overtones might be too disturbing for some. (Fantasy. YA) (Kirkus Reviews)