By Cassandra Clare.
Genre. YA Fantasy, Angels, Vampires, Werewolves.
Series, The Mortal Instruments (#2)
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?
Not going to lie this is a defiantly a second book dry kinda book but it was a fantastic book as well carrying on the plot from City of Bones really well. I have found that reading the first two books in my 20’s has been a different experience than reading these books as a teenager. We continue to find out a lot more about the Shadowhunter world, although this is a fantasy series, Clare is still able to keep the realistic moods and behaviors of teenagers. Clare also brings in a lot of new and interesting characters and aspects of the Shadowhunter world which was a bit more interesting than the actual plot. Although this book is a bit dry in the plot I would defiantly continue to read it to get further into the series which is when the development of characters and plot thickens.