First Line: The formidable glass-and steel structure rose from its position on the Front Street like a glittering needle threading the sky.
Summary:"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."
Ackkkk! I don't want to ruin anything...
I loved it and I really really loved that my friend let my borrow her 'edited' copy! So much better :)
I finished it and had to start the next book right away (so now they are kind of blended together in my mind...)
The Mortal Instruments
Book One: City of Bones March 27, 2007
Book Two: City of Ashes March 25, 2008
Book Three: City of Glass March 24, 2009
Book Four: City of Fallen Angels expected April 5, 2011
Book Five: City of Lost Souls expected May 2012
Book Six: City of Heavenly Fire expected September 2013