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? Clary would love to spend more time with her bestfriend, Simon. But the Shadowhunters won’t 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 her father. When the second of the Mortal Instruments is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor suspects Jace. Could Jace really be willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?
How would you feel if you found out you had a sibling that you don’t know about? Clary, Simon, Jace Alec and Isabelle are back in the second book to the City of Bones series. And this time we find out what happens between Clary and Jace, and how they’re handling their new brother-sister relationship with each other. While Simon and Clary begin a budding romance and sharing their affection for each other until the night at the Seelie Court, which instantly changes things between them and changes Simon’s life forever as he begins living life as a vampire. While I really enjoyed reading this I made sure that I looked for the vocabulary, theme and setting.
As I continue reading the series, the vocabulary gets stranger and wierder, in a good way. Cassandra Clare uses the grammar differently with the spelling.Like the way she used the word faeries instead of saying fairies. Which gave me the idea that a faerie was a bit edgier and darker than a fairy, because faeries are downworlders. Not only was it the grammar, it was also the vivid descriptions that kept me interested, because I found it incredible and I really enjoyed it.
Although I have in the past, I did not figure out what the theme of the book was. And even if I would’ve found it, I think it would be the same as it was in City of Bones, which was, “Fight for what you believe is right.”
The setting of the novel, along with the first book in the series, took place in New York City. Some of the places mentioned in the novel are actually well known or familiar because of it being in the last book. Like the Institute or the Bone City where Jace was supposed to be imprisoned, the night before he was going to trial with the Inquisitor. Where Valentine had attacked the City and killed every one of the Silent Brothers. Or the Hudson River. It was mentioned before in the previous book as a peaceful spot, but in this book, the Hudson River is the scene of war between the Shadowhunters and Valentine’s demon army.
Overall I really liked the book and hope to read the next book Cassandra Clare has to offer in the series. I hope the theme will be easy to detect in the next book, I already know that the vocabulary will blow me away and I think that the next book will have a nice setting. I highly recommend that students should read the series because it is amazing and they’ll fall in love with it.