City of Ashes is the second book in the Mortal Instruments series, and it picks up right were the first book left off. Clary and Jace still think they are siblings, to my great displeasure. Nevertheless, the book is not only about Clary and Jace.
Generally, I really liked this book, I liked it a bit less than the first book in the series, but it was still a great book to read. Most of the characters from the first book stay throughout the book series, but there are some characters that appeared in this book that pissed me off so much. THe Inquisitor for example, she is like Dolores Umbridge, you hate her more than the bad guy.
The book as a whole was amazing though. I loved the Downworlders in this book , we get to see so many aspects of their culture and life it is just awesome, as a whole I really enjoyed this book and I recommend it to everyone.