Aug 21, 2013

Review: City of Ashes

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)City of Ashes
Author: Cassandra Clare
Release Date: March 25, 2008
Publisher: McElderry Books
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 453 Pages
Format: Hardcover, bought

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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?

My Review:

This is a continuation of the story from before. I don't want to go into much more detail than that as to keep you guys out of spoilers.

There is definitely a lot that happened in this book. Even at the beginning I was screaming "WHAT" in my head. This book was a little slower than the first book but there is also a decent amount of vital information given in this book that makes you scream for the third book.

Simon matures in ways you didn't think possible. In fact all of them grow up in different ways. You learn so much about the characters and what they are willing to do for each other. Some surprise you and think they are horrible people but you find out reasons for all that has happened.

Clare definitely leaves the book open at the end and so many things that hopefully get cleared up in the third book. You are given hints all over towards the ending and you think you might get the answers in the last few pages, but Clare gives you a curve ball at the end.

I am falling more and more in love with this world even with all the violence and pain that occurs throughout the pages.

Clary becomes a big star throughout it mainly with her personality and her determination. She never gives up hope and I love that about her. I still think she is really stubborn and makes situations worse sometimes but I do also know that she does all of it because of the huge heart that she has. Simon is calm and collected but can also have a temper when provoked about something he cares about. Jace is still moody but still has me on team Jace. Sorry, guys but for now he is who I am cheering for!

So many personal stories come out and it is nice. you get to hear all about things that were left cloudy in the last book. The pages just flow with knowledge of the world as well as action and emotions. I am very very much enjoying this series, and at the rate I am going, I don't know if I will be able to wait for the 6th and final book to come out!!

I hope all of you that have read this feel the love I have for it, and those of you that haven't read it, I really hope you pick it up and give it a chance. I am the first to say I wasn't wanting to read the series, but I eat those words and some. I can't wait to go see the movie and hope they continue on with the whole series!

Couldn't put it down!!

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe I haven't read this series yet. I definitely need to get with the program. :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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