Monday, April 29, 2013
City of Ashes by: Cassandra Clare
When I first read City of Bones, I thought 'Holy ****!!! What the **** just happened here?' but as you progress throughout the second novel in the Mortal Instruments novel, you tend to understand what is going on in their world and how everyone feels about a certain situation (situation cannot be named because I do not post spoilers).
City of Ashes wasn't as outstanding as City of Bones but I did enjoy all the conflicts, the chemistry, and the forgiveness that is City of Ashes.
In the end this novel is a 4.5 out of 5. Plus it is on my must-read list....so read it!
Here is the blurb:
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?