Jan 16, 2010

Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments, Bk 2)

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City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments, #2)

City of Ashes- Cassandra Clare

From Goodreads:

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?

City of Ashes is book 2 in the mortal instrument series by Cassandra Clare. It was just as good as the first in my opinion . All the previous characters are back and still looking to take down Valentine, who is still trying to gain power to start a war between Shadowhunters, and the Downworlders.

City of Ashes is just as action packed as City of Bones. Someone is draining the blood from Downworlders, and the Clave have sent someone to investigate what is going on. This leads to some all out battles. This time there are more demons. They have been brought up by Valentine to help take down the Clave. It was definitely a fast pace book.

In the first book we find out that Jace is the son of Valentine. Just because Jace, and Clary find out they are brother and sister it does not stop them from feeling more than sibling love. Simon has also declared his love for Clary, and now that Jace and clary know that they are brother, and sister does that leave Clary’s heart wide open for Simon to take his place?

From beginning to end, City of Ashes keeps your attention. I’m so looking forward to reading the final installment in this exciting series.

Rating: 4.5/5

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