Sunday, December 16, 2012

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare Review

Publication Date: March 25, 2008
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 453 pages
Source: Bought
Series: The Mortal Instruments #2

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?

In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City's Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.

What I Thought:
Loved it, but not as much I loved the first one. At least I got to see more of Simon and Clary. I think it was frustrating but not like bad frustration but like AHHH THEY NEED TO AHH I JUST.. AHHH WHY WHY WHY!! For people who have read this, you understand my frustration.

City of Ashes reveals a journey of love, loss, and laughs but most of all acceptance. After Clary finds out the truth about her past, she has to accept who she really is.

It starts out like hours later of CoB. I was captivated from the very beginning. There's action, suspense, and some parts dragged but I love Cassie's style of writing. I think we all agree now that she is the "Queen of Cliffhangers".

I deducted a star because of the relationship between Jace and Clary. Clary can be so very annoying at times and Jace can be still an ass but they're trying to avoid each other but can't. As for the Simon and Clary part, I liked but I had hopes for Jace. Dating Simon is like dating a brother.

I was still convinced that in the end of City of Bones, that "thing" didn't happen and then in the end of this, I was STILL convinced it didn't happen. I'm just in denial about it.

I bet Cassie likes trolling us. Almost every single book, there's a cliffhanger! She's like "Yes, yes, that's the ending and you have to wait a year or so to read the next book."

Overall, this wasn't my favorite book in the series BUT, I still very enjoyed it and I recommend all of you to read this series. You don't want to miss this. This will be the next big thing. Trust me.


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