Friday, February 12, 2010

Cassandra Clare; City Of Ashes: The Mortal Instruments Series

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: McElderry; Reprint edition (March 24, 2009)
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.

My Review
The book took a turn for the better with City Of Ashes. It became more in-depth. The characters grew and you felt a stronger connection. I would say it would be wise to read the first of the series before jumping into the next. A lot went on in the first, as well as the second. I enjoyed the love aspect of the book, it was forbidden yet you felt that there wasn't something right about all. Valentine, the mastermind behind the hate of all that is not him (seems to me that way) was consumed with cleansing the earth of all things demon.  This book was so fast I did have to reread a few spots but the fault my own as I like to speed through things. All the supporting characters played huge roles in this one I thought it a great treat to get to know the other characters. Another well done for Cassandra Clare.

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Melissa said...

I love this series, and I gave it a higher review than City of Bones :)

Juju at Tales of said...

Great review! I love that hair!

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Fantastic review! This series is one of my favorites. It's so much fun! Glad you enjoyed it.

SB said...

good review...may be a series to put in my classroom -- grade seven eight -- what do you think?

blueicegal said...
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blueicegal said...

great review, its been my number one series for such a long time, and u finally read it then huh, i jus rememberd u read my review and liked what u read i presume since uve decided to start the series, amazing isnt it, i need to do a review for city of glass, msge me, or on my chst box we can discuss what u liked about the book and what you didnt!! :)

can cheak out my city of ashes review here

My City of ashes book review

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