Friday, October 25, 2013

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments, #2
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Format: Paperback
Pages: 453
Source: Borrowed from my Sister

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? Clary would love to spend more time with her best friend, Simon. But the Shadowhunters won't 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. When the second of the Mortal Instruments os stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor suspects Jace. Could Jace really be willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

This was a fantastic sequel to a wonderful first book. Everything about this book drew me in and had me absorbed in the story. I love how Clary really seems to be growing as a character and standing up for herself as well as setting out to try and save the world. There's just something about Cassandra Clare's writing style that has me hooked.
One of the greatest things about this book is the plot. There is no shortage of action and suspense in this installment and things seem to only be getting crazier. I absolutely loved how we get more Alec and Magnus. Those two didn't get much attention in the first book and we're finally starting to see more of them and I am definitely liking what I'm seeing.
I was really surprised by a lot that happens in this book. I didn't see a lot of the events coming and I found myself shocked many times. This story is one of my favorites due to the fact that it is so engaging and leaves you wanting even more.
If you haven't started this series yet you should really get on that. It's full of action and romance and will have you on the edge of your seat. The relationships and interactions between the characters are so real and their troubles really drag you into the story. I can't wait to continue on with this series.

1 comment:

  1. I DNF book one, but after watching the movie I read book two and loved it. That kiss they had in the fairy world... damn!