Monday, June 1, 2009

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

City of Ashes
by Cassandra Clare
Genre: Supernatural
Published: 2008
Hardback: 464 pages
Rating: 4

Inspiration: book 2 of series

Description from Simon and Schuster's site (you can hear an excerpt here too):

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?

My thoughts:
In-a-word: Runes-speak
As with the second book in trilogy series, you're in for more action, more character development and a cliffhanger ending. The book did well in describing and pulling me into the Shadowhunter world. Also, the hints of Jace's true lineage is enough for me to pursue book 3.

The Mortal Instruments Series:
City of Bones
City of Ashes
City of Glass

1 comment:

  1. I found this book kind of frustrating. I mean, they're supposed to be siblings (even though they're not). Stop with the macking already!


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