Sunday, December 13, 2009

Review | City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Ashes
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: McElderry
Pages: 496
Rating: 5/5

"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 thoughts:

This sequel will have you running through all the action, just urging to keep reading and just finish the whole book in one sitting.

The characters in this book are now more developed than they already were in the first book, City of Bones. More are introduced, two to be blunt. The relationship between Jace, Simon, and our heroine, Clary is even more tense. Mostly that tension runs through her and Jace's relationship, not with Simon. But towards the end it's somewhat cleared out; which, by the way, makes me mad. Ish. I have a feeling that's not the end of that triangle. Throughout the book you get the often, the feeling of nothing is what it seems. The action, suspense, love triangle and just everything about this book was awesomely created and beautifully written as ever (:

The only thing that threw me off, and this isn't a bad thing at all; it just confuses me. The perspectives. It takes you a bit to figure out which section is read in who's point of view. But eventually, you get the hang of and it's easily figured out quickly. This is just my problem sometimes, not that is has anything to do with others or has anything wrong with it. I love it actually and it's a very good idea; adds to the book's magic (:

FTC: I bought this book with my own money;

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my all time favorite series! I cannot wait to see what you think of the last book. And Jace - *fans self* Sweet mother he is hot!


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