Friday, May 4, 2012

City of Ashes [Review]

#2 in Series
464 Pages [Kindle]
First Published March 2008

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:
I wasn't a fan of this one. Although I have heard from many people who have read the series that the 2nd one almost made them not want to continue, but the 3rd makes up for that. We will see :)

My biggest issue with City of Ashes was that nothing really happened in the book. There was very little excitement, for me. Too many words, not enough plot.

Previous Review:

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare {here}

[Counts toward my TBR Pile challenge: here]

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manda-rae said...

*Gasps* You didn't care for City of Ashes? I loved all three of the books. Granted, I do recall that the books only got better for me. (It takes me a bit to get into a new series.) Since it's been so long since I've read these, I can't recall what my opinions were for each individual book. Anyways, definitely keep with the series. (And if you're not liking them by the third one, then I stink at recommending books for you.)

Heather said...

Thanks for linking up!!! :)