Thursday, January 3, 2013
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
4 Stars ****
Reviewed by: Sabrina Williams
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.
I really enjoyed this book. Cassandra Clare has a way of captivating her audience. She has a unique way of including all aspects of life making you feel like this world could actually exist. The stars of the series fight the same issues we do just in a more open atmosphere filled with creatures of the night, demons of all things scary, warlocks, and other unique oddities. The love you can feel between Jace and Clary is so obvious and open. You can't help but feel sorry for Simon's character as he seems to be the one that suffers the most in this particular book but at the same time, you can tell that possibly he has some good tidings heading his way. The little tidbit of information that the author gives out here and there pointing at more possibilities to come for each character can be so frustrating at times, BUT it's what causes you to keep on moving to the next one. That need to know what happens next is so strong that I already bought the next one in the series. I hope it doesn't disappoint!
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