Monday, December 19, 2011

City Of Glass by Cassandra Clare

City Of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Released: March 24th 2009
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Series: The Mortal Instruments, Book Three
Page Amount: 541 (US Paperback Edition)
Source: Owned

*Warning the following blurb and review may contain spoilers if you haven't read City Of Bones and City Of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. Continue on with your own risk*

"To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters -- never mind that enter-ing the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight. As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadow-hunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadow-hunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City -- whatever the cost?
Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the final installment of the New York Times bestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments."
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My Thoughts:
How do I put into words my thoughts on City Of Glass by Cassandra Clare? I do not want to give anything away. What I can say is I was hooked into this book from the start. I found myself thinking of it when I wasn't reading it. That doesn't happen to me very often. I truly loved the world Cassandra has created in this series. Why it took me so long to get hooked into this series is beyond me...

If you like a series with action, romance, and just plain old awesomeness. Then this is the series for you. Where the good guys win against the bad guys!! I'm still in shock from what occurred in City Of Glass. I am going to get my hands on City Of Fallen Angels very soon!!

5/5 stars, Happy Reading, Ashley *Seriously go out and get this series NOW*

Saturday, December 17, 2011

In My Mailbox (15)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. In My Mailbox is a way for bloggers to show what books they received for review, bought or borrowed from the library.

For Review:
Revealing Eden by Victoria Foyt
Dark Love by Reinette (adult title)

I also received a book from my Secret Santa from The Bookshelf fan page on Facebook. I'll be opening it on Christmas!!
Let me know what you guys got this week, Happy Reading!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Book Challenge Update/ Challenges for 2012

Hello Book Peeps, I just wanted to let you all know I completed my 50 book challenge for 2011.It was rough to get through this year. Had some reading ruts along the way. I'm happy to have overcome it and finish my goal. If you wish to see what all books I read in 2011, click here: 50 Book Challenge List 2011. My book challenge for 2012 so far is to participate in the Debut Author's Challenge hosted by Krisi at The Story Siren.I don't think I'll have a set goal of books to read for next year. Let me know what you're challenges are for next year and if you did a challenge this year. Did you complete your goal for 2011?

Top 10 Favorites of 2011:

1. The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
2. Across The Universe by Beth Revis
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
4. Zombies Vs. Unicorns
5.  The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare (read the first 2)
6. Die For Me by Amy Plum
7. Firelight by Sophie Jordan
8. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
9. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
10. Sweep series by Cate Tiernan

I would love to know you're favorite reads of 2011! Happy Reading, Ashley

City Of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

City Of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
Released: March 25th 2008
Publisher: Simon& Schuster Children's Publishing
Series: The Mortal Instruments, Book Two
Page Amount: 464

"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."

-Information from

My Thoughts:
City Of Ashes is the smashing sequel to City Of Bones. I thought the series couldn't get any better and I was proven wrong. City Of Ashes had many twists and turns throughout the story. At one point I wasn't sure how it was going to end and what would become of the characters. I definitely wanted to smack Valentine around.I loved every minute of this book!! Cassandra isn't afraid of risking her characters lives. 

This is a fabulous read, you should definitely check out this series. 
5/5 stars, Happy Reading, Ashley