Thursday, December 8, 2011

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."

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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

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