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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

#BookReview: City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by @CassieClare


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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.

Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Lady Midnight, as well as the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and Infernal Devices trilogy. She is the coauthor of The Bane Chronicles with Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy with Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman, as well as The Shadowhunter’s Codex, which she cowrote with her husband, Joshua Lewis. Her books have more than 50 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages, a feature film, and a TV show, Shadowhunters, currently airing on Freeform. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her at CassandraClare.com. Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at Shadowhunters.com.

Wow just wow what to say about this one. This is only the second time I've read this book, but it won't be the last. I am slowly making it to the books I have yet to read, and I can tell you the suspense is killing me and scaring me to no end. I already know parts of what will happen but to read it myself is empowering in a way. I will once again be tossed into a story that I have loved.

This one picks up shortly after the end of book one. It is well paced and doesn't do what a lot of authors do. It doesn't rehash everything that you just read in book one. It gives you the information you need when you need it and that's it. Clary and Jace are both finding out what they can do and who they really are. And everyone else is along for the ride.

I really love these books since it really gives you just hints about Magnus and Alec. Whom I love both dearly. I am not one for LGBT books, but I could read about Magnus and Alec till the world ends. I can't wait to dive into the Bane Chronicles as well as Magnus's own series which is coming out soon.

This one also gives us some of Jace's relatives even if he doesn't know it. I had to look it up since the name Herondale sounded familiar but, for the life of me, I couldn't place it. Of course, it was in relation to Will from TID. Which made me feel awful since I love that series even more than this one.

This was an excellent book two with no issues what so ever!! And I am off to dive into book three City of Glass!

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