Series: The Mortal Instruments (Book 2)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven't read Cit of Bones!
Summary*: 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 - and Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane and certainly evil.
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.
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 Review:
In City of Ashes Cassandra Clare take us on another thrill-ride in the amazing fantasy world she created in City of Bones. While I wasn't as impressed by this book as I was with City of Bones, this book was still very good!
The ingredients that made City of Bones so awesome is still there: mysteries, suspense, action, friendship, and great and witty dialogues - the pace was just a bit slower in City of Ashes.
Throughout the book Clare hinted about some, perhaps life-changing, secrets that were kept from the main characters, and I'm curious to read City of Glass and find out what they are!
Overall, City of Ashes was a great installment in the Mortal Instruments Trilogy.
Rating: 4 of 5
Previous books in this series:
City of Bones
* Edited summary from Goodreads