Review- City of Ashes

April 4, 2011 Reviews 1

My copy of City of Fallen Angels shipped out today so it is the perfect time to continue on with my reviews of the first three books. 

Title: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Paperback, 453 pages

Published February 24th 2009 by Simon Pulse
Source: bought
Summary: (from goodreads)

A murderer is loose in New York City …

… and the victims are Downworlder children. Clary Fray and her fellow Shadowhunters have a strong suspicion that Valentine, Clary’s father, may be behind the killings. But if he is the murderer, then what’s his true motive? To make matters worse, the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, has been stolen, and the mysterious Inquisitor has arrived to investigate, with his eyes vigilantly targeted on Clary’s brother, Jace.

Clary will need to face some terrifying demons and even more terrifying family decisions. No one said that the life of a Shadowhunter would be easy

My thoughts: (there may be spoilers)

  I’m not sure how this is possible but I liked this book even more than the first one! I should say loved this book.

I think I fall more and more in love with Jace every chapter. I love the insight we have seen into his character through the short scenes in his POV. My only wish is that there were more Jace thoughts. I can’t get enough of them.

Clary is an awesome protagonist, I see myself relating to her and I really like her spirit. The scene in the fey court was amazing! 🙂 

Cassandra Clare does an amazing job of making Valentine extra creepy. She manages to describe and create all kind of dangerous and scary demons and yet she still makes Valentine the worst of all. I would rather face down a herd of demons (with Jace by my side of course) than face Valentine.

I did not want to put this book down! There were no slow parts and no boring parts, just amazing parts. 

Let me know what you guys think of this series!

Michelle @ Book Briefs

One Response to “Review- City of Ashes”

  1. Liz Gomez

    I read the first book a while back and enjoyed it. But when I tried to read this one I just couldn’t really get into it. I am, however, going to give it another try! I really enjoy her Infernal Devices so I decided to give the Mortal Instruments series another try.

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