Monday 4 July 2011

Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Ashes
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Walker Books
Pages: 453
Reading Level: Young Adult
Other titles in series: City of Bones, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels

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?

WOW! LOVED IT! I don't know what more  I can say.  I finished City of Bones at midnight and bought City of Ashes immediately on my Kindle App for my iPod.  Instant gratification is a beautiful thing.  I started reading, and finished it later that day.  The sexual tension in this book is wild! Another book full of action and suspense.  I was on the edge of my seat through the whole thing.  What was coming next? The humor is still great through the whole book.  I think I'd like to meet author Cassandra Clare.  She must have a really fun sense of humor. Jace is still my favorite character, but Simon entered my heart and I really like him as well.  But Jace is super hot, he's a little brain candy for me.  This is such a fantastic series, you need to read it.  I don't want to give anything away, so just trust me! It's amazing!

"Some guys look at you like they only want sex. Jace looks at you like you've had sex - it was great and now you're just friends. Drives girls crazy. Know what I mean?" Yes. Clary thought. "No." Clary said."


  1. Glad you liked it as much as I did, City of Glass is also really really good!

  2. I haven't read this series. I must do something about that. x


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