Saturday, August 1, 2015

City of Ashes - Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #2)

Published Date: March 25, 2008
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Synopsis: 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.

Oh Clary, Clary, Clary... I am disappointed in such a character because if she can't have one thing, she moves onto the next best thing. This story broke my heart into a million pieces with all of the sadness that came along with it. Although there were parts where I did laugh, I almost wanted to strangle these characters to get their heads screwed on straight. 

That plot twist with Simon and Jace, just about killed me. Although Clary's was shocking as well. By the end of the first book, you kind of already knew who Alec gave his heart too. Magnus, although he acts all tough, high and almighty, he does have a certain soft spot for a person. 

I would rate this more stars if I could because it gave me the thrill I craved. The Mortal Instruments is something that I needed in a long time. I rate this book a solid 5 out of 5 stars but I did hesitate when I read the last chapter to the story. Why couldn't Clary break the friend zone?


I will be reviewing Every Last Breath - Jennifer L. Armentrout because I received the whole Dark Elements series in the mail today all signed by her. Also, I got a bookmark and pin from her, also signed. I am kind of freaking the hell out because she has been one of my favorite authors for a while and she does so many giveaways.

Also, my next book to read and review is Rebels: City of Indra - Kendall & Kylie Jenner and Maya Sloan and Mister Monday - Garth Nix.

Alright, goodnight my awesome book nerds and I will blog you soon, possibly tomorrow. 

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