Monday, January 31, 2011

Review: City of Ashes

 “Clary snapped the compartment open and frowned. She took out a shiny pamphlet, the kind they keep stacked in clear plastic stands in the hospital waiting rooms. "How to Come Out to Your Parents," she read out loud. "LUKE. Don't be ridiculous. Simon's not gay, he's a vampire.""

Title: City Of Ashes
Series: Mortal Instruments #2
Author: Cassandra Clare
Source: Library
Date Finished: January 22nd, 2011
My Rating: A - Marvelous!

Summary of Book:
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,...


Characters: I loved Jace, as always. I mean, who couldn't? He's that 'bad boy' type that every girl wants, and yet he's sweet(sometimes) and protective(always). So, the first word that comes to my head when I think of Jace would No, wait, not hot. Smoking-hot. Oh yeah..Clary is different. And I think that's the only way to describe her. Her feelings are jumbled, her family is, well, a mess. And her love life is a train wreck. Just her feelings for Jace are wacked out. She loves him, but you wouldn't be able to tell if she's in love with him or just loves him. Hard to actually figure out, you know. And Simon, he's cute as always. He's always, always protective of Clary, and in love(or lust?) with her. Talk about a love triangle..

Plot*spoilers everywhere, I'd avoid this if you haven't read this book yet*: The twists and turns were great. Simon turning into a vampire was an awesome twist! And that lead him to breaking up with Clary, well it was one of the reasons. That and Clary having to kiss Jace to get out of the faery world. But there are tons and tons of reasons why he broke up with her. And I wouldn't be able to list them without boring you guys to death.

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  1. I love this series to death! I completely agree that Jace is the ultimate fictional guy, and I liked how you put it as "sweet(sometimes) and protective(always)". Anyway, great review! :)

  2. I really loved this one too! Great review!

  3. @Andrea - Me too! I can't wait to get City of Glass to read next :D Awwh! Haha, thanks!

    @Two Readers Review - Thanks!


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