City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2)
by Cassandra Clare
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.
Sibling love.. ugh, why why why. I was prepared to cuss and curse Cassandra for the twist she had written in the book. But I ended up clamoring for more, more, more.
I forgot that I wasn’t really into Jace in the first book. I thought he was manipulative and insensitive in COB but with City of Ashes, I told myself “I am such an idiot!” Of course Jace has a heart, I was just to blind to see it for myself. Ha ha ha..
And Simon.. I cried for you. I pitied your fate. But remember this, I vow to love you the way Clare wasn’t able to. (And don’t worry, our love for anime will never be forgotten, trust me on that. After all, anime fans stick together, right?)
The Silent Brothers – am I the only one who find this archivists quite interesting? I’d love to spend some time with them so they could tell me more about Nephilim lores.
Valentine, Valentine, Valentine.. you are one big sonofabitch. ’nuff said.
Yup, I know this isn’t the conventional type of review I usually do, but that’s how I want to express my thoughts and feelings after devouring this book. It’s such a relief to be able to let it all out of your chest and tell the world how much I enjoyed this series! Book 3, you’re next on my grill list!