Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Mortal Instruments #2: City of Ashes 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, new found 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.

My Thoughts: 

From reading the 1st book I became addicted to the characters, story, and the entire under word that Cassandra Clare had created. I love a strong female character who doesn't necessarily NEED a man to rescue her, but when he's so drool worthy it's nice to have back up♥.  I keep hoping and praying that for one reason or another Jace and Clary aren't really brother and sister, but the story keeps going with out a reveal. 

I thought there was action in book 1, but the scenes get more intense and I found myself red eyed and sleep deprived page flipping til the end. When I finally finished I instantly opened book 3 City of Glass. I can't stop and I should probably seek help, but not until I finish book 5 and wait through my withdrawals until book 6 is released.

I have high hopes for this series and am strapping myself in my comfy chair and ride this fantastic roller coaster until the very end. Wish me luck! 
My Rating:

I'm off to continue my journey into the City of Glass.
Happy Reading!

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