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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Ashes
Author: Cassandra Clare
Published: 2008
Pages: 453
Rating: 4.5/5
Summary: A murderer is loose in New York City ...
... and the victims are Downworlder children. Clary Fray and her fellow Shadowhunters have a strong suspicion that Valentine, Clary's father, may be behind the killings. But if he is the murderer, then what's his true motive? To make matters worse, the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, has been stolen, and the mysterious Inquisitor has arrived to investigate, with his eyes vigilantly targeted on Clary's brother, Jace.

Clary will need to face some terrifying demons and even more terrifying family decisions. No one said that the life of a Shadowhunter would be easy.

Review: Things are changeling. Downworlder children are being killed. Clary is trying to sort out her feelings, which are complicated. Everybody wants know what to expect next from Valentine. Jace seems to be getting in trouble, which only worries everyone else.

Clary wants to help her mother but can't seem to find a way. She wants to control her feelings and know what she's feeling for Jace and Simon. She's viewed as the good daughter of Valentine and not the bas son, which I think only made her feel worse.

I love Jace!! I loved how at the beginning he was looking for trouble. He has so many things going on that I felt that he had a right to feel the way he did. The Shadowhunters are seeing him as someone who could help their worst enemy.

I agree with others who say that this series is really good. All the characters are changing in ways that will them accomplish what they want. I can't wait to read the next book!


  1. Thanks for the review! I've heard SO many wonderful things about this series and can't wait to dive in to read them.

  2. Thanks for the review.
    I am a big fan of this series... Jace makes me happy :)

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog