Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes

With her mother in a coma and her father hell-bent on destroying the world, Clary Fray is dragged deeper into New York’s terrifying underworld of werewolves, demons and the mysterious Shadowhunters. 

Discovering the truth about her past was only the beginning. Now the fate of the world rests on Clary’s shoulders, but can she master her new-found powers and control her feelings for a boy who can never be hers? 

This book continues almost immediately after City of Bones, The conflict and tension between Clary and Jace is at a new high. The triangle of Clary, Jace and Simon has new and interesting twists. Alex is accepting his sexuality and though many react negatively to his being homosexual, Clare does a good job of handing the subject matter. The battle between Valentine and the Clave takes a dark and deadly twist. Down Worlder children are being murdered and their blood drained. The Inquisitor has been sent to investigate Jace and his father Valentine. Valentine’s quest for the Mortal instruments is intensifying. But questions about who is more unstable arise - The Inquisitor of Valentine?
I have to say, Cassandra Clare has done it again. City of Ashes is the anticipated sequel to City of Bones and takes the original to a whole new level. As expected, Clare’s writing has only improved since COB.
At this point, I am emotionally invested in this book and the characters are truly memorable. Clare’s imagination is just fantastic. it is amazing how the character interact and the plot actually thickened as the pages turned.
This is one you don’t want to miss.


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