So I'm digging into the books I started in August that I haven't had a chance to finish. I'm falling in love with some of them and some of them am struggling with.
Here is what I thought of "City of Ashes" (Book 2 of Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare.
Is love worth betraying everything? Plunge into the second adventure in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly)—now with a gorgeous new cover, a map, a new foreword, and exclusive bonus content! City of Ashes is a Shadowhunters novel.
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 readers back into the dark grip of New York City’s Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.
5/5 Star Review
I'm diving in here to say that in the beginning I fell in love with the novel and enjoyed the fast pace. Coming to the end I struggled as I found it slow down and I really struggled with it. I loved the first one and flew that one. I don't know if I hit a reading slump or if it was the speed of the twisting novel. I have found myself questioning the book and maybe trying it later on. I will though be continuing on the series to see if I have fallen out of love with how the story is playing out or if its me.
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