Saturday, November 14, 2009

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

****City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare****

Originality- 18/20
Characters- 18/20
Remembrance- 8/10
Quote-ability- 8/10
Entertainment- 18/20
Ending- 9/10
Recommend to read- 8/10
TOTAL- 87/100
Grade- B

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?

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I just can't get over how awesome these books are. They are unlike anything I have ever read before. I usually think this about most fantasy books for a while until I read something similar. I have a feeling that I'll never read about Shadow Hunters anywhere else.

City of Ashes develops the story quite a bit. I can't give you too many details because I don't want to spoil it for you, but it's amazing. The book ends with Clary finding out there might be a way to cure her mother. Which pretty much caused me to steal my friend's copy of City of Glass, the next book.

Not only is City of Ashes filled with action but also romance, comedy, and plot twists. You won't be able to put this one down.

-Amanda

1 comment:

Becky said...

I just ADORE Mortal Instruments. Casssandra Clare rocks!