2nd Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare


Book Information:

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published in 2008
ISBN 9781416914297
453 Pages

Series Information:

Mortal Instruments Book 02
Sequel Series to the Infernal Devices Series


3 out of 5


Clary Fray wants nothing more than to return her normal uneventful life. Not only does she need to deal with her newly found brother, Jace, and her mother in a deep coma, she has to deal with the mystery behind the deaths of Downworlder children. The only person who could be behind this is her father, a rouge Shadowhunter named Valentine. Will she be able to solve this mystery without losing the ones she loves?

As with the last book, it reminds me a great deal of other books, manga, anime, and shows. For this type of genre, this book has an average plot. The only really good parts are the growth and descriptions. Also, the characters are pretty much average, and you’ll be able to find them (their personalities) anywhere, especially in shoujo manga. This book basically reminds me of a shoujo manga, but without the illustrations.

Another thing I kind of liked was how Simon finally speaks up towards the ending. He doesn’t seem like a spineless jellyfish where Clary’s concerned, which is pretty good growth for him. I also like the Alec and Magnus moments. Yaoi~♥ Shush, I know some people won’t like that, but I don’t mind. The only thing I really wish for is for the author to make Clary less whiny.

Overall, the book is pretty average, so read at your own risk. I’m still going to read the rest of the series, as long as my library has them, because once I start a series, I really can’t stop myself from reading the rest.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

Goodreads 2011


This is the 2nd review, 1st review is here.
Not planning to re-read.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Cassandra Clare
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing
$New_Bullet After Twilight
$New_Bullet Finding the Magic in Books
$New_Bullet Book Love
$New_Bullet A Trillian Books

Places to Buy From:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble


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