Book Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
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?
Once again I enjoyed this book. Once again, if you do not like over-usage of literary devices, particularly similes, don't read this book because it will drive you crazy. It was very fast-paced, and had a couple of new, rather interesting characters. It didn't really enthral me as much as the first, but the un-put-downness of it made up for that. It had all the right amounts of seriousness, laugh-out-loudness, shockingness, and sadness. The would was familiar and at the same time mysterious. There was an element of mystery in a number of things that kept me wanting to see what happened next. It was an overall excellent book. I highly recomend it to fans of the first book, and to people who haven't read it yet.
Also, don't be put out by the whole angels thing. It's not the driving factor of the book and there are plenty of other supernatural creatures like werewolves and vampires and faeries to balance it all out. It's refreshing. A great read.
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I'm Amanda! I originally started this blog as a way to share my short stories, but then it grew to include YA book reviews, author interviews, and giveaways. I LOVE reading YA and Middle Grade, and I'm a sucker for fantasy books. Along with reading and writing, I play golf, crochet scarves, sing, and in June I'll be off to college! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I hope you enjoy it!