Monday, February 15, 2016

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Happy Thursday and happy book review day.  This book, it took me a long time to read it and I have no clue why.  When I was reading it I loved it and it just felt good to be back to that world again; okay let's stop babbling and start the review.

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Clare is back and wishing her life was normal but how can it be when her own mother is in a coma which was magically induced, and let's not forget that she just found out that she is is a demon-slaying Shadowhunter and can see Downworlders.  She wishes to leave all this crazy world behind her and spend more time with her best friend Simon, but that isn't going to be possible, why?  Her new found brother Jace, who is one of the best Shadowhunters is one of the reasons, but the main reason is the only chance to help her mother is to find the rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, the evil and insane one and let's not forget, who is also her father.

Things are getting weirder in New York City, Downworlder children are getting murdered and soon they realize that Valentine is possibly the one behind the killings, but what is he trying to do?  Do make matters worse, the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen and the Cave has sent the Inquisitor to investigate.  And who does she starts to blame right away?  Jace.  But Jace doesn't make things better for himself when he is willing to betray everything and everyone in order to help his father, Valentine.

In this second book of the Mortal Instruments we get introduced to the Downworlders and their worlds and it was amazing, at first I didn't think I want to know about the fairies and their world but once they got introduced I wanted to learn more and more.  It was the same for the other Downworlders, the vampires or the werewolves; each of them was explained extremely well and left you wanting to know more.  I guess that's just the way Cassandra Clare writes, she just leaves you craving for more.

Don't think there wasn't any action in the book, there was plenty and it left you in the edge of your seat for sure.  I also loved how Cassandra spent more time on each character, we got to spend more time with Simon and to understand and love him more, the same for Magnus and Jace and all the others; you just got a little bit of everyone in this book.

I gave 4 out of 5 stars, I really enjoyed and it left me craving for more as it should because there are more books, right?  Who is your favorite character?