Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Ashes

Series: The Mortal Instruments #2

Author: Cassandra Clare

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 β€” 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 β€” and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings β€” 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 her readers back into the dark grip of New York City’s Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.


Here we go with book 2 in my huge journey of reading all that is CC! I can safely say that with this book, I am now totally sucked into the Shadowhunters world!

Firstly let’s get my dislikes out the way. Just a few minuscule little things!
I’m not a Simon lover. He just got in the way in my eyes and I can’t quite work out if I’m happy with what happened or not.

I didn’t like how Clary seems to hate on all the girls in her life, Isabelle now Maia. I mean come on Clary, girls lift each other!!!!

And man, Jace and Clary better not be siblings. I mean I don’t think they are (see my likes!) but I felt a bit ick because currently they think they are!
And now my good bits!

I think it’s fair to say I am a little obsessed with Magnus…..specifically Magnus and Alec!

Saying what I said about about Clary and Jace. I think I’m piecing things together. The Inquisitor knew something, like she had pieced something together herself. I’m not sure but I hope I am right! So I like that I could be right pahahaaa!

Isabelle, I just love her!
Simon and what I hope is Maia. That would make me like him!!!!!

Did I say I am obsessed with Magnus and Alec?

The story……it’s hotting up!

6 thoughts on “Review: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

  1. Omg this review is everything! I still hate Simon even after all 6 books, I actually think he got more annoying πŸ˜… Oh but Magnus and Alec are amazing! Probably my favorite ship of all of them πŸ˜„ Clary does hate on all the girls though, everyone she meets she’s pissed off with πŸ˜‘ Great review Caro

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