City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare- MINI SPOILER FREE REVIEW


Title: City of Ashes
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series Name: 
The Mortal Instruments
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, YA
Publication Date: March 28, 2008
Pages: 411
Publishers: Walker Books
3 Star

Goodreads Synopsis:

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?

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.


No spoilers… Only a mini review.

So after over 3 weeks I have finally finished City of Ashes.
I know that when it takes me this long to finish a book I’m just not that into it.

It is a good story and I enjoy the characters and plot but something about it just isn’t exciting me. I think it’s partly because of all the hype that is around the series and I just don’t have that same view of it.. It’s a good story but it’s not the Harry Potter or Vampire Academy series…
Personally, I enjoyed the TV show adaption more than I am enjoying the books..
I probably won’t be picking up the next book.. At least not at the moment.

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