Book Review: City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2)

Posted April 28, 2015 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

city of ashesBook: City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2)

Author: Cassandra Clare

Published: March 25, 2008

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance

Summary: 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?

My Review: I’ve already read this series before, but I’ve decided to reread it and actually post reviews for it this time! So here’s the City of Bones review and lest get started with the second book’s!

I’m going to be a stereotypical girl for a second and just fangirl over the fact that Cassandra Clare is probably the best writer when it comes to romantic scenes. She’s just so good at describing what everyone is feeling and how they’re acting and blah blah blah. And there were so many in this book and it was perfect. That was probably my favorite part honestly.


** From now on there are gonna be some SPOILERS **

So the whole Jace and Clary being brother and sister still really threw me off.. But honestly, as bad as it sounds, I didn’t mind all that much. I mean, I knew there were gonna be more books so obviously she was going to get herself out of that one at some point. Plus, this is a review of me rereading it so I already knew everything was going to work out. So I just kind of ignored the fact that they were brother and sister and pretended it wasn’t a thing and just let myself be in my happy little Clace bubble.

And the fact that my little Simon got turned into a vampire was both awesome and terrible. I mean, it sucks because now there are no mundanes in this group of friends, but awesome because he’s a vampire. Come on.


So basically this book is just as amazing as I remember it to be and I’m definitely going to be reviewing the next one within the next week.

I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading and happy reading!

Rating: 4 pumpkin cats

Four pumpkin cats