City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, Book 2)

This book is the second installment to the Mortal Instruments Series.

Clary Fray wants her life would go back to normal. The thing is, nothing is normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders. Leaving the world of the Shadowhunters behind would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who’s becoming more than a friend.

The problem is, the Shadowhunting world isn’t ready to let her go — especially her newfound brother, Jace. Also, Clary’s only chance to help her mother is to track down  Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil. He is also her father.

To make matters worse, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is her father behind the killings — and why? When the second Mortal Instruments -the Soul-Sword – is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate. He zooms right at Jace. Will Clary be able to stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?


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The story just got better. However, there were still some bad points in this book.

The Good:
The story line just got better.
Loved all the plot twists and new characters.
I loved Maia’s character.
The book is becoming more paranormal.
Alec finally trying to admit everything about his feelings.

The Bad:
Jace is still annoying. He is so self absorbed. He is picking random fights with people? So unnecessary.
Clary having so many dumb moments.
“Clary could see why they were called the Fair Folk, for they were fair indeed with their pale lovely faces, their wings of lilac and gold and blue—how could she have believed Jace that they meant to harm her.”

This book was better and thickens the story. Character development needs major work still. I would still recommend fantasy fans reading it.


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