Friday, August 10, 2012

City of Ashes

Last week I read the first book in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. For those of you who read the review, you know that I absolutely loved it. I felt much the same way about City of Ashes. It takes place a few weeks after City of Bones, and concerns how the Clave is trying to stop Valentine, the evil Shadowhunter, after he steals the Soul-Sword. This sword can be used to summons thousands, possibly infinite numbers of demons to wreak havoc and general mayhem. Clary's newly discovered brother, Jace, is suspected of being in league with Valentine, and the Clave won't listen to his protestations.

This book moves a bit slower than City of Bones, although it takes place over the space of about a week, maybe two (it's not really clear, unless you count the times the characters wake up, not including when they pass out, which is surprisingly often). Maybe it's because the reader already understands the world, or maybe it's because there aren't any huge revelations in this book. There sure were a ton in the first one! But I still enjoyed it immensly.

Moving on to City of Glass now.

Goodreads Rating: 4 stars

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