The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare Book Review

‘City of Ashes’ is the second book in the New York Times best selling series ‘The Mortal Instruments’ written by Cassandra Clare.

About The Author

Clare was born Judith Rumelt, to American parents, in Tehran (Iran). Her parents are Elizabeth and Richard Rumelt, who are a business school professor and author. Her maternal grandfather was film producer Max Rosenberg. Clare is Jewish, and has described her family as “notreligious”. As a child, Clare traveled frequently, spending time in Switzerland, England and France. She returned to Los Angeles for high school, and from then on split her time between California and New York, where she worked at various entertainment magazines and tabloids, including The Hollywood Reporter. While living in Los Angeles Clare began writing fan fiction using the name Cassandra Claire. The Draco Trilogy based on Harry Potter and The Very Secret Diaries based on The Lord Of The Rings were popular. However, she deleted her fan fiction from the Internet shortly before her first novel, The City of Bones, was published under the name Cassandra Clare.

The Blurb

Haunted by her past, Clary is dragged deeper into New York City’s terrifying underworld of Demons and Shadowhunters- but can she control her feeling for a boy who can never be hers?

My Review

City of Ashes is the second book in the TMI series. Jocelyn is still not awake and is in the magically induced coma she put on herself. Clay is having to stay with Luke, who as it turns out is a werewolf. And then as if everything wasn’t complicated enough Simon kisses Clary. With her emotions in tatters after finding out Jace is her brother can she really be in a relationship with Simon, her best friend since she was little. After the Council find out about Clary and Jace being Valentines children, suspicions fall onto Jace that he is helping valentine and he ends up imprisoned in the Silent City. After a visit with the stelie queen Simon goes back to hotel dumort and *SPOILER ALERT* Simon becomes a vampire!!! Another action filled book in the most amazing series!

The books are written in a different kind of layout that I haven’t seen much. The book switches perspectives between the different characters throughout. When I first started reading these books it did confuse me a little but by book two (this book) I got used to it.

I recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy books 🙂

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