Thursday, July 31, 2008

City of Ashes

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments Book 2)

What was this book about?

Clary and Jase are still out to stop their evil father Valentine from destroying the world that they know. Clary and Jase are Shadowhunters that fight demons and Valentine has set the demons lose in order to be able to have an army to destroy his enemies.

It isn’t easy for the two – they are fighting an attraction to each other that is not normal for brother and sister. Clary is trying to figure out how to save her mother from the coma she is in. Jase is dealing with everyone around him believing that he will turn traitor only to help his father defeat them. They also are coming to a realization that they are “special” and have unusual gifts. They with the help of their friends Simon (a mundane with no special powers who has boyfriend like feelings for Clary), Alec (who has a secret relationship with warlock Magnus), and Isabella (who is like a sister to Jase) all must figure out how to explain to the adults what is really going on in their world.

What did you like/dislike about the book?

I feel like this series is just getting better and better. The first book was interesting with the ruin drawing giving Shadowhunters special powers – but it has moved on to be more about the dynamic of relationships, the struggle for power, and the mystery of their existence.

What genre would you consider this?

Teen Paranormal


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