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14 January 2011

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

Title: City of Ashes
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K McElderry
(Published March 25,2008)
Source: Bought
Rating: 5/5

A murderer is loose in New York City ... 

... and the victims are Downworlder children. Clary Fray and her fellow Shadowhunters have a strong suspicion that Valentine, Clary's father, may be behind the killings. But if he is the murderer, then what's his true motive? To make matters worse, the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, has been stolen, and the mysterious Inquisitor has arrived to investigate, with his eyes vigilantly targeted on Clary's brother, Jace. 

Clary will need to face some terrifying demons and even more terrifying family decisions. No one said that the life of a Shadowhunter would be easy


This book was really good. It was a great second book to the Mortal Instruments series. I would recommend this book to anyone I meet. If you read City of Bones and liked it you will love City of Ashes.

If you haven't the Mortal Instrument series it's about this demon hunters called Shadowhunters who go through many things from kicking demon butt to finding out that the person they like is actually their sibling . This book continues on the story between Valentine, Clary, and Jace. The story also introduces some new stories and elements. The book City of Ashes also has other characters like werewolves and vampires. The book is also not just a thriller it has a dash of romance here and there. The book City of Ashes has a little bit of everything combined into one BIG book of AWESOME!!!!!

I would recommend this book to the lovers of books with demons or any underworld-ish creature of the night. I give this book a 5/5 overall its that awesome. So go pick up this really good 2nd installment of the Mortal Instrument Series.


  1. oh man, I agree completely with your review. I LOVE LOVE the MI series and Clockwork Angel. Cassie Clare is wonderful :)

  2. Hey I met you at Chat tonight. I'm your newest follower :) I love this book and so happy we got to chat with Cassie.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  3. Oh this is an awesome the series. Also, if you haven't read Clockwork it! It's awesome too! Good luck on blogging and it was nice to chat with you a little tonight in the chat. I'll be stopping by here and there to see what else you've reviewed.
    I've added your blog button to my blog:


  4. I adore this series! I just started reading them over the winter holiday and I couldn't put the first three books down! (Well, okay, I did put down the book Christmas morning :0P ). Cassie Clare is a fabulous writer and I'm going to look for the clockwork books now...