Apr 29, 2012

City of Ashes, by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Ashes
Author: Cassandra Clare
Reading Level: Young Adult
Pages: Paperback - 411
Chapters: 21
Genre: Fantasy / Romance
Series: The Mortal Instruments:
1-City of Ashes, 2-City of Bones, 3-City of Glass, 4-Cit of Fallen Angels
Person: Third
Tense: Past
Rating: 8/10

Blurb (quoted):
“With her mother in a coma and her father hellbent on destroying the world, Clary Fray is dragged deeper into New York City’s terrifying underworld of werewolves, demons and the mysterious Shadowhunters. Discovering the truth about her past was only the beginning. Now the fate of the word rests on Clary’s shoulders, but can she master her new-found powers and control her feelings for a boy who can never be hers?”

It’s hard to review this book.
I absolutely loved reading it, and it was amazingly detailed and descriptive, it drew me in, it made me laugh, it made me hold my breath.
But it also annoyed the hell out of me. First, near the beginning, I noticed that the way it was written or the writing style… was cheesy and it got on my nerves. Secondly, this is the second book in the series that has ended in a way that frustrates me, though this time it’s just because of the very last page that make me need the next book – which of course is probably what the author wants, but I hate it.
There is definitely a mystery aspect to the story, which makes it a page-turner, but my favourite parts are the ones that made me hold my breath or laugh. The story line pulls on all your stings, it has every emotion.
This book would have a 10/10 if a few things were different, but even as is, I’d recommend the series to anyone.

1 comment:

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