Tuesday, April 07, 2009
City of Ashes
Clare, Cassandra. 2008. City of Ashes. Simon & Schuster. 453 pages.
City of Ashes is the sequel to City of Bones. What can I say about this one? It was exciting and intense and had near-perfect pacing. The book stars Clary Fray and her friends--among those are a werewolf, a vampire, a warlock, and her fellow Shadowhunters: Jace, Alec, Isabelle. Now that the truth is out about who her parents are...and who Jace's parents are...Clary's feelings are all out of sorts. And who better to turn to than her good friend, Simon, who has been harboring feelings for her all along. But is life ever that easy? Not when you're a Shadowhunter. Not when your evil father, Valentine (boo, hiss) is on the loose. Not when he's scheming for world domination and stealing the mortal instruments. No, life is about to get super-complicated. Again. Clary and her friends have their work cut out for them. Battling demons. Protecting faeries, vampires, and werewolves. Trying to out-scheme the ultimate villain. The book has it all: danger, adventure, incredible fight sequences, romance; just one thrill after another. I like the complexity and the diversity of the characters.
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