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Book Review: CITY OF ASHES by CASSANDRA CLARE

Hello Readers, welcome back to my blog.

I hope we are all doing well, wearing our masks and maintaining social distance as much as we can.

This is the second book in the mortal instruments series.

SUMMARY

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

The first thing that stands out in the second book is that there are multiple POVs, I love multiple POVs.

The story picks up from the end of the first book City of Bones, every one now knows that Valentine is alive and Jace and Clary are his children. Jace has come to terms with the fact that all that he has known was an illusion and he struggles with his new identity. There are a lot of new identities formed like Simon becoming a vampire and of course the constant change going on in Clary’s life.

Valentine is putting more of his plans in motion and it involves a lot of innocents dying. He is so set on his grand pan that he will do any despicable thing for his cause including hurting his children.

The relationship between Clary and Simon has changed. She tries to feel for Simon what she feels for Jace, fighting between the emotion that shouldn’t be and the emotion that should be is not easy for her (or anyone) which causes a lot of hurt for all three parties involved.

I thought it was the actress in the series screen adaptation that annoyed me but now I know that the character Clary really annoys me with her heedless and powerless flight into danger without thought and I think most her decisions are plain stupid.

The events in the book are a lot better than the screen adaptation and I have to say I enjoyed this book a lot better than the first one. The fight scenes were not bad either even though the characters were finding time to converse in the middle of a demon battle (smh).

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