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

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) – Cassandra Clare


Title: City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2)

Author: Cassandra Clare

Release Date: March 25, 2008

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

Format: Paperback

Page Number: 453

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? Clary would love to spend more time with her best friend, Simon. But the Shadowhunters won’t let her go–especially her handsome, infuriating newfound brother, Jace. And Clary’s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil–and also her father. When the second of the Mortal Instruments os stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor suspects Jace. Could Jace really be willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

5 out of 5 stars


Jace and Clary find out they’re siblings and Clary is heartbroken. She loves Jace, but since she knows Jace is her brother, she starts dating Simon. Simon always sees Jace and Clary at the most unfortunate times, for him at least. Jace has feelings for Clary, but he, like Clary, tries to push the feelings down. Valentine is trying to start a war with the Clave because he doesn’t believe in the things they do. He kills and drains blood from a werewolf, a faerie, and a vampire to complete a task with the Mortal Sword. We find out that Alec has a thing for the warlock called Magnus Bane. Simon has a life or death experience, multiple, actually. Lots of demons and some Shadowhunter deaths are included… This book was so good. I’ve already read this book and I loved it even more the second time. I caught onto so many things I’d forgotten from before. It took me a while to finish because I’ve already read it, so I knew what was going to happen. Overall, this is one of the more boring books from this series, but it’s still a great book. I can’t wait to reread the others in the series.


Jace is one of my all time favorite characters from any book. He’s perfect, but I will spare everyone from the fangirling. Clary is a strong character, but she gets irritating. She needs to just tell Jace that she’s in love with him. It would make things so much easier on everyone. Alec and Isabelle are still some of my favorite characters. I love Luke and would imagine him as a great fatherly figure, and Magnus Bane would be the perfect best friend. He has parties every weekend and he has a crush on Alec. It’s perfect. Simon is a good character, but I’m always sad when he’s with Clary because he loves her but she doesn’t feel the same way.

Who Would I Be?:

I would choose to be Isabelle because she’s super awesome and stunning. She always dresses nicely and Alec would be a great brother. Being her wouldn’t really be so great in the fact that she’s always in danger, but beyond that I would totally pick her. I love that she has her whip around her wrist at all times as a bracelet, and I love that she’s a Shadowhunter and isn’t helpless like some *cough cough Clary*


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