Monday, February 1, 2010

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Disclaimer: I get all my books from the library.

Today's book is City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare.

Warning: SPOILERS if you haven't read book 1!

Picking up right where City of Bones left off, City of Ashes continues with an action-packed adventure as Jace tries to prove his innocence. The forbidden love between Jace and his sister Clary is HOT, and even those of us who are absolutely not in favor of incense (like myself) find ourselves rooting for them to break all laws and be together.

Simon got on my nerves in this one--a little too much of Jacob from New Moon.

This book was even better than the first. It had me riveted. We see more of the werewolves and vampires and get to meet the fairies. But most importantly, we find out there is something special ability that Jace and Clary have--something that they gained through their common blood.

I give this book an B+.

A = Buy this book NOW
B = Buy this when you can
C = Check it out from the library
D = Don't bother reading it
F = Burn it


  1. I enjoyed this book as well. The one question I had was, did the author want us to believe they were really siblings? Or do you think she knew that her readers would see through it. I would think that she knew, but I still felt bothered by the fact that is seemed like she was leading up to a big revelation/twist that they aren't when it seems so obvious. All in all I read this book quickly and enjoyed the story and world.

  2. I honestly believed they were after the "big reveal" in book 1. By book 2, I was thinking, "They can't be. something's up." I didn't want them to be. But then, I was so into them that even if they were, I wanted them to break all of society's conventions and be together.