Bookreview: The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes

Hi, everybody! Today I’ve finally got a new bookreview for you! Since it’s a review of a sequel in a series there will be spoilers for the first book obviously.

Titel: City of Ashes

Author: Cassandra Clare

Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Pages: 453

Rating: 4/5

Synopsis (Goodreads)

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? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who’s becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn’t ready to 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.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

My review

In this second book of the Mortal Instruments we get to know a lot more about the other characters. In the first book the story is mostly told from Clary’s point of view and the story is more about about her. In City of Ashes is told from multiple point of views. Hereby we get a look inside the heads of Jace, Alec, Simond and the new character Maia.
Maia is a young girl who turns into a werewolf and joins the pack of Luke after a traumatic childhood. I would like to know more about her because she looks like an interesting character.
We also get to meet the mother of Alec, Isabelle and Max, Maryse, and the Inquisitor named Imogen Herondale. In the beginning they both look and act really harsh but later on we see that they both had their reason for it.
The whole brother and sister thing annoyed me so much. I don’t say I think it’s bad or something, it makes the story very interesting but I’m a big Clace shipper. (SPOILER!!! No, I’m not a incest shipper I just already know things.)
In the first book I found Clace meh because I found Clary meh. In this book, though, I thought Clary was more likable. She proves she can do things and that she’s worth something.
At the end of City of Bones, when Jace and Clary find out they’re siblings and when Jace finds out his father is alive and lied to him for years, you see that Jace is shocked. He lost his sarcastic and charming self. Fortunatly he somewhat returns to his old self in this book. Because of his point of view I ship Clace. I don’t ship them for Clary. I ship them for Jace because I know now how important Clary is for him after he thought he would never love someone the way he loves Clary.

This book was all exitement. Everytime when something important was about to happen Cassandra Clare changed the point of view whereby you couldn’t put the book down.

One disadvantage was that the dialoges were confusing sometimes whereby I didn’t know what happend at some small moments

Overall was it a very good sequel!

Did you read this book? (Of course you did.) What did you think of it? Comment below or send a link to your review if you have one. I’d love to read it! 🙂


Katniss Potter Booklover xxx


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