Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Review of City of Ashes (Book Two of The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare

                                                       Overview                                                                           As readers of series starter City of Bones already know, teenager Clary Fray is a Shadowhunter, a demon slayer who has the gift (?) of spotting Downworlder werewolves, vampires, and faeries. She is also an adolescent in an abnormally dysfunctional family: Her mom is in a magically induced coma and her father is probably insane and undoubtedly evil. All of which places Clary in situations that would challenge even the most talented average American girl.

                                                  About City of Ashes
Clary and Jace can't be together because of their blood relations. Yet the two are inexplicably drawn to each other. The evil Valentine reveals his perverse plans at last. So the pair must fight side by side knowing they will be forever loyal to each other no matter the risks. Magic and romance amazes in City of Ashes.
                                        

 Overall: Amazing read!
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy 
                            

Hardcover: 453 pgs. 
Recommended Ages: 15 and Up 
Published: March 25th 2008 by Simon & Schuster's Publishing 

                                                               For This Review:*Self-Provided Copy*


                                                                  About the Author 
Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilogy and a New York Times bestseller. Cassandra lives with her fiance and their two cats in Massachusetts.

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