City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare
Learning more everyday about the world of Shadowhunters, Downworlders and Demons that her mother tried to keep from her, Clary (Clarissa Fray) discovers the differences. Finding she has a father (Valentine Morgenstern), and a brother (Jace) that are on different sides of the Shadowhunter’s view about how to handle the Downworlders and the Demons puts Clary in a postion that leaves her wondering who to believe in. The people she turns to first are her mothers long time friend Luke Garroway (who happens to be a werewolf) and her own best friend Simon (who is turning in to more than a friend). With there help and a few other Shadowhunters and one High Warlock, Clary and Jace are determined to fight for what is right, even if it is their own father.
**** 4 star - Book 2 ….. Wow, talk about a jam packed book. So much happened in just the first half I would have been satisfied if it ended there. It kept going and just got better as it went. There are a lot of fighting scenes and some are really good, well written. I was a little surprised by what happened to poor Simon, there are actually several things that took me by surprise in this one (but a few things didn’t), I think what Imogen Herondale (the Inquisitor) said to Jace will come out and be understood (as a good thing). It ended with certain expectations of what the 3rd book (City of Glass) will have in it. Now that Valentine has the cup and the sword, the only Mortal Instrument left would be the mirror.
May 25, 2009