City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
Release Date: February 24, 2009
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Rating: 4 out of 5
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Warning: This review contains spoilers from City of Bones (book 1). I suggest you read that first before reading this review! 🙂
The overall plot was just as excellent and intriguing as that of City of Bones but although there was a lot of stuff going on, it just didn’t feel like it. After my reread and thinking about how I was going to review the book, I just kept thinking “What actually happened in this book?”
This is in no way because of Cassandra Clare’s writing skills – nothing wrong there – I think that the pacing of some scenes is just a little slow, or even a little rushed.
I didn’t get that much out of Clary in this book, because she seemed very… preoccupied… with Simon. There didn’t seem to be much character growth there, however I did still love her because she’s badass!
Her relationship with Jace was a very interesting topic. I loved reading about their feelings for each other, and how they were both struggling due to them newly finding out they were siblings.
Overall, I loved this book so much, but it just wasn’t up to par with the first book in the series. I’d definitely recommend reading it if you enjoyed the first one – even if you didn’t particularly like the ending. And if you’ve already read this book, then hurry up and get to the third!