by Cassandra Clare
Genre: YA, Fantasy
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.
OOOOH! I loved this book just as much as the first. I have to say I might have even enjoyed it even more. After reading the first book I had very high expectations for this one. Let's say I was not disappointed. There were ups and downs for this book. There were some very emotional parts, and parts where I was laughing my head off. I like how Cassandra Clare can write a very emotional scene and then have a super funny one afterwards. The plot was really well done, but I have to say that I liked the characters more. Simon is my favorite though. I have a soft spot for guys who are the best friend of the main character. Plus he is just overall pretty good guy. Jace is funny in a sarcastic kind of way, but he is also arrogant, and charismatic. I'll just leave it at the fact that I really enjoyed this book and that if you liked City of Bones you will love City of Ashes. I will have to get around to reading City of Glass, and look for a review of Clockwork Angel which is coming fairly soon.
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