Book Review: “City of Ashes”

Hey dear reader,

Today I have the review for the second book in the mortal instruments series- City of Ashes.

Given the fact that this book was not adapted into a movie yet, I didn’t have the occasion to spoil the book by seeing the movie.

Here is the summary:

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?

City of Ashes is one hundred times better than the first book in the series. It had a faster pace and it was more action packed.

Also, in this second installment, you will get even more attached to the characters. Without spoiling the story I can only say that even the characters bond more as well as you will get more gripped with their story.

The new characters that are introduced in the second book, are very well described and have a strong background and this is very important because they have a huge impact on the course of the story. Obviously, we have villains and heroes, both which we hate and love.

The book is a lot more action packed that the first one and also its story line is more compelling. Another thing to appreciate about City of Ahes is the way the story is told. We are given a very well described vision of this world so this way we don’t need a lot of help to imagine the things Miss Claire has created.

After reading this second book, I couldn’t help but compare all the pros and cons with those from the first installment. So I concluded that City of Ashes is ten times better than City of Bones. Obviously, I cannot give this book less than 5 stars because it would be a crime. I cannot wait to buy the next book!

I highly suggest this to everyone who liked City of Bones, I am sure you will like this a lot more!

Until next time, take care,
Lexi. Xoxo

P.S. I really hope that they won’t butcher this book to movie adaptation as much as they did with the first one.

Book Review: “City of Bones”

Hello dear reader,

Today I have an awesome review for you. I read the first book in the Mortal Instruments series and I have to say that it was amazing!!!

Here is the summary:

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…

I feel really bad for seeing the movie before reading the book. While I was reading, I was constantly comparing it to what I remembered from the movie. Obviously, that wasn’t the best thing to do but I couldn’t stop.

The book is very good and I figured that the movie was poorly adapted. From what I can remember the movie ending is 100% different from the book. And that is pretty sad because this is a great series and I am pretty bummed that they changed so much of the story.

The characters are very well built and they suck you in the story very fast. Also, the premise is original and very thrilling. Because of the changes made in the movie, I was always on the edge of my seat when I read the book.

I bought my book for Christmas last year, but I only read it now, and I feel bad for not starting it sooner. It is definitely an amazing read. Cassandra Clare writes beautifully and her characters are full of mystery and will make you love them. This is definitely a series with great potential and I am happy to have started it.

I just have to give it four stars out of five because for me the book had a very slow start. However, I recommend this to everyone, I honestly don’t know how someone won’t like it. So, in conclusion I am sure that you will love it!!!

Until next time, read a lot,

Lexi xoxox!