This hop features books that are sequels.
So, I chose a book from a series that I LOVE!
But before we get to the Giveaway, a little about City of Ashes
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?
In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City’s Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.
Once again, Clare’s writing style is quick to pull me into the story – seriously, like within the first freakin’ chapter I was hooked! Of course, following on the heels of City of Bones, it wasn’t difficult for me to immerse myself back into Clary’s world. The beginning definitely left me reeling when the inquisitor interrogates Jace…ultimate-swoon-worthy Jace. Yeah, I could never be an inquisitor if Jace was the suspect – I’d be way to biased 🙂 . (wipes the drool from my chin)
Anyway, the action doesn’t stop in this story. We get to meet the fairie court and the snooty, vindictive little fairie queen. There’s more werewolves and vampires and other shadowlings!
If you enjoyed City of Bones (and I’m sure you did), then you’ll fall doubly hard for City of Ashes. The angst, the drama, the action, it’s oh so good!
Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Appropriate for ages 14 & up.
Fans of Twilight will DEVOUR these books by Clare!
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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