In the second book in “The Mortal Instruments” series, City of Ashes, readers follow Clare’s heroic characters as they fight to protect their world from evil. While Jace and Clary are desperately trying to find Sebastian and stop him before he unleashes his demon army on New York City, Simon is fighting for survival against vampires who want him dead. With danger lurking at every turn, these three must rely on each other more than ever—but can they save the city that never sleeps?
For who is this book for ?
Fans of the first book in “The Mortal Instruments” series, City of Bones, will not want to miss out on the excitement and intrigue of this second installment. Teens and young adults who enjoy reading about paranormal activity, action-packed storylines, and suspenseful plots will appreciate Clare’s well-crafted characters and descriptive writing style.
- The characters are well-developed and easy to root for
- The plot is intense and fast-paced
- Clare’s writing style is addictive
- The book might be too dark and intense for some readers.
- The plot may seem complicated to follow in the beginning.
- Character development could be further explored.
Learn more about the author
Cassandra Clare is the author of City of Ashes, the second book in “The Mortal Instruments” series. She also wrote The Infernal Devices trilogy, a spin-off series set in the same world as “The Mortal Instruments.” Clare originally studied English and medieval literature at Oxford University but left her course after two years to pursue writing full-time.
“City of Ashes is an excellent follow-up to City of Bones, with action and suspense that will keep readers hooked until the very end. Clare’s worldbuilding is simply phenomenal, and her characters are so well developed that it’s easy to feel like you’re right there with them, fighting for their survival.”
“City of Ashes is an intense read that’s full of action, suspense and romance. If you’re a fan of the first book in this series, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed with its sequel.”
“This book is action-packed and full of suspense. Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down.”
“City of Ashes is one wild ride that you will not want to miss. With jaw-dropping revelations and tantalizing suspense, this book will leave readers hungry for more.”