Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments
Chapters: 19 plus epilogue
Genre: Teen Fantasy
Rating: 3 ½ stars (for language) 4 stars for storyline.
Book 2 In The Mortal Instrument City of Ashes picks up where City of Bones leaves off. Clary thought her surprises were finished but she’s wrong. She finds out that her father is very much alive and she has a brother she never knew about. Not her best friend is going through changes himself. City of Ashes has a little bit more action than book one.
While I liked City of Ashes for the story and action I could have done without some of the language. It was still a good book for mainstream teen fiction that is why the two star rating. Other than the language the only thing that I didn’t like was that it ended in a cliff hanger. It does make want to read the rest of the series. My sister keeps bugging me to start book three.