Summer Reading List: “City of Ashes”

I hope you enjoyed the first book in the Mortal Instrument series, “City of Bones.”

When I read the first half of “City of Bones,” I thought that this was going to be just like “Twilight” with their being a potential love triangle between Clary, Jace, & Simon.  But then I found out Jace was Clary’s brother, and I knew this couldn’t be just like “Twilight.”

I’m not saying “Twilight” was a bad movie, but it wasn’t the best movie either.  All I can say is that I can’t wait for the “City of Bones” movie to come out in 2014.  Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower better act their butts off in order to do this book series justice.

I was a little surprised when I found out that Alec was gay.  But I’m glad Cassandra Clare, the author of the Immortal Instruments, introduced a gay character.  Actually, she’s introduced two gay characters, Alec and Magnus.  I’m also glad that Alec has some sort of support from his sister, Isabelle, who seems to be okay with Alec’s sexuality and who seems to love him geniunely and unconditionally.

Hmmm . . . I wonder if Alec and Magnus are going to get together.  Magnus sure was interested in Alec, but is Alec interested in Magnus, or rather is Alec brave enough to show an interest in Magnus?  Alec may be a Shadowhunter, but he is also a scared teenager who doesn’t know if he can come to terms with his sexuality or if the other people in his life will be able to accept him for who he is.  It’ll be interesting to find out just how, or if, Alec comes to terms with his sexuality and how, or if, the other people in Alec’s life are accepting as Isabelle.

Unfortunately, there were a few unanswered questions left at the end of “City of Bones,” and the only way to answer them is to read the next book in the series, “City of Ashes.”

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?  Clary would love to spend more time with her best friend, Simon.  But the Shadowhunters won’t 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.  When the second of the Mortal Instruments is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor suspects Jace.  Could Jace really be willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

I hope you enjoy “City of Ashes” as much as I hope you enjoyed “City of Bones.”

If you have any questions or you just want to share you thoughts about “City of Bones,” “City of Ashes,” or anything regarding the Immortal Instrument series, please feel free to shoot me an email or you can comment on this post if you don’t mind sharing your thoughts with the rest of the WordPress community.

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