When I mentioned (did I?) I would get back to The Mortal Instruments in about a month or two, I never thought I would come back... 5-7 months later. At least I don't have to wait anymore. ;)
City of Ashes is actually set not too long after City of Bones. Clary's mother is still in a coma, and Clary is hoping whatever happened in Book 1 is all over so she can have a normal life again. Yet that's not happening since Downworlders are being murdered, and shortly after, another of the Mortal Instruments is stolen. Being Valentine's son and a Shadowhunter his entire life, Jace is obviously looked upon as the culprit.
View Spoiler »after Simon breaks up with her. Ms. Fray, it is NOT the time to play matchmaker. At least, in my little opinion. -_-
Then there's Magnus. What can I say about him? He's just awesome. Maybe it's because I already know him well from The Infernal Devices and he's like a friend almost. Plus his HUMOR. "You tried to drink the East River."
Clary: Other crack teams get bat boomerangs and wall-crawling powers; we get the Aquatruck.There's also Jace. I think I'm warming up to him and that's a bad sign. A very bad sign. Actually, it's not a bad sign because that means The Mortal Instruments has a cocky dude who doesn't exactly need an ego check since it's amusing. But I'm curious... have we seen this line before, only it was "Have I got something on my face?"
Magnus: If you don't like it, Nephilim, you're welcome to see if you can walk on the water.
You're staring at me. Why are you staring at me? Is something wrong?It may have taken me awhile to come back to The Mortal Instruments, but City of Ashes wasn't exactly Clare's best. I would have loved to see more of Clary not worrying about choosing between Simon and Jace though. Less worrying, more doing. Isn't that how the saying goes?
There's more to parentage than blood.
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