Hi, my name is Kim and I am addicted to books. See? I can admit it!!
City of Ashes is the second in The Mortal Instruments series and just as good as the first. City of Bones threw some wrenches into the romance and the frustration with that is just as palpable in this book. The action is kicked up yet another notch and the twists and turns just don't end!
The romance... oh, the romance. The frustration is overwhelming at times because what you want as a reader, you just can't have. The angst is unbelievable and it pulls you into the story, hoping page after page that you will get what you want! Jace and Clary are tormented and so is everyone around them!!
But more than the romance is the story itself. There are so many twists and turns as truths are uncovered and secrets revealed. Just as soon as you think you know where the story may be going, things change and everything is turned on edge again. The anticipation was wonderful.
One again, I am in love with the characters and the banter. I love that the cast is diverse because it makes for some fantastic interactions that are sometimes sad, sometimes serious, and sometimes hilarious. The banter is snarky, but intelligent and full of one-liners that I just want to find occasions to use!
Definately a must-read after City of Bones!