City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

“Sometimes you don’t have to search out danger, sometimes danger finds you.” – Isabelle Lightwood

With this second installment of The Mortal Instruments, I noticed that there was less dialogue than the first book. I like that there was a balance between the two books. Sometimes too much of one or the other makes the book harder to get through, or it makes me want to skip over it which means I could potentially miss something, and we wouldn’t want that. Every word in the story is important. So I’m definitely curious to see if the third book has more of one or an equal balance.

Now I did have one small pet peeve with City of Ashes… While I love the Shadowhunter world, there was one thing that keeps popping up that I can’t help but wonder; (more…)