Cassandra Clare * Mortal Instruments Book 2 * City of Ashes

City of Ashes is the second installment in The Mortal Instruments series, an urban fantasy series set in New York written by Cassandra Clare. The novel was one of YALSA’s top ten teen books for 2009. Reading it now, though, over a 6-months span of picking it up and putting it down, I can’t seeContinue reading “Cassandra Clare * Mortal Instruments Book 2 * City of Ashes”

Mortal Instruments – Book 1 – City of Bones * Cassandra Clare

Imagine a book so steampunk you are literally sprouting tattoos as you are reading it. Imagine a potent mix and match of anything that would make a teenager pick up a book from a shelf and read it. Vampires, werewolves, motorcycles, immortals, items to collect, a massive fight between good versus evil, teenagers with noContinue reading “Mortal Instruments – Book 1 – City of Bones * Cassandra Clare”

The Mortal Instruments Series * Cassandra Clare

A thousand years ago, the Angel Raziel mixed his blood with the blood of men and created the race of the Nephilim. Human-angel hybrids, they walk among us, unseen but ever-present, our invisible protectors. They call themselves Shadowhunters. The Shadowhunters obey the laws set down in the Gray Book, given to them by the angel:Continue reading “The Mortal Instruments Series * Cassandra Clare”