In this breathtaking sequel to City of Bones, Cassandra Clare lures her readers back into the dark grip of New York City’s Downworld, where love is never safe and power becomes the deadliest temptation.
It should be noted, first, that I’m actually reviewing the audiobook in addition to the actual book.
I have an hour long commute to work and awhile back decided that audiobooks are the best thing on God’s green Earth. When I make it home from work, I’m usually exhausted from leaving home at 6am to chase students around all day, so audiobooks ensure that I still have time to read.
Really, what took me so long?
Anywho, City of Ashes essentially picks up right where the first book, City of Bones, left off. It had been over a year since I read CoB, so I could’ve done with a refresher, but it was still easy to follow. The narrator was interesting and kept the story flowing at a nice pace. I liked the different voices, except Valentine’s was really strange.
In fact, I already have the next book checked out from my library in audiobook, so that must mean that I enjoyed it. 🙂
My biggest complaint is that the book ended on a huge cliffhanger, but that is obviously to be expected in a series.
The book took roughly 10 or so trips to work. It would easily be much quicker for me to just read the book, however this fit into my time frame and held my attention.