First sunny (though freezing) day and that really makes me happy after so many raining , snowing, gray days finally the sun is back even if it's only for today it's good even more when you are trying to recover your health.
March paranormal romance challenge 's topic is fae/fey so i will try to read several books fitting this topic but i won't read only that i've also some sport romance reads planned and YA reads...and some books just because i want to read them and since my birthday is this month i will take at least one day of pleasure reads^^;; after all reading should always stay a pleasure when you read as an obligation you loose your passion too so better to find some balance.
That being said i will start with a YA book fitting the Fey Category..... and looks like fey are not funny, kind and beautiful creatures....quite the opposite at least in this version ( will see if they are variant in the books i will read this month.)
Here is my opinion on City of Ashes, second book of the Mortal Intruments series by Cassandra Clare.
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Genre: YA, fantasy, Paranormal, adventure,urban fantasy, romanceSource: bought
This series is really a good surprise so far even if this book captivated me a little less than City of
. City of ashes
start just where we left Clary and Jace at the end of book 1. Valentine is
still on the run, Jocelyn is in the coma and Clary’s thoughts are in turmoil. Bones
I had hoped to have some answers but mostly i got more questions and that bothered me a little. If Cassandra Clare doesn’t make some important revelations soon i guess i will fall out of love with this series because the love triangle won’t have sense anymore. I had hoped the inquisitor was going to said something but unfortunately Jace didn’t listen. In this book, Clary and Jace discover a little more about their powers and we can see the deep relation between Jace and Alex and Isabelle as well as between Clary and Luke.
I was even more disappointed with the shadowhunters than in city of
, the way Maryse
reacted could only have one consequence as Luke pointed it and still she took
her distances and said hurtful things. I don’t like her, yes she had some
reasons but still. The inquisitor was worse, true but she was deeply hurting. I
don’t forgive her either but i think i can have a little compassion because of
what she did after. Bones
In city of
, the murder of
different kinds of creatures is creating some tensions, the vampires are
accused despite the fact they claim their innocence. Unfortunately, Maryse and
the inquisitor are narrow minded and doesn’t want to listen to other
possibilities despites the intervention of Magnus Bane and Luke. The children
and their allies are then on their own to interfere with Valentine’s plan. We
also discover more about the faeries and their Queen seems to know more about
everything, unfortunately the price for that knowledge is too high. Ashes
Simon takes a bigger role now, however for being a roleplaying gamer too, i don’t think his reaction was logic, when he intervened before yes his idea of vampires, werewolves etc wasn’t the same as Jace’s but he still knew the dangers and such. So what happens seems strange to me. ( i understand why the author found that could be interesting for the story yes but the circumstances could have been better.
Clary is even more lost than before between what she wants and what she thinks she should want, the result is that she is acting like a baby, not wanting to speak, ignoring the others etc. Jace is confronted to hard choices, he discover that the Clave isn’t as perfect as he hoped and with whet he is enduring he has some moment of doubts but he still do the right things and i appreciated more now than before.
I recommend this book if you want some YA fantasy and love paranormal, it won’t be good to read this as a stand alone though but if you liked book one City of
this one should
please you as well. Bones
Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review