City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare : A review

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 3 of 5 stars⭐ ⭐ ⭐
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The first thing that crosses my mind when I head ‘City of Ashes’ is Incest.I couldn’t help cringe at the incestuous relationship that Clary and Jace hold albeit it being very obvious that they aren’t siblings. Other than this, relationships between Alec-Magnus, Luke-Clary and Simon-Clary are endearing.

The villain , (so wrongly named), Valentine fails to elicit any kind of fear in the reader. I didn’t need an intricately drawn ‘novel’ fearless rune at all throughout the book. The far-fetched super-hidden powers of the protogonist seemed unreal; I mean, Clary takes one look at the Gray book and is suddenly inspired to be the Shadow-hunters’ personal Leonardo da Vinci ?? :/

The least Cassandra could have done is dedicate the interphase between the books 1 & 2 for the training of Clare, which seemingly nobody is bothered with.

As far as the narrative is concered , the abrubt breaking in dialogues gets irriating after a while. But if that is Clare’s style of writing…*shrug*.

Despite all the reasons mentioned above, I liked the twist of events and the slow(sometimes dragging) unraveling of the truth about the Mortal Instruments.

I did want to pick up the book and finish it. The imagery and the sarcasm in the book are worth the read.

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare : A review

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 2 of 5 stars⭐ ⭐
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meh :/

After the third book, it just feels like Cassandra is dragging the series. I don’t mind having a bit of Simon and Jordan and their teenage-adorable-boys’-thing but Clary-Jace has just become contrived romance.

I found myself skipping sessions of long, verbose dialogues clary has inside her head; it was inevitable. Maybe the focus could’ve shifted to Simon or Jordan 🙂

But I am still waiting for the last book to find out if Cassandra actually had an ulterior motive to tie us to a hook and drag us all around ennui-town for a reason.

Clockwork Prince [The Infernal Devices #2] by Cassandra Clare : A review

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 3 of 5 stars⭐ ⭐ ⭐
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Is it just me or is every one of Clare’s books crawl their way to a fleeting climax? I observed that in ALL of her books, I had to endure mind numbing, yawn-worthy moments to get to the interesting part- the final battle !!

Sure , Cassy Clare did a good job of creating the world of Shadowhunters and we are all eager for the next release (Heavenly fire) yet I can’t wonder how I will endure the first half.

Clockwork Prince did lack the essence – threat from Clockwork creatures!! I didn’t find this book as interesting as the first; Tessa moping around with Parabatai was interesting nevertheless if this one aspect alone had to contribute to the entirety of the book then there isn’t any use naming it Clockwork Prince.

I have read a lot of reviews that exalted Infernal Devices, and I hope the Clockwork Princess with prove its worthiness.