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Today, my Swoon comes from Book Two from the series - The Mortal Instruments - by Cassandra Clare.
City of Ashes
First - The Blurb:
To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?
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.
Second - My Thoughts:
After finishing the first book - City of Bones - I was instantly left with the feeling of 'Oh, don't end now, I need to know what happens next', so naturally, I launched straight into book two - City of Ashes. Was it as good as the first? Heck yeah!
Right from the start, I was barely able to put this sucker down. The tension between some of the characters is so thick you could cut it with a knife. There's plenty of action as good fights evil. A few unexpected scenes, and more twists and turns to the story as new characters are added.
The only thing which was in short supply was romance, but I guess considering Clary and Jace's current relationship status, it would be a little weird for things to get too steamy between them. Of course, I'm referring to the fact that he is her brother - supposedly. There are hints throughout to indicate that this may not actually be the case. I'm hoping my instincts don't let me down.
A great continuation from City of Bones. Can't wait to start City of Glass.
My Rating on this one: 5 out of 5
Third - My Swoon:
She felt the brush of his lips, light at first, and her own opened automatically beneath the pressure. Almost against her will she felt herself go fluid and pliant, stretching upward to twine her arms around his neck the way that a sunflower twists towards light. His arms slid around her, his hands knotting in her hair, and the kiss stopped being gentle and became fierce, all in a single moment like tinder flaring into a blaze.
I love it when kisses ignite. How about you?
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