Audio Review: City of Fallen Ashes

January 16, 2017     Danielle Romero     Uncategorized

Audio Review: City of Fallen AshesCity of Fallen Angels on April 5, 2011
Genres: YA
Format: Audiobook
Trust is dangerous, and to love is to destroy. Plunge into the fourth installment in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly).

The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.

But nothing comes without a price.

Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her—his mother just found out that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.

The stakes are higher than ever in the #1 New York Times bestselling fourth installment of the Mortal Instruments series.



It has been ages since I picked up a Cassandra Clare book. I remember reading books 1-3 several years ago and it was around the time I was getting out of YA and more into adult novels. Well, I recently discovered a love for audio books and this little gem grabbed my attention, who doesn’t love Ed Westwick right?

First and foremost, I’m always happy with a Cassandra Clare story and in audio, they’re even better. The narrators did a terrific job, I found myself instantly captivated with the story and despite the fact that its been a fear years since I last read City of Glass, I didn’t feel lost at all and was quickly engrossed in our characters stories. I will say, I didn’t need so much of Simon’s POV. I’d never really loved his character as much as I love Jace and Clary but aside from that, I was pretty happy with this installment. The ending though…gah…what a cliff Clare just threw me off up. I have to go and dive into City fo Lost Souls like, now!CoffeeAndCharacters-Rating4.5Stars


31OicoX9SEL._UX250_Cassandra Clare is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Mortal Instruments series and the Infernal Devices trilogy, and coauthor of the Bane Chronicles with Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson. She also wrote The Shadowhunter’s Codex with her husband, Joshua Lewis. Her books have more than 36 million copies in print worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Cassandra lives in western Massachusetts. Visit her at Learn more about the world of the Shadowhunters at