As posted on my blog:Let's start by saying I loved City of Bones. I rated it 5 stars so I absolutely adored it! I did not adore this book, I only "liked" it, and barely. The first 350 pages were doing nothing for me, I actually had to force myself to read this and honestly if it hadn't of been for Bout of Books and my insistence to finish it, I would have tossed it aside.City of Bones left me wanting more, so much more. I was absolutely devastated that Jace and Clary were brother and sister so I could not even understand how Cassandra Clare was going to make that play out. Within about the first 50 pages I quickly realized that City of Ashes did not have the fast pace of City of Bones-it almost seemed rather predictable. The Simon situation was predictable, the Alec-Magnus situation was predictable, I just could not believe that this was the continuation to the book I loved so much.I am happy that I forced myself to finish, the ending was satisfying to me. The last 100 pages really flew by and I read it in one sitting. It was very action filled, their was a few things I didn't expect and it ended on a good note.I am really looking forward to reading City of Glass, I have heard from several people that was the best one of the series so I really hope I am going to rediscover the love I had from City of Bones. City of Ashes was OK, but just not as enjoyable compared to City of Bones.