City of Ashes  - Cassandra Clare I enjoyed this more than the first book in the series, but there were still some things that held me back from rating it higher. I enjoyed the story though, I liked meeting the new character of Maia and thought she added a new dynamic to the group. There were twists I didn't see coming, which really made it a gripping read, but I found some of the plot points a little bit convenient and felt they hadn't been explained or built up enough. But apart from that I really enjoyed it, I liked the story, and the way it unravelled, and the characters really came into their own.