City of Ashes: Mortal Instruments, Book 2

City of Ashes  - Cassandra Clare First of all I want to say that I really liked the first book in this series, and I had high hopes for this one, but there was one issue that I honestly could not stomach, which is why it gets a 2 star *actually 2.5* and not a 3 star rating. The issue I really had with this book was how Jace and Clary deal with their newly discovered relationship to one another. I'm assuming you've read City of Bones if not click next spoiler at your own risk At the end of City of Bones Jace and Clary discover they are brother and sister, now up until this point there was A LOT of sexual tension between them, after this discovery it DOSN'T GO AWAY, and I had some major issues with it. If you look at my reading progress for this book i spend months at page 180. This was just after the part of the book where Jace, Clary & Co go to the Faire court and the queen decides to have some fun at their expense because Clary drinks some potion that will keep her there forever. In order to leave the court she must be kissed. But it can't be any kiss "the kiss that will free her is the kiss she most desires" (pg 171) which is Jace, her own brother. And it wasn't just Clary that still had feelings Jace was just as guilty of having these incestual thoughts. I had such major issues with this weird brother/sister relationship I couldn't keep reading (which is why I put the book down for 3 months reading other things instead.) In order to finish the book I actually had to CLICK NEXT SPOILER ONLY IF YOU HAVEN'T READ PAST City of Glassfind out if Clary and Jace are actually brother and sister, which it turns out Jace isn't Valentines son after all (talk about major identity crisis 1st he is Jace Wayland, then Morgenstern and then some other sir name that I didn't look up, but I have my guess at who is real family is.) However, I still have my reservations as to the feelings these two characters share, since at this point in time they think they are related. Even with my SERIOUS issue w/ Clary and Jace, I will most likely pick up the 3rd book in this series as well as it's prequel [b:Clockwork Angel|7171637|Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1)|Cassandra Clare||6674837] because I find the world it's set in very unique and interesting. I like the concept of the shadow hunters and dang it I really want to find out what happens.