The Mortal Instruments series has quickly become one of my favorites. But. With City of Ashes ... I found myself skimming. Big time. But only during some of the fighting scenes. To me, it was just a little too much. I know that it was necessary but it became ... tired ... after a while. I hate saying that because of how much I really enjoy the series but it's honestly what I thought. That being said, it absolutely WILL NOT keep me from reading Cassandra Clare's books. Not by a long shot.