Book Beginnings on Friday & Friday 56: TMI: City of Ashes


Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader.
Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.


The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice
1. Grap a book, any book
2. Turn to page 56 or 56% in case of an e-reader
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just no spoilers) that grabs your attention
4. Post it !
5. Add the URL to your post to the link on Freda’s Voice most recent Friday 56 post


This week’s book is City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2). Yes, I’m rereading this again. The Mortal Instruments series is written by Cassandra Clare.

First sentence (or so):
The formidable glass-and-steel structure rose from its position on Front Street like a glittering needle threading the sky. There were fifty-seven floors to the Metropole, Manhattan’s most expensive, new downtown condominium tower.

My thought:
Who’s place is Cassandra Clare describing? Is she going to introduce a new character to us or did Magnus Bane moved from Brooklyn?

Page 56:
Maryse’s expression changed slowly from bewilderment to shock as she looked at Luke—really looked at him—for the first time. “Lucian?”
“Hello Maryse,” said Luke. “It’s been a long time.”