Seriously don’t read this if you haven’t read the first two. That just isn’t right. Go from the beginning of a series and back.
Clare’s writing has exceeded my expectations in this series. And I am not sure if it is because some of the time I was listening to it by audio book or because she finally has found her niche. Her first series, The Mortal Instruments, had a great story with it (for the first few books anyway) but the writing was so mediocre that I just couldn’t anymore. I am rereading them to give them a proper rating, so stay tuned.
The conclusion of this book will break your heart.
This whole book breaks my heart. There has never been a more crushing or awkward love triangle. I can’t even tell you who I was cheering for. Each chapter I just cheered for the one I was reading about.
I find it odd that this whole story was never even mention in the first story. I know that it was written second and such, but it is a prequel and it was seriously a huge deal.
Women’s rights, girl not being saved but doing the saving, a creation (or creations really) that have never been done before, a HUMAN fighting against SHADOWHUNTERS.
All I can really say about this series is that it is 100% better than the first series in the shadowhunting world. The characters have dimension, the story isn’t predictable and the writing and dialog are actually funny and makes sense. There are more than one story going on at the same time which keeps your interest. All I have to complain about is the fact that everyone falls in love with someone around them and really that just isn’t something that happens. “Oh we all live under the same roof and I just met you but I AM LIKE REALLY IN LOVE WITH YOU.” Idk; maybe it was because they were in the middle of the war and they were all just looking for love.
I recommend this series to anyone who loves the paranormal and wants a really twisted story to read that is still appropriate for young adult ears.
Order to Read this Series:
The Mortal Instruments #01: City of Bones
The Mortal Instruments #02: City of Ashes
The Mortal Instruments #03: City of Glass
The Infernal Devices #01: Clockwork Angel
The Mortal Instruments #04: City of Heavenly Fire
The Infernal Devices #02: Clockwork Prince
The Mortal Instruments #05: City of Lost Souls
The Infernal Devices #03: Clockwork Princess
The Mortal Instruments #06: City of Fallen Angels
*The next two (The Bane Chronicles and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy) are optional. They are groups of novellas. I believe in reading novellas so you can pick up different things in the books that follow.
The Bane Chronicles #01: What Really Happened in Peru
The Bane Chronicles #02: The Runaway Queen
The Bane Chronicles #03: Vampires, Scones, & Edmund Herondale
The Bane Chronicles #04: The Midnight Heir
The Bane Chronicles #05: The Rise of the Hotel Dumort
The Bane Chronicles #06: Saving Raphael Santiago
The Bane Chronicles #07: The Fall of Hotel Dumort
The Bane Chronicles #08: What to Buy the Shadowhunter…
The Bane Chronicles #09: The Last Stand of the New York Institute
The Bane Chronicles #10: The Course of True Love
The Bane Chronicles #11: The Voicemail of Magnus Bane
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #01: Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #02: The Lost Herondale
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #03: The Whitechapel Fiend
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #04: Nothing but Shadows
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #05: The Evil We Love
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #06: Pale Kings and Princes
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #07: Bitter of Tongue
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #08: The Fiery Trial
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #09: Born to Endless Night
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy #10: Angels Twice Descending
The Dark Artifices #01: Lady Midnight
The Dark Artifices #02: Lord of Shadows
The Dark Artifices #03: Queen of Air and Darkness