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.