THIS BOOK. THIS IS THE CASSANDRA THAT I LOVE.
As you probably saw in my previous reviews, I’m not a huge fan of The Mortal Instruments series. Clary to me wasn’t lovable or relatable and it was super corny in how the book was written (even though there are some KILLER twist in there that make it worth reading).
Clare’s writing sky-rockets in this second series of her’s. Not only that, but she puts more and more twists and turns, which is what I NEED in a book. I love following the evolution of an author. Clare is growing so much and I’m so excited to see where she goes with it.
Now the story.
Main lady: Tessa
Tessa is kidnapped and basically experimented on by two witches called “The Dark Sisters.” She is rescued by the London Institute of Shadowhunters and they are very interested in her unique ability that she was trained on by The Dark Sisters.
Which leads to another question.
What in the WORLD is Tessa? Warlock? Demon? Something completely new?
So many things need to be answered. Like is her brother okay? Do the Dark Sisters still have him? Who is The Magister and what does he want with Tessa? What’s wrong with Shadowhunter Jem and why is he so colorless? Why is Shadowhunter Will such a jerk? Is there something more to him than meets his words? Is Shadowhunter Jessamine really as unhappy as she seems? Why? Who is Cecily? What did Will do to make a Lightwood hate him so much?
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE WALKING AROUND WITHOUT FACES WHO ARE LIKE SUPER STRONG AND WANT TO KILL EVERYONE?!
Clare keeps you on your toes. Please read this books and nerd out with me.
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