THIS IS THE END OF THE SERIES.
THE OTHER THREE BOOKS DO NOT EXIST.
Sigh, alas I am not correct. The series sadly does continue after this even though it should have ended after this book. Greedy, Clare? I understand that the next three books tie in The Infernal Devices and starts up The Dark Artifices; but really, it could have all been one book.
I’ll vent about them when I get to them.
So this one was great. Her writing is still very young for me, but her story telling is still phenomenal. Clary is still as annoying as she was in the last two. I can’t stand her. She is whinny and selfish and expects everyone to see why her way is the only option. I loved the fact that the other characters started to see that about her too. Isabelle was taking none of her crap anymore. She even said that when this was all over she hopes Clary never makes an appearance in her or her family’s (that includes Jace) life again. I was cheering so hard for her.
Every single other character in this series has a backbone. Alec was the smart, quiet one that found himself in the story. Jace, even though he is obsessed with Clary, is a mega hero. Isabelle was sassy and direct and not the shy girl of the series. Magnus is… Magnus. Sebastian was the villain we all hate to love and love to hate.
What’s different between him and Valentine is that Sebastian literally was evil. He wasn’t thinking what he was doing was for the greater good. He literally just wanted to kill everyone for selfish desires.
Anyway, the book was overall a good read. I love diving into this world. I’m kind of just getting ready for her new release though, let’s be honest.
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