I don’t know if it’s because I just finished Cress and My Lady Jane, two books that are no-questioning five deserving stars, but this book draaaaaaagged on for me.
Clary was annoying. *shocker*
I just don’t have anything nice to say about this book. I mean, it was enjoyable I guess? I gave it three stars without a doubt, but I feel like I enjoyed this book more the first time I read it (you know, as a preteen and not someone in her early twenties).
The same thing with the previous book, there is so many things that you could cut out, like groups of pages, and the story would have still made sense. I feel as if Clare just wanted to fill more space.
I will give Clary the benefit of the doubt: she did never give up. Even when people were telling her to let it go and move on, she knew there would be a way to get back the love of her life.
I really do love these books. I want to make that abundantly clear. I just… I can’t help but compare them to the other series that Clare’s has written and they just seem… eh to me. But you can’t read the other books without reading these! This series is a great introduction to the world of the shadowhunters, but believe me when I say…
there is so much more than this series.
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