I just don’t understand why the last three books were like needed, besides the build up to Lady Midnight. But that could have started a different way too. The ending to City of Heavenly Fire was not as good as book three, City of Glass. It was fluffed so hard that I questioned if it was a book or my Maine Coon cat. Like cut out 2/3rds of the words in this book and you have the same content.
The only part I liked was about Simon, because then not every skipped away with daisies in hand. Except the very very end with him… you know… the “becoming like everyone else” part? Because no one can be different and be accepted, that would be too weird and unrealistic and not a good moral to go on.
I just… I’m really glad I don’t have to ever read this series again. I SUPER LOVE THE INFERNAL DEVICES AND LADY MIDNIGHT. Like I CAN NOT GET ENOUGH OF THOSE BOOKS. I just… don’t like this series. The writing is mediocre, the story is fluffed and drawn out, and the characters were either flat or annoying. Besides Magnus and Isabelle. They are the bomb dot come dot net.
I just don’t think the last three books should have been a thing. That’s all.
I know this is an unpopular opinion, but would you rather me be fake or 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