"The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She's training to become a Shadowhunter and – most importantly of all – she can finally call Jace her boyfriend. But nothing comes without a price. Someone is murdering the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine's Circle, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. And when Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace."
Wow I haven't done one of these in a while, but I shall start how I normally do anyway. The Cover. I love that they kept to a similar style with the covers. The colours are stunning, the city landscape is beautiful. I absolutely love the little touches on the characters. The scars of tattoos on the Clary model & the ring around her neck. What I was not so keen on though was the fact that the models faces were visible. I would much rather have things like that kept to my imagination, I would to build my own picture of the character. Also the Simon models hair is dreadful!!!
Reading this it just felt like catching up with old friends. It was so easy to jump back into and the story flowed straight away.
As some of you may know Cassandra Clare is writing a prequel series of books that kind of run alongside this. There were a few mentions of characters and things that happened in the first book of that series and that made me so excited. I adore The Infernal Devices books as much as these, and I'm now even more eager to get the second installment of them!
There were quite a few new characters introduced in this book, this was done in a really fluid way. The characters fit in perfectly and I'm excited to see what happens with them in the next two books of this series.
I was left feeling a little frustrated with the current conclussion to our lead characters story. I do understand that books would be pretty boring if there was no conflict or anguish, but they are like my friends and so you are bound to feel feelings of worry for them. This shows how wonderfully Cassie writes though and so you are left feeling absolutely captivated.
I really enjoyed this new installment to the series. For me it wasn't quite as amazing as the previous books, but I can't wait to see where the story is going and what will happen next!!
Rating 4 1/2 Out Of 5
This Is Published In The UK By Walker
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