by Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #2
Release Date: March 24, 2009
by Margaret K. McElderry Books (an imprint of Simon & Schuster)
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WARNING: Don't read this summery unless you've read the first book! It gives away ALL the plot twists!!
I’m becoming more and more invested in this series. I’m starting to really, really love it and become addicted to it. This book was much, much better than the first one. This one was much darker, faster paced, and was a lot darker. It added perfectly to the story, and I absolutely loved the world. I was very impressed with the story line, and I have absolutely no complaints about that. I liked how Clare focused on different characters in turn. That made the book so much more interesting and made you want to keep reading. The staging was really great, and the story flowed beautifully. The ending was so, so amazing, and the description scenes where Clare is describing the setting or something were very well done. I could imagine everything so clearly because of her great writing. The ending was so amazing and thrilling, and the perfect climax to the story.
I love this cast. Like, really love them. Every single character is so special and entertaining. In this book Jace was much more subdued than in the first book, and also very dark and damaged. [SPOILER: I thought that was very appropriate after what happened at the end of City of
and also because he’s being accused of so many things that he didn’t do. ] I loved seeing this other side of him because
it makes him seem human and also adds to the story. I wasn’t that impressed with Clary in the
first book, but I freaking love her after this one. She was much more of a factor in this book,
and definitely showed herself as a strong, independent, kick-butt
character. She still isn’t as developed
as the other characters, but she’s getting there. I really love Luke being featured more in
this book because he really is such an important character. Isabelle, Magnus, and Alec just top of the
cast with a ton of personality and spunk.
Amazing, amazing cast. Bones
This book was so freaking good! The combination of a really great story line, awesome characters, and great writing really made this book into something special, and I can’t wait to see what happens in book three!
4.5 pink flowers