by Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments #4
Release Date: April 5, 2011
by Margarte K. McElderry Books (an imprint of Simon & Schuster)
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Originally I wasn't going to finish this book. But then I got some comments saying that it got better, so I finished it. And really liked it. I was kind of on the fence about whether or not I liked that Cassandra Clare added 3 more books to a series that, it looked to me, had wrapped up perfectly in book 3. I wasn’t going to finish this book, or the rest of the series, until a commenter said that [SPOILER: Sebastian came back ], and after that I was sold. At this point in the series, the Shadowhunter world is so complex and well explained that I feel like if I went to
New York I would totally
find Jace and Clary. The writing, I’ve
noticed over the course of the series, is very good, but at times I feel like
it’s a bit dense, as in Clare feels the need to explain things in great detail,
and every little event, such as searching a building, has to be very precise,
and sometimes when there’s a ton of action or a really cliffhangery part of the
book, I just can’t read that boring description stuff. So I do find myself sometimes skipping parts,
but that really isn’t Clare’s fault because it’s just how I am and how I
read. So I’m not really
complaining. The Clace drama and also
Simon’s drama was kind of annoying in the beginning (well actually Simon was
annoying the whole book) but the Clace drama really made sense and added to the
story. The story really wasn’t going
anywhere for the first half of the book until BAM holy shit [SPOILER: Lilith is raising Sebastian
from the dead] and after that it’s just great.
AND OH MY FREAKING GOD THAT LAST PAGE, THAT LAST PAGE OF THE WHOLE BOOK
FREAKING KILLED ME. [SPOILER: What does it mean?!
Sebastian and Jace are connected now, so does that mean that Jace is
controlled by Sebastian again and that Jace has demon blood now?! Holy shit!
(please don’t actually answer those questions in the comments below lol
I don’t want spoilers for the next book).
But OMG that completely floored me.]
Basically I’m in love with Jace. Not kidding, I love him. I even dream about him. All night. Yes. My brother thinks I’ve gone insane, and he said that Jace is ruining my life. WELL HE IS! Jace is perfection. I have never wanted a fictional character to be real as much as I want Jace. I’M TELLING YOU GUYS UNLESS I CAN FIND A BLONDE, SEXY, HALF-ANGEL SHADOWHUNTER I’M GOING TO DIE ALONE! And OMG have you guys seen Jamie Campbell Bower?! HE IS PERFECTION! God okay I need to stop. Basically I love Jace so much it hurts. It really does.
As for the other characters, I feel like with every book Clary becomes stronger and stronger. I think she really grew in City of Glass so by this point she is a really great character. And then you have the rest of the Shadowhunter gang, Isabelle, Alec, Magnus (I TOTALLY SHIP MALEC BY THE WAY), and, of course, Simon. Who I no longer like. He’s been kind of getting on my nerves for a while, but after this book I just don’t like him at all. [SPOILER: To me he came off as a jerk because he was dating both Isabelle and Maia, a werewolf. I thought that was just really sleazy of him. ]
I am now fully invested in this series, and will most definitely finish it. Jace is ruining my life, but oh well.