Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry, 725 pages
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Darkness returns to the Shadowhunter world. As their society falls apart around them, Clary, Jace, Simon and their friends must band together to fight the greatest evil the Nephilim have ever faced: Clary’s own brother. Nothing in the world can defeat him — must they journey to another world to find the chance?
This book was amazing. This series is amazing. The whole time I was reading it, I was thinking, this is why I love to read. Seriously. If you haven't read this series, read it. I can't rave enough about it. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would.
Cassandra Clare…genius. I feel so strongly about these characters. I either love them or I hate them, but I care so much about them. Jace, Clary, Simon, Isabelle, Alec, Magnus…I could go on and on. How does she write in such a way that I feel like I know these characters so well? I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. And the dialogue…so entertaining. This book is dark, but there is still humor sprinkled throughout. So many funny lines from different characters.
The world-building…this is why I'm not a writer, because I'm going to say it again…amazing. We get so much information about the world, with demons, downworlders, shadowhunters. Love the politics and the history between these groups. And not only are the characters well drawn, but we also know about their ancestors. So well thought out. It's rich, intricate, and detailed. Everything just fits together.
The ending…tied everything up so beautifully, but also gave a nice introduction to the next series. I don't think there were any loose ends that weren't addressed (other than what pertained to Dark Artifices). So excited about certain people being in the next series, I hope she never stops writing about this world!! It was sad to say good-bye, but let me just say, this is how you write a series ender.
*By the way, if you haven't read the Infernal Devices series, I would recommend reading it before reading this last book or it may ruin a few things.
Posted by: Pam