*SPOILER alert! Too glad I finished the book, to keep my thoughts from spilling out, so you know the drill…avert your eyes if you want to read if on your own =P*
I really, really, REALLY love Cassandra Clare’s writing!!! ^^
I hate when the book count goes over 3 or 4, because it’s hard to keep up with all the drama, but this lovely writer makes the whole thing worth it!
With every turn of the page your heart would just hurt with what’s happening to the characters, the story being divided between Clary, Jace, Simon, Isabelle, Alec, Maya, Jordan and here and there Jocelyn and Magnus’ perspective (I hope I haven’t forgotten anyone). What I’m saying is it has a lot of voices and sometimes the change in perspective at an important moment ca be refreshing and frustrating all at the same time.
*MAJOR SPOILER!* I’m really unhappy with Alec and Magnus breaking up, but I understand where the warlock is coming from… especially after what Alec intended to do!
Sebastian almost had me convinced he was a good guy, so I don’t blame Clary for wanting to believe her brother had turned over a new leaf. The yich!-factor was definitely there with the whole ‘brother-sister love’ that Sebastian feels for Clary, but can’t say he didn’t give out those vibes before the action got crazy…
By the way, I didn’t think Clary, Simon or Jace, for that matter, could get any more higher on my superhero list, but I stand corrected!
The end is just freakin’ full of surprises and makes you want to purchase the next volume, the last one in the series [don’t know how I feel about that yet… but can’t wait for the next movie, lo-o-o-oved the first one, City of Bones, even though it gave away more than hints into the next book] ❤
Hopes for the final installment in the series: that Magnus forgives Alec and get back together, Izzy tells Simon her feelings and the finally become a couple, plus Simon’s mother welcomes him home, and Clary and Jace get to do the deed (mainly because the idea’s been stretched over the last 3 novels and it’s just getting annoying =P)
I’m off to the final novel [bought it as a gift from me to me for my birthday. I’m bonkers, I know, and doing great =D].
Hope to see you for the next review! ^^