Paperback, 541 pages
By: Cassandra Clare
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟.75 stars
“People aren’t born good or bad. Maybe they’re born with tendencies either way, but it’s the way you live your life that matters.”
🌟 I finished my first CC trilogy, I am proud of myself and I am not disappointed. If she keeps getting better then I am pretty sure she will have a spot among my fav authors soon.
🌟 There is something strange about Cassie’s writing, it is not so poetic and flowery and unique. But it is realistic, sarcastic and addicting in an unusual way!
🌟 Don’t judge me but I stan most of the characters in this series, I am writing this review long after I have finished the book and by this point for most books I would have forgotten most of the characters. I am not the biggest fan of Jace and Clary but Isabelle, Simon, Alec, Magnus and others are just my babies that I want to protect forever! I do not deny the fact that they are precocious but that’s just YA in general! I also live for their sass and constant roasting for each other. I have said this in other reviews and I will say it again, teenagers do not say deep and wise things, we do bullshit, we learn and we improve! I think Cassie’s characters are so fleshed out and that’s the major reason she is this successful!
I hate it when the characters are so perfect and smart and out of this world!!
“You said you were going for a walk!? What kind of walk takes six hours?”
“A long one?”
🌟 This book expanded the Shadowhunters world even more and judging from the books I have left in this world. I think we still have a lot to learn :O
🌟 The pacing is good, it may be slow at some points but the addicting factor I mentioned before makes it easy to go through these large books without feeling so. I felt that the end is a little bit rushed and that I may have wanted more because the build up for it took so much time!
🌟 The plot twists were kind of predictable for me! I have two reactions for this: I either predict the twists easily because they are clichéd and full of tropes and I roll my eyes when my predictions are right. The second choice is certainly better, I predict the best outcome and consider many outcomes and I am like “What if she did this and that… that would be great!!”. Cassie did this and that and fell into the second category for me which was cool!
🌟 Summary: Overall, I had lower expectations for this trilogy because I kept hearing mixed reviews about it but I am happy that it ended up being a good experience for me. I certainly can’t wait to read other trilogies by this author!!