I know you are probably sick by now of reading my Mortal Instruments reviews, but I can't stop rereading these lovely books! I'll try to keep this as short and sweet as possible... here goes...
In this third installment of The Mortal Instruments series, us readers find ourselves amid some very high tensions between our characters. Clary and Jace, Jace and Simon, Simon and Clary, Valentine and the world... really things are not going well for this race of Shadowhunters. As the gang from the New York Institute prepare to head to Idris for negotiations and to give explainations of what's been happening with Valentine, they are attacked by Forsaken as they enter the portal. This attack leads to a turn of events that leads all of our favorite characters on a journey in which they will fight for their lives!
This book will make you laugh like always, but it will also make you cry. Cassandra Clare spares no one in the war against Valentine and as her story meanders through Idris, the fabeled home country of the Shadowhunters, we find ourselves mourning the loss of loved ones right along with her characters. Clare is such an emotional writer and I've come to love her subtle style of wrenching her readers hearts out.
The Mortal Instruments series was originally meant to be a trilogy, but that plan back fired as Clare's 5th installment is set to release this month... and I'm not complaining! Because this was supposed to be the finale to the series, there are a lot of loose ends that are tied up and the book ends on an almost happy note, which is somewhat uncharacteristic of this series. I was almost disappointed that Clare didn't treat us to a tragic, cliff hanger ending... but don't worry, I've read book 4 and we are in for the some big surprises
Overall, I really loved this book. I want to say better than the previous two, but this one is so different from the other two in the series. Finally, we have Clary coming into contact with the place her mother grew up, the origin of the Shadowhunters and she finally sees herself as one of them. It was so great getting a chance to see Idris and this change in setting really does make this story stand apart from City of Bones and City of Ashes.
That's all I've got for this one guys! Make sure to check out the other reviews for City of Bones and City of Ashes! I promise to start mixing it up again soon!