Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: April 05, 2011
Page Count: 424
I was excited to read this book. I had loved the last 3 in the series and fully expected to love this one as well.
However, it simply was not meant to be. From about the first 3 chapters in I realized I just couldn't get back into this world like I had the last 3 books. I still love Clary and Jace. I think that they are wonderful characters and they are an amazing couple who obviously love each other very much. But the simple fact that yet again their love is in extreme danger, just irritates me to the extreme. I understand that for the most part Clary and Jace are the main characters and thus they are the one's that are attacked, but after 3 books I was simply hoping that they would finally be able to be happy together.
I liked the introduction of Jordan, I think he was a great character to add to the series and the make up of him and Maia was really sweet as well and I hope that, that relationship goes good as well.
I think Isabelle and Simon are good together and will eventually make each other happy as well.
However, besides Clary and Jace, I have to say Magnus and Alec are the cutest couple together EVER. They are just adorable together.
The way Cassandra Clare went back into this world just seemed to dark. I did not feel completely comfortable emerging myself into the world has was recreating. There were parts where I started to like the book, around the middle when Jordan was revealed however every other part I found myself forcing myself to read the book so I could move onto the other series that I really wanted to get to.
I am interested in seeing how Camille and Will, will eventually fit into this story. However, when the fifth book is released next year. I don't see myself running out to get it and read it right away. It will just be a book that I will have to eventually get to.
Not to mention I absolutely hated the ending of this book. Sebastian should have been left well enough alone and dead.