I was going to give this book one star. I was so disappointed with it most of the way through, and it felt like the same as the other two books except much, much longer and therefore more drawn-out and therefore more boring.
However, as I read on the book turned out to have a few charms to it that the other books lacked, that I genuinely loved and enjoyed reading, and that I was very surprised to find that I was absolutely loving it for that time.
Part 1 of this book was not very well done, thus my disappointment. Literally at the very beginning of part 2 everything became a thousand times more interesting and I was so intrigued and invested into the story. As soon as that part of the story had ended, though, I felt that the book had been plunged back into disinterest for me.
However, the presence of my favoured TMI characters – Clary, Jace, Magnus, Alec, Isabelle, Simon – made this book so much better for me, and allowed me to overlook many flaws in my rating.
A lot of the time in this book I was left frustrated and annoyed and bored, but there were also some moments where I was completely blown away. And despite that, the ending absolutely shattered me, and I cannot WAIT until the next series, and hope to death it won’t be another anti-climax like with another incidence in this book concerning Clary which I will talk more about in my spoilery review.
As you may be able to tell I just finished the book right this second, and may still be excited from the ending, and once that wears off, perhaps I will be more inclined to remember all of the disappointments I had about this book as well, and perhaps that will result in the lowering of my rating.
For now, there was some banter that I really loved, even though a large majority I personally found un-funny and rather unsuccessful in its attempts. But anyway, I think 2.5/5 stars is accurate of my feelings right now!
What are your thoughts on this book?