First thing that you should take into consideration before reading this review is that I’m not the biggest fan of The Mortal Instruments or Infernal Device Series. I know I haven’t reviewed any of the books on here, but I’ve read all of them and my opinion is completely justified. There are so many fans and these series of books got HUGE, but right from the get go, I was like ugggggggggh snooze. I wanted to honestly love the death HELL out of this series, because c’mon who wants to get into a series that’s just meh?
So let’s get into it, shall we?
There’s a lot of things that I don’t like about this book in particular, but there’s some overlap for all of them:
- The Love Triangle. I was not convinced. There is no way in hell that someone can be in love with two different people. There is no freaking way. You can love many people but to be in love with more than one, nah-uh. If they loved each other so much, why not have a three-way wedding and call it off? The romance – and I think this for all of Cassandra Clare’s books – is boring and just plain ol’ sucks. Can you get peer-pressured into marrying someone? Because that’s what it felt like with Jem and Tessa’s marriage. I think Will was a selfish piece of trash.
- Tessa. I generally don’t like Cassandra Clare’s female characters, but Tessa annoyed me SO DAMN MUCH! She constantly needed to be rescued DESPITE having abilities of her own. Fainting and just flopping about. She was so boring and literally every female character was more interesting than her! Yes this includes Charlotte, Sophie and even Cecily for crapsake. Damsels suck. ‘Nough said.
- Magnus? I have to say that despite not really caring much for Clare’s characters, of all of them I like Magnus the most. Every one of here books needs to be 85 per cent Magnus. No, I’m not even remotely kidding.
- It’s about 300 pages too long. There is a whole chunk of the book that’s just about Will riding across the country -__- WHAT A snooooooozeeeeeerr. Most of this book was fluff, not enough action and not enough character development. I mean ACTUAL development. Not “Hey I like you… but I like you toooo <<<<333333”
If I’m completely honest with myself, I didn’t hate everything about this book:
- Answers. Clare did a good job in wrapping up the series. Getting in to Will’s past and FINALLY figuring out who and what Tessa really is (that was a nagging detail for me)
- Humourous. I have to admit there were some parts that actually had me laughing out loud. Of course, Will isn’t as funny as he was in the previous books, there were still some great quips thrown in there.