Thanks for returning and following my reviews for the remaining books of the Mortal Instruments, by Cassandra Clare. I decided to not include The Bane Chronicles in this review, because... well, it's not really The Mortal Instruments and thought I'd be serving a great injustice by having him tag along. So he's later. On to the book reviews- Oh, photo credit for my banner belongs to tmisource.com. It's their photo, but I jazzed it up.
The City of Lost Souls (book 5)
If I've ever been happy to see someone told off before- it was while reading this book! Clary and Jace are thorns in this story! When her mother told her, and I quote:
"No, the more you get involved with Jace, the more you wreck your life! her mother snapped back. Every risk you've taken, every danger you've been in is because of him! He held a knife to your throat, Clarissa-"
I was like, "Amen, Momma!" - Jocelyn was right. The entire storyline, Clary has taken risk after risk, and put her life, and the lives of others on the line, for Jace! Even when he was protecting her she screwed up. I can't stand the girl- no wonder they keep calling her a child. Nothing disturbs me more than when a character doesn't grow. This is book five baby! get a clue!
So the story had Jace in the background as his body, or the illusion of him going about working with Sebastian in this book. I liked the storyline there. It worked and kept the Clave on their toes the entire story. I didn't like how Luke got played but it made for a good read. What did not work for me was the square-love thang. A lot of action died away due to Maia and Jordan, Simon and Isabella- come on! Okay, I need to chill to keep from giving SPOILERS to the book. I just see myself burning out of the series and I was hoping that wouldn't happen. Am I the only one feeling this way?
I have to admit though, the epic battle near the end was, well Epic! I loved it and it made the story close an an amazing note. Even though the bad guys don't always win, something evil always gets away, yeah? I thought it was handled in good taste and kept me interested in what's to happen in the final book, because frankly, I'm looking to close this chapter of my book life.
Ratings: 👓👓👓👓/5 specs
THIS IS IT- The final book in the series!
The City of Heavenly Fire (book 6)
Okay, so in the final book, Jace and Clarissa weren't the big issue. He's been singled out, but so was Simon! The way the storylines unfolded, it made for an fascinating read. Confessions were made, love was shared and someone loses something that made them unique. I won't say who because SPOILERS! are a bummer! What I can say is there are epic battles throughout this book- making it so much more fun to read.
I've added favorite quotes for every book in the series, so here's another I enjoyed. Actually this one's a conversation made by Jace and Alec:
“You're pining," said Jace.
Alec shrugged. "Look who's talking. 'oh I love her. Oh, she's my sister. Oh why, why, why—”
Ha! If it seems like nothing to you, well then... I guess you had to be there. It's also hilarious because the book was full of love whines that wanted to irritate me to no end, but there was so much more action in this book, to make it tolerable.
I have to admit, this one ended with a much bigger bang and the story brought closure, happiness and the bad guys lost. Maybe because it was the last book- I don't know, but I really enjoyed City of Heavenly fire. So now, will Lady Midnight pick up with the Fae rising up against the Shadow Hunters for throwing them into submission?
One can only imagine.... 📚
Ratings: 👓👓👓👓/5 specs
*The Bane Chronicles is next.
**Book series is from my own personal library.
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