Man, this book was really, really good.
The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend.
But nothing comes without a price.
Someone is murdering Shadowhunters, provoking tensions between Downworlders and Shadowhunters that could lead to a second, bloody war. Clary’s best friend, Simon, can’t help her—his mother just found out that he’s a vampire, and now he’s homeless. When Jace begins to pull away from her without explaining why, Clary is forced to delve into the heart of a mystery whose solution reveals her worst nightmare: she herself has set in motion a terrible chain of events that could lead to her losing everything she loves. Even Jace.
The stakes are higher than ever in the #1 New York Times bestselling fourth installment of the Mortal Instruments series.
Sebastian just won’t go away! Gosh, he’s just sticking around the whole time. I mean, it’s kind of obvious that he probably wasn’t dead (enough) since there was all that paranoia about it. And now he’s completely alive again (or at least it’s implied). BOOOOOO!!!!
Lilith isn’t very careful considering she actually knew Cain. A demon that has been around for longer than almost anyone else didn’t notice the blackmailed vampire bearing the Mark of Cain, which could easily kill her, walking towards her. Come on.
JORDAN KYLE. Even though there is an explanation as to why he Turned Maia, it still was a really terrible thing he could have prevented if Praetor Lupus or whatever had come ONE DAY EARLIER.
Poor Maia. She didn’t deserve the awful things that happened to her later, from both Daniel and Jordan. Daniel. WHAT IS HIS PROBLEM? Karma or something like it caught up to him, though. Good things happen to good people, and bad things happen to bad people, at least in Daniel’s case. Just look at any history book! At least Jordan didn’t really have any control over what he did to Maia (annoying werewolf mood swings 😦 ). Daniel chose to be a terrible, abusive brother.
Before I forget….. MALEC and SIZZY. I’m not really into Sizzy, more like Simon and Maia ;). It was kind of funny when Alec’s all like Who’s Will? Because WE all know who William Herondale is. But then it is the sweetest thing ever when Magnus is saying that they will just have to hope like normal people since he is immortal and Alec won’t live forever and then they make up and OMG THE ADORBS FEELS. I’m into the ships and THEY WILL SAIL THROUGH THE SEVEN SEAS FOREVER. (ToG fans, I’m still rooting for Celorian, btw).
This is the last book in TMI that I’ve read before, so I really don’t know what happens next…. Except that something happens to Simon in CoHF, because reading the Shadowhunter Academy summary spoiled it a little…………. What are your thoughts on this book and the series? (no spoilers, please!)