The Mortal Instruments - Cassandra Clare
Although only halfway through, I have really enjoyed this series.
All of the secondary and support characters play a massive part in the progression of the story. Without them, Jace would have died over ten times by now. But SIMON. Oh, Simon. He was for sure the MVP of the game. Thing that wouldn't have happened without him: Clary meeting Jace; escaping from Madame Dorothea's with the cup; escaping the Dementors outside of Luke's house in COA; Daylighting; integration of vampires on V-Day.
Basically, nothing would have happened without him.
LVP: Jocelyn. Stuck in a coma! Lazy bitch!
Discovery of the Angel in the basement! First hand evidence of Valentine's eeeevil.
Also, first time seeing an Angel.
Least fave moment:
Most of City of Ashes. Also, the Inquisitors almost immediate change of mind with Jace. She would definitely say why. I would. Also, Clary has that birthmark too, so if the Inquisitor had seen Clary's first, she would have been less forgiving towards Jace, I WOULD IMAGINE.
Clary kissing her brother who is pretending not to be her brother, whilst thinking about her "brother", Jace.
What I liked
- Characters reactions (ie, Clary vs Jocelyn) were spot on.
- Secrecy - annoying because it ultimately hid everyone's suspicions, but accurate and very real.
- Fluid read - very descriptive. I would have loved it in 2007. Glad I got to read it now.
What I didn't like
- "Sebastian". Why weren't they more suspicious?? Simon drinks his blood and says, outloud, that it tastes like poison. MAJOR HINT.
- Cannot remember anything from City of Ashes except the Inquisitor, the development of Clary's rune skill and Simon being a Vampire.
- How chapters constantly swapped between narrators. Just add more chapters, or wait until the next one to tell the other persons point of view! It was making me dizzy, jumping from one person to another. I was taught in Uni how lazy/bad that is.
Great series, I would say on average about a 4/5. Not the most amazing, but interesting.
What did you think?