Released on March 24th, 2009 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
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My Rating: ★★★★☆ 4.5/5
Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the third installment of the New York Times bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.
I found the Sebastian character (I won’t say his real name, for spoilers sake) shady from the start, and it’s terrible, what he did… I could never look past that. I think some people do, in the future books, I can’t remember, I just know his name was mentioned in a BookTube video about the TMI series.
It made me really happy that all the Downworlders were reasonable, especially the Night Children, kudos to you!
I was thanking the gods that there was no love triangle, so glad that terrible part was over and done with in the second book. I was annoyed by Jace and Clary’s… relationship at first, but overtime I am really liking them together, what a great duo.
Also, I started by listening to the audio, but what the Narrator voiced the Inquisitor, Aldetree, it was so bad and it annoyed me so much, I immediately stopped it and continued reading it. It was awful, sorry, but it was.
Lastly, let’s talk about Valentine. I felt pity for him, also hatred, and even some confusion. His affection for a child not of his blood, but that he raised, and hatred for a child of his blood, that he never even knew, and never would get to know. He was a crazy and psychotic guy, with a disastrous image for a future for the Shadowhunters. I’m not really sad to see him go, although I’m now curious who the villain/s will be in the final 3 books.
That’s my thoughts, fresh as I have just put the book down. I really loved this book, it was so much better than the first two, it’s given me a new look at the Shadowhunter series, and I’m so excited to continue. Now I’m going to try and process everything… again.