I know the review is late, but I finished reading the book on time. The only reason I never wrote about it was because I was not sure what I really wanted to say.
In this book, we continue the journey with Clary and the Shadowhunter’s world. Some big things happen: Simon gets turned into a vampire and the war begins with Valentine. Two huge things. But another part of the tension in this book is between Clary and Jace who have recently found out they are brother and sister after falling in love with each other. Clary thinks its so wrong and Jace wishes to pursue it. By the end of the book…they flip. All I can think is, “NO! She was going to say she loves you why change now?!? NO! NO!! NO!!!” And then I realized, am I really rooting for this kind of relationship?? Do I really want a brother and sister in love with each other? Why would the author wants us to feel this way because she clearly did it for a reason.
Another little twist that gets added in the last few pages is that this random person knows how to wake up Clary’s mother. And if that happens, how is she going to feel about all of this? Knowing her daughter knows everything shes tried to hide from her, the cup she hid is now gone, and her son who she thought was dead is actually alive? If I was her, I don’t think I’d want to wake up. I rather be sleeping and naive to the shenanigans happening around me.
I still love this book series, I think even more now. Next up: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!