By Cassandra Clare
I will be the first to admit that after reading her Mortal Instruments series, back to back without stopping a few years ago now I was heartily sick of Cassandra Clare. I haven’t picked up one of her books since. That’s not to say I haven’t bought any of them and they’re not on my TBR pile… because I have and they are.
Now this book is just so, so beautiful. Just everything about it screams *READ ME, READ ME, READ ME*
So after I finished Crescent City (which will get a review of its own) I needed some thing that would help reduce the risk of a book hangover. And so this book picked up with its promise of being beautiful, inside and out.
And boy did it not disappoint.
“There is no better distraction in this world than losing oneself in books for a while”
I honestly relate to Magnus Bane SO much. This guy is, in my opinion, perfect.
The storyline itself is utterly delectable, I couldn’t put the damn book down (this is neither good nor bad as, as a reader I want to be sucked into a new world, as a mother I definitely neglected my children’s education in these troubled time’s, in order to finish this book)
“The point of stories is not that they are objectively true, but that the soul of the story is truer than reality. Those who mock fiction do so because they fear the truth”
It follows on from her Infernal Devices series, with Tessa and Will Herondales children and their friends.
We learn more about what Tessa is, who her father is and how that now affects her children. As well as having a new, fearless heroine in the shape of Cordelia Carstairs
The characters themselves, well, let’s just say when you have a bunch of them you can sometimes feel as if none of them end up being properly fleshed out, but in this instance I felt as if I knew each individuals true feelings in things. I could guess what one of them would do based on their previous actions, like I would my dearest friends or closest family members.
They were well thought out, solid characters who I just, NEED, to know more about. Since reading this I have devoured almost all CC’s other works in order to find out more about the characters. That’s how good they are. ALL HER OTHER WORK!!
I haven’t wanted to give too much away for any of those who haven’t yet read it, so I’m just going to round up by saying, if you’re a lover of YA fantasy works, then this is a MUST read!