Hi guys! So, as you probably know already, I’m not a big fan of TMI, but I wanted to read them anyway since I already owned them… So I ended up participating in a read-along done by Emmabooks for them to make it happen.
- City of Fallen Angels: Apr 15 – May 5
- City of Lost Souls: Jun 3 – Jun 30
- City of Heavenly Fire: July 29 – Aug 25
Since I started by not enjoying this books that much, I decided to do mini-reviews for each, kinda like a likes/dislikes type of thing for each. But that kinda changed in the last two books because I really liked them… So yeah, it’s just a collective review of the end of the series…
I’m incredibly happy I finally read this series because the last two books were awesome! they really surprised me and actually made me incredibly interested in everything that was happening! I can’t say it’s my favorite series but it is worth the read.
*Hope you enjoy my reviews!*
*All of the books I read were published by Walker, and are in paperback and they are books 4 through 6 on The Mortal Instruments series, which is a low-fantasy ya series!*
Simon, Daylighter vampire teen is protected by the Mark of Cain, a pillar of fire from Heaven blazes attackers into salt, but an enemy gets at him through his first love Clary, who must face consequences, and maybe lose Jace. A Greater Demon infects nights of her Shadowhunter beloved for control, and sends grey-garbed minions for Simon himself.
- This book has a lot more Simon than the last ones. I really like reading about vampires and how he is adapting so that was cool. *but – read dislikes*
- It had less Clary and a bit more of everyone else. Which for me is definitely a plus.
- There’s a lot of Downworlders!! Bring them on!
- I liked the mystery, and I thought it was slightly dark at least, which I always enjoy.
- The world, once again, is absolutely amazing! And it’s one of the things that makes me want to read them.
- The end felt exciting for the next installment, so let’s see…
- Why did Simon turn into a jerk?
- I felt that every character ended up turning for the worse in this book, each in their own way, but still, everyone… Argh!
- Clary still annoys the crap out of me.
- The pacing is odd at times, especially when there’s supposed to be action. It just breaks?
- For some reason, the book can’t grip me… Can it be the pace? Because I like the plot but it just bores me anyway.
- There’s just too many pages full of nothing. And so, it could be way more intense and fast-paced than it is.
- There’s unnecessary drama everywhere!
/ or even a 2.5
What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?
This was the best so far! I actually really liked it! So much more intense, such a better plot and way more emotional and tense! I was thinking I wasn’t going to end up liking much on any of them, but this was really good and the world, as always is freaking amazing!
Since the beginning, my favorite character has been Magnus Bane, so I was super glad he appeared a ton in this book! He had a big part in it, and I loved to get to know more about him and his past!
I also finally enjoyed reading about Jace and Clary! It was a lot more fun and intense in this book! I absolutely loved Jace’s part in this book, it was so different and I liked that there wasn’t as much romance in it… There was a lot more demons, action, suspense, and darkness, which I much prefer!
There was a part more near the end that I was already expecting since the beginning but it was still pretty intense to see it happening! There’s a lot of sad and bitter-sweet moments in this book, and some pretty good twists I didn’t see coming.
Also, that freaking end?! Holy… Glorious! This book totally made me care for the characters and some moments utterly broke my heart! I couldn’t have been happier to have continued with the series, because I REALLY wanted to quit!
In this dazzling and long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother.
Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell.
The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris – but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons?
When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee – even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned…
Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the word in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!
This was such a good conclusion to the series! I absolutely loved it!
I felt that I wasn’t as annoyed with Clary and Jace in these last two books and especially in this one. I actually enjoyed reading about them. I loved how much Magnus we got and how much I cared about each and every character! It was overall super emotional and just the perfect ending! It was tense, exciting and extremely gripping and I was super afraid of how everything was going to go! But alas, Cassandra Clare does create amazing endings!
One of the things I most love about these books is the connections between them. Especially this one had a lot and I just loved reading about them and seeing characters from TID and understanding how everything goes together. It’s just so cleverly done!
The characters really evolved and grew, comparing to the first books, and we also got to know some new ones in this book that completely stole my heart! Especially Emma!
I also noticed that the writing slowly got better and more gripping and overall strong – it has a really good balance between emotional, gruesome, and action-packed. It was really pleasant to read and especially the way the world is described is amazing!
This is one of the best worlds I’ve had the pleasure to read about and I’m sure I will try and read more of it! I started not being sure about this series and for sure I didn’t enjoy all the books, but after the last two I think they are worth reading, a lot gets better from book to book!
Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Let’s discuss it in the comments below!