I have actually already read all the books, but I loved them so much that I decided to to an individual review for each of the six. Where to begin……….I did in fact read her sequel series ‘the infernal devices’ first, and read these because they were advertised on the back cover. But I have to say, I enjoyed this series so much more. I think that I can honestly say that it is my favorite series of all time, I love all the characters (especially Jace ;), and I got so wound up in them that whilst waiting for the last one to come out all I could think about was how it would end.
But as usual I’m getting ahead of myself, I think that it took me about a week to read it, and it may sound cliche but I could literally not put it down and spent long hours into the night reading or in most cases devouring the next chapter of Clare’s masterpiece. I was hooked. I almost shed a tear when Jace and Clary kissed on their way out of the greenhouse, I thought that it was so romantic and thoughtful and not in a corny way. I was rooting for those two from the very beginning. And yes, as you might have already guessed I re-read those few pages quite a few times before moving on.
When people hear the words Vampires and Werewolves in the same context they immediately connect them to the twilight saga. But let me assure you, although both series share the same genre they could not be more different. Although vampires and werewolves to feature in the books a lot the main focus is on Clare’s own creation the Shadowhunters, they are based on the legend of the Nephilim but in Clare’s spin of them they fight and protect the world from demons using an assortment of epic weapons I might add.
The story centers around protagonist Clary (Clarissa) Fray, having led a normal life for 16 years she is brought out of the thinly veiled lies that her mother has been spinning to protect her when she meets Jace, Isabelle and Alec at the club Pandemonium. As she see’s them killing what she perceives to be a normal human being she screams in an attempt to to stop what is in her view a blatant murder. Everything is not though, as she soon find’s out, always as it appears. Later that evening she receives a terrifying call from her mother, warning her to stay as far away from their small Brooklyn apartment as possible, not heeding her mums advice, Clary immediately run’s as fast as she can back to her small apartment. Only to discover that her mother is no longer there. What comes next is a Rollercoaster ride featuring Demons, Warlocks and plenty of romance.
I could carrying praising this book for a long time and still not be able to do it justice, so I will merely say, out of all the books I have ever read, this is the one I will always return to‘Is this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?’ Clary ‘If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked’ Jace