Ahhh... At last the five star read I was waiting for from this series. Fantastic read, I feel that the author really came into the story with this oneAhhh... At last the five star read I was waiting for from this series. Fantastic read, I feel that the author really came into the story with this one. I didn't have any of those feelings of being lost in this one, I wanted to hang on to each and every word.'
The characters seemed so much more real in this book, more like they were truly there with me instaed of just some words on a page. Clary and Jace's story was such a struggle and it ended perfectly.
In fact i don't see why the author is goign to do another book. Thsi was the perfect way to end it in my opinion. ...more
So again my expectations I think, were way to high. I still find myself drifting sometimes as I'm reading and realizing about two pages later that I hSo again my expectations I think, were way to high. I still find myself drifting sometimes as I'm reading and realizing about two pages later that I have no idea what I've just read. It's not even that I don't like the story line. The whole situation with Jace, Clary and Simon, I find very interesting. I don't know maybe it's just me and I'm in a bit of a reading slump.
I will say again that the author writes some parts in her books that really speak to me and that's why I keep on reading so that I can find more of her perfectly wriiten work it just seems that the perfect parts are buried among the crap so to speak.
The second book was certainly better then the first and I'm really hoping the third one is goign to blow me away!...more
So after having this book on my TBR shelf for such a long time, I finally decided it was time to see what all the excitement was about. I was slightlySo after having this book on my TBR shelf for such a long time, I finally decided it was time to see what all the excitement was about. I was slightly disappointed as I thought for sure it was goign to be a five star read... but I will tell you why in my eyes it only deserved four.
I found at times sometimes the authors world building was just a little bit boring and her character building felt like one minute you thought you had a grasp on the character and the next they were doing something I would have thought was out of character, I found that sometimes the wording began to seem like jibberish to me and I would find that I had read a page but not really have read it all.
Mostly though, I enjoyed the story. I enjoyed the charcters. And at some points I thought the writing was absolutely amazing. There were two points in which I was amazed at the author for the affect that she had on me. The first was the story that Jace told Clary about the hunting falcon and the second was the entire chapter titled "A Werewolf's Tale" Both of these items were very well written and had me gobbling up the pages.
***EDIT*** 25/10/2010 I changed my rating to 3 stars. I was going through the books I've read and found that this one did not meet my requirements of a 4 star book. ...more