The conclusion to Clare's The Infernal Devices trilogy is probably one of most anticipated books of the year. The book picks up not long afRating: 4.5
The conclusion to Clare's The Infernal Devices trilogy is probably one of most anticipated books of the year. The book picks up not long after the last one left off. Tessa is busy planning her wedding, while Will trains his sister Cecily to be a Shadowhunter. And due to tragedy, which honestly I thought was very clever of Ms. Clare, Gabriel comes to the Institute to live.
Even though it's been quiet, Mortmain looms over everyone's minds. Having brought all of the drug Jem needs and even stopped shipping, Jem doesn't have much time left. In which Mortmain makes his move and kidnaps Tessa. Jem, on his death bed, tells Will to go after her and bring her back safe.
I don't want to go into much detail, trying to keep everything spoiler free. But there are a few twists. Most of the theories out there are right in some way. I wished Magnus was in the book more than what he was. But he was amazing as always. And the couples that end up together! Everyone is perfect!
One of my favorite quotes, it's just perfect and I can't stop laughing everytime I read it.
"The next time one of our esteemed members turns into a worm and eats another esteemed member, we will inform you immediately."
Most of our questions were answered in the book. I was more surprised what Tessa ended up being, and thinking about it more raises a few more questions. I'm still not sure how I feel exactly about the ending. One part of me feels like it was a copout. But the majority what I feel is it's perfect ending.
This book was an emotional roller coaster.It will make you laugh, cry, even cuss and want to throw the book out the window. Which I will admit I had wanted to do a few times. Did I mention that it will make you cry? There were several times I had to stop reading because I couldn't see the words through my tears. YOU WILL NEED TISSUES WHEN YOU READ THIS BOOK. This book was just about perfect. A few issues I had, but overall amazing. ...more
CoLS picks up two weeks after CoFA left off. Sebastian has been raised from the dead, and Jace is missing. Search parties have been searching for himCoLS picks up two weeks after CoFA left off. Sebastian has been raised from the dead, and Jace is missing. Search parties have been searching for him nonstop, only Clary isn't allowed to join them. Now that the secret that Clary had asked Raziel to bring Jace back to life, she is awaiting the Clave's decision if she had broken any laws and if punishment awaits her. Thankfully the Council had decided she was clear of any charges, but at the same time they decided that the search for Jace wasn't a priority anymore. Clary turns to the Seelie Queen for help, and in exchange the queen wanted her to steal something back from the Institute. During the act, Clary is stunned to see that Jace and Sebastian. Even more stunned to see that they were acting like the best of friends. After that it wasn't long for Jace to come back for Clary. And to get to the bottom of everything, Clary eventually goes with him. Leaving her friends to search for a weapon that would sever the tie between Jace and Sebastian.
Even though I didn't think this book or even CoFA was up to par to the first three in the series, I still loved CoLS and thought it was a lot better than CoFA. Even though some parts really did bore me, especially the Jordon and Maia ones. I really have no interest in them at all. I've been back and forth with Simon and who I want to see him with. This book sealed it for Simon and Isabelle for me. Even though there were a lot of Jace and Clary scenes, I couldn't really enjoy them that much since it wasn't really Jace. Even though I love them, this book made me realize that my OTP of the series is Alec and Magnus. Magnus doesn't disappoint in this book. He has to be one of the greatest characters of all time. Even though Magnus does break my heart at the end. Just thinking about it makes me want to cry.
I've known all a long that Sebastian is just plain evil. But for a while I really hoped that some part of him had change and wanted to be a brother to Clary. I think it's I'm a big sucker for sibling relationships in books. I do love the items that show up from TID series. And I'm pretty sure I know who Brother Jeremiah is. ...more