“IDK”Rylee:) Tired of people wrote this review Tuesday, May 3, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Although I was fairly happy with the ending to book three, I am also totally okay with her continuing the series. Book four was, to me, totally consistent with the quality of the series up to this point. This is one of those series I have a love/hate relationship with; sometimes I want to stop reading and sometimes I am completely, shamefully drawn into all of the melodrama.
Most of all, let me say how much I do not care about Clary and Jace. They suffer from the overdramatic, overly mushy, want-to-be-together-but-can't thing that has made so many main couples exceedingly obnoxious. Other prime examples from the fantasy world are Buffy/Angel and Max/Liz (from Roswell). As with both of those television shows, I do really enjoy the supporting cast. Any section of the book that followed Simon, Alec or Isabelle, I was much more likely to appreciate.
Still, I did not like the way she paired everyone off toward the end of the book. Which is not to say the pairings are all doing well, but they are all definitely heading in an obvious direction. That just felt a bit too quick. Everyone was more forgiving than seems particularly likely. Plus, I didn't like that Simon never had to choose between the two girls; the choice was sort of made for him and he just rolled with it. Am I supposed to ship a relationship when he never really seemed to care for one more than the other?
All in all, another calorie-ridden, guilty pleasure. I know the next book will be just as agonizing and annoying as the others, but I also know that I will be reading it as soon as I can get my hands on it. ”
“this book had more twist and turns in than the indy5000.....its only a couple of things i didnt understand in the book but i guess it will all be explained in the books to follow....and did like how simon is going to try to come to terms with being a vampire .......and i just love love love the love story between clary and jace”monika lovesreading j wrote this review Monday, May 2, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Crap!!”VampireRocker! wrote this review Monday, May 2, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ loved it. Wish Jace and Clary could be together. for once though and the ending Ugh.... ”sherri w wrote this review Sunday, May 1, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Less satisfying than her earlier books, Cassandra Clare weaves a complicated drama of relationships and broodings whereby her adolescent characters remain locked in their hurts and bring destruction on the human race. One word to an adult here and there might have prevented some of the hurt and brought some healing. But each tries to be a hero, independent of his or her companions. The result is that each is manipulated and scarred. Of course, with all this upheaval, another book is needed to bring liberation. ”Joe B wrote this review Sunday, May 1, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was amazing! it had action, romance, breakup, and mystery. I loved this book. The ending was disappointing though because they way it ended makes me want to read the next book but i cant because it doesn't come out till 2012. argh!!!”Olive E wrote this review Saturday, April 30, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“So much angst....”Silence wrote this review Saturday, April 30, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No