Series: The Mortal Instruments #2
Author: Cassandra Clare
Release date: March 2008
Genre: YA fantasy
Pages: 453 pages
ExpectationsIf you haven't read the first book yet, check out my review on City of Bones!
So after reading the City of Bones I'm very curious to see how this story continues. I'm hoping for more character development for Clary.
This review contains spoilers, if you haven't read the series, I suggest reading my spoiler free review of the first book: City of Bones
The second book in The Mortal Instruments series was definitely an improvement compaired to City of Bones. I loved this book and read it a lot faster then City of Bones.
In this book Clary discovered her ability to draw runes, very cool. I liked her more than in the first book!
The relationship between Clary and Simon was just awkward and uncomfortable.. just no.. It was so sudden too! They kissed and he called her his girlfriend. And then Clary was like..okay, I guess that's fine. This was very strange..
The brother and sister thing is keeping things awkward and complicated between Clary and Jace. There is a lot of tention.
I liked Magnus, he is an interesting character. We also get to see a little bit more of Alec, not much of Isabelle though. I missed her in this book! I'm starting to like Alec more as well. Many of the characters we met in book 1 get more depth and become more real in this book, which was very interesting to read about.
Poor Simon. He died a lot of times in this book! To be honest, I wasn't sure if he would make it to book three.
Overall, this was just a great read, lot's of action, plot twists, great interactions and an interesting story. It was very well written. I couldn't wait to read the next page.
I wasn't bored for one minute.