My Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
“We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.”
before I begin, just look at how amazing that cover is! I just love how pretty the covers are for all the books in this series!
The Mortal Instruments has taken up the space of being one of my most favourite series ever. I gave up on reading from the young adult / fantasy genre about 1-1 and a half years ago. I was going through this phase of discovering a whole new world of different genres out there but I’ve been missing out on this! It’s incredibly bitter sweet that I’m on the final book. What do you possibly do when you finish the last book in a series you absolutely adore? Like honestly, can I just go back to experiencing this whole thing again for the first time!
One of the things I love the most about this series is the whole Angel, Demon, saving the world from evil kind of thing. I think it’s due to my love of Supernatural that I was able to appreciate this. It’s just something incredibly different to the new adult I usually read, who doesn’t want to read about the impossible in fantasy books though?
I can’t be the only one who felt incredibly sorry for Sebastian right? I mean I don’t think he could help who he was, it was his father’s fault. Sebastian was simply what his father created and he couldn’t help it any if he was a monster. I think we see that point the most throughout this book, how he was a product of his upbringing. Yes, there were times I hated him for what he did. Hurting the world just for one person. It might have been his method of showing love but he had no heart in so easily being able to torture other people. He was just lonely and it would have been nice to see the person he would have become if it wasn’t for the demon blood running through his veins. Oh how I loved to hate him, but still sympathised for him.
This book is a little heartbreaking in places but with a war it’s bound to get ugly. At least everyone got the happy ending they deserved. I really felt like one of the main characters would die but thank god everyone came out whole! I really liked how this book ended, but the story didn’t. The clave is still not all good, there’s a new story with Emma and different characters, and it just felt like it was the beginning of something new. To put it simply, it was a very different ending than most.
Overall, I cannot recommend this whole series to everyone enough. I can guarantee you will love it if you haven’t already had the chance of reading it. I wish I could experience it as a new read all over again. I will miss each and every character as they were all just characterised so bloody brilliantly, thank you Cassandra Clare! Can this story just carry on forever and never end.