When Did I Buy It?
February 22, 2015 0_0 Didn't realize I bought this book that long ago!
Where Did I Buy It?
10 Things I Loved About This Book:
Tessa Gray was a smart girl and didn't allow herself to be pushed around.
Henry. I don't know why...but I love him. I do have a thing for red heads, though. *cough*"Ronald Weasley*cough*
Magnus Bane. As I said before, he's bae, though he's gay.
Jessamine! She was sassy and so much fun!
The plot is fast-paced; this book didn't have any lulls!
The world-building is incredible in this book. You really feel like you're in London and not in an American urban setting (like in the Mortal Instruments).
Jem! I love that they included a diverse character, along with someone that has a disability! Not to mention, he's super adorable!
This book has plot twists I didn't see coming!
The book is a good length; it isn't so long that it becomes a chore to read.
It's part of a series!
10 Things I Didn't Like About This Book:
The writing wasn't...tight. For instance, instead of saying "we walked across the street", this book would say "we all had walked across, in a diagonal way, to the other side of the street. I cant remember running into this issue in the early Mortal Instruments books; it was an issue in City of Fallen Angels, though (and part of the reason why I DNF'd it, but I will be re-reading it).
Tessa. I liked her, but she sometimes asked too many questions at the wrong times.
I liked Henry, but he wasn't extremely fleshed out. I'd like to know more about him, other than him being a fudge up the majority of the time.
Charlotte was too young, in my opinion. I'm older than she is and when I see how she tries to assert her authority, I just cringe. It's clear she's in over her head, but here's to hoping she doesn't drown.
Will is Jace. That's an issue, it's like she just took Jace, named him Will, and then threw him into this book. I'm not into it.
The London Institute is so empty...why?
I thought the Silent Brothers never left the City of Bones?
I'm a 5th grade English Language Arts teacher with a Bachelor and Master, but I still struggled with some of the vocabulary in this book. Like, it was too much.
The blurb on the back of this book does NOT coincide with this book; not to me, at least.
The chapters are extremely long; like, as long as 20 pages. I'm not a fan.
Is it a Series or Stand-Alone?
If it's a Series, Am I Reading the Next Book?
Duh, I'm reading the next book. I already own it. *flips hair*
Books It Reminds Me Of:
The Mortal Instruments, but that isn't surprising lol.
GET THIS BOOK! NOW!