Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
I'm just trying to light up the world as much as I can one SciFi/paranormal/fantasy/space opera/time travel book at a time.
Man Oh Man was I disappointed and shell shocked. I was absolutely stunned by my lack of interest in this book and especially these characters. I love love LOVED all of Cassandra Clare's books I have read thus far. Infernal Devises was absolute perfection and will forever have a place in my heart for introducing me (and the rest of the world...but he's mine :-) to Will Herondale who happens to be sooooo yummily swoon worthy it hurts (in a good way). The Mortal Instruments started the whole love train and I just couldn't get enough. I won't fangirl squee over all of Ms. Clare's amazing literary gifts. I wanted to love LM. I even counted the days until it was released. I admit it, I believed that this woman could do no wrong. Well....
For starters, the first 60% of the book felt like a big snooze fest that had me wondering if Ms. Clare ran out of Awesome Juice and resorted to milking the Shadowhunter thing until it keeled over and begged to die. It took me 4 days to get halfway through and that, in my most humble of opinions is 3 days too long. I either fell asleep (this happened many, MANY times) or put the book down out of sheer boredom... a once unthinkable crime with regards to her master manipulations of my every emotion.
NOW, this might seem like a crazy ranting ball of negativity... BUUUT I did say it took a little more than halfway through the book for me to start caring one whit about the LA Shadowhunters and their ilk. After that extra long intro it clicked! I cared, HARDCORE! The mystery of who's doing what to whom and who is in forbidden love and who is really loyal to which side and on and on it went until I found myself ugly crying...big fat, hungry infant style wailing, ugly tears. I cried in line waiting to pick up my little one from kindergarten with all the teachers and parents checking in on me periodically to make sure I was stable enough to drive away with a child on board...silent (or trying my hardest to be) ugly tears at 4:00am with the hubby huffing every time I woke him with a shudder.
Is this book awesome? Yes! Does it leave you guessing until the end? Yes! Is it as good as Infernal Devices and the yummiest of yummm Will Herondale?? No :-( but after the sleepy bit it is definitely on par with her other works and worth the time and emotional rollercoaster damage but ask yourself- could you honestly ask for anything more for your time, money and fangirl/boy devotion? NO! and that's why you should read this book...really...give it a go you won't be disappointed