Haha, I’m kidding. 😄
If you’ve read TMI, then go ahead and read The Infernal Devices. If you’ve not read TMI, go and read The Infernal Devices anyway.
It is seriously 1000% more intense and amazing and you will not regret it. Promise.
It took me about four days to get through with the series…it was that good. Now some…ORDERLY…reviews.
Did I mention how much I like books set in this time? There’s something fascinating about all these people living so much more of a different life only a few hundred years from now.
Cassandra Clare wrote it well. Because if there’s one thing she’s good at, it’s making worlds. And she’s really, really good at it. In TMI, sometimes I would feel compelled to skip over the long boring descriptions and go over the action – what can I say? You expected it. I ADORE action and intricate plots – but it was a different case here. I LOVED IT.
Look at those heartwrenching covers ❤
Come on…HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THEY *-* Yes I am a bad biased little fangirl who feels the need to judge covers.* Also obsessively photograph them in pretty places for about an hour.
*Everyone does it.
Okay. So there is a love triangle. CAN I MENTION IT IS A REALLY GOOD HAIR-TEAR WORTHY ONE? I was really critical of Throne of Glass when I heard it had a love triangle…and I was so wrong. This is another one.
It is also one of the only times I am not super-biased towards one of the guys and pretended that they didn’t exist.
There was Will and his sarcastic remarks, his incongruous fear of ducks [spoiler] HIS CURSE ;-; WHYYYYY[/spoiler] and Jem who is so selfless and nice and dying. I don’t have the heart to push one of the away. I ship both of ’em, and while one is sailing…the other is sinking.
And then all the characters ❤
Every character was so memorable. Let me put this straightforth: I’m terrible with names, especially if there are a lot of them.
Here every character was unique. And awesome. Did I even mention Charlotte and Henry?
The world building was perfect. The laws, the Clave – no matter how annoying they may be, isn’t that how real authorities are – THE SHADOWHUNTERS…
I loved Tessa waaaaaaaay more than Clary.
Clary was whiny, and had over SIX WHOLE BOOKS to learn how to fight and defend herself. And yet the one time she actually fought herself….she had to be rescued by Isabelle or she’d be a mush pile on the floor. Even though Jace kept on saying that he thought Clary was brave; show US that she’s brave.
Tessa was brave, period. And she actually learnt how to defend herself throughout the series.
And her bookish conversations with Will were so fun to read. I mean, it’s BOOKS!!!!!
There needs to be more friendship *nods*
The only problems I found was that by the end of the series everyone started pairing up with each other and then soon got married. Like, whut? I want FRIENDSHIP too 😦
The ending also seemed to be a bit rushed. After all the build-up, the final battle ended a bit too quickly. I wanted to see more. Or maybe it was just me. But the defeat was genius.
Violins are good. (No, no, it’s not because of Sherlock. Okay. Fine. Maybe. It is.)
Y’know, the typical main character finds mysterious boy playing the piano, pouring their heart out into the music and that is the moment where the MC finds herself falling for him?
Here it wasn’t cliched the least. No hated love-at-first-sight and no pianos. There is way too large population of pianos in books and not enough violins.