2 of 5 stars
bookshelves: everybody-read-it, hero-not-hardly, i-gave-up, paranormal-romance, young-adult-ick
Read in September, 2013
The Movie caught my attention, by the time I got to this book, I wanted to beat Jace with a stick.
I get that Clary is 16 and clueless – that’s exactly how she acts. But even she is more mature than her ‘love interest’ who is forever running off to sulk.
But Jace – what a whimpy-minded id10t! He’s a drama-boy, wallowing in self-pity ‘oh I’m a monster’ WAY TOO LONG after he knows the truth of his heritage. It smacks of the worse kind of cowardice.
Simon and Alec have both ‘manned up’ and learned to take life in stride, but not poor, pitiful Jace. Alec and Simon are much stronger characters for their ability to take hard knocks and come out stronger.
I get that the author had to keep the lovers separated, and sidestep them ‘going all the way’ – however, she did it in a way that made Jace look like a complete fool. Every little ‘setback’ throws him into a sulking fit, even when everyone else knows that he was a target.
Also, I have to comment on the poor editing in this book and the rest of the series. There are spelling errors and continuity errors than a ‘professionally published’ book should NOT have. It’s frustrating to have characters doing things in one book that are completely forgotten in the next book.
I may not read the last book in the series.