“Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who’s becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn’t ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary’s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.
To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?”
Clary: Clary is struggling with herself in this book, not so much with this new world she has been thrown into the last book. She is struggling with who she is, where she came from and what her life will be like. And with that she is struggling with the cringe worthy love triangle she is in.
Jace: I actually enjoyed Jace more, because there was more of his internal struggle shown throughout this book towards his father and the events of the last book. He is still annoying when he is talking but I enjoy his thoughts more because they have more debt than in City of Bones, if that makes sense.
Simon: Poor guy! He has to go through so much in this book, it is just sad. He didn’t deserve all the stuff which happened to him (you can see who is my favorite of the main characters). In this book he is adapting to the world he has been trusted into, and I am actually curious to see how he will further adapt in the next books and what his role would be.
I was so uncomfortable throughout every romance-ish between Clary and Jace, alarm bells were going off in my head the whole time. I do hope that their relationship will change over the next books because I can’t handle much more of those scenes. I still enjoy the world very much and the characters are going through more development over the cores of this book, you see them grow up more because of the serious events which are happening and when they are in between those events.
I am still interested in continuing this series. But to be honest I am more interested in The Infernal Devices and The Dark Artifices series, so I am reading (well actually listening) to this series, so I can get to those. I am still indifferent about Clary and Jace, Simon is still a sweetheart and I still love the world.