This book is full throttle 100% gay 100% of the time while also being 100% action 100% of the time. I loved it.
This book is perfect for the nerds of Cassandra Clair it follows Alec and Magnus of vacation and Alec is the most loyal shadow hunter he will do anything for Magnus the perfect mix between Romance and action I give this book 5 stars and think any who enjoys Cassandra Clair would love this book
This story takes place right after the events of City of Glass and follows Alec and Magnus throughout their vacation in Europe. Right off the bat I adore the setting, seeing various cities in Europe as the backdrop for this story kept it fresh and atmospheric. It was very easy to read and the plot easy to follow along -- though it definitely was not as complex as some of Clare’s other plots. It carries a lot less tension than some of Clare’s other first books, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t enjoyable. For avid fans of Cassandra Clare’s work, this books seems necessary as it deals with a considerable amount of character development that improves the reading experience of her other stories. 4/5. @ClockworkReader of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board
This was set after the first war, and there were a lot of feels going back so far. Any mention of Tessa, Jem, or Will always gets to me. I did enjoy the story and the beginning of these character's relationships.
My scale is 1-5. 1 being poor/low and 5 being great/high.
Age Group: Middle Grade and Up
Nope, not even a hint. This storyline is pure Cassandra (and her co-writer).
Mythology/Creatures: Vampires, werewolves, warlocks, demons, mundanes, fae, and angels.
The perfect balance for this storyline! It wasn't suffocating or too sickly-sweet. I will warn you that this series is very pride friendly as it follows a warlock and his Shadowhunter boyfriend into the battle field.
I felt that this book was mysterious, not very, but a nice amount for the younger readers. As there was a mystery of who was the head of the Crimson Hand. I can tell you I was blinded until someones cell stopped working.
Not a lot, but a dash with the insecurities that blossom.
I felt that there was a lot of suspense on how everything will play out.
Character Development: ★★★★★
Love the characters! I find that I read the books that contain the originals characters storylines. I don't want to start out with a new set of characters/Shadowhunters. They either have the OG characters or in the timeframe in such or I don't catch onto reading it (I've noticed). Btw, love Simon and Isabella.
Yes, I will! No doubt about it as I want to find out what all happens!
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