First of all, Cassandra Clare. What is your deal? WHY ARE THERE PLOT TWISTS THAT MAKES ME WANT TO RIP SOMETHING IN HALF?
Okay. Yes. Having read the Infernal Devices first, I can't even begin to express how glad I was to be back in this world in 200-something. But I halso have to say that I did not enjoy this quite as much as I loved the Infernal Devices. Although, I have to say, with such gorgeously written men, it will work.
The plot line is enjoyable. I really like how much thought the writer has put into each and every move and line the character has. So far, I can't spot any gaping plot holes, but I haven't read much either.
When it comes to the characters, I found it kind of odd to dive into a shadowhunter world where Will Herondale was not present. But it worked out. I don't know if I like Clary yet, she seems to be too much of a "nerd" for my taste. With her anime and manga and weird bands and gaming. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy that type of characters, but it seemed to be a little thrown in there. Isabelle and Alec were quite funny both of them, but I feel like they should have been a little more prominent. I wanted to see more of them, because they seem to be fairly interesting people both of them. I liked Simon as well, but the best friend who is in love with the girl, it's kind of used up. Then it's Jace. OH MY JACE. When I realised what was happening, I was looking at the book in disbelief uttering "noo, whaaat? nooo! whaaaat?" over and over again. Biggest plot twist I've seen since Horcrux!Harry.
Overall I enjoyed the book. Not as much as The Infernal Devices, but I can't put my finger on what was missing. Maybe it was because this was the authors first book in this world? I don't know. But it was a good read, and I can't wait to read the rest of this series.