Monday, January 28, 2013
Shadowhunters and Downworlders
Release Date: January 29th, 2013
3.5 Stars - I liked it
Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, epic urban fantasy set in a richly imagined world of shadowhunters, vampires, werewolves, fairies, and more, has captured the imaginations and loyalty of hundreds of thousands of YA readers. Originally a trilogy (City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass), the series has extended to six titles, plus a prequel trilogy, the Infernal Devices, and a planned sequel series, the Dark Artifices. A feature film is planned for 2013.
I honestly had a lot of fun reading this book. Divulging into unknown depths of the Shadowhunter world and dissecting all aspects was actually an interesting read. Hearing from other authors perspectives made me think of a couple things in different ways. Especially about Jace and his insecurities that he tries to cover up. All characters are broken down and carefully gone over with a fine tooth comb. Many of the authors made me even laugh. Diana Peterfreund compares Clary's use of her stele to Stephanie Plums use (or lack there of) her gun. They even bring up the long known reason for reading fantasy, living vicariously through the characters. Who wouldn't want to be a powerful Shadowhunter, killing demons and having super powers right?
Some parts were a little repetitive, but this will happen with different points of views. I received this as an e-ARC from NetGalley and have had to read it on my cracked screen Droid bionic. This made some aspects of understanding page breaks a little hard. I have heard a lot of criticism to Clare for trying to "milk" the series, to them I say stuff it, your just jealous! Clare is an amazing author and storyteller. This was a fun read and I enjoyed it.
photo and synopsis courtesy of Goodreads