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I gave this series 5 stars, it took me 5 week's to read the 6 books and I literally could not put it down. These books are for young and old, great seamless transition from one to the other, fabulous story line and awesome reading performance, I totally enjoyed everything about the series, highly recommend if you love fantasy!
No spoilers, my a$$! DO NOT READ THIS BOOK IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE INFERNAL DEVICES TRILOGY!!!
THIS BOOK IS FILLED WITH SPOILERS! I'm so mad, because I ruined Clockwork Princess for myself...
This was the worst part for me. Every time an old character would appear, it turned me off reading this book because I knew a whole new spoiler would appear! Cassandra Clare really believe that teenagers are stupid for planting so clear "clues" about her other series. Ugh!
Other than this, I had a lot of issues with this final installment. Yes, the plot was good and intriguing, and, mostly, I really wanted to know what happened to everybody. But the fact is, it was waaaaaay too convenient. Too predictable, too happy, and mostly, too long! I could have easily cut down 200 pages of this book, especially in the beginning. It dragged on and on! I would have put this book down plenty of times, but I was too afraid of being spoiled. I guess there was not much to spoiled in the end...
Also, the epilogue. Ugh. Something went right and, obviously, it wouldn't have been a lovely fairytale, so Cassandra Clare had to make it all perfect in the end... At least it wasn't 20 years later...
I liked the Blacktorns and Emma Carstairs, though. And the not-so-subtle clues for her new trilogy were okay for me. I really liked the new characters and I enjoyed seeing different points of view throughout the novel. That being said, I will not pick up The Dark Artifices. I think I had it with Cassandra Clare. I will finish The Infernal Devices because I started (and because it's my favorite of hers), but that's it. You lost me.
I liked the book, the jacket is beautiful even though I couldn't find everyone. Moving into the story, the plot was action-packed. I am really really REALLY disappointed by her attempt to bring Emma (for her future series) into the story. I did not bought it and I will be honest; I skipped most of their story telling (I loved Mark and Emma).
I also found some plot holes that were annoying and left me wanting more. I'm pleased by the ending though, I'm glad Simon stayed Simon, as he is one of my favourite. It's pleasing for shipping Malec/Clace as well. I don't know if I'm the only one, but I never liked Jocelyn at all, so her story wasn't interesting to me.
The book sleeve is beautiful and very crisp. The delivery was also extremely fast. The only think I did not like is the fact that there is a sharpy mark on the bottom of the book. I only docked one star as I don't mind it that much. When displayed on my bookshelf, you can't even see the mark.
It was really like 1 and a half to two weeks late in the delivery date, which really sucked because my husband and I were trying to move and had to keep checking our old place for the delivery. On the other hand I really enjoy this series. It has a little bit if everything in it.
Sentimental, excessive finish to “The Mortal Instruments” series (has to be a record for longestttt epilogue). Clare annoyed me by using this conclusion to bring in the family for the next trilogy, a family with too many kids to keep track of, and with needless cameos from “The Infernal Devices.”
I was most interested in Simon’s story and would read the follow-up tales with him, but am ambivalent about reading about the rest of the Shadowhunter crew again.